Children's Yoga Teacher Training

Grow with Yoga!

Grow with Yoga is a Registered Children’s Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of the 95 hour Children’s “Grow with Yoga” Teacher Training you can apply for the designation of Registered Children Yoga Teacher (RCYT-95) with Yoga Alliance after meeting their requirements. One of those requirements is to complete a 200-hour yoga teacher training.


This training specializes in working with children of all ages & abilities, including exceptional children.


The training is a comprehensive learning experience, in 5 Month program (one weekend per month) or Summer Intensive program.


It will provide practical & hands-on learning experiences, observation of Kids Yoga classes, and wisdom on how to provide an enriching experience for children of all abilities. All of this will be set in a collaborative learning community.


"This training provided me with invaluable skills for working with young children and developed my own awareness of myself as a teacher."
~Sophia, program graduate


Children’s “Grow with Yoga” Teacher Training at Black Mountain Yoga exceeds the Yoga Alliance’s standards for a 95 hour Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher certification. Our children’s teacher training covers the following content:

  • Childhood development (ages 2-15) & Learning styles
  • Yoga poses & breathing, yoga-based games & activities for children; mindfulness, visualization & relaxation techniques
  • Age appropriate lesson planning, teaching strategies, and group management skills
  • Yoga for the classroom; appropriate language for schools
  •  Anatomy & physiology of the growing child; proper alignment cues
  • Yoga precepts related to children
  •  Ethical language & behavior for parents, schools, and studios
  • Working with exceptional children of special needs; providing yoga therapy
  • The children yoga teacher’s relationship with parents/guardians & how to effectively communicate in this role
  • Starting a children’s yoga program

This training is beneficial to anyone who wants knowledge on how to teach yoga to children:


  • Parents
  • Caregivers
  • Teachers & School Specialists
  • Social Workers
  • Child Psychologists
  • Recreation Directors
  • Camp Counselors
  • Pediatricians
  • School & Family Counselors

No previous experience teaching yoga or working with children needed.



About Brandon
Directing & leading this program is Brandon Hudson, ERYT-200, RCYT, MAT, who is an experienced children’s yoga teacher.


Brandon holds a Master’s degree in Special Education, is a highly qualified educator, and has over 15 years’ experience working with children and children with special needs. Brandon has been studying and practicing yoga since 2000, while earning her B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Brandon also holds a Masters Degree in Special Education from Western Carolina University.


In 2014, she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher and yoga therapy certification through Black Mountain Yoga where she is now part of the teaching staff, and leads the robust children’s yoga programming.


"Brandon made each adult learner feel respected and heard in her kid’s yoga training. She not only encouraged me to challenge myself but also gave direct honest feedback as needed. The classes were a nice combination of verbal and hands on learning activities. I especially valued the feeling of community that Brandon fostered in her training."
~Emily, program graduate

"This training strengthened not only my own personal practice, but how to share that with children of any age, background, learning style, and self." Clare, program graduate