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


With Structural Yoga Therapy, advanced anatomy, and Ayurveda as our foundation, we’ll venture beyond asana into the advanced practices of the Himalayan Masters.

Set your teaching apart by giving your students the direct experience and knowledge that is only available through this uniquely transcendent training.


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, and capable teacher.
  • 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.
  • 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 15 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 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
  • Advanced 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

Upcoming Dates & Registration

The next 300-hour program will begin in the Fall of 2022 - enrollment opening soon!



SAVE $250

  • 280 contact hours (one weekend per month for 15 months)
  • Three months of individual mentorship
  • Digital manual
  • Recorded session access (for six-months post program)


$375/mo. x12


  • 280 contact hours (one weekend per month for 15 months)
  • Three months of individual mentorship
  • Digital manual
  • Recorded session access (for six-months post program)

New option for completing your 500-hour

ParaYoga® students who have previously taken Vinyasa Krama and are looking for a way to complete their 500-Hour training can join the second half of our 300-Hour Training! Special prorated prices are available. Book a Clarity Session with René to learn more!


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

The course format is one weekend a month for 15 months, for a total of 280 hours of instruction. Flexible format – study online or in-person!

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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