Yogi Kids Teacher Training 2021

Learn to Teach Yoga to Children, with Michaela Sangl

17th-18th April plus
7th-8th-9th May (5 days)

Are you passionate about Yoga and mindfulness? Love working with children? Keen to inspire them to truly shine?

Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training is very excited to be offering an outstanding course in sharing Yoga with children to teens: the CCY Yogi Kids Teacher Training, with Michaela Sangl. Michaela is one of the most experienced and beloved teachers of Yoga for children in New Zealand and the founder of Yogi Kids Professional Development. (see her bio below).

This comprehensive 50-hour certification programme will prepare you to teach Children’s Yoga skillfully and creatively, whilst having loads of fun! It will offer you countless invaluable tools, inspiring ideas and the confidence to share Yoga with children of all ages in your own authentic way!

The Yogi Kids mission is to inspire loving adults to share their own authentic ‘Yoga magic’ with today’s children and youth, and in doing so, help the younger generation master challenges and navigate happy lives with confidence.

This training is all about ‘experiencing’ your Yoga and immersing yourself fully in an ocean of Yoga possibilities. Let your inner child take the reins and shine brightly!

Early Bird: $920 until 29th March 2021
(Regular price: $970)

Location: The St Heliers Centre
St Heliers Bay Road, Auckland

Schedule Dates and Times

Saturday 17th April
7.30am - 6pm

Sunday 18th April
7.30am - 6pm

Friday 7th May
1-6pm

Saturday 8th May
7.30am - 6pm

Sunday 9th May
7.30am - 1pm

 

FAQ for the Yogi Kids Teacher Training >>

What this course covers

  • How to make Yoga fun, relevant and engaging for all ages!
  • A huge array of poses, creative modifications and benefits
  • Breathing techniques, both to calm and to energize
  • Partner, group and AcroYoga poses
  • Yoga adventure classes with class plans provided
  • Class structure and sequencing methods
  • Childhood developmental stages, emotional and physical
  • Strategies for teaching engaging, safe classes to different ages
  • Relaxation techniques and creative visualisation for kids
  • The art of Storybook Yoga
  • Yoga games, songs and transition activities
  • Class facilitation skills
  • Practical tips for getting starting - props, location, business ideas
  • Experience lesson planning and practical teaching with feedback
  • Receive winning class plans as templates you can modify
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Craig Smith, author of The Wonky Donkey

Some people are good at yoga, but not good with kids; some people are good with kids, but not at Yoga (like me).

Michaela is great at both! Add to this her wonderful voice and creative thinking and you have a yoga class that is fun, highly imaginative and leaves kids in a really positive and relaxed state. Highly recommended!

 

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Prim Moaveni, Wonder-mum of 5

Heartfelt gratitude for the most incredible training. I feel so inspired and so immensely grateful that you shared all your amazing ideas, energy and passion with us all.

I feel really excited about getting deeper into teaching kids yoga and you have given me so much to work with!

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Kuljeet Singh, Yoga instructor

I have completed other teacher trainings for kids’ yoga, but still didn’t know where to start when it came to actually teaching. After training with Michaela, I left with the confidence to go out there and start!

Michaela is such a great teacher and mentor, so full of energy, encouraging and very passionate, which makes her training so easy to absorb and implement. I highly recommend this course!

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Aaron Kyle, Blissful Souls Yoga

Michaela, this training has been life-changing. You have inspired me SO much and fanned my flames of passion even stronger! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Namaste.

Michaela Sangl

Michaela is one of the most experienced teachers of yoga for children in New Zealand and the founder of Yogi Kids Professional Development. Her primary focus is now sharing her wealth of knowledge with educators, yoga teachers, practitioners and caregivers.

Michaela is a qualified 95hr Children’s & Teens Yoga Teacher (US Yoga Alliance). She is also certified with Contemporary Yoga (200hr IYTT), Samadhi Family Yoga, Rainbow Yoga in both Childrens’ and Partner Yoga and in Yin Immersion with Joe Barnett.

Her mission is to empower as many loving adults as possible to share their own ‘Yoga magic’ with their tamariki and in doing so, help the next generation deal with challenges and navigate life on this magnificent planet!

