Share your favourite picture books with young children as imaginative yoga journeys! Discover how to transform well-loved stories, such as the The Hungry Caterpillar, into a magical world of movement! Children’s yoga fully supports all Te Whāriki curriculum strands and can reinforce literacy, problem-solving, cultural knowledge and numeracy.

Learn how to guide children in active storytelling using yoga role-play, songs, breath awareness and relaxation.

This practical, full-day children’s yoga training is designed for education professionals and storytellers interested in exploring the holistic fun and benefits of Story Yoga for children aged 2 – 6+ years. Also an ideal introductory training for yoga teachers and parents wanting to share yoga creatively with children!  Health precautions will be taken. Active participation is required, although no yoga experience is necessary. A hugely fun and memorable day!

Facilitated by MICHAELA SANGL

Be inspired by Michaela’s article on STORY YOGA !



AucklandSaturday 10 September 2022 – Remuera

Christchurch – Saturday 28 January 2023 – Merivale 

This workshop was a definite “aha!!” moment. ‘Storybook Yoga’ ticks all the boxes for best early years practice in a really fun and engaging format. We all know the ‘why’s’… Here I learnt the ‘how’s’!! I absorbed so much invaluable information and so many creative ideas, got to practise within the workshop and will go home armed with a useful framework for introducing my classes to the fun of Yoga. Just brilliant!

Jane McTigue, Kindergarten Head Teacher
Zürich, Switzerland


  • $250 – Comprehensive 72p manual included.  Option to secure your place with a $50pp deposit
  • Group discounts: create a strong kids’ yoga culture! Discount of 10% for 2 participants, 20% for 3+  
  • Currently, PD groups are limited to 15 participants
  • All participants are requested to carry out a Covid-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) within 24 hours of attending. Information should you need to cancel here.

Workshop content:

  • Storybook Yoga classes that can be replicated at your preschool, school or at home
  • Yoga and Mindfulness activities to find group focus or transition between activities
  • Benefits of yoga for young children
  • Essential kids yoga poses, including simple partner and group poses
  • Child-friendly breathing techniques, both to calm and to energize
  • Simple songs to start ‘yoga-time’, warm up wee bodies, and bring yoga-time to a close
  • Tips on how to make yoga fun, relevant and engaging
  • Guided relaxation

Resources included:

  • comprehensive 72p support manual
  • links to video resources such as songs used in the training
  • six tried-and-tested class plans based on well-known picture books for immediate use in your preschool or school
  • a Yogi Kids Certificate of Completion

Workshop presenter : Michaela Sangl

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