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.

Betsy Davis E-RYT, 500 YACEP, Bhakti Barn Yoga Director, Lauren Magarelli E-RYT, owner of BeBhakti Yoga Center in Beacon NY, and Vanessa Nassif E-RYT 500, YACEP (all former senior teachers at Laughing Lotus Yoga center in New York City) bring their love and passion for yoga to this teacher training as your primary guides. They will share with you 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. You will also have many exciting experts to challenge you along the path. Experts in Sanskrit, the Yoga Sutras, Ayurveda, Anatomy and more will share their beads of wisdom, creating a sacred mala connecting the ancient to the present.

The Yoga Alliance requirements have been 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. There will be reading assignments, written homework, mentor meetings, practice teaching sessions and required classes that are all part of the requirements to complete your 200 Hour Certification. (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 Teacher Training

  • Sept 12-13
  • Oct 3-4
  • Oct 17-18
  • Oct 31-Nov 1
  • Nov 14-15
  • Dec 5-6
  • Dec 19-20
  • Jan 9-10
  • Jan 23-24
  • Feb 6-7
  • Feb 20-21
  • Mar 6-7
  • Mar 20-21
  • Apr 10-11
  • Apr 17-18

The Curriculum Includes:


Sequencing of Poses

Teaching 101

Assisting of Asana

Intro to Sanskrit

The Yoga Sutras

Yamas & Niyamas


Mantras & Meditation






Prenatal Yoga

Restorative 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 1, 2019

$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 2019-2020 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

Betsy Davis

Lauren Magarelli

Lauren strives to live yoga off the mat as well as through her offerings as a teacher. As a dancer, Lauren finds her inspiration for her classes through her love of movement, the Earth and all that takes our breath away. Lauren leads a thoughtful and challenging class, diving deeper into the practice through peak poses and a sense of Lila, Divine play. Lauren bows down to her beloved teachers Dana, Jasmine and to her son Gavin. May we all stay on the path towards the Light and trust the Guru within; Tas my shri gurave namaha!

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®.

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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Are you ready to change your life forever?

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