A Devotional Journey 200 Hour RYS

Teacher Training

Bhakti Barn Yoga is proud to offer a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training!

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New Jersey's Premier Yoga Teacher Training School!

Path of Peace - A Devotional Journey 200 Hour RYS

Please join us for this transformative adventure as you take your practice to the next level and change your world!

Bhakti Barn Yoga is a Vibrant Vinyasa Yoga Studio. Our teacher training focuses on how each new teacher can find their own unique voice, infusing breath, alignment and sequencing to create an Intelligent, Informed, Spirited and Fun approach to yoga.

Our esteemed faculty will share their knowledge and insight as they encourage you to deepen your practice, foster your creativity, and discover the tools to share this sacred practice with others. Experts in Sanskrit, the Yoga Sutras, Ayurveda, Anatomy and more will offer their beads of wisdom, creating a sacred mala connecting the ancient to the present.

The Yoga Alliance requirements are carefully crafted into our calendar. Due to this and the unique nature of each individual meeting, you must commit to being at each of these sessions in order to graduate and receive your diploma. Additional requirements include reading assignments, written homework, mentor meetings, practice teaching sessions, and classes (schedule subject to change).

We hope you join us for an experience of Union and Liberation through this deep immersion into yoga.

2020-2021 Fall to Spring Weekend Schedule

Saturday/Sunday 10am-4pm

  • Sept 12-13
  • Oct 3-4
  • Oct 17-18
  • Oct 31-Nov 1
  • Nov 14-15
  • Dec 5-6
  • Dec 12-13
  • Jan 9-10
  • Jan 23-24
  • Feb 6-7
  • Feb 20-21
  • Mar 6-7
  • Mar 13-14
  • Mar 20-21

2021 Winter to Spring Weekday Schedule

Monday/Wednesday 11:30am-3:30pm

  • Jan 11, 13
  • Jan 25, 27
  • Feb 1, 3
  • Feb 8, 10
  • Feb 22, 24
  • Mar 1, 3
  • Mar 8, 10
  • Mar 22, 24
  • Apr 5, 7
  • Apr 19, 21
  • Apr 26, 28
  • May 3, 5
  • May 17, 19
  • May 24, 26

The Curriculum Includes:

Asana

Sequencing

Teaching 101

Assisting

Intro to Sanskrit

The Yoga Sutras

Yamas & Niyamas

Pranayama

Mantras & Meditation

Anatomy

Alignment

Ayurveda

Kundalini

Chakras

Prenatal Yoga

Restorative Yoga

Adaptive Yoga

The Business of Yoga

Bhavagad Gita

Program Investment

A $25 application fee is due upon receipt of application.

A $600 non-refundable deposit is required within 2 weeks of acceptance into the program.

$3200 - Early Bird - payment in full by August 1st

$3400 - Regular Pricing - if paid in full by the start of training

$3600 if paid in 6, $600 installments (with a signed auto-pay contract)

We are now accepting applications for the Fall to Spring 2020-2021 session.

*Your tuition includes unlimited classes at Bhakti Barn while the course is in session*

Your Guides

Betsy Davis

Betsy Davis

Betsy Davis is the founder/co-owner and principal teacher of Bhakti Barn Yoga in Millburn, and Glen Ridge New Jersey, which are vibrant havens for yogis for the past 9 years. Betsy has been teaching yoga for 19 years and practicing yoga for over 20 years. Betsy began her yoga studies with Dana Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi of Laughing Lotus NYC and was a senior teacher at Laughing Lotus NYC for 12 years.

Betsy’s teachings offer an experience of yoga that includes mudra, mantra, pranayama, asana, and yoga philosophy that is infused with a mind-full awareness of alignment. She incorporates music and poetry for a transformative and uplifting experience. Her classes are filled with creative and playful movement, which acts as a bridge to deeper union with the self and the moment, on the path to liberation.

