Yogi Kids Teacher Training 2020

Learn to Teach Yoga to Children, with Michaela Sangl

27-28th June
24th - 26th July
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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 announce our latest programme - 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 certification programme will prepare you to teach Children’s Yoga skilfully 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!

Why Yoga for Kids?

Research shows that kids learn best with a multi-sensory approach, using kinaesthetic, visual and aural learning. This makes yoga an ideal learning tool. Yoga for children …

  • Improves flexibility, strength and body awareness
  • Enhances self-confidence and positive social interaction
  • Encourages self-expression and imaginative play
  • Improves focus, balance, co-ordination spatial awareness
  • Increases awareness of breathing and deepens the breath
  • Provides a playful, fun way for children to learn how to relax

Early Bird: $870 until 30th May 2020
(Regular price: $950)

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

Yoga For Kids Teacher Training
Schedule Dates and Times

Saturday 27th June
7.30am - 6pm

Sunday 28th June
7.30am - 6pm

Friday 24th July

Saturday 25th July
7.30am - 6pm

Sunday 26th July
7.30am - 12pm

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

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!


Craig Smith
(author of The Wonky Donkey)

Michaela Singl and her daughter Isla

Michaela Sangl and her daughter Isla

About Michaela Sangl

Michaela is passionate about creating imaginative, highly beneficial yoga journeys for children and sharing yoga tools with teachers and parents!

After many years of teaching kids yoga, Michaela’s primary focus is now sharing her wealth of experience and creative yoga tools with educators, yoga teachers and parents through professional development workshops.

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!

Michaela is a 95-hour Children’s & Teens Yoga Teacher (US Yoga Alliance), and a certified Rainbow Kids Yoga teacher and Samadhi Family Yoga instructor.

She completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, with Contemporary Yoga. Other trainings include a Yin Immersion Teacher Training with Joe Barnett and a Partner and Community Yoga certification with Rainbow Yoga in Australia.

Since 2012, Michaela has taught kids, family and teen yoga in Devonport, Ponsonby, Grey Lynn and Titirangi, at numerous schools and preschools around Auckland and at Yoga festivals and events.

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

11:30-1:30pm Exploring principles & benefits of Yoga for kids

1:30-2:30pm Lunch

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

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

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

Learn To Teach Yoga To Children

with Michaela Sangl of Yogi Kids

Early Bird: $870 until 30th May 2020
(Regular price: $950)

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

Wonderful drawings from children after Yoga with Michaela

More Testimonials for Michaela


School of Fish Childcare Centre, Onehunga

Thank you very much for a great day of lively learning. It was a fantastically well-run workshop, with great pace and a 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 new-found 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!


Tania Gibson, Christchurch librarian, Stretchme.co.nz

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 in creating young lovers of literacy. Thank you so much Michaela!


Robyn Alderson of soul2solefitness.com

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 were 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!

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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