Join René in Sierra Madre, CA for Tantra Shakti!
This training counts toward the ParaYoga Master Training program.
At least 5,000 years ago tantric visionaries, inspired by the deepest reverence and passion for
unveiling the sacred beauty and mysteries of life, developed what we know as the practice of Hatha
As described in the various tantric texts, Hatha Yoga includes the following practices: asana,
pranayama, bandha, kriya, mudra, mantra, meditation as well as practices pertaining to kundalini awakening, along with a seemingly endless array of other techniques and knowledge.
Tantra, by providing infinite ways to expand the reach and power yoga, is its most complete and
sublime approach. Incorporating the wisdom of ayurveda and the whole of brahma vidya (“supreme science”) or knowledge of the underlying reality, tantra provides a direct and accelerated path to achieving life’s ultimate aims.
Tantra’s core principle asserts that through self-knowledge and the cultivation of our innate power, we can unfold our fullest potential and thus achieve both worldly and spiritual prosperity.
This training is open to practitioners and teachers of all levels. ParaYoga® Level III teacher René
Quenell, will lead students, through theory and practice, on a journey of self-empowerment and
discovery. The training will demystify the tantric approach to yoga and explore its key touchstones of practice and wisdom that open the doorway to thriving: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
This Master Training is open to all interested students: dedicated practitioners, aspiring teachers, or those already teaching. Using the traditional tools of Hatha as our foundation we explore, through practice and theory, Tantra as the full flowering of yoga, as well as, its uniquely profound approaches to meditation.
Practices will weave together dynamic vinyasa flow, asana, bandhas, and mudra in combination with breath work, meditation, and visualization techniques.
René Quenell is an E-RYT 500, Para Yoga Certified Level III, IAYT-certified Structural Yoga
Therapist, Reiki Master, Certified Four Desires Trainer, Director of Certification for ParaYoga, and Owner and Founder of Yoga Madre. With more than 20 years of practice and 16 years of teaching experience, René has a wealth of knowledge to share in the classical yoga tradition, Tantra, Ayurveda, and the healing arts, as well as the business of yoga. René embodies the teachings of yoga through her dedicated practice and mentorship of countless yoga teachers and practitioners.
Skillfully, René guides students beyond the physical and toward deep inner awareness and
specializes in advanced practices of meditation, pranayama, and kriya. She is one of the select few
to offer The ParaYoga Master Trainings: Vinyassa Krama, Tantra and The Four Desires. As founder of Yoga Madre International, René leads retreats and trainings in Costa Rica, Belize, India, California, and more. She was initiated into the Sri Vidya tradition by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD. She continues to study with him at the Himalayan Institute as well as with her teachers Yogarupa Rod Stryker and Sally Kempton. René also studies at the California College of Ayurveda.