--- "There’s a lot about Tao. I mean like first starting with that she’s 99 years old, I mean considering the fact that she’s lived that long, is a thing on its own. She’s so full of life, she’s basically just magic.
I’m 12 years old and basically half of the time I’m on the floor sleeping. Then there’s Tao, who like every week she's in another country and she’s always having fun, she’s dancing, she’s so full of life, it's amazing.
The fact that there’s an oldest yoga teacher and a youngest yoga teacher I feel like that says yoga is for all generations, it doesn't matter how old or young you are, you can do yoga, it’s kind of for everyone." - Natalie Asatryan
Natalie Asatryan Bio: Natalie proves there is no age limit for pursuing your dreams and using your gifts to make the world a better place. She developed a passion for yoga at the young age of 5, and within a few years of studying yoga, she knew she had to share it with others. At only 9, Natalie and her mom set out to find a program that would help make her dream of teaching yoga come true; however, finding a program that would accept her at such a young age was challenging.
After searching for 3 years, Natalie found a yoga school and completed a rigorous 200-h our curriculum with several adults. At only 12 years old, Natalie became the youngest female yoga instructor in America and is also a member of Yoga Alliance. She now teaches donation-based yoga classes throughout the Los Angeles area, and all of the proceeds go to charity.
Within less than a year of teaching yoga, Natalie raised thousands of dollars to support the Red Cross and the Unstoppable Foundation, a nonprofit that she holds dear to her heart. Through her partnership with the Unstoppable Foundation , Natalie is helping a village in Kenya build a school and get access to education, nutritious food, clean water, sanitation and healthcare.
Natalie has a deep appreciation for the ancient wisdom of yoga and is a yoga student for life. She enjoys being part of the yoga community and had the honor of learning from world-renowned yogis such as Tao Porchon-Lynch and Sri Dharma Mitra. She also takes yoga classes in the Los Angeles area and hopes to collaborate with other instructors in the future.