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 . I can’t wait to share KAY with you and the little Yogis in your life!

About Dietrich

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.

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


​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):

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

Kidding Around Yoga with Dietrich

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Summer 2019 Class Schedule 

Mondays @ Open Space 4:00pm to 4:45pm – Ages 6-10

Mondays @ Open Space 5:00pm to 5:45pm – Ages 3-6 

Fridays @ Open Space 9:30am to 10:15am –  Ages 10 & up (including teens/young adults)



(Minimum donation is $10 per person)

Kidding Around Yoga with Dietrich will be leading a Yoga Warm-up for Rilke Schule’s Kinderlauf Fundraising Race on April 27th!

Please join us for the inaugural fundraising race to support Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Sciences. We encourage families to join us in a heart healthy trot through the Alaska Pacific University trails system. 
There is a 2K, stroller friendly route and a 5K option for those who want to get their heart rate up. Every runner gets a free Rilke tote bag. You get to choose between a kid size or an adult size bag. 
Lace up your sneakers and we’ll see you there!
For more information, visit their registration website at

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

Hello local Scouts and neighborhood leaders!

I would love the opportunity to introduce the Science of Yoga to your troop/den and help them earn a Yoga Fun Patch.

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. I will offer a class customized for your troop level, which can include a special scout story, meditation techniques, games, activities, and much more!

I teach all troop/den levels and can even do a private sessions as well.

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


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