smart girls do yoga: awesome 9-year-old talks yoga with amy poehler

The nonagenarian yoga teachers have been getting a lot of attention lately (although there’s some debate about just exactly who holds the “World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher” title), and rightfully so. But let’s not forget that the future of yoga depends on the young ones.

Actress and comedian Amy Poehler hosts an awesome web series called Smart Girls at the Party (best name ever), a show that celebrates girls who are changing the world by being themselves. Among the amazing girl rockbands, editors, dancers and feminists featured on the show is Anna, a 9-year-old inventor, philosopher, humanitarian, gravity-defying chocolate lover, and yogini.

Serious and thoughtful Anna tells Poehler how yoga keeps her balanced and relaxed, and then she goes through a few yoga moves. The episode ends, like every episode, with a dance party. This might just be my most favourite thing in the world right now.


  1. I am so happy you posted this I could cry! Something I can show my 5 year old and not have to edit. I am lining these up one by one and showing my daughter. Thank you!

    • YES! the whole smart girls youtube channel is amazing. i love amy poehler talking about body image. and the girls! so great!

  2. This video is amazing! Most important questions for last…
    Great to see a young person so in tune with their body and mind. Truly beautiful and funny.

  3. LOVE it! Anna is an omazing smart girl – 9 years old and totally rocking out the adjustments. And the ‘Smart Girls’ chant – perfect! I pick butterflies. Definitely sharing.