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Yoga Therapy Class for Seniors at Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society 長者治療瑜伽課程 (樂善堂)

02 August 2021

Ongoing
Volunteers Required

Project Status: Class will be started on 2 Aug 2021

Last Update: 26 July 2021

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 are now teaching gentle poses and breathing techniques that help to address depression and other mental and physical health issues.

越來越多的科學研究開始證實練習瑜伽為人們帶來莫大的好處,長者瑜伽課程亦越來越受歡迎。香港 60 歲或以上的長者而當中有精神健康問題是很常見。就此安迪潘瑜伽聯盟與樂善堂合作,為一眾長者量身定制了瑜伽課程。 透過我們訓練有素的義工瑜伽導師教授合適的瑜伽式子和呼吸技巧,以幫助他們援解情緒上的壓抑及其他身心上的健康問題


We initiated this project on 30th September 2017 at Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society where yoga is introduced to seniors. We had over 15 students aged from 60 to above 90.

Dr. Yogananth gave an introduction to the benefits of yoga and explained how yoga can be practiced at any age and how it helps arthritis, limited mobility, or other health issues related to ageing, AYC volunteer teachers assisted the seniors with 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.

我們於 2017年9 月 30 日在樂善堂慈善會發起了這個項目,向長者介紹瑜伽。 我們有超過 15 名年齡在 60 歲到 90 歲以上的學生。 Yogananth 博士介紹了瑜伽的好處,並解釋如何在任何年齡下練習瑜伽以及它如何幫助關節炎、行動不便或其他與衰老相關的健康問題,  安迪潘愉伽聯盟的義工導師們亦悉心協助教授長者坐在椅子上做的各種治療性的瑜伽式子和簡單的呼吸技巧,深受一班”老友記”為之喜愛。


 Project Name and Nature:  Yoga Therapy Class for Seniors at Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society  長者治療瑜伽課程 (樂善堂)
Venue: Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society. G/F & 1/F, Block 10, Tsuen King Garden, 76-84 Tsuen King Circuit, Tsuen Wan, New Territories

地點: 荃灣荃景圍76-84荃景花圍第十座地下


Class Schedule:

Every Monday ( 2 August - 20 September )

Time: 9:15 am - 10:15 am

時間表:

日期: 逢星期一 (8月2號至9月20號)

時間: 上午9:15 至10:15


Lok Sin Tong was established in 1880, currently operates more than 50 subsidiary units across the region to offer a wide spectrum of quality services, including the provision of education, medical care and social welfare service. Andiappan Yoga Community is now partnering with Lok Sin Tong to bring the benefits of you to the caregiver groups.

九龍樂善堂1880年正式成為一個慈善機構,服務為多元化,包括:醫療、教育及安老服務等,並積極支持及贊助各項社會公益及文娛教育等活動。現時轄屬機構共達五十多個,分佈遍及港九新界。Andiappan Yoga Community 正與樂善堂合作,將瑜伽的好處帶給一眾看護員。


Who can teach in this project: Andiappan Yoga Community Volunteer Teachers those who have completed a minimum of 200hrs Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course with International Yoga Academy, Hong Kong can apply for this project.  Share the gift of yoga and help us in fulfilling AYC’s mission. Your enthusiasm and help are greatly appreciated.

有興趣申請為此計劃義教之AYC義工:已完成香港INTERNATIONAL YOGA ACADEMY 200 小時瑜伽教師培訓之ANDIAPPAN YOGA COMMUNITY義工可以申請為此計劃義教。一起分享瑜伽的恩賜,亦幫助我們實現AYC的使命。我們十分感激您的熱誠和幫助。


Are you interested to join this class as a student please follow the steps below to enrol for the class. If you are a registered AYC volunteer you are eligible to assist / teach in this program, please follow these steps:

  1. Log-in to the AYC website (yogacommunity.org) 
  2. Under “My Profile”, click “Ongoing Projects”
  3. Find (Yoga Therapy Class for Seniors at Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society), and select “I would like to apply”
  4. Please wait for the admin to add you to the WhatsApp group before you start assisting / teaching.
已登記為AYC義教者:您可以申請為本計劃教授瑜伽或協助教學。請完成以下步驟:
  1. 登入AYC網站(yogacommunity.org);
  2. 點擊「My Profile」,然後選擇「Ongoing Projects」;
  3. 找到「Yoga Therapy Class for Seniors at Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society」,然後選擇「I would like to apply」;
  4. 開始教授瑜伽或協助教學之前,請等候職員將您加入相關Whatsapp群組。

Notes: Anyone aged above 55 and those who are registered with Lok Sin Tong Society can attend this free yoga class. Please approach the staff of LSTBS to register for this class.

SCMP Feature Oct 2018:

Thank you SCMP for featuring M/s Kitty a student of our Lok Sin Tong Yoga Therapy for Elderly Project. It's time to help promote and increase awareness about the benefits of yoga and how it can be beneficial for all age groups. Thank you Ms.Angela (Project Leader) and Other Dedicated Volunteers M/s Rita, M/s Shirley M/s Jennifer and others for love and support.

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/article/2170335/staying-active-key-staying-alive-longer-and-youre-never

When
Every Monday 9.15 am - 10.15 am
Where
G/F & 1/F, Block 10, Tsuen King Garden, 76-84 Tsuen King Circuit, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Reservations
Anyone aged above 55 and those who are registered with Lok Sin Tong Society can attend this free yoga class. Please approach the staff of LSTBS to register for this class.
Note
Cantonese speaking teachers are preferred for this project as most students can only understand Cantonese.
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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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