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 hands-on, 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! Active participation is required, although no yoga experience necessary. Facilitated by Michaela Sangl

Be inspired by Michaela’s article on STORY YOGA !


2020 – register here!

  • AUCKLAND:   
    • Saturday 10th October 2020  – 9.30am- 4.30pm  
    • Location: Poppies Kindergarten gym, 1 Hapua Rd, Remuera
    • Back-up date – 31 October 
    • Should we need to cancel, you will be fully refunded. We need level 1 to share our ‘community’ magic! 
    • Saturday 7th November 2020  – 9.30am- 4.30pm 
    • Location: St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester Street, Merivale
    • limited to 18 participants per workshop
    • full refund if unable to go ahead. Let’s hope for level 1 to share our ‘community’ magic!

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 Early Bird incl. 72p manual 
  •  Early Bird dates are shown on registration form. You can secure your place with a $50 deposit and pay remainder later! Payment plan also possible.
  • $295 full  
  • Should an unforeseen change in our covid-status over these next weeks result in cancellation, you will be fully refunded 
  • Places are limited to 18 participants

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Workshop content:

  • 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
  • Immersive Storybook Yoga classes that can be replicated at your preschool, school or at home
  • Simple songs to start ‘yoga-time’, warm up wee bodies and to bring yoga-time to a close
  • Tips on how to make yoga fun, relevant and engaging
  • Guided relaxation

Resources included:

  • comprehensive 72p manual with introductory notes on Preschool Yoga, including benefits, tips for engaging young children, lyrics to simple yoga songs and notes on breathing and relaxation. Spaces are provided for adding visual reminders of poses, partner and group ideas.
  • 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