Natural Youthful Spirit ....Amy MacConnell teaches Club Yoga for Kids in my first grade class every Thursday. Amy is patient, kind and playful with the students. The children show respect for her and follow her directions well. Amy guides them through breathing exercises, yoga poses and involves the kids in yoga games weekly. I highly recommend Amy MacConnell as a children's yoga instructor. She has a natural youthful spirit and she has a lot to offer her up and coming youthful yoga students.

Mrs. Lubow
First Grade Teacher
Pt. Vicente Elementary School
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

So Lucky ....We were so lucky to have Teacher Amy as our Yoga teacher this past summer! All of the children went home showing their poses to their parents and practicing them in the classroom. We are working with Amy to develop a Mommy and Baby Yoga class, along with a Mom only group. We are happy to have her as an important member of our staff.

Shelly Shapiro
Preschool Director
Congregation Ner Tamid Preschool

Kids just loved it ....Teacher Amy taught Yoga here in the spring and summer. The kids just loved it and looked forward to Yoga every Wednesday with Amy. In fact some of them called it Yoda and would demonstrate the various Yoga positions they learned. We love Amy's energy and enthusiasm.

Judy Hill
Preschool Director
Marymount College
Palos Verdes, CA

Dear Amy ....Thank you so much for bringing "calmness" into my home, and for your neverending patience with my little ones. We will miss you so much! Take Care,

Char Satia

"I took Smiling Monkey Yoga teacher training and started teaching kids yoga directly afterwards. Amy is an incredibly joyful person by nature and I feel that this is a huge part in finding a good teacher to emulate. She gave me all the tools and clarity I needed to confidently start holding my own classes. Helping children realize that they are perfect exactly how they are and providing them with the tools to center themselves when they feel off makes my heart sing. This is how we create peace on Earth. Thank you Amy for encouraging more people to share this practice of yoga to children! Love You!"

Jessi Moon Condor
Yoga Teacher

"Amy and Patrice are outstanding teachers and the Smiling Monkey Yoga teacher training program has taught me how accessible yoga can be made for children of all ages."

Robert Donohue
Yoga Teacher

Partial List of Clients:

  • Brighter Beginnings – Lomita, CA
  • Miraleste Middle School - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Safe Haven Trail Blazers - Los Angeles, CA
  • Marymount Pre School - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Pt. Vicente Elementary School - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Rolling Hills Prep - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Chabad of South Bay – Lomita, CA
  • Pacific Montessori – Lomita, CA
  • Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay
  • Whole Foods - El Segundo, CA
  • GAP Gang After School Prevention Program
  • Equinox - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • The House of Hope - San Pedro, CA
  • Rainbow Services - San Pedro, CA
  • Adventure Plex - Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Mount Olive Pre School - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • YMCA – Torrance, CA
  • The Children's Place – Torrance, CA
  • Carden Dominion - Redondo Beach, CA
  • Miraleste Early Learning Academy - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA