I loved yoga!! Great workshop leader and we all had such a fun day! Very worthwhile PD. So much covered, well paced, engaging and highly informative
This was my second preconference attended at APPEC…..good value both times…totally recommend and feel the day extra day to ask for off from school to be worth it! Jenny was awesome! Her passion to help all ages have a better understanding of self through yoga was evident and extremely motivating to me!
16 November // 09:00 – 16:00
Gecko Yoga® for Schools is a unique programme designed to get school children moving in positive and mindful ways. This presentation will be for students aged between primary & secondary years.
Movement provides an energetic outlet during a fairly sedentary school day and is crucial for learning. At Gecko Yoga®, we believe children should learn to use their bodies in joyous, creative ways to develop confidence, self-esteem, a positive body image and an active lifestyle.
Integrating yoga into a student’s daily school life strengthens their physical and mental wellbeing as well as enhancing their energy and concentration. The result is a more calm and harmonious classroom and efficient learning environment, benefitting teachers and students alike.
Workshop fee includes morning and afternoon tea + lunch, as well as transport to and from the official conference hotel to the location.
- Yoga postures & Yoga Props including chair yoga
- Brain boosting movements
- Breathing techniques
- Mindfulness activities
- Creative movement
- Yoga games
During classes we discuss topics such as nutrition, the power of positive thinking and developing healthy inner compassion.
This presentation will be lead by Jenny Smith & Assisted by Gecko Yoga graduate and qualified school teacher, Anna Little.
All teachers in our Gecko Yoga® for Schools programme are certified yoga teachers who have undertaken additional studies in children’s yoga. Our specialist teachers understand how children learn and our expertly designed class themes ensure that they remain focused throughout our classes, mindfully aware of their own capabilities and infinite possibilities. As Gecko Yoga is a yoga school, we also get the chance to work with our graduates.
As a certified yoga teacher trainer, Jenny has written all her own programmes, including the Children’s Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga for Schools Programme and 200 hour spectrum of Care Yoga Teacher Training.
Additionally, Jenny is a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Pre & Post-natal yoga teacher (RPYT), Active Birth workshop instructor, Mindfulness, Restorative & Yin Yoga Teacher. Also certified in Thai Yoga Massage and Reiki.
Her mission is to positively impact the lives of as many children and their families as possible, to provide them with a strong foundation in a healthy lifestyle that lasts their entire lives.
A former Primary school teacher at The Harbour School, after welcoming her young daughter, Anna is now pursuing a career teaching children’s yoga. Anna completed her 95 hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Training with Gecko Yoga in 2016 and the 200 hour “Yoga for the Life Spectrum” Teacher Training with Gecko Yoga, too. She teaches classes around Hong Kong Island, from private classes at home & now at the new Gecko Yoga Academy. She also volunteers and teaches for the YAMA Foundation.
A certificate of attendance Yoga for Schools Pre-Conference Workshops by Gecko Yoga ® Registered Yoga School will be provided at the end of the 6 hour session by APPEC Organisers. This is recognised as Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) by Yoga Alliance as Gecko Yoga® is a Registered Children’s Yoga School.
ABOUT GECKO YOGA
Gecko Yoga™ is Hong Kong’s only Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS). Established in 2009, Gecko Yoga™ is the first internationally accredited Children’s Yoga Teacher Training school in Hong Kong and the first in Asia. It is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) and proud to be part of the Yoga Alliance community.
Created by founder Jenny Smith, Gecko Yoga’s mission is to positively impact the lives of millions of children and teenagers, providing a strong foundation in a healthy lifestyle, to last an entire lifetime.
The Gecko Yoga™ 95-hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Course is the only one of its kind currently in operation in Hong Kong & Asia. It teaches adults how to teach yoga to children; through stand-alone modules or as a complete programme, covering the entire life-spectrum of the growing child.
Its Gecko Yoga™ For Schools programme is featured in a number of schools across Hong Kong; teaching students within the school by Gecko Yoga™ teachers, or as a training programme for school teachers, tailored to the students’ needs.
Gecko Yoga™ and Jenny Smith also participate in workshops and events around Asia, sharing their love and passion for yoga and its health benefits.
Handouts will be provided by the booking system like last year.
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ABOUT THE ORGANIZER
21st Century Learning International is run by highly experienced educators and delivers world class conferences and events aligning with our mission of “Building Communities of Learners”. 21CLI also provides consultancy services for schools and school groups with a special emphasis on the use of technology for administration, learning and teaching. APPEC is one of 6 annual conferences in the 21CLI portfolio.