300-Hour Tantra Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

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 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. 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.

Faculty includes additional guest teachers, based on specialty. Class may include field trips and/or retreat.






300-Hour Certification Program

(For those who have completed a prior 200-hour certification)


Comprehensive Course Curriculum:


Yoga Science

Yoga Psychotherapy

Living the 8 Limbs of Yoga
Advanced Techniques in Kriya, Meditation, Pranayama

Sound & Mantra

Advanced Anatomy

Advanced Sequencing

Art of Relaxation

Self Healing
Yogic Diet & Nutrition




Schedule and Tuition:

Next 300-Hour Teacher Training begins December 1, 2017.

One weekend a month for 15 months.

Saturdays & Sundays 9 AM – 5 PM. Includes some Friday nights, 6-10 PM.

2017-2019 Dates:


 Dec. 1, 2, 3.
Jan. 13, 14
Feb. 9, 10, 11
March 10, 11
April 6, 7, 8
May 6, 7
June 1, 2, 3
July 7, 8
Aug. – off
Sept. 7, 8, 9
Oct. 6, 7
Nov. 9, 10, 11
Dec. 1, 2
2019: Jan. 11. 12, 13
Feb. 1, 2, 3
March – off
April 6, 7 Graduation


Early bird special: $3,750.00 (if paid by November 1, 2017). Regular fee $4,000.00 (Payment plans available).

Includes: One-on-one mentoring & attendance at mentor’s classes.


Why continue with a 300-hour Teacher Training? Why at Yoga Madre?

Transform yourself through the study of the advanced practices of kriya, pranayama and meditation.

Learn how to conduct private yoga sessions, employing prescriptive yoga techniques.

Advance your career as a yoga teacher through the art of advanced sequencing.

Enjoy an intimate environment in which to expand personally and professionally.

Take advantage of the weekend scheduling, ideal for those with busy workweeks.

Join a strong, healthy community of yogis committed to creating passion and love in the world.


Upcoming Dates and Registration:

Next 300-hour program begins December 1, 2017. Register online now.

Deposit of $750.00 is required to secure your spot. All deposits are non-refundable.

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


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