CHILDREN WITH TERMINAL ILLNESS
Yoga at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Trust
Children with cancer or other rare or terminal diseases face a host of challenges. Families are often helpless or hopeless after receiving a diagnosis. Medical treatments are brutal often leaving children and their families exhausted, anxious and stressed out.
One of YAMA Foundation's first areas of service was to share yoga with children living at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Trust. The home is opposite the Prince of Wales hospital in the New Territories and houses up to 50 children and their families who have to go through high levels of stress when they watch their children suffer through their treatment.
YAMA Foundation offers two classes each month, including the entire family. Children, their siblings, and often their parents come together to practice a gentle and restorative yoga class to help relieve pain and stress, and enhance their mood. Children love mantra chanting as it soothes their nervous system, regulates their breathing and enhances their mood.
What we need to keep this program running:
Yoga teacher's fee: $3600 / programme
Insurance & logistics: $1530 / programme