Toni has a reputation for honesty and kindness in her practice of sharing the benefits of yoga with others. She is honored to share her insight and experiences with students committed to expanding the practice of yoga.
"I cannot stress enough that I feel completely over-prepared to begin teaching yoga after taking this training program. I came away with more knowledge than I ever could imagine and I cannot wait to continue training here!" Graduate Carson Killingsworth, September 06, 2017
Join Toni Farris at Yoga Tree in the Downtown Plano Arts District for a journey to a greater understanding of your yoga practice. She welcomes all students from all styles and traditions.
Debralee writes "Amazing! The energy in this studio is awesome. You can't go wrong with any of the instructors graduated by Yoga Tree RYS. I just finished my week with Dee Dee who gave a challenging Vinyasa ll class. My favorite instructors are: Toni, Dee Dee, Star, Emily and Monica. Thank you!"
Toni continues to the legacy of teaching techniques from yoga masters she has trained with over the past 12 years. Become a yoga teacher by studying these teaching techniques with the intention of sharing them with others. You will learn the business of yoga, anatomy, teaching methodology, and the ethics and history of the Yoga tradition.
We are a 200 and 500 hour Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance*. This means that our curriculum has been approved and registered with the Yoga Alliance*, an internationally recognized governing body of yoga instructors. We are honored to have achieved this accreditation and strive to uphold the highest standards in our programs. Teacher training students receive vigorous instruction and training on a variety of topics that produces competent teachers qualified to teach at studios and fitness facilities across the country.
Why Yoga Tree?
Toni instructs how and why you open your yoga class when teaching with a greeting and theme.
Students learn the skills in order to properly align poses. This example shows shoulders too far forward in downward dog (image on left). Toni teaches by showing and doing how to properly align a someone in a pose (image on right).
Our 200 hour teacher training sessions are divided into 10 modules that can be completed in 5 months.
Students can choose a fall program that meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The weekday program starts each September and lasts 5 months. This option is perfect for students with school age children or participants that are prefer to break the material up into short absorbable blocks.
We offer a weekend teacher training option that meets two weekends a month from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday and Sunday and begins each April. This program is perfect for students that work during the week and would like to cover the material during the weekends. This program instruction can be completed in 5 months.
Our 500 hour training program is modular and is personally designed for each student based on his or her previous experience and goals. The program includes workshops, classroom sessions, directed personal study/practice and private instruction with the director, Toni Farris, ERYT500. It is offered every two years for students that are engaged in furthering their study.
This program includes 95 hour CRYT certification, 25 hour Restorative Yoga certification, Energy Body Anatomy advanced study, Yoga Sutra advanced study, Sequencing and Effective Language, Anatomy in Clay.