Instructors

Happy Kid Yoga instructors have stepped out of top Los Angeles yoga studios and into schools, daycare centers and private homes to bring yoga to your students and children! Our instructors have been carefully screened and selected to deliver top notch yoga classes to your little yogi. This group comes from a variety of backgrounds however they all share a common passion for teaching children. All instructors hold 200 or 500 hour yoga certifications.

Sarah

Hometown
Kenmore, WA
I've been practicing yoga since
2005
I started practicing yoga because
It changed the way I felt about myself and the world around me. Yoga brings me joy, clears my mind, and reminds me to be patient!
Favorite yoga pose and why
Warrior three because it requires focus and a sense of humor when I'm having a wobbly day!
I love teaching kids yoga because
Kids are so creative and full of energy. I am constantly inspired by their courage to try new things.
Where I got my certification
Yoga Poser in Venice with additional training at Yoga Blend in Burbank

Ashley

Hometown
Woodland Hills, CA
I've been practicing yoga since
2006
I started practicing yoga because
I loved the way it made me feel inside and out!
Favorite yoga pose and why
Savasana because it is so rewarding and relaxing after a long asana practice.
I love teaching kids yoga because
They are so open-minded, creative and fun! They teach me new things about the world and remind me how to enjoy the small things in life.
Where I got my certification
Yogaworks

Neely

Hometown
Lincoln, Nebraska
I've been practicing yoga since
2002
I started practicing yoga because
The feeling I had when I walked away from my first class. I was amazed at how happy and relaxed I felt. That first class brought an amazing change into my life.
Favorite yoga pose and why
Dancer pose. It is a balance pose that stretches, strengthens, and clears and centers the mind.
I love teaching kids yoga because
The joy I see on their faces in yoga class and the way their eyes light up when they strike a pose. Those smiles are fun are contagious.
Where I got my certification
Omaha Yoga School in Omaha, Nebraska

Alex

Hometown
Key West, FL and Mount Desert Island, ME
I've been practicing yoga since
2007
I started practicing yoga because
I wanted to know myself and my body better.
Favorite yoga pose and why
Forearm balance (pincha mayurasana), because it is a great mix of strength, balance, and fun!
I like teaching kids yoga because
I feel that yoga helps kids recognize and celebrate all that they are capable of.
Where I got my certification
500-hour from Sunstone Yoga in Dallas, TX (2007) and 200-hour from Yoga Oasis in Tucson, AZ (2010)

Melissa

Hometown
Blue Point, NY
I've been practicing yoga since
2007
I started practicing yoga because
When I first began practicing it was purely for the physical workout. I soon realized that the benefits of my practice were much deeper than the physical. I found more balance in my mind and body, not only on the mat- but in life too!
Favorite yoga pose and why
Warrior III because it makes me feel strong, balanced, and free like I am a bird flying through the air!
I like teaching kids yoga because
They live in the moment and are completely present in all that they do. They remind me to worry less about the past and the future and to live in the moment.
Where I got my certification
Studio Surya, Venice

Luna

Hometown
San Francisco, CA and Urbana, Illinois
I've been practicing yoga since
2008
I started practicing yoga because
Yoga inspires me to be the best me I can be.
Favorite yoga pose and why
Downward facing dog- it requires a great deal of strength, flexibility, and awareness.
I like teaching kids yoga because
Children are constantly thinking outside the box and are always eager to learn.
Where I got my certification
YogaWorks (500 Hour)

Emily

Hometown
Santa Barbara, CA
I've been practicing yoga since
I was a kid!
I started practicing yoga because
My parents are yoga instructors and they thought it would be beneficial for me to start yoga at a young age. As a kid, I always wanted to be a part of their classes!
Favorite yoga pose and why
Tree pose. I love all balance poses, and this pose always keeps me feeling calm and centered.
I like teaching kids yoga because
Kids are so creative! I always try to incorporate their ideas in a yoga class.
Where I got my certification
Let It Go Yoga in Santa Barbara, CA