Michaela Sangl

Michaela Sangl

founder & yoga teacher trainer
This is an image of yoga teacher Michaela Sangl doing dancer's pose in Paris.

Yoga in Paris

Michaela is passionate about creating imaginative, highly beneficial yoga journeys for children and sharing yoga tools with teachers and parents! 

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

Professional Development trainings include Storybook Yoga, Story Yoga: The Magical Zoo, and Story Yoga Journeys: Africa to Hawaii with in-house options and other workshops such as Breathe, Stretch and Shine in the pipeline.

Yoga Moon adventure

Yoga Craters on the Moon

Michaela is a 95hr Children’s & Teens Yoga Teacher (US Yoga Alliance). a certified Rainbow Kids Yoga teacher and Samadhi Family Yoga instructor. She completed her 200hr IYTT, Integrated Yoga Teacher Training, with the Centre for Contemporary Yoga Studies. Other trainings include a Yin Immersion Teacher Training with Joe Barnett and a Partner and Community Yoga certification with Rainbow Yoga in Australia. Since 2012, Michaela has taught kids, family and teen yoga in Devonport, Ponsonby, Grey Lynn and Titirangi, at numerous schools and preschools around Auckland and at Yoga festivals and events. She shares yoga with children at Ronald Mc Donald House weekly.

This is an image of mother and child doing acroyoga flying pose on Waiheke Island.

Happy Yoga Flying, Waiheke Island

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. (Click here for articles) 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 and writing children’s books – www.twinkle.co.nz – and sharing imaginative yoga adventures and inspiring story yoga workshops brimming with ideas!

 More about Michaela in the Ponsonby News here