Yoga Therapy for Breast Cancer Survivors at HKBCF

18 July 2018

Volunteers Required
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.
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.
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.
Project Name and Nature: Yoga Therapy for Breast Cancer Survivors. 
Venue: Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation, 22/f,9 Jupiter Tower, Jupiter St, North Point, HongKong.
Class Schedule: Every Monday :10 - 11 am
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.
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. 
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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