Advanced Studies II

300-Hour Teacher Training

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 to shape a new society based in love and compassion. We are so very proud of our program. 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, the way it was originally taught. We would truly love to guide you on a journey of a lifetime.

All Advanced Studies/Teacher Training programs are led by René Quenell. With more than 12 years of teaching experience, René has a wealth of knowledge to share in the classical yoga tradition and the business of yoga. René is an E-RYT-500, Para Yoga Certified Level 1, and Owner and Founder of Yoga Madre. René Quenell is a certified Structural Yoga Therapist who began her yogic journey 20 years ago through an exploration of Eastern philosophy, Ayurveda, and the healing arts. René has become the teacher’s teacher and mentor to many yogis in the area. Because of the smaller, intimate setting, each candidate receives generous amounts of attention from and spends valuable time with the teacher. See below for reviews and recommendations from some of the nearly 30 graduates of Yoga Madre’s Teacher Training program.



300-Hour Certification Program

Current session full and in progress

Next Session begins June 2014

1 weekend a month for 14 months

Comprehensive Course Includes  

Yoga Science – Tantra – Kundalini – Yoga Psychotherapy – Self Reflection – Yoga Philosophy

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

Sound & Mantra – Chakras – Advanced Anatomy

Asana – Advanced Sequencing – Ayurveda – Yogic Diet & Nutrition – Art of Relaxation – Self Healing

Continuing Education RYT 500

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

14-month format, individual pacing available

Includes one-on-one mentoring, attendance at mentor’s classes,

and free admission to all Yoga Madre workshops during the program.

Transform yourself through the study of the advanced practices of kriya, pranayama and meditation.  Learn the art of advanced sequencing. Revive your teaching style and bring a richness to your students.

Prepare to teach private yoga sessions, prescriptive yoga and yoga therapy. Must have completed a 200-hr program prior. No bridge program required (upon approval of prior program).

Weekend schedule will be Friday 6pm-10pm, and Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm.

Early bird special: $3,500.00, if paid by April 15, 2014

Regular fee $4,000.00 (Payment plans available)

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