Michaela Sangl

Michaela Sangl

founder & yoga teacher trainer

Michaela is passionate about creating imaginative, highly beneficial yoga stories and journeys for children. 

After many years of teaching yoga to children, tweens, teens and families, Michaela’s primary focus is sharing her wealth of experience and imaginative yoga tools with educators, yoga teachers and caregivers through Professional Development and Teacher trainings. Her mission is to empower as many loving adults as possible to share their own ‘yoga magic’ with tamariki and in doing so, help the next generation deal with challenges and navigate life on this magnificent planet!

Michaela offers a Yogi Kids Teacher Training, a 50-hour certification programme in teaching yoga to children through to teens. Professional Development workshops include Storybook Yoga, Story Yoga: The Magical Zoo, and Story Yoga Journeys: Africa to Hawaii with in-house options . Other workshops such as Breathe, Stretch and Shine are in the pipeline!

Michaela is a level 4 senior teacher registered with Yoga NZ. She is a qualified 95hr Children’s & Teens Yoga Teacher (US Yoga Alliance) and has also completed the Rainbow Kids Yoga and Samadhi Family Yoga instructor certifications. Michaela completed her 200hr IYTT, Integrated Yoga Teacher Training, with the Centre for Contemporary Yoga Studies. Other certifications include a Yin Immersion Teacher Training with Joe Barnett and as a Partner and Community Yoga Instructor with Rainbow Yoga in Australia. Since 2012, Michaela has taught children’s, family and teen yoga around Auckland, at studios, numerous schools and preschools and at various events and festivals around NZ, such as Womad, Prana and the International Yoga festival. She has been sharing yoga with children at Ronald Mc Donald House weekly since 2017, currently via zoom.

At Auckland University, Michaela gained a first-class honours degree in architecture, winning the NZ Institute of Architects Award and subsequently, a post-graduate DAAD scholarship to the HdK Fine Arts Faculty, University of Berlin, where she studied theatrical space and set design. With a background in dance, singing and acting, Michaela also worked as a singer-songwriter, performer and recording artist in Berlin. She is fluent in German and Italian.

Since returning to NZ and becoming a proud mum in 2004, Michaela’s passions have been deepening her knowledge of yoga in its many forms, illustrating children’s books, and now primarily sharing imaginative yoga adventures and expertise with children and educators alike!