STORY YOGA: The Magical Zoo PD


Professional Development Workshop

A dynamic, fully-immersive 3-hour 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.

Upcoming Trainings:


    • Saturday 14th September 1.30- 4.30pm – Poppies Kindergarten gym, 1 Hapua Rd, Remuera – with Michaela Sangl
    • Investment $135pp or $160 to include invaluable support manual  – view here! 
    • Group discounts 10% discount for bookings of 3+; 25% discount for 5+ (one invoice) Limited to 20 participants 
    • Book and save on an IN-HOUSE PD – info here
      unnamed-3Story 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. 


      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, 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

      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