Betsy is also a painter and ran a decorative painting business and set painting/backdrop business out of New York City for 25 years! You can see her handy work at the studio through murals and decorative gold-leaf borders

Vanessa Nassif

Vanessa Nassif

In her role as Bhakti Barn’s Co-Director of Education, Vanessa helps to shape Bhakti’s esteemed teacher training. Vanessa’s approach is rooted in embodied anatomy, adaptability, breath-centered movement, and functional alignment. She specializes in educating teachers and individualized yoga. She’s grateful to her teachers: Amy Matthews, Leslie Kaminoff, Dana Flynn, Jasmine Tarkeshi, Sat Jivan Kaur, Sat Jivan Singh, and Judith Hanson Lasater. Vanessa’s own yoga journey began in 2003 when, on the eve of her NYU directorial debut, she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Yoga empowered her to play a role in her own healing process. Since returning to health, she’s dedicated herself to educating others and supporting her students’ empowerment through the practice of yoga and meditation. She holds a BFA in Theatre from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Certifications include Yoga Alliance RYT® 500 YACEP, Kundalini Research Institute, and Relax & Renew®.

Jenny Hoffman

Jenny Hoffman

Jenny teaches an alignment based flow class that keeps the student connected with their breath to help facilitate strength, balance and calm in body and mind. Her classes offer modifications of postures for students who are working with injuries. Jenny believes yoga is therapeutic practice that is accessible to everyone regardless of age, strength or flexibility. She received her 200 hour teacher training at Bhakti Barn Yoga in 2014. She received a 50 hour advanced training with Rodney and Colleen Yee at Yoga Shanti in 2017. Jenny participates in annual workshops with Jason Crandall who she considers one of her main teachers to date and most recently completed a 30 hour teacher training on injury prevention in yoga practice in August of 2018. She is currently completing her 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training with her beloved teachers at Bhakti Barn.

”Let your practice be a moving meditation on the mat that creates joy and balance both physically and mentally off the mat”

You can learn more about Jenny at www.jennyhoffmanyoga.com

Jenny Hoffman

Tamara Tsoutsouris

Tamara Tsoutsouris (E-RYT500), completed her 200-hour teacher training at Bhakti Barn Yoga with Betsy Davis and Lauren Magarelli, and her 300 hour advanced training under Betsy Davis and Vanessa Nassif.

She continued her training with Dynamic Gentle Yoga guru Rudy Pierce, and has taken Coaching for your Breathing Body with Leslie Kaminoff. Tamara is also certified in 1st degree Reiki. In addition to teaching Fundamentals of yoga and Vinyasa yoga, she also teaches Chair yoga for seniors, Gentle yoga, and preschool yoga. Tamara also leads workshops on Pranayama, Yogic breathwork. She is a professional classical singer, and brings a deep awareness of the importance of the breath to her teaching and her practice.

"I came to yoga, like so many, for the physical benefits- strength, flexibility, general well-being. What I found was so much more- a way of seeing myself and the world more clearly, a way to calm and still my mind. Yoga has helped me link mind, body, and spirit, using the breath. It provides a system for clearing space- both in the body and in the mind.

I am forever grateful to Betsy Davis (Betsy-ma!) for her generosity and for creating a loving home in Bhakti Barn.

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What some recent graduates have to say

The education and inspiration that I was blessed with at Bhakti Barn under the loving guide of Betsy Davis, RYT was truly beyond measure. Bhakti Barn is an elite yoga school. The guest teachers were the best in the field, devoted to their honed in craft and were easy to be with and full of knowledge. Betsy was available for anything… any inquiry, any issue, or even just a hug, throughout the entire training, and continues to be a source of friendship and light. Bhakti Barn remains a grounding space, a sacred space, to expand my yoga practice and my inner light. Eternally grateful for the experience. Highly recommend!

- Tara G

The training I received at The Bhakti Barn was amazing. All of the classes are taken seriously and have with them an atmosphere of genuine care and devotion. The camaraderie between myself and fellow classmates was more of a family than a group of strangers seeking out on their own separate quests. And that environment was created and nurtured by Betsy and her incredibly talented staff. I'm ready now more than ever to take my practice to the next level and I have everyone at The Bhakti Barn to thank for that. XO

- Justin K

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We hope you join us for this experience of union and liberation
through this deep immersion into yoga.

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