200-Hour Tantra Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

A Teacher Training that’s not just for teachers

Purpose and Tradition

Our goal is to help you find the inner teacher and radiant personality that are uniquely yours. Our course is inspiring, uplifting, fun and follows the true purpose of this heart-opening work – to give you the tools to live your happiest life possible, be of service and help shape a society based in love and compassion. We are so very proud of our program, now entering its ninth year. It is truly an in-depth master teaching that can transform you and your knowledge of this healing art. Not just about the asanas, we delve into philosophy and spirituality and yoga therapy. Any level can benefit, from gentle to advanced. Based in the tradition of Para Yoga and the teachings of Rod Stryker and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, with influences from Mukunda Stiles, Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffmann and more, our training is comprehensive, thorough and of the highest standard. We offer a smaller, intimate setting, and each candidate receives generous amounts of attention from, and spends valuable time with, the teachers. We would truly love to guide you on a journey of a lifetime.

Led by René Quenell

René Quenell is an E-RYT 500, Para Yoga Certified Level III, IAYT-certified Structural Yoga Therapist,Certified Four Desires Trainer, Director of Certification for Para Yoga, and Owner and Founder of Yoga Madre. With more than 20 years of practice and 16 years of teaching experience, René has a wealth of knowledge to share in the classical yoga tradition, Tantra, Ayurveda, and the healing arts, as well as the business of yoga. René embodies the teachings of yoga through her dedicated practice and mentorship of countless yoga teachers and practitioners. Skillfully, René guides students beyond the physical and toward deep inner awareness and specializes in advanced practices of meditation, pranayama, and kriya. She was initiated into the Sri Vidya tradition by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD. She continues to study with him at the Himalayan Institute as well as with her teachers Yogarupa Rod Stryker and Sally Kempton. René also studies at the California College of Ayurveda.


Additional Faculty

Assistant teachers include Christina Torres, RYT 500, and anatomy specialist Kitty Morse, RYT 500.

Why a Teacher Training? With Yoga Madre?

  • Master your own practice by learning about your body, alignment and energy.
  • Spark creativity and discover the unique, radiant you!
  • Deepen your practice through pranayama, meditation, and yogic principles.
  • Learn how to teach and pass down this ancient tradition with confidence and grace.
  • Join a strong yogi community and become a greater part of the Yoga Madre family! Yes, you will make friendships that last. We care about you!
  • Yoga Madre’s teacher training offers a unique blend of ancient tradition, subtle body energetics, anatomy and classical asana alignment.
  • Take advantage of the one weekend per month / 10-month format and payment plans offered.

“This was such an amazing training program! I did a good amount of research on RYS’s in the area, and Yoga Madre had the most extensive program I could find, offering just as much in philosophy as it had to offer in the education of the physical practice.” -Brian Levine

“The teachings were extremely professional, precise, and covered anatomy, history, philosophy, asana, pranayama, ayurveda, sequencing, adjustments, and many other topics that made me confident to begin as a teacher. I was amazed by the knowledge and the great ability to pass down the knowledge in a friendly, supportive and small-sized group which allowed for a lot of one on one time with teachers.”
– Sarah Li




Yoga Alliance Registered School

Tantra Hatha Yoga Teacher Training


A Teacher Training that’s not just for teachers

Explore the deeper teachings of Yoga and expand your practice


Comprehensive Course Curriculum:

History of Yoga
Yoga Philosophy
Yamas & Niyamas
8 Limbs of Yoga
Sound & Mantra
Asana Sequencing
Yogic Lifestyle
Yogic Diet & Nutrition
Art of Relaxation
Self Healing
Different Styles of Yoga
Role of a Teacher





Schedule and Tuition:

200-Hour Teacher Training begins January 26, 2018.

One weekend a month for 10 months: Friday – Sunday, 1pm – 7pm, for a total of 180 hours of instruction

2018 Dates for Training: 
January 26-28February 23-25March 23-25April 27-29May 18-20June 22-24July 20-22August 10-12September 14-16, October 19-21.
(Not to worry, there are allowable misses, please contact Rene for an application with attendance guidelines.)



Tuition $3,250; $750 deposit + 10 monthly payments of $250

Early bird special: $2,999.00; $750 deposit received by December 31, 2017 + only 9 monthly payments of $250

Deposit is required to secure your spot. All deposits are non-refundable.

Includes: 1 FREE 20-class series, 30% off subsequent 20-class series over the 10 months of training.


Upcoming Dates and Registration:

Next 200-hour program begins January 26, 2018. Register online now!

Please call René at (626) 355-2010 or email at rene@yogamadre.com for details and an application.




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