Yoga Therapy for Breast Cancer Survivors at HKBCF

18 July 2018

Update: Sep 2019. This breast cancer survivor's project is temporarily on hold. The class might resume again by end of this year. Students those who are interested to attend the classes specially designed for breast cancer patients can now visit Anahata Yoga studio at Central, Hong Kong. More details about this class/timing/location can be found in this link.
Founded in 2005, the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation (HKBCF) is the first non-profit organisation dedicated to mitigating the threat of breast cancer in the local community through education, patient support, research, and advocacy. 香港乳癌基金會 (HKBCF)於2005年成立是本港首間專注乳健教育患者支援研究及倡議的非牟利慈善組織致力減低乳癌在本地的威脅。
Andiappan Yoga Community has partnered with HKBCF  to conduct Tailor made Yoga Therapy Program for Breast Cancer Survivors. AYC's Founder and Director initiated this program on 18th of July and introduced Yoga Therapy sequence for breast cancer survivor's. Anahata Yoga's Master Mahesh assisted the class while Master Dhiraj taught meditation and relaxation techniques. Participants include some of the HKBCF staff and patients. AYC與HKBCF合作為乳癌倖存者提供度身訂造的瑜伽治療課程AYC總監 Yogananth Andiappan 博士於2018年7月18日為此項目揭幕向HKBCF員工及病友介紹了為乳癌倖存者度身訂造的瑜伽治療課程另外Anahata Yoga的Mahesh老師亦在場協助而Dhiraj老師則教授了冥想和放鬆技巧
Andiappan Yoga - Pavanamuktasana Sequence along with some simple breathing and relaxation techniques will be taught by qualified and trained AYC's teaching volunteers. According to Dr. Andiappan, regular practice of this tailor-made sequence will help reduce fatigue and improve quality of sleep, physical vitality, and overall quality of life. Dr. Andiappan also completed a research study and the findings include women taking yoga had improvement in fatigue, physical functioning, and quality of life compared with those in the program who did not take the yoga classes. AYC與 Anahata Yoga Studio 合作為乳腺癌康復者提供瑜伽治療課程。 此項目將由合資格之AYC義工導師授課教授 Andiappan Yoga - [Pavanamuktasana序列]以及一些簡單的呼吸和放鬆技巧 Andiappan博士曾進行一項瑜伽對乳癌康復者之影響的研究結果顯示有練習瑜伽的女士與沒有參加瑜伽課程的對照組比較相對較不易疲倦且身體機能和生活素質亦有所改善因此可推論定期練習這度身訂造的瑜伽治療序列將有助減輕疲勞改善睡眠質素身體活力和整體生活素質。
Project Name and Nature: Yoga Therapy for Breast Cancer Survivors.  項目名稱和性質:乳癌倖存者瑜伽治療班
Venue: Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation, 22/f,9 Jupiter Tower, Jupiter St, North Point, HongKong. 地點:香港北角木星街永昇中心22樓 香港乳癌基金會
Class Schedule: Every Monday :10 - 11 am 時間: 逢週一 上午10時至11時
Teaching Language: Teachers can teach in English/or Cantonese.   For English Speaking teaching volunteers we have Cantonese speaking assisting teachers to interpret the class. This can be arranged once the teaching volunteers are added to the WhatsApp group. 教學語言: 導師可用英語或廣東話授課英語導師將輔以粵語義工協助翻譯詳情將於項目WhatsApp群組內安排。
Who can teach in this project: Andiappan Yoga Community Volunteer Teachers those who have completed Yoga Therapy Teacher Training 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. Please make sure you are available on Monday's and you should be able to commit a minimum of 6 classes continuously.  義工導師資格: 已完成香港國際瑜伽學院-瑜伽治療法教師培訓課程之 AYC 義工均可申請參與。 感激你的熱誠和參與實踐 AYC 的使命分享瑜伽的恩澤。 如欲參與此項目請先確定你週一上午有空最少連續出席六節課堂。
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 for Breast Cancer Survivors at HKBCF), 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.

Notes: This class in only open to Breast Cancer Survivors, registered with HKBCF.
If you are interested to attend the class as a student, Please contact HKBCF, 22/f, 9 Jupiter St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
For more information on teaching the overseas workers community in Central, please email to admin@yogacommunity.org    
Every Monday :10 - 11 am
Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation 9 Jupiter St, Causeway Bay
Please contact HKBCF to register for this class
This class is only open to Breast Cancer Survivors referred by HKBCF.
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Hazel Chan

Originally from Hong Kong & was living in San Francisco as her second home town where she had her first yoga class. Hazel immediately fell in loved with the practice and started taking yoga classes on a regular basis after her return to Hong Kong. She found it was tough to be back after being away from home for a long time and very stressful, also got frustrated adapting to the local working culture & lifestyle again. Going to yoga classes seemed to be her only way out in the beginning and later on she started longing for deeper knowledge in yoga which is actually more than only moving the physical body into postures as the most commonly known nowadays. Under the guidance of different traditional yoga masters from India, with Master Yogananth Andiappan as the main master, she obtained her 200hours Yoga Teacher Certificate in 2013 and completed her 300 hours Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 in Hong Kong along with the Intensive Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Chennai, India. Hazel is now a Yoga Alliance registered RYT 500 teacher and recently has completed a Master’s Degree in Yoga & Naturopathy from Tamil Nadu Physical Education & Sports University. As words are not enough to describe how yoga helps her both physically and mentally, she believes by becoming a yoga teacher would be the best way to share her passion, experience and benefits of yoga to the others

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