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Online/Livestream, Pacific Time Zone – Prana Shakti: The Power and Path of Yoga – A ParaYoga® Master Training with René Quenell

René Quenell | June 4, 2020 - June 8, 2020

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This training counts fully toward the ParaYoga Master Training program.
Led by Level 3 Certified ParaYoga Teacher René Quenell

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Prana Shakti: The Power and Path of Yoga will deepen your practice of and understanding about how to increase, balance and channel prana (life-force) through asana, pranayama and meditation in order to positively impact your or your student’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual life. 

Prana is the force of life. Without its grace, transformation would literally be impossible. Thus, in yoga it is everything essential. The science of Prana (Prana Vidya) is the knowledge of building and directing life-force to awaken the fullest potential of yoga and life. These teachings and techniques––detailed in the Vedas, Upanishads and Tantras––detail the hidden keys to happiness, power and success. In the hands of a capable practitioner or teacher, applying this wisdom has the potential to empower you at every level. They reveal how you can change the quality of the Pranic (subtle or etheric) body to affect everything from health, to state of mind, to a deepening of spiritual awareness. 

In this training with renowned ParaYoga® Level III teacher René Quenell the Prana Shakti training will be meaningful to all interested students, designed to enrich experienced practitioners, aspiring teachers or those already teaching. Please note that while it is not required, we strongly suggest completing Vinyasa Krama and Tantra Shakti prior to enrolling in this training.  

Practices weave together dynamic asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra and meditation practices and are dedicated to enlivening awareness of and your connection to the power of the Pranic realm as well as to transforming how you see practice, yourself and your capacity in the world. 

René Quenell is a master teacher, mother, traveler and true believer in the power of yoga to transform lives. René has studied with Yogarupa Rod Stryker for over 18 years and has received her Level III Para Yoga and Four Desires certifications. A teacher of teachers, René currently serves as the Director of Para Yoga Certification programs. She is also one of only six people in the world certified by Yogarupa to teach Para Yoga Master Trainings.

René is passionate about sharing the teachings of a living lineage where spiritual practice is an instrument for navigating modern life with grace and ease. With love and reverence for the teachings, she weaves together humor, joy and everyday wisdom to give students the tools to light their inner light, move toward self-mastery and live a life that’s happy and purposeful.

A certified IAYT Structural Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Consultant and Reiki Master; René offers teacher trainings, master trainings, live and interactive digital workshops and private consultations around the globe and out of her studio, Yoga Madre in California.

In addition to her work with Yogarupa, René also studies with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, where she was initiated into the Sri Vidya tradition. A devoted student and practitioner, René also supports the Institute’s work in the US, India and Cameroon.

This training consists of two parts: morning practices and afternoon practice combined with theory sessions.

For those doing the training (open to all interested students––teachers and non-teachers alike), afternoon sessions will deepen our exploration through additional practices, lectures, meditations, and Q&A sessions. Their focus is to enlighten participants’ understanding on how the principles and techniques specifically intended to awaken Prana inspire more profound richness in asana, pranayama and meditation practice––whether it be for your own practice and/or that of your students.

Click here to listen to Yogarupa describe the Prana Shakti PYMT

Topics Covered

  • The Prana of Asana
  • Essentials of the Meridian System
  • Prana – Linking Breath & Consciousness
  • Mind and Energetics of Thought
  • Bandha – Gathering your Life Force
  • Changing your Momentum – Mastering Mind and Life
  • Preparing Mind and Body for Spiritual Absorption
  • The Energetic Alchemy of Spiritual experience
  • The Key Components of Pranayama
  • Accessing the Subtle body though Yogic relaxation
  • Kriya and Visualization – Purifying the Subtle Body

Recommended Reading


This book can be purchased on Amazon.  It is recommended that you read it before the workshop begins.

Note: In order to receive credit toward ParaYoga certification and Yoga Alliance RYT programs, as well as your certificate of completion for this training, you must complete a google form for this book, submitting it to us within six weeks following the completion of the training. You will not receive credit for submissions after the deadline; there are no make-up assignments. The google form will be sent out the month the training takes place; you can also access it here: https://forms.gle/bwAXMwKaqg9iYfyN8

It is also recommended that for the month or two prior to the start of the training you begin or recommit to your meditation practice. It will be an invaluable aid to understanding the course curriculum as well as contributing to your overall experience of the training.


Regular students: $750 (non-refundable deposit of $250 required).

$50 off for past/present Yoga Madre trainees.



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