children’s teacher training

Grow with Yoga!

Children’s “Grow with Yoga” Teacher Training (RCYT, 95 hours) at Black Mountain Yoga provides practical hands-on learning for anyone interested in teaching yoga to children.

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

This comprehensive training in 5 weekend modules over 5 months provides practical & hands-on learning experiences, observation of live Kids Yoga classes, and wisdom on how to provide an enriching experience for children of all abilities.


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 & age-appropriate teaching skills
  • Yoga poses & breathing, yoga-based games & activities for children
  • Classroom management & lesson planning
  • Anatomy & physiology of the growing child
  • Yoga precepts related to children
  • Working with exceptional children of special needs
  • The yoga teacher’s relationship with parents/guardians
  • Starting a children’s yoga program

Required Reading: Students are responsible for purchasing and reading the books for each Module.  A complete reading list is provided upon acceptance into the 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 10 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.

She completed her 200 hour yoga certification through Black Mountain Yoga in 2014 were she is now part of the teaching staff & leads the robust children’s yoga programming. 

Brandon is a lifelong student, completing her ChildLight Yoga Children’s Instructor certification, Baby/Toddler training, and certification in Creative Relaxation®, a therapeutic yoga program for children with Autism and Special Needs.

2017 Program Details

2017 program dates: 

  • Feb 10-12
  • Mar 17-19
  • Apr 21-23
  • May 12-14
  • June 9-11

Weekend times:

  • Friday, 5-9:30pm
  • Saturday, 1-7pm
  • Sunday, 8:30am-3:30pm


To apply, submit the Children’s “Grow with Yoga” Teacher Training Application. The Program Director reviews applications and notifies students of their acceptance into the program.

Download Application

Completed applications should be submitted to any of the following:

Mail: Black Mountain Yoga –  Children’s Teacher Training

116 Montreat Rd

Black Mountain, NC 28711




Early Payment Tuition Plan ($1995)

$500 due within 10 days of acceptance into program

$1495 due 30 days PRIOR to first weekend module


Extended Payment Tuition Plan ($1995)

$500 due within 10 days of acceptance into program

$299 due on or before the start of each weekend module (5 payments) only through pre-authorized credit card or bank account auto drafts.

Cancellation: There are no refunds with the exception of verifiable medical emergency. If you do not complete the program, any outstanding tuition balance remains due and will be drafted accordingly. Unused tuition may be applied to a future teacher training or one held at an alternate Black Mountain Yoga location. Black Mountain Yoga reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. If this occurs, a full refund will be issued.


For more information, email or call 828-669-2939.

Grow your knowledge & impact a child’s life with the life-changing benefits of yoga. 

For us, yoga is more than a series of postures.

Black Mountain Yoga feels like my new home away from home. I am impressed with all of the teachers and staff. Thank you to Martia and Brad for providing such a beautiful pristine space. What a vision you have both manifested.

– Tanya

We are committed to YOU and your yoga & wellness experience. No matter your age or ability, we are YOUR yoga studio.




116 Montreat Road
Black Mountain, NC

(828) 669-2939