Story Yoga – Testimonials
  • Best PD ever!  
  • Very informative, fun and collaborative experience. Michaela was a wonderfully enthusiastic facilitator who made you feel excited and comfortable to get involved. Loved learning the breathing techniques.
  • Left feeling absolutely convinced of the value of children’s yoga and a huge sense of excitement at being introduced so comprehensively to these very cool tools! A brilliant resource manual thanks!  I really appreciated your fun, loving, respectful manner.
  • Absolutely professional, enjoyable and interactive. You are inspiring, engaging and very positive and supportive. A real pleasure to learn with you!
  • Informative and inspiring. A great confidence booster. I learned so many great poses and ideas for story-telling.
  • It was an awesome experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
  • All fantastic. Michaela was amazing. Would be great to do as a centre-wide PD.
Leo Smith, ECE, Wellington:
I was so excited after the course by all the possibilities and with how story yoga can link into so many interests and learnings at our kindy. Some children came to me with the Gruffalo and we spontaneously did a long yoga story with it. So many others joined in and were very involved, even younger ones who won’t usually focus for anything! I was proud of myself; we did lots of great breathing throughout the story, awesome yoga, heaps of fun and even a warmup and relaxation at the end. I felt confident and excited after the course. Thanks so much!! 
Librarian, Children’s Network Specialist, Christchurch City Libraries 2017
I loved my Storybook Yoga training with Michaela so much that I have attended it twice!  This is such a practical course for librarians like myself, as well as ECE and primary teachers. The creative yoga postures and breathing techniques really enhance my story-time sessions and enable pre-schoolers to participate in an active learning experience. The engagement of both the children and caregivers in this imaginative, confidence-building style of storytelling further assists creating young lovers of literacy. Thank you so much Michaela!
– Tania Gibson, Christchurch librarian,
Yoga Teacher for adults and for children 5-7yrs, Christchurch 2016:
I was privileged to attend the Yogi Kids Storybook Workshop in Christchurch with Michaela. I was welcomed with a beaming big smile and felt completely comfortable from the beginning to the end as Michaela lead us through an extraordinary journey.  Her professionalism and fun nature was with us all the way.  Her mesmerising  and playful voice allowed me to release the inner child and lead me on a magical journey. I am extremely grateful for this fun and informative experience!
Thanks Michaela and Yogi Kids!   – Robyn Alderson
In House ECE: 
Thank you very much for a great day of lively learning. It was a fantastically well-run workshop, with a great pace and mix of hands-on and teaching that engaged and enthused us all! It was wonderful that our learning was supported with a take-home manual, certificate and followed up with links to helpful resources, to continue our newfound yoga knowledge and share it with our children. The teachers have been doing some wonderful storytelling yoga with the children – we have started to create some Christmas Yoga Stories now – ’tis the season! A huge thank you Michaela!  – School of Fish Childcare Centre, Onehunga
Thanks for the fabulous feedback … very excited that these creative tools are being shared with so many tamariki by fabulous educators, storytellers and caregivers!