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 sixth 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 intense. 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 teacher. We would truly love to guide you on a journey of a lifetime.

Lead Facilitator: René Quenell

All Advanced Studies/Teacher Training programs are led by René Quenell. René is an E-RYT 500, Para Yoga Certified Level II, IAYT-certified Structural Yoga Therapist, and Owner and Founder of Yoga Madre. She is also the Director of Certification at Para Yoga. 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. She was initiated into the Sri Vidya tradition by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD. René has become the teacher’s teacher and mentor to many yogis.

Assistant Instructor: Keely Totten

Keely Totten, E-RYT 500, has trained in Tantric Hatha Yoga. Her teaching style is inspired by alignment-based hatha yoga, Para Yoga, and the therapeutic approach of Structural Yoga Therapy. She continues to study under the guidance of her teacher René Quenell and with Yogarupa Rod Stryker. Keely also studies at the California College of Ayurveda.

Additional Faculty

Guest teachers include anatomy specialist Kitty Morse, RYT 500, and Mallory Leitner, MA, LMFT, RYT.




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:

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

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

Early bird special: $2,999.00; $750 deposit received by December 15, 2016 + 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.


Why a Teacher Training? With Yoga Madre?

Find your own unique voice and discover the radiant you! 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. Take advantage of a training that caters to those with full schedules during the workweek by providing weekend sessions. Enjoy generous attention and valuable time with the teacher because of the smaller class size.

Upcoming Dates and Registration:

Next 200-hour program begins January 27, 2017. Inquire now. Please call René at (626) 355-2010 or email at rene@yogamadre.com for details and an application.