About Gecko Yoga
Our passion lies in yoga education and sharing the power of yoga with everyBODY, regardless of age or ability.
We are very proud to be the first internationally accredited Children’s Yoga Teacher Training School in Hong Kong and Asia with the Gecko Yoga 95-hour Yoga Teacher Training.
We also offer a 200-hour Spectrum of Care Yoga Teacher Training & the 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Training, as well as the Gecko Yoga for Schools Programme.
As a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Gecko Yoga also offers Yoga Therapy workshops, classes and continuing education courses. This adaptation and application of Yoga techniques and practices helps individuals (adults and children alike) facing health challenges at any level by restoring balance, increasing vitality, and improving attitude.
Gecko Yoga® has a dedicated yoga space called the Gecko Yoga Academy. Our school and sanctuary offers classes, events, workshops and teacher trainings that bring wisdom, health, wellness, & community care for everyBODY.
We are a Hong Kong Yoga School registered and fully accredited with the Yoga Alliance USA & Yoga Australia as a specialist teacher training provider and a Registered Yoga School for Children’s Yoga.
We offer a range of teacher training courses, from 200hr Adults Yoga, 95hr Children’s Yoga and 85hr Prenatal Yoga.
Founder & Lead Trainer
E-RYT200, E-RYT500, RPYT, RCYT, C-IAYT, AAYT, Level 2 member of Yoga Australia.
Jenny Smith is the Founder of Gecko Yoga and has been leading yoga classes to support everyBODY for over a decade. From family yoga, children’s yoga, pre and postnatal yoga, her adaptive practices, of restorative and therapeutic yoga and mindfulness, have been the key ingredient in her classes and presentations to welcome any stage of practitioner at any age.
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.
Yoga has been a part of Anna’s life since moving to Hong Kong 10 years ago. With a background in dance from a young age, she thought yoga would be an interesting physical practice to help her regain some lost flexibility. The first step onto the mat revealed that yoga had so much to offer and proved to be so much more than a physical practice over the years.
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.
Anna is passionate about introducing yoga in a fun, accessible way to young people. She is committed to helping children of all ages connect with their bodies and breath to establish nourishing practices of self-care for a happy, healthy lifestyle.
Alison is a former primary school teacher who made the decision to change from teaching in a classroom, to teaching from a yoga mat! She draws on her own experience of yoga as a means of self-discovery and acceptance when teaching. She is passionate about guiding students of all ages to learn about their bodies, to take time to breathe deeply, to let go of anything that no longer serves them and…to lead happy lives!
Alison completed her 95 hour Yoga for Children training under the guidance of Jenny Smith at Gecko Yoga in 2016 and was subsequently inspired to complete her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certication in the same year, training at Vikasa in Koh Samui. She has since gone on to study 150 hours specialising in Yin Yoga, including training with Bernie Clark and has completed her Pre-natal Yoga certication.
Alison teaches in a gentle and encouraging style, with a strong focus on connecting breath to movement and honouring each student’s individual body and level of practise. Alison brings an element of playfulness and fun to her classes, for both children and adults.
Alison is also passionate about sharing yoga with runners and athletes, herself being an avid marathon runner.
How to find Gecko Yoga Academy
If you’re looking for the Gecko Yoga Academy then please use the address below or use our interactive map. Our mailing address is below.
Tak Cheung Building,
Wing Lok St,