Have you completed a 200-hour training?
Are you ready to expand your knowledge and transform your teaching?


This is a deeply personal and intimate journey designed to help you become an exceptional teacher and guide. It is a training like no other!  Develop you intuitive skills for healing and set your teaching apart by giving students the direct experience and knowledge that is only available through this uniquely transcendent training.

Create the change you want to see while supporting yourself financially and emotionally.  With Personal Mentoring, Structural Yoga Therapy, advanced anatomy, and Ayurveda as our foundation, we’ll venture beyond asana into the advanced practices of the Himalayan Masters.  You will stand out as an excellent teacher and help put the teachings of yoga into action.


This very special experience is for you if you

  • Are seeking personal transformation in your own practice.
  • Want to deepen your knowledge of yoga.
  • Want to become a more skilled, intuitive, capable teacher and excel in your field.
  • Are ready to discover your highest self through the advanced practices of pranayama, kriya, mantra, and meditation.
  • Want to learn to apply yoga therapy, yoga psychology, and the science of the subtle body to the challenges your students are facing.
  • Want to learn how to conduct private one-on-one yoga sessions.
  • Want to study with teachers who have a deep understanding of advanced yogic foundations and share them with humility, grace, and humor.
  • Are committed to building your yoga business to make the money you need to support you and your family.
  • Are moved to be of service to others.
  • Are ready to be part of a living lineage and spiritual community that will support you on your path.

Meet René and Learn About Our Program

  • A time-tested program – more than 20 years of evolving curriculum tuned and refined to be a living body of knowledge.
  • We offer a smaller, intimate setting where students can get the most from our teachers.
  • Lectures are interactive, with plenty of time for questions, discussion, and individual feedback.
  • This year's program offers both online and in-person learning options. Recorded sessions provide flexible scheduling and learning on your own time.
  • You will graduate from this course with an in-depth understanding of advanced yoga & meditation practices and how to use them to help yourself and others.

“I have been teaching Yoga since 2001 and took the Yoga Madre 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training 2020/2021. I was touched not only by the profound knowledge and teachings of René Quenell but also by her loving and inspiring guidance. The training opened a whole new understanding of yoga and myself, and I am thrilled to follow these teachings and Yoga Madre into the future. It’s a truly transforming experience.”


— Markus L., Basel, Switzerland

Ready to transform your practice and take your teaching to a whole new level?

Enroll now for our next session!


Course Curriculum

A brief overview of covered topics
  • Exquisite Sequencing and Wise Progression (Vinyasa Krama)
  • The Energetics of Asana
  • Sequencing for a Desired Effect
  • Living the 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • Ayurveda, Yogic Diet, and Nutrition
  • Advanced Practices of Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra, Tantra, Kriya, Kundalini, and Vichara
  • Building Your Personal Sadhana
  • Structural Yoga Therapy and Advanced Anatomy
  • Prescriptive Yoga Techniques
  • How to Work One-On-One with Private Clients
  • The Subtle Body – Chakras, Koshas, Prana Vayus
  • Yoga Psychology and Yoga Science
  • The Business of Yoga, Ethics, and The Role of the Teacher
  • Sound and Mantra
  • Yoga Nidra and Savasana, the Art of Relaxation
  • Self-Healing and Self-Care Practices
  • Special BONUS course on the Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu Pantheon
  • Email & Voxer support

Upcoming Dates & Registration

Modular One: Exquisit Sequencing 

Enrollment open now!


Sunday December , 2023

10:00AM - 2:00PM 


Modules 1, 2 & 3

Our Modular format makes it easy! 

  • Module One: Exquisite Sequencing. Learn to craft amazing classes that leave your students transformed. Set yourself apart as an expert in the art and science of yoga. 
  • Module Two: Prana and Ayurveda as skill in action.  In this module we learn in-depth work with the Prana Vayus and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy.
  • Module 3: The Art & Science of  Kundalini Tantra.  While there are many practices to share with your students - this module is for YOU!  Delve into the yoga of transformation and Kriya. (This module includes a weekend retreat!)

Modules 4 & 5


  • Module Four: Structural Yoga Therapy.  Learn to work with physical differences and the  unique characteristics of the body through advanced anatomy, body reading and prescriptive yoga.  
  • Module Five: The Mentor & Guide. Here we begin our look intoYoga Psychology and the science of the mind.  Learn techniques to help with anxiety, depression and over-coming trauma from the yoga perspective. Step into your role as a healer.  Learn to access your intuition as a teacher.  In this final module you will work one - on - one with a private client and get individual guidance and assistance.  A truly AMAZING experience that helps prepare you for your career as a yoga teacher above the rest.

Step into your intuitive creative power

This deeply moving experience is offered in 5 - 3 month modules with a final project submission to complete your 300/500 hour training. We do allow open enrollment - so you can join anytime.


* Comprehensive digital manual

 *1-hour personal transformation session (per session) with René

* Professional mentoring 

*Weekly live and drip content

*One Day Retreat per session (live or in-person)

*Weekend retreat included in Sessions 3 and 5 (housing not included)

* Bonus materials and Hot Seat calls


What to Expect from Our Program

A Curriculum with a Lineage

An in-depth training based on the traditions of the Himalayan Masters and the teachings of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Mukunda Stiles, Sally Kempton, Rod Stryker and the California College of Ayurveda.

Focused, Intimate Class Size

Smaller class size means personal and meaningful connection with your instructors and fellow students. In addition, an intimate setting creates space for lively and informative conversations and question-and-answer sessions in real-time.

Accessible Training Schedule

Weekly online lectures & practices, Live Q & A and Hot Seat calls 

Two very special weekend retreats (Modules 3 & 5)

Comprehensive modular program that sets you up for integration and success.

Experienced Team of Teachers

René and her team distill a vast breadth of information with love, joy, and humor. They translate yogic concepts in a way that’s fun, relatable, and easy to understand.

Unparalleled Education

While many yoga teacher-training programs seek to meet Yoga Alliance standards, few actually provide the mentoring time and attention that will help you move from teacher to master teacher. Yoga Madre’s 300-hour program not only meets all the requirements, but it also goes beyond them!

A Strong Community

Become a part of the Yoga Madre family! Connect with like-minded people in a sangha that will support you on your path.

Treat yourself to a transcendent experience that will change the way you see yourself and will supercharge your gifts as a teacher.

Are you transformation ready?


The Team Guiding You on the Path

René Quenell

René Quenell

René developed the Yoga Madre 200- and 500-Hour trainings because she is passionate about sharing teachings that give you full access to the power of your practice.

With over 20,000 hours of teaching experience, she draws on her certifications in Structural Yoga Therapy, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, ParaYoga® and the teachings of Sri Vidya to weave together a transformational experience to give you a unique and life-changing experience of the tradition of yoga.

She is an E-RYT 500, IAYT-Certified Structural Yoga & Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, and Yoga Nidra Trainer, as well as the former Director of Certification for ParaYoga® Master Training Programs. She has been initiated into the Sri Vidya tradition by her teacher Pandit Rajmani Tigunait of the Himalayan Institute.

Hanna Holland

500 RYT, 200 E-RYT

Katya Zakharenko

500 RYT, 200 E-RYT

Kitty Morse

500 RYT, 200 E-RYT

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