Kidding Around Yoga With Dietrich

Fun-filled kids yoga, meditation, and mindfulness for schools, events and more.


About Kidding Around Yoga


Every Kidding Around Yoga class offers a complete, age-appropriate Yoga practice including breathing instruction, relaxation techniques, stretching and strengthening poses, all using fun-filled music, games, and imagination. KAY’s secret is our playfulness, keeping your child motivated, excited, and moving. This is not your typical Yoga class. A KAY class gets children singing, dancing, skipping, marching, jogging, shaking, laughing, hopping, limbo-ing, and storytelling ALL while practicing Yoga to original KAY music.

Kidding Around Yoga classes are a unique opportunity to give your child skills that will provide a sense of balance, calm, and power for years to come.

For further information, check out KAY Global or contact me at Dietrich@kiddingaroundyoga.com. I can’t wait to share KAY with you and the little Yogis in your life!



About Dietrich

Watch this video to get an idea of what a Kidding Around Yoga with Dietrich classes entail: http://vimeo.com/89361456.

Dietrich is certified to teach yoga for children ages 0-12 and specializes in an unique educational program called “ACCESS-KAY”, which was specifically created to adapt and modify teaching the science of yoga for children with special needs.

Dietrich is a parent of children with special needs. She has years of personal experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety disorders, Dyslexia, Asthma, and many different types of mobility disorders, including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Dietrich and her family all have benefited from yoga, mindfulness, and meditation and are all now ambassadors for kids yoga programs.

To hear what Harlen, Lacey, and LilyJane had to share about why they love yoga, from feeling strong in a Warrior pose to wrapping up in a mat like a Sushi Roll, please read this local article for Latitude 61 North Magazine. https://www.adn.com/special-sections/61degnorth/2017/06/05/yoga-all-around/

In Alaska, we realize how important it is to Play Every Day! Kidding Around Yoga is a great way to Play Every Day!

 
Strike a pose: Yoga helps children with flexibility, relaxation and more

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​Kids today live in a busy world of school, homework, sports, and activities designed to keep them busy and nurture their growing minds and bodies. But doing nothing is important, too. Well, not really nothing, but taking time to relax the mind and body, stepping away from the pressures of the world, and learning to be still and calm are also important to healthy development.

Yoga can help children learn techniques for relaxation, frustration and anger management, and handling stress and anxiety. Physically, it also helps with flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness.

“Proper breathing is a great way to energize, learn concentration and reduce stress,” said Dietrich Johnson, a children’s yoga instructor in Anchorage.

“Standing poses build posture and strength. Balancing poses develop focus, strength, balance and poise. Difficult poses build self-esteem by teaching children that they can achieve what they set out to do all on their own. And relaxation poses reduce stress and teach kids how to focus.”

Pretending to be animals is a good way of introducing basic yoga poses, said Johnson.

For full article, please visit the Play Every Day Blog (December 27, 2016):  http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/PlayEveryDay/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=384

Kidding Around Yoga also teaches Family Yoga classes as well as a Mommy and Me Class.  Please contact Dietrich for any questions you may have. (907)339-YOGA

To learn more about Kidding Around Yoga and the certification program I attended, visit KAY Global.

 

Class Schedule

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Spring 2020 Class Schedule 

  • Mondays @ Open Space

  • 5:00pm to 5:45pm

  • Ages 3-10

  • Suggested Donation $15 each

  • Class open to public, no registration needed.

  • NOW AVAILABLE: Punchcards at Open Space $125 for 10 punches!

    • Purchase by phone at 907-243-OPEN

    • or Online at www.openspacealaska.com

    • Birthday Parties, Scout Programs, Camps, Parents Night Out, Inservice Camps, Family Yoga and other special events also available! Call or e-mail for more information. 907-339-9642.

 

THE FOLLOWING AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS ARE OPEN TO RILKE SCHULE STUDENTS ONLY AT THIS TIME:(Please contact by email at Dietrich@KiddingAroundYoga.com to arrange a program at your school, gym, studio, or daycare or to find out how to become a Kidding Around Yoga Instructor yourself!)

