Please allow me to introduce myself —I am a certified Children’s Yoga Teacher certified through Kidding Around Yoga (KAY). I am certified to teach yoga for children ages 0-14. I specialize in unique educational programs, specifically created to adapt and modify teaching the science of yoga for children, including those with special needs. I have been teaching yoga, mindfulness and meditation to children and teens in Anchorage Alaska since 2015.
Yoga, mindfulness, and meditation have been considered for a long time as a wonderful means of stress management. KAY uses a system based on the classical study of yoga and transforms it into an experience for children to both introduce them to yoga as well as inspire them to develop a practice and give them tools to take into adulthood.
I have been the International Kids Yoga Day Ambassador for the State of Alaska since it began in 2015. In April 2015, I lead over 200 students at Chinook Elementary through a series of fun yoga and breathing practices, and we even had a visit from the local news. In other years, I have celebrated with my club students at Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Science. I love sharing the fun Science of Yoga with our Alaskan children and when we locally participate in this event, we are part of thousands around the globe also practicing yoga with kids!
Kidding Around Yoga specializes in sharing yoga and meditation with school age children; however it is
adaptable to expand to children of all ages and abilities. We use our own music produced by our founder, Ms. Haris Lender, games, crafts, art projects, as well as other tools and activities to help children focus their minds and stretch and strengthen their bodies, all while having loads of fun.
Our children’s lives are so busy with school, sports, lessons, activities, friends, and family, (and maybe that spelling or math test), and life can become stressful for them as well. I have two children playing comp hockey, and one that participates in drama, singing, dance, and even competed in a pageant! My children all have benefited from yoga, mindfulness, and meditation and have been ambassadors for kids yoga since they were very little! They were even featured in an article for Anchorage’s Latitude 61 North Magazine.
State of Alaska DHSS interviewed me for the Play Every Day Blog on December 27, 2016: Please check out their article, which my favorite yoga recommendations for kids yoga websites, books, cards, and games at dhss.alaska.gov.
Please watch this video to get an idea of what my classes entail.
I would love to offer a Kidding Around Yoga with Dietrich at your school or other location. Please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or phone with your questions and requests. My rates begin at $10 per child (minimum of ten children) for a class, and discounts are available for larger groups, such as Anchorage School District, Girl Scout, and Cub Scout groups, especially if you are providing the space. (Space rental will add to the base price of class.) Classes can be extended to mini camps with mindful eating practice (snacks!) and/or arts and craft projects (be mindful makers!). After-school programs available on a semester basis. (Spring January-May, Summer June & July, Winter August-December).
Of course, I am always flexible with pricing, and grants are available. I offer one free Kidding Around Yoga class a month to a local business, class, or can provide a class or demo as a volunteer for your fund-raiser, health event, or local charity. For example, I can come to your event to teach and/or donate a gift certificate for future class pass for you to add to your silent auction or door prize! Let me know if you would like your group to be on the list for the 30-60 minute FREE class or Health Fair or Special Event.
Teaching Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation in my Kidding Around Yoga with Dietrich classes, clubs, and camps brings me so much joy and peace, and I would love to share this joy and peace with you!
Looking forward to hearing from you,