Aside: Michaela has also gained an honours degree in architecture and a post-grad scholarship at the Fine Arts HdK university in Berlin, has sung with the NZ opera, opened the Berlin Australasian film festival as a singer-songwriter and has had 20 children’s books published internationally as an illustrator.

All of which means that she needs to do a daily down dog. Her greatest joy: being mum to Isla, b. 2004!

Michaela Singl and her daughter Isla

Michaela Sangl and her daughter Isla

Our Mission

Yoga is a holistic science, engaging the mind, body and breath. It enriches us physically, emotionally and spiritually, and in the case of children’s yoga, socially, nurturing our sense of belonging and community. Yoga is explorative, to be ‘experienced’.

The Yogi Kids mission is to inspire loving adults to share their own authentic ‘yoga magic’ with today’s children and youth, and in doing so, help the younger generation master challenges and navigate happy lives with confidence.

This training is all about ‘experiencing’ your yoga and immersing yourself fully in an ocean of yoga possibilities. Let your inner child take the reins and shine brightly

Covid Statement

Should a change in our Covid-status impact our ability to run this workshop, you will be offered an alternative future date and every effort would be made to accommodate all those enrolled, with the option of a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much yoga experience do I need to have prior to attending this training?

It is essential you have familiarity with basic yoga asana and have a reasonable level of fitness. We suggest a minimum one-year prior yoga experience.

You do not need to be a yoga teacher nor do you need to be an advanced yogi, but you do need to be passionate about teaching yoga to children and/or teens.

What qualification will I gain through completing this course?

Upon successful completion of this 50 hour course, you will receive a Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training and Yogi Kids 50-hour completion certificate.

Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training is a registered provider of Yoga Teacher Training (200-hour) with YogaNZ and Yoga Alliance. It is currently in discussion with YogaNZ about possibilities for the registration of specialist courses like Yogi Kids.

Do I need a current First Aid certificate?

We strongly recommend that you have a valid First Aid Certificate. YogaNZ suggests a comprehensive workplace First Aid which includes NZQA 6401 & 6402 or 26551 & 26552.

What if I miss a portion of the training? Can I still qualify and how?

We acknowledge that a circumstance (eg illness, bereavement) may arise where a student misses some part of a course. If this occurs, our expectation is that the student will make-up these hours by

either:

arrangement with Michaela to “make-up” session(s) missed by attending relevant session(s) at a future training. (This is at the discretion of Michaela and CY Teacher Training and if space allows in that training.) 

and / or

by private arrangement with Michaela. This is at the discretion of Michaela. This option incurs additional costs to the student.

Is there a payment plan available?

A deposit of $500 secures your place on the course. The remaining amount is due 14 days prior to the start of the course.

What if I need to cancel?

Deposits and fees for Yoga Teacher Training which are paid up until 30 days prior to commencement date are refundable, minus a $250 administration fee.

Full payment is due 14 days before the teacher training courses start. Unless by prior arrangement, students agree to pay any outstanding balance no later than this date.

If you need to withdraw from a Training course, the following refunds apply:

  • If 30 days or more prior to course commencement the student will receive a refund of all monies paid, minus an administration fee of $250.
  • If less than 30 days prior to course commencement there is no refund, but application to transfer to another course can be made. If this happens, then students must complete their training within 2 years of their first day of training.

A day in the life of a yoga student

An example of our daily schedule:

7:30-9.00am A themed asana class for a specific age group

9:00-9:30am Breakfast

9:30-11:30am Creative Yoga class plans for children

11:30-12:30pm Exploring principles & benefits of Yoga for kids

12:30-2:00pm Lunch

2:00-4:30pm Breathing and relaxation techniques for children

4:30-6:00pm Brainstorming and teaching practice

Plus regular opportunities for tea and discussion with your teacher and fellow students.

Yogi Kids Teacher Training

with Michaela Sangl

Early Bird: $920 until 29th March 2021
(Regular price: $970)

Location: The St Heliers Centre
St Heliers Bay Road, Auckland

Wonderful drawings from children after Yoga with Michaela

Be inspired where you learn

All our programs are currently at our wonderful teacher training venue at The St Heliers Centre, in beautiful St Heliers, one of Auckland’s most picturesque seaside suburbs.

With upmarket shops and cafes, a perfect swimming beach and an easy walk to the training venue, it’s a haven that’s the perfect place to immerse yourself into a Yoga training.

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