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200 Hour
Teacher Training Course

Living the Art of Yoga

Teacher Training 

Why Body Art?

The 2019/2020 Body Art Teacher Training will be creator, and curator Michelle Dawson’s 13th annual, 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. After successfully completing a dozen teacher trainings and transforming hundreds of students into meaningful teachers, Michelle is merging the perfected parts of her unique Teaching Program with a an improved concept toward delivering the most highly informative education to date. Having completely revamped a collectively outdated Yoga model The Body Art Barn’s 2019/2020 Living The Art of Yoga Teacher Training plans to be the pioneer of a very healing, nourishing, and extremely unique learning experience that will deliver a more grounded, holistic approach to receiving and transferring the sacred wisdom of Yoga. As part of the newly improved syllabus, The Body Art Barn’s 200 hour training will include individualized somatic and energy healing sessions from Master of Chinese Medicine and Accupuncture, Pipper Armel. Also on staff will be the brilliant holder of sacred space, Psychotherapist and trauma informed Yoga teacher Sarah Jean White. We firmly believe that in order for the transference of Yoga to occur, a deep healing on the individual level of each practitioner needs to occur. 

What to Expect..

Plan to deepen your Yoga practice and utilize down to earth wisdom to broaden your understanding and articulation of this ancient science. When a student of Yoga understands and lives the art of Yoga, they learn to lead by example and therefore, becomes the teacher.

Commit to an 8 month course that meets for three consecutive days/modules once a month.Learn a creative teaching methodology that includes Pranayama, Asana, Sanskrit, and Scripture. The Body Art Barn Yoga Teacher Training will certainly be one of the most transformative experiences of your life. Program is from November through May. Dates are highlighted below.




200 hr
Yoga Teacher Training Certification

Enlisting in a Yoga Teacher Training is a big commitment and will certainly ignite a passionate flame that promises to spark and inspire spiritual transformation. Presented by a Yogi visionary, artist, avid practitioner, & passionate teacher, Michelle Dawson. Michelle Dawson is the owner and operator of The Body Art Barn. Her understanding of the deep and ancient philosophy of Yoga translates in a charming and modern way; she brings to each class and passion and grace. She is an Ananda Ashram certified teacher.

The course combines the ancient wisdom of Yoga with a modern flair that incorporates music, art, and down-to-earth philosophy. The Body Art Barn Teacher Training  will provide students with a 200 hour certification. The Body Art Barn and all of the guest presenters are very excited to take this journey with you.

In this course you will explore the following:
Finding your Authentic Voice, Alignment, Use of Props, Art of Observation & Demonstration, Meditation, Sequencing, Choosing, Music & Sequencing, Anatomy as it relates to Yoga, Practice Teaching in a safe and supportive environment with gentle constructive feedback, Creating Inspirational Themes, Business & Ethics of Yoga, Direct experience of Aerial Yoga as it pertains to Yoga Asana & Life coaching and life empowerment plan

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Interested in the Training? Come grab a few answers to pertinent questions such as payment plans, important dates, required reading, hours, class requirements, and most importantly, answer the question as to whether or not this is the right program for you! If you have already committed to the training, payment deposits can be dropped off on either night!

Information Sessions

Tuesday, September 10th, from 6-7pm
Saturday, September 14th from 11am-12pm
Tuesday, October 1st, from 6- 7pm
Saturday, October 5th, from 11am-12pm
Tuesday, October 22nd from 6-7pm

Training Dates

November 8th-10th, 2019
December 6th–8th, 2019
January 10th–12th, 2020
February 7th-9th, 2020
March 6th-8th, 2020
April 3rd–5th, 2020
May 8th-10th, 2020
May 29th-31st, 2020


Fridays 5:30pm-9:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00am-3:00 pm
Sundays 7:00am-2:00 pm

Additional Requirements

You are also required to participate in 20 hours of Karma Yoga, and commit to taking class with Michelle on Tuesdays at 7:00pm or Saturdays at 9:00 am for the duration of the Teacher Training.

*Waldorf is a humanistic approach to the discipline that deals with the theory and practice of how best to teach. It is based on the educational philosophy of the Australian philosopher Rudolf Steiner and emphasizes the role of imagination in learning, striving to integrate holistically the intellectual, practical, and artistic development of the students. The overarching goal of this form of education it to develop free, morally responsible, and integrated individuals equipped with a high degree of social competence. The focus is always on developing creative expression and empathetic understanding.

Adhering closely to a strict code of ethics established at The Body Art Barn , Michelle Dawson has formatted an inclusive program that borrows from Steiner pedagogy. Believing that the path to teach Yoga is inspired by the pursuit to learn Yoga, Michelle Dawson’s program is one that launches the student directly into the experience of Yoga. Upon completion of the training, each practitioner will cast into existence, their own unique articulation of Yoga.

Required Reading Material
Light on Yoga ~BKS Iyengar, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali ~Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, Bhagavad Gita ( many copies avail to choose from ), Siddhartha ~Hermann Hesse, Wheels of Life ~Anodea Judith, Way of the Peaceful Warrior ~Dan Millman, Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul ~Sharon Gannon & David Life & Other suggested reading lists will be announced.

Let’s Get To Work

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Payment Plans are available.

Contact Michelle Dawson at for more information.
Feel free to email us with any questions or concerns and remember, taking a teacher training has less to do with becoming a Yoga Teacher and more to do with living your Yoga. We want to grow with you.
*No refunds upon making first deposit