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday @ Rilke Schule 3:15pm to 4:15pm
    • Grades K-8th Kidding Around Yoga Club.
    • $120 (per day of week) per student for semester.  
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays @ Rilke Schule 4:15pm to 5:00pm
    • Grades K-8th Kidding Around Yoga Club.
    • $120 (per day of week) per student for semester. (late starting Wednesday class $70)
  • Fridays @ Rilke Schule 1:45pm to 3:15pm
      • Grades K-8th Kidding Around Yoga Club.
      • $160 per student for semester.
  • To enroll in Rilke Schule Clubs please go to http://rilkeschuleinc.org/clubs/

 

Birthday Parties

Want a fabulous birthday party experience for your child?

Contact me to go over location, pricing and all of the fun-filled details!

Girl Scouts

Greetings Alaska Scout Leaders!

  • I am a Certified Kidding Around Yoga, Mindfulness, and Mindfulness Instructor.

  • I am also Girl Scout of Alaska Troop Leader with a combined Daisy-Brownie-Junior Troop of 20 scouts! We are part of the Mid-Town Service Unit and our troop loves to do Kidding Around Yoga!

  • I would love the opportunity to help your scouts also learn about this ancient science that promotes health and well-being.

  • The Science of Yoga helps with concentration and teaches a healthy respect for ourselves, others, and nature. It also gives you the needed tools to deal with the stress of daily life.

  • As an added bonus, Kidding Around Yoga now offers a beautiful fun patch!

  • Kidding Around Yoga is stress management for children. While teaching the science of yoga, KAY provides a curriculum that is specifically designed to help children be active, learn to relax, improve focus, and have FUN in a non-competitive environment.

  • We do this through the use of cardiovascular conditioning, original songs, games, storytelling, and relaxation techniques. Kidding Around Yoga reaches children through the way they learn best—play!

  • I would love the opportunity to introduce the science of yoga to your troop(s)/den(s) and help them earn their Kidding Around Yoga Fun Patch! This class can be customized to meet your needs regarding theme, length, age group, as well as location. 

  • I look forward to hearing from your organization to schedule a class soon!

  • Contact Dietrich by phone/text at 907-339-YOGA (907-339-9642) or by email at Dietrich@kiddingaroundyoga.com to Schedule your Kidding Around Yoga class!

My Events

(PAST EVENTS)

HealthU 2019

https://www.facebook.com/akHealthU/videos/504687360308777/

FREE FAMILY EVENT: Come to The Dome on September 7th for a day full of healthy activities, games, clinics, sessions, entertainment, and more! Learn more at akHealthU.com

Kidding Around Yoga with Dietrich is so excited to participate in this all day event at The Dome!

Stop by our table to learn more about what Open Space and Kidding Around Yoga have to offer! Free demos throughout the day, times TBA!

Kinderlauf 2019 – (Hoping to return for Kinderlauf in APRIL 2020!)

https://www.rilkeschuleverein.com/

https://allevents.in/anchorage/kinderlauf-family-5k-run/200016842045447

 

Special Orders T-Shirts and More

  • Special Order T-Shirts and More!

  • Youth Size T-Shirts Now Available, with NEW GLITTER LOGO!

  • Plain White T-Shirt with new GLITTER Kidding Around Yoga logo $15

  • OR Tie-Dye Tee with new GLITTER Kidding Around Yoga logo $20

      • Customize with name for additional $5

      • Adult sizes available – $18 for White Logo T-Shirt, $23 for Tie-Dye T-Shirt (personalize for additional $5)

  • Choose from your favorite colors or “surprise me” options for your own custom shirt!

  • Complete order form (below) and email to Dietrich@KiddingAroundYoga.com

  • NEW! Special Orders for Maternity & Nursing Tanks/T-Shirts, and Baby Onesies! Contact for pricing. Here are some examples of recent products!

