Teacher Training


Next Chicago session to be announced soon!

This program is designed to give students plenty of teaching experience with hands on adjustments!

Dean Farrell’s highly effective Yoga Teacher Trainings have been attended by some of the most popular and sought out teachers in the Midwest!  Learn how to teach in a confident, intelligent, fluid, and mindful manner.

With over 20 years of Mind-Body studies and experience combined, Dean will lead the Yoga Alliance registered 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training.

This comprehensive introduction to the art and science of yoga will teach you the fundamentals of yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy and physiology.  You will learn the benefits and function of asana, meditation, bandhas, and pranayama in order to teach others effectively.  In a friendly and supportive environment, you will learn how to sequence and structure transformational classes with your own teaching style and voice.

By the end of the course you will possess a firm foundation for teaching others, in addition to deepening your own yoga practice.

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Testimonials –

This is an excellent program, and I could not have asked for more. Dean has so much knowledge to share and does it in such a way that makes it meaningful and easy to absorb. As I can continue to grow my personal practice and teaching experience, I will always use him as a resource and guide along my journey. I am filled with gratitude having completed this experience. – Alecia C.

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of teacher training with Dean Farrell & Yoga Ward. Dean made every student feel comfortable from the moment we arrived. Dean’s teaching style and many many years of expertise were shared with the students, and you could see the growth in each of us as early as the second week of training. Personally I came to Yoga Ward’s teacher training because I have enjoyed and respected Dean and his teaching style for years. To be a part of his teacher training group was truly an honor. – Kristine D.

Yoga Ward teacher training is an exceptional program. Every minute of the program was purposefully planned and intentional. I left the program thoroughly prepared to teach. – Kara F.

Yoga Ward’s 200-hour Teacher Training Program and its lead instructor, Dean Farrell provided a comprehensive preparation for teaching Vinyasa Yoga. The breadth and depth of the material that was taught/shared was phenomenal! I am grateful for his care and his passion as he prepared us students to journey as teachers. – Scott E.

The Yoga Ward YTT program instructed by Dean Farrell, Milwaukee Wisconsin was very organized. Dean has a wealth of knowledge and experience, which was apparent in his teaching, instruction, and guidance. He was a great teacher and certainly has embedded that in us (students) as well. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is eager to become an RYT. – Reina T.

My training was a fantastic experience, I never knew when I signed up for the certification how much and how deep the knowledge was going to be. This has inspired me to keep on researching and wanting to learn more about yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, etc. I’m really pleased with my certification and willing to find more learning opportunities offered at Yoga Ward. – Veronica K.

Yoga Ward has given me the opportunity to grow as a yoga teacher and develop my own style of teaching skills. The environment is open and supportive, and with out a doubt the most attentive to each individual’s nature, allowing each student to be at their best and leave ready to teach their best. – Jenni G.

Dean’s teacher training program at Yoga Ward was a true blessing. I feel properly trained and prepared to teach vinyasa flow! – Hilary S.

I greatly appreciate how many hours of hands on training we received. Asana break down was extremely helpful. Each student had the opportunity to teach at least 7 community classes which was very helpful. We got to dive right in with teaching. At first it was nerve racking but with the support and guidance from Dean and our fellow teacher trainees it was the perfect atmosphere to grow into feeling confident leading classes. – Morgan L.

This was a very well-rounded and practical training program that emphasized building confidence as a yoga teacher through frequent experience with teaching. Dean was always willing to answer questions and adjust the pace or content of the class to address anything we wanted to discuss or practice further. He also provided extremely detailed written notes and commentary after each class we taught, and that helped me to improve since I could review his feedback before teaching again. Maybe the best thing about this program, though, was the way that Dean guided and encouraged us to find our own authentic voices and styles as teachers. We were able to learn from his expertise and then truly make that knowledge our own through practice. I am happy to have had Dean as a teacher and mentor. – Annette D.

Dean was flexible with training modules depending on the needs of the class as a whole. The program offered plenty of actual teaching sessions and constructive criticism. I feel I have a good fundamental understanding of the practice to continue my journey. – Ricardo M.

Curriculum –

Techniques – includes asana, alignment, sequencing and structure, pranayama, bandhas, mantras and meditation techniques.

Teaching Methodology – instructional technique, effective communications skills, demonstration, assisting, and the art of adjustments.  This section also includes the business aspects of being a yoga teacher.

Anatomy and Physiology – includes both physical and energy systems.

Philosophy, Ethics, and Lifestyle – study of yoga styles, yoga history, yoga sutras, Sanskrit terminology and an examination of what it means to lead a yogic life.

Practicum – includes student teaching, observation, and assisting.

Elective – 15 hours of student-directed, elective study.

Tuition: $2,950.00   

Enjoy the following discounts!
$200.00 discount if tuition is paid in full two weeks prior to training.
$300.00 discount if tuition is paid in full four weeks prior to training. 

Payment plans are available and will be subject to a $100.00 administrative fee.

Cash, checks, money orders, credit cards and debit cards are accepted.

To start the enrollment process, please complete the following:

1) Click the Buy Now link below to pay the $100.00 non-refundable application fee.




2) Email Dean@DeanFarrellYoga.com to request an application.
Enrollment materials will be sent to the student after acceptance into the program.

3) Email your completed application to Dean@DeanFarrellYoga.com

Applications will not be reviewed until the $100.00 non-refundable application fee has been paid online.

Students will be contacted within one business day for an interview with the program director.

Funding via crowd-sourcing – Some students may choose to look into a crowd-sourcing funding option such as www.gofundme.com or www.indiegogo.com and create a campaign that expresses how you will contribute to your community as a yoga teacher after graduation.  You should also connect with a cause that you are interested in so that people who support your campaign not only help you fulfill your dream to become a Yoga Teacher, but also have assurance that you will contribute your education and skills to make a difference for others.  Be sure to promote your campaign with social media!