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My name is Dietrich Petrov Johnson. I am a lifelong Alaskan, and a Dimond High and Alaska Pacific University Graduate. I teach Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness and I am a certified Kidding Around Yoga Teacher. I am near completion of the 200 RYT Insight Teacher Training Program through Yoga For Mental Health. I am certified to teach yoga for all ages, from babies to adults, including special populations. I specialize in unique educational programs such as “ACCESS-KAY”, which was created to adapt and modify teaching the science of yoga for children with special needs.


I have also studied Mindfulness Based Stress Response (MBSR), the Science of Ayurveda, and use of essential oils including “Symphony of Cells” oil application method. Symphony of the Cells™ was created as a method of helping people understand that the body needs to be balanced physically, emotionally and spiritually. Approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Symphony of the Cells™ outlines a hands-on massage/application technique for essential oils. The application of these 12 protocols is simple and effective. Massage/application of the Symphony of Cells technique is available by appointment with Dietrich Johnson at Open Space.

My family and I have all personally benefited so much from yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. We are all now ambassadors for kids and family yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practice. Our kids’ shared some insight on what they love about yoga in a fun article for Latitude 61 North Magazine: 

Yoga and meditation has been considered for a long time as a wonderful means of stress management. Kidding Around Yoga 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.