Not only is Natalie Asatryan a 16-year-old certified yoga teacher, she is also a philanthropist, artist, and public speaker. Throughout the past few years, Natalie has become nationally and internationally acclaimed for her commitments and contributions to society. Natalie has been featured on several television shows, magazines, and podcasts for her yoga and philanthropic accomplishments such as “The TODAY Show,” “FOX 11 – Good Day LA,” “KTLA 5 – Morning News” “NBC 4 – California LIVE,” “Stay Tuned with Savannah Sellers” on Snapchat, “Good Morning LaLa Land,” Forbes, LA YOGA Magazine, Aware Now Magazine, and many others. Additionally, Natalie was the two-time recipient of the Global Youth Award by Round Table Global in 2018 for “Education Innovation” and 2019 for “Empowering Everyone” and co-hosted the awards show in 2019 and 2020.
Multi-talented and articulate, Natalie combines her creative passions to inspire a new paradigm of intellectually active, spiritual children and teenagers. She’s using the power of yoga and mindfulness to create positive change in the world.
Natalie proves there is no age limit for pursuing your dreams and using your gifts to make the world a better place. She is often quoted saying “There is no age limit for changing the world.” Natalie developed a passion for yoga at the young age of 5, and within a few years of practicing 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 a reality; 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-hour curriculum with several adults. At only 12 years old, Natalie became a certified yoga instructor. She is also a member of Yoga Alliance. Natalie has a deep appreciation for the ancient wisdom of yoga and is a yoga student for life. Natalie values giving back to underserved communities. She is passionate about education and works with organizations that support children and getting their basic needs met. She teaches donation-based yoga classes, and all of the proceeds from her classes go to various charities. She has raised thousands of dollars to support the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF), American Red Cross, Red Nose Day, and the Unstoppable Foundation. 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 turned her 15th birthday party into a fundraiser and donated the proceeds to the Unstoppable Foundation and she used her 16th birthday to raise funds for Children of Armenia Fund (COAF). She hopes to travel to Armenia and teach yoga at the organization’s Smart Center that helps educate many young children in need. Natalie also enjoys acting, dancing, and singing and has performed on stage as well as on camera. In addition to sharing her love for yoga, giving back to various charities, and being an artist, Natalie is also a public speaker. She is passionate about empowering young people to use their unique gifts and talents to help others. Natalie’s motto in life is simple: work hard, have fun and make a difference.
Natalie is a philanthropist at heart. She teaches donation-based yoga classes and all of the proceeds from her classes go to various charities. She has raised thousands of dollars to support the following organizations:
In addition to raising money for the Red Cross Natalie has taught classes to Red Cross Volunteers.
Natalie turned her 15th birthday party into a fundraiser and donated the proceeds to Unstoppable Foundation and she used her 16th birthday to raise funds for the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF).
Natalie has been drawing since she could hold a pencil and performing since she could stand. She has always been an artist and has recently shifted more towards performance arts rather than visual arts.
She has been in many musical theater productions such as “Bonnie and Clyde,” “Peter Pan,” and her personal favorite, Ethel Toffelmier in “The Music Man.” She has also recently participated in several school films, including those written and produced by students, and has found that she enjoys acting on camera as well and is looking forward to doing more.
She has been in theater classes and a dance company for years and is also taking voice lessons to hone her artistic talents.
Natalie was the star of the YOGAthletica Teacher Training Intensive. Think you can handle 14 hour consecutive 12-hour days? This 12-year-old phenom did. And she handled it like a pro. Every day in every way, Natalie slayed! Smart as a whip, cute as a button, strong as a Natalie. I am in awe of this child and the amazing places she will go!
Armenia’s unbreakable spirit lives on in our youth. Pushing through many rejections, Natalie Asatryan became the youngest female certified yoga instructor in America at the age off 12. The future is bright for young Armenians, especially those who dare to dream.
Natalie is such a hard worker. I am so glad she is my friend and now my yoga teacher.
I think it is amazing that Natalie at 12 can teach a yoga class and command a room and it is even better that she is able to do all this and make a difference. Her donation based classes help the Red Cross, the Unstoppable Foundation and other organizations. It is really, really inspiring. It shows that no matter how old you are there is something you can do. Her passion is contagious.
It’s amazing how she is always thinking about people in need and is using yoga to help so many people.
This 12 year old is changing the conversation that 12 year olds are having. She is empowering children her age to have a different conversation. She is empowering her peers to know that they too can make a difference.
She makes us laugh and her classes are always a joyful experience.
It was so cool to see someone so young teaching yoga and being in charge of a class that included adults. It was really cool watching her do that.
I was really surprised at how spiritual a 12-year-old can make a class like that be. The maturity is just incredible. Her humor and lightheartedness made it even more fun than a normal yoga class.
“Natalie is a bright visionary that truly gives us hope for our future generations of young conscious beings. Mindful, young adults like Natalie can make our future a more peaceful paradigm! It was truly a treasured moment in time filming with Natalie.”