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Vinyasa Krama: the Energetics of Sequencing – A ParaYoga Master Training with René Quenell

René Quenell | July 10, 2018 - July 15, 2018
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This training counts toward the ParaYoga Master Training program.

Vinyasa Krama means “wise progression.” It refers to the ancient and time tested principles of
sequencing which are the foundation for the high art of truly skilled, compelling and powerful
teaching–the essential piece that separates great yoga teachers from the rest. In this training with
ParaYoga® Level III teacher René Quenell, you’ll learn how the intersection of yoga, ayurveda and
Tantra is the basis for knowing how to sequence a practice(s) in order to achieve any one of an array
of desired outcomes. Explore the principles for radical efficiency and effectiveness in your teaching,
how to address specific physical/mental needs of your students, how to use asana holistically,
maximizing the bio-mechanics of your classes as well as how to maximize the benefits of every class
you teach and/or your personal practice.

In the Vinyasa Krama training, you will learn various methodologies to create a complete practice that
embodies a theme and creates an intentional result.

Click here to register through Yoga Madre!

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.

Topics Covered

• The physical/bio-mechanic considerations of safe and affective sequencing
• The energetic effect of all major asanas
• Orchestrating the arc of a class at the levels of mind, body, and energy
• Heightening the accessibility to more challenging poses
• The asanas and pranayama practices that support particular meditation techniques
• Practice and the gunas (the three attributes of the natural world)
• Sequencing for your ayurvedic type
• Practice and its affect on the Three Essences
• Designing a practice to suit your life and aspirations
• The art of efficiency and effectiveness

• An entirely rewritten and redesigned 150-plus page manual for Vinyasa Krama that follows the newly formatted and organized lectures point by point

Recommended Reading

The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar (pp IX-140)

It is recommended that you read the book before the workshop begins. For those of you interested in
receiving course credit for your Level I or II Certification with ParaYoga and/or the Yoga Alliance RYT program, the reading and its corresponding book report is mandatory. Your book report for this
training needs to be submitted to us (via email) within six weeks after the completion of the training.
You will not receive credit for submissions after the deadline; there are no make-up assignments.


Regular students: $749 ($50 early bird discount prior to May 10th)
$250 deposit (refundable up to 2 months prior to training, then non-refundable)


Yoga Madre, Sierra Madre, CA
16 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024 United States
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