STORY YOGA: Magical Zoo PD


Professional Development Workshop

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

Explore an exciting array of creative animal and transport poses and in a wonder-filled Story Yoga adventure to the Magical Zoo! Includes kids yoga games and useful breathing techniques! Experience how children’s yoga can offer a brilliant holistic teaching strategy that fully supports all strands of the Te Whāriki curriculum. 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, all professional development courses are currently postponed until further notice. Please do let us know that you are interested via the link below. You will be contacted as soon as new dates are in the pipeline!


General Workshop info:
  • 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Auckland: Poppies Kindergarten gym, 1 Hapua Rd, Remuera
  • Christchurch: St. Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester Street, Merivale
  • facilitator: Michaela Sangl
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  • Investment  – $135 pp, 10% discount for two booking together, 15% for 3 of you!  
    • includes a certificate of completion
    • option to purchase invaluable support manual  
    • limited to 18 attendees
  • Also available as an in-house! Fantastic team-bonding, great skills and an amazing deal.

Story Yoga: The Magical Zoo 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. 

‘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

Workshop presenter is Michaela Sangl  – click 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.

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

Screenshots from Yogi Kids handbook:

Einstein Story YogabenefitsHandbook poses page