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 Sangl and her daughter Isla
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
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
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.
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.