René Quenell began her yogic journey 20 years ago through an exploration of Eastern philosophy, ayurveda, and the healing arts. Her classes are a blend of Tantra and classical yoga science based in tradition. Through asana, pranayama and meditation, combined with the healing power of Structural Yoga Therapy, René’s classes guide her students beyond the physical and toward the building of vital life energy (prana). The result is a vibrant, fluid class infused with humor and everyday wisdom that the student can tap into beyond the mat and in their everyday lives. Her techniques help lead to a calm mind, contentment, happiness and good health.
Initiated into the Sri Vidya tradition by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, René continues to study with him at the Himalayan Institute and with the her teachers Yogarupa Rod Stryker and Sally Kempton, as well as at the California College of Ayurveda. She also holds certifications from the White Lotus Foundation, Shiva Rea and Mukunda Stiles.
René, Founder and Co-Owner of Yoga Madre, specializes in Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy. She offers private sessions and Reiki Energy treatments; she also leads retreats and seminars. René teaches Mixed Levels and Beginning classes.