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Kidding Around Yoga Justice Information

 Company Justice Statement

We stand with you, our Black family. At Kidding Around Yoga, we are a worldwide multicultural community committed to bringing the teaching of yoga to children and families worldwide. Our aspirations have always been to treat all humans with dignity, respect and care. We recognize that aspirations and intentions are different from impact. Our good intentions have not diminished the impact of our lack of understanding. We acknowledge the harm experienced by Black people and people of color within our organization. We have been blind to the ways in which white supremacy culture has been at play within our materials, structures and communications. We are deeply humbled and saddened to start to realize the extent to which BIPOC have been harmed, undersupported, ignored, dismissed, asked to perform emotional labor for free, and otherwise not held in the ways we aspire to hold everyone. We appreciate those who continued to point out to us our blindspots, even when we failed to listen or honor the wisdom they were bringing. We apologize. We know it is not enough. We are committing to strengthening our anti-racist actions, to continue looking deeper into our structures and personal biases, and to make ongoing changes to embody the teachings of yoga.

This is a time to wake up, to speak up, to stand up. This is a time to fight for what is right and educate those who are still in the dark. Every Black life matters. We all recognize that these are not new issues, but this IS a new opportunity to be allies and agents of change, in large and small ways. Let us not hide from this challenge or wait for someone else to do the heavy lifting. We each have a voice and a responsibility to fight for a better, more just and peaceful world. Join us as we listen, as we learn, as we change, and as we do what we do best: share the ancient and powerful practice of yoga and meditation with children across the globe.

In addition to the ways in which KAY supports bringing yoga to all children, we specifically recognize and commit to the following:

► Our materials and content need to be reviewed and updated. Some existing content contains ideas or themes rooted in racist structures we are now becoming aware of. These have caused harm and discrimination, and we are committed to a thorough review and action steps. We will give updates as to our actions regarding these materials.

We also recognize that we have not fully understood what cultural appropriation of yoga looks like. We understand that, in certain instances, we have used yoga in a way that has diminished its roots and caused harm to the culture from which it arises. We are undergoing a deep review of our materials and marketing, in this light, and will give updates as to our actions as a result of this review.

We also recognize that asking our Black teachers to share what they are doing to guide themselves through these “trying times” was felt as insensitive by many teachers. It was not our intention to cause harm in this way, but we understand how this is emotional labor, and that teachers need to be compensated for this. We will compensate any teachers we call upon to support us in this process.

We acknowledge the lack of Black leadership within KAY, and are actively expanding the leadership team to include and elevate Black wisdom and voices. This week, we are delighted to welcome Shawandra Ford and Camelia Brown onto the leadership team. We will continue to expand our team in the coming weeks.

We are revamping our KAY4ALL training to include specific anti-racist training. We will make it mandatory and included for all trainees and trainers. Meanwhile, KAY Leadership is undergoing anti-racist trainings themselves, which will be ongoing.

We are in the process of allocating resources to support scholarships for BIPOC trainees, to fund classes in underserved communities, and to offer financial support to organizations upholding anti-racism and helping make yoga accessible and available to BIPOC families.

In order to move forward and accomplish the mandates listed above, we have created a Justice Task Force. The JTF will identify and implement the changes needed within KAY. The JTF consists of seasoned and new team leaders committed to serving to create an anti-racist culture within our organization.

We will be adding tasks to the list, as we grow and evolve in our understanding of what needs to be done. We hope you will join us in doing this work in your own lives.

We are open to feedback, but we understand that it is no one’s job but ours to look, to learn, to digest, and to take action. We stand by our commitment to become an anti-racist organization whose work uplifts, supports and learns from Black wisdom and leadership.

Please email info@kiddingaroundyoga.com if you wish to reach out to us in regard to this statement, whether it’s feedback, an offer to join our efforts, or you want to be kept up to date with these promises. 

Namaste,

Kidding Around Yoga