‘STORY YOGA: The Magical Zoo’ PD

‘STORY YOGA: The Magical Zoo’ PD 

 A dynamic, fully-immersive three hour professional development workshop designed for educators 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! 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.  Experience how children’s yoga can offer a brilliant holistic teaching strategy that supports all strands of the Te Whāriki curriculum.

Read teacher FEEDBACK here! See how much laughter and learning goes on in a Yogi Kids PD from photos of recent trainings in Ak and Chch here!  Hosting information hereIn-House options here.

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  • AUCKLAND  - bookings here 
  • Monday 9th April 2018, 6 - 9pm  Location: Poppies Kindergarten, 1 Hapua St, Remuera Presenter: Michaela Sangl 
  • IN-HOUSE PD  - 3 hours times flexible – $850 for up to 20 participants – click here for info
  • HOSTING OPTIONS - click here for info
  • Keen to attend or host a future workshop? Click here to let us know so we can get in touch with you. Do let us know if a Saturday or Sunday morning or afternoon workshop would be preferable to an evening one – thanks!

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.

Includes stunning, informative 42p colour manual including photos of 50+ animal poses, descriptions and their benefits! Screenshots below!

Workshop Details:

Investment: $95 or $120 including manual; 10% discount for bookings of three or more; 20% for 6+ (one invoice); Manual also available for $30 at workshop[/list]

  • Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided. Places are limited to 20 participants.
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’ story yoga 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 info@yogikids.co.nz


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