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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

Reviews and testimonials from students.

Take a Journey Into Yoga

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!"

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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?

  • Design and teach a safe and fun Hatha and Vinyasa yoga class
  • Teach people, not just posture in this student centered tradition
  • Learn anatomy, alignment, philosophy
  • Build your teaching skills and your personal practice
  • Gain teaching experience in a fully operational studio
  • Graduate confident and ready to teach
  • Receive your certification recognized by the Yoga Alliance*
  • Continue to pass on the legacy of teaching techniques
  • Take a Yoga journey that will transform yourself on and off the mat

Why have a Greeting and Theme?

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).

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200 Hour Training

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.

Enroll In Our Fall 200 Hour Teacher Training

Purchase the Serenity Bundle (without cards)

Purchase the Book Package for Teacher Training

500 Hour Training

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.Anatomy in Clay


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Reviews & Testimonials


By Ester Mairo RYT® 200
Feb 04, 2018

"I recommend Yoga Tree Plano. Toni Farris is extremely well prepared, experienced and able to teach in a safe way. I loved her teaching!"

By Liz Jones E-RYT® 200, RYT®500, YACEP®
Jan 29, 2018

"I had a wonderful experience and learned so much that is beneficial to me and to the people that I serve. Toni is an amazing teacher and I am so glad the Universe brought us together."

By: Lauren Byrd
Jan 09, 2018
"Toni Farris is the most knowledgeable instructor I have ever encountered. Her passion for yoga, the tradition of yoga, and the history of yoga took me to a level as a teacher and person that I did not expect. Safety is her number one concern and should be. Going through this program was life changing for me. I have now started the 500 hour program with Toni and look forward to bursting out of my box many more times."
By: Karina Marino
Oct 28, 2017
"I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone who really wants to learn. Tons of teaching practice opportunities, covers several styles from beginners and restorative to kids, totally round up program with throughout review of anatomy, body mechanics, postures, philosophy, name it, it's covered...and the program can be individually customized to make it fit your learning goals and schedule."

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Dear Toni,

With a little bit of delay, I am sending you a recommendation letter for Carson as her current Yoga Teacher. I am so excited for her and for the girls traveling from Wichita Falls to be trained by you and your crew.  You are the best teacher that I could have asked for and I am proud to call you my Guru.

I am confident you'll take great care of them as you did with me, and I wish you all the best with this new group of Yogi.

I love you! 




Interested in becoming a Yoga Tree instructor?

*** Registration open now ***

We are always looking to share your talents with our students. Our 200 Registered Teacher Training Program is designed to deepen your understanding of yoga and prepare you to share your love of this ancient science with others. 

Weekday Class

Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

New session begins September 2018.

Enroll In Our 200 Hour Teacher Training

Weekend Class

Classes meet two weekends a month, Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

New session begins April 2018

Enroll In Our 200 Hour Teacher Training


$300 Deposit
5 Monthly Payments of $500

For further information please contact Toni by sending an e-mail to

Registered Yoga School

500 hr RYT Certification

500 hour registered yoga teacher certifications are available through apprenticeship with the director.

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Yoga Tree Registered* Teacher Training

* Yoga Tree is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS).  This means that upon successful completion of our program, certification will be awarded that is honored by the yoga alliance.  Students may then register as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).  This designation is internationally recognized as the standard for Yoga Education and Instruction.