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Yoga Therapy Class for Seniors at Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society

30 September 2017

Ongoing
Volunteers Required
A growing body of scientific research is beginning to confirm what yogis have known for millennia - yoga offers a wealth of benefits for everyone…and seniors are no exception! Yoga classes for seniors are becoming increasingly popular - after all, seniors are the fastest growing demographic in yoga! Mental health problems are common among the elderly aged 60 or above in Hong Kong.  Andiappan Yoga Community has partnered with Lok Sin Tong to teach tailor made yoga classes for their needs. Our highly trained yoga teacher volunteers will teach gentle poses and breathing techniques that help to address depression, and other mental and physical health issues.
We initiated this project on 30th September at Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society where yoga is introduced to seniors. We had over 15 students aged from 60 to above 90. Master Yogananth gave an introduction to the benefits of yoga and explained how yoga can be practiced at any age and how it help arthritis, limited mobility, or other health issues related to ageing, AYC volunteer Coordinator M/s Louise and Volunteer teachers M/s Angela, M/s Vivian and Mr.Edward Wah gor assisted the seniors with great care.
 Various gentle yoga poses that can be done seated on a chair and simple breathing techniques were taught to them which they really loved it.
When
Dr. Yogananth Andiappan will lead the first introduction class on 30/9 Sat 3:00pm, for around 15 senior students.
Where
G/F & 1/F, Block 10, Tsuen King Garden, 76-84 Tsuen King Circuit, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Reservations
We plan to teach one or two classes a week. Date and timings of the regular classes will be fixed on 30/Sep/2017 after the intro session. 
Note
We need a Cantonese speaking Project Leader and two Teaching Volunteers.
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Angela Yeung

I am practicing yoga for 9 years. In 2015, I have completed 500 hours Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course at Asana Andiappan Yoga College, Chennai. And recently completed 200 hours Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course.

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