Charles MacInerney, E-RYT-500, has practiced yoga since 1971. He has taught 20,000 students. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and featured in Yoga Journal articles and has been featured as an Expert in their Wellbeing column. He leads retreats in Texas, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Mexico.
Clients include: IBM; 3M; Apple; UT; National and International Yoga Conferences. He is co-founder of one of the most successful Teacher Training Programs in the
Southwest with graduates now teaching in 42 states and 13 countries, and co-founder of the Texas Yoga Retreat and the Free Day of Yoga.
For More Information, visit www.yogateacher.com
One workshop $55
Any Two workshops $100
Any Three workshops $140
All Four workshops $175
Early registration (prior to June 22nd) 10% discount.
To register or for more info contact Amy by email or (936) 715-9909.
LOCATION: Morning Glory Yoga, Nacogdoches, Texas
Friday, July 11, 6 – 8:30pm
Yoga and the Science of Willpower
Will is at the heart of what it is to be human. When ignored, willpower diminishes. Now modern science
is discovering what Yoga has known all along… that willpower can be strengthened and controlled.
Just 20 minutes of pranayama improves will power in clinical trials, and in as little as 11 hours of meditation
over a few weeks led to measurable changes in brain structure leading to a variety of positive outcomes
including improvements in will power. This workshop uses these recent breakthroughs from the science
of willpower to help explain how Yoga works, and to compliment and strengthen traditional yoga approaches
to strengthening willpower.
Saturday, July 12, 9am – 12pm
Core Power in Asana
Very few students in Yoga understand and appreciate the power of their core. In this workshop we will develop
greater awareness, control and strength in our core. Then we will use a variety of core techniques, including
zipping, cinching, and mula bandha, to transform our asana practice. We will learn how to initiate movement
from our core, which helps prevent joint damage like bursitis and tendonitis. We will experience how proper
use of the core stabilizes our standing poses, protects our lower back in back bends, and energizes our
downward facing dogs. We will also explore subtle core engagement as a meditative technique to help shift
our center from the head to the abdomen, anchoring our consciousness in our creative center.
Saturday, July 12, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Meditation and the 7 Chakras
The 7 Chakras provide a profound model of human consciousness that dates back between three to five thousand
years. By understanding this system we gain insights into our own consciousness and behavior and that of our
friends and colleagues. But more importantly, the Chakra model provides a road map for our spiritual growth
and evolution. This workshop will provide a solid overview of the psychological underpinnings of the chakras,
show how modern psychology and medicine is built upon this ancient foundational model, and teach you
meditation and pranayama techniques to help you begin to experience and crontrol your creative energy as
it moves through the subtle channels of your body, and works it way up through the 7 chakras.
Sunday, July 13, 1:30 – 4pm
Denying the Status Quo in Yoga
In our yoga practice, all too often, we mentally tune out. We are content with the pose as it is, and so we quit looking
for improvement and our mind wanders. It often proves difficult to stay completely focused in the present moment
while practicing yoga. When our practice slips into auto-pilot, we no longer receive the full benefits of our practice,
physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. We are likely over time to lose interest in our practice or worse yet
injure ourselves. Denying the Status Quo is a simple technique to stay more fully engaged in your practice and
results in greater progress and satisfaction. Rather than accepting an asana as it is, we deny our selves that luxury
and force the question, if I had to change, would I go deeper or back off? In order to answer this question and act
on it, we are forced to pay attention to our practice.