STORY YOGA: The Magical Zoo PD

STORY YOGA: The Magical Zoo 

Professional Development Workshop

A dynamic, fully-immersive 3-hour training designed for educators, storytellers and caregivers of children aged 2 – 6+years.

Explore an exciting array of creative animal and transport poses and a wonder-filled world of movement in a drama-yoga adventure to the Magical Zoo! Experience how children’s yoga can offer a brilliant holistic teaching strategy that supports all strands of the Te Whāriki curriculum.

This serves as a stand-alone introduction to Kids Yoga or as an invaluable refresher for those who have attended our Storybook Yoga PD, offering an expanded repertoire of poses, class plans and games. 

Upcoming Trainings:

    • Friday 21st September 20189.30am-12.30pm with Michaela Sangl  
    • Location: Poppies Kindergarten, 1 Hapua St, Remuera
    • Friday 31st August 20189.30am-12.30pm with Michaela Sangl  
    • Location yet to be confirmed
  • Investment $95 pp/ $120 to include invaluable support manual  – view here!
  • teas/coffee and delicious snacks included
  • Group discounts 10% discount for bookings of three or more; 20% for 6+ (one invoice)
  • Places limited to 20 participants
  • In House PD – info here

Workshop content: 

‘The Magical Zoo” PD explores Kids Yoga through essential animal poses, both traditional and creatively modified, in a way that resonates with children’s innate sense of fun and engages their vivid imaginations. We embark on a drama-yoga adventure to reach the mysterious Magical Zoo using fun individual, partner and group poses to travel there, observing and emulating nature as we go. Our session includes kids yoga games to reinforce our learning, some useful breathing techniques and guided relaxation. Participants come away with an educational, fun, healthy activity that they can share over and over again.

Workshop presenter Michaela Sangl  is a highly qualified and experienced yoga teacher for children, teens, partner yoga and adults integrative yoga with a formidable background in performance and the arts. She is the director of Yogi Kids and her passion is making yoga fun, imaginative and accessible to children. To learn more about Michaela Sangl, click here. 

‘The Magical Zoo’ class is always a winner with children and the concept can be easily varied by teachers to create an endless array of fun classes with imaginative contributions from the kids! It’s very important to me that teachers walk way from a Yogi Kids PD with something that they can implement with confidence and success straight away.” – Michaela Sangl, director of Yogi Kids

Screenshots from Yogi Kids handbook:

Einstein Story YogabenefitsHandbook poses page

If you have any further questions, please contact Michaela on 021 229 0197 or email


This is a photo of Michaela director of Yogi Kids and her daughter doing a manta ray yoga pose.

Michaela Sangl – manta ray yoga pose

 Story Yoga: The Magical Zoo Professional Development workshop