300 Hour RYS Yoga Teacher Training

Teacher Training

Bhakti Barn Yoga is proud to offer a 300 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training!

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New Jersey's Premier Yoga Teacher Training School!

Path of Peace - A Way Toward Awakening

Enrich your teaching and life with new ways of thinking, seeing, moving and communicating. We’ve assembled expert guides to feed your curiosity, challenge your capacities, and facilitate your expansion. This is a stellar program for illuminating the essential, deep, and subtle layers of yoga practice and teaching.

Elevate your teaching, and let your light shine!

Upon completion of our 300 Hour Training, you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance at the 500 Hour Level. Many of the individual program days can be taken separately for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits. If you are interested in any specific day programs, please contact Betsy for enrollment.

Prerequisite: Completion of a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Training, Application, Meeting and Demo Class with a Lead Trainer.

Topics Covered

Jyana & Bhakti: The Paths of Wisdom & Love, Energy & the Subtle Body, Embodied Anatomy & Movement, Intelligent & Inspired Sequencing, Ayurveda: The Science of Life, Adaptive Yoga

Expert Faculty

  • Betsy Davis
  • Vanessa Nassif
  • Chris Loebsack
  • Niika Quistgard
  • Stefanie Haberman
  • Tamara Tsoustsouris
  • Lisa Ferraro
  • Jen Guarnieri
  • Justin Ritchie
  • Matthew Grey
  • Caroline Calderone
  • Laksmi
  • Jenny Hoffman

Bhakti Barn 300 Hour Requirements

Experts - 189 hours

  • 12-4:30pm Saturday/Sunday
  • 21 weekends spanning September through June

Apprenticeship - 24 hours

  • Attend 9 mentor meetings (1.5 hours once a month)
  • Teach 5 classes and receive feedback

Classes - 57 hours

  • Attend 28 classes with any teacher at Bhakti Barn
  • Attend an additional 22 classes with Betsy, Vanessa or Tamara

Homework - 30 hours

  • Approximately 1.5 hours for each weekend we meet


  • Early Bird - if paid in full by August 1st: $4,4000
  • Paid in full by start of training: $4,800
  • Payment Plan including $600 deposit and 9 installments of $500: $5,100

2021-2022 300 Hour Schedule

Meets Sat/Sun 12-4:30pm

  • Sept 18, 19, 25, 26
  • Oct 9, 10, 23, 24
  • Nov 6, 7, 13, 14
  • Dec 4, 5, 11, 12
  • Jan 8, 9, 22, 23
  • Feb 5, 6. 12, 13, 26, 27
  • Mar 12, 13, 26, 27
  • Apr 9, 10, 23, 24, 30
  • May 1, 14, 15, 21, 22
  • Jun 4, 5, 11, 12

Application Process

  1. Fill out application - Click Link Below
  2. Send email to set up a demo class and meeting with a Lead Trainer.
  3. Upon acceptance, arrange deposit Payment to hold your spot in the training.
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300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Schedule with Details: 2020-2021

Schedule and faculty are subject to change.

You will have the opportunity to delve into the deep philosophical, spiritual and devotional underpinnings of your yoga practice. Your guides will invite you to:

  • Understand the rich history of yoga.
  • Explore the philosophy and practices of Vedic, Tantric and Bhakti traditions.
  • Ground yourself in an understanding of the ancient language of yoga, Sanskrit.
  • Dive deeper into the foundational Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the great spiritual texts the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads.
  • Delight in rich mythology and storytelling.
  • Joyfully learn to play the harmonium.
  • Experience ritual and devotional chanting as practices that can transport you and transform your teaching.

In this facet we will look at the science of “energy” and how esoteric yoga theory and the cutting edge of neurobiology are starting to say a lot of the same things. Join us to:

  • Discover the neuroscience and physiology of meditation.
  • Investigate what mindfulness is and practice myriad meditation techniques.
  • Study anatomy of breath and reimagine pranayama to free your vital life force.
  • Experience sound as the essence of the Universe in Nada Yoga.
  • Bathe in healing vibrations of singing bowls and the gong.

Transform your teaching with a deep dive into embodied anatomy and kinesiology. In this course you’re invited to learn experientially and shift paradigms. Explore movement patterns and uncover new movement choices as you investigate relationships, organization and efficiency. Through lecture, discussion, and embodied experience:

  • Understand the roles of bones and myofascial units.
  • Discriminate and integrate joint and muscle actions in yoga asana.
  • Learn to see and sense pathways through bones and myofascial meridians.
  • Reimagine asana through the prism of balanced joint space.
  • Gain insights into movement from embryology.
  • Clarify your teaching language.

Join us to cultivate your capabilities in creating inspired and intelligent sequences. Enhance your classes with purpose and nuance. Develop sequences that serve the practitioners, not the poses. Open up new possibilities in class architecture, from solid foundation to flowing transitions. Build confidence. Elevate your teaching. Through study, practice and teaching experience we will:

  • Cultivate inner play with creativity in warm ups and Surya Namaskar.
  • Skillfully build a class from foundation to peak and resolution.
  • Discover how transitions can determine destination.
  • Explore myofascial and bony pathways in sequencing.
  • View sequences through the prisms of chakras and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Understand and organize around anatomical movements and principles.
  • Approach teaching as a practice.

Delve into Ayurveda, the “Knowledge of Life.” This ancient sister science of yoga imparts an understanding of the qualities of Nature, how they impact us and are us. Utilize this understanding in guiding your students to find balance and renewal.

  • Understand the basics of balance by bringing opposing qualities together in active harmony.
  • Apply ancient lifestyle wisdom and everyday rituals to dance through life.
  • Learn Vedic psychology to identify the qualities of your thoughts and emotions, and how to balance excesses when needed.
  • Spend a day in the kitchen, enriching your palate through the six tastes.
  • Explore the qualities of each stage of life, map out where you are in your own life, and look ahead toward what you’d like to experience in the years ahead.
  • Consider sensory input in responsive design of your yoga classes.

An adept teacher adapts a yoga practice to the student. Broaden and deepen your skill set in serving diverse individuals and communities through our Adaptive Yoga Facet. Learn to:

  • Facilitate a Gentle practice that can accommodate a range of abilities.
  • Sculpt your teaching into an Accessible offering, even for those in a chair or bed.
  • Expand your teaching tool kit through variations of poses and the use of props.
  • Deepen your experience of Restorative Yoga and help your students cope with chronic stress.
  • Learn the tools to teach yoga virtually and build a digital platform.
  • Hone your language skills, and create an inclusive environment.
  • Customize your teaching to the individual, and discover the power of a personalized practice.

Click here for our Live Streaming Virtual Class Guide