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!
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.
Cost: $105 first 6 to register / $130, 7+ Drop in Rate $20 per child or $35 for two children. (Series can be prorated for amount of classes remaining.)
Private Classes and Family Classes available upon request.