Since 11 July 2022
Project status: Ongoing
Last updated: 19 Nov 2023
About this Project:
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 – seniors are the fastest-growing demographic in yoga!
Mental health issues are common among the elderly aged 60 or above in Hong Kong. Andiappan Yoga Community has partnered with Social Welfare Department – Kwai Chung (East) Integrated Family Service Centre 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.
Kwai Chung (East) Integrated Family Service Centre provide integrated services with a child-centred, family-focused and community-based approach. Integrated services promote resilience among families and individuals, and facilitate effective ways to prevent and cope with difficulties and challenges. Andiappan Yoga Community is now partnering with Kwai Chung (East) Integrated Family Service Centre to bring the benefits of yoga to elderly groups.
Who are the students in this project?
Anyone aged above 65 and those who are registered with Kwai Chung (East) Integrated Family Service Centre can attend this free yoga class. Please approach the staff of KWEIFSC to register for this class.
Interested in volunteering as a teacher for this project?
Teaching volunteers should have a minimum of 200hrs Yoga Therapy YTT Certificate with International Yoga Academy HK.
Learn how to Get Involved as an AYC Volunteer and apply for this project.
Please note that classes are conducted in Cantonese. Cantonese-speaking teachers are preferred for this project as most students can only understand Cantonese.
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東葵涌綜合家庭服務中心合作，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
地點: 東葵涌綜合家庭服務中心 石籬圍乪街6號石籬商場1期
東葵涌綜合家庭服務中心本著「兒童為重、家庭為本、社區為基礎」的服務理念，提供整合服務，包括預防、支援和補救服務等，以加強個人和家庭的抗逆力，以及促進各人預防和應付各種困難和挑戰的能力。 Andiappan Yoga Community 正與東葵涌綜合家庭服務中心合作，將瑜伽的好處帶給一眾長者。
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 Get Involved as an AYC Volunteer