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 the Living Yoga Program, 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.
One workshop $55
Any Two workshops $100
Any Three workshops $140
All Four workshops $175
Early registration (prior to June 22nd) 10% discount.
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Friday Evening, July 12, 6-8:30pm
Yoga for a Healthy Back
Charles has practiced Yoga Therapy for over 20 years. In that time he has learned how to adapt
classic yoga poses to help prevent and/or alleviate back problems. Learn not only which asanas and
modifications will help lead you to a healthier back, but more importantly, how to practice these asanas
to maximize potential benefits, safely increasing range of motion, strength, control and awareness of the
back. General principles of yoga therapy addressed in this workshop can be applied to any asana or any
type of injury. This workshop is suitable for all levels of students, and for yoga teachers wanting to learn
how to work with injured students.
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 9am-12pm
Opening Hips and Shoulders
Hips and shoulders are notorious for creating problems for yoga students. Learn a variety of stretches to
help you liberate your true potential. This class will focus on opening hips and shoulders using stretching
strategies including PNF, Active/Isolated and Passive Stretching, while maintaining the integrity of the
torso and protecting the knees and other extremities. We will also explore the use of sand bags, rollers,
walls, chairs and other props to accelerate success. We will address how to work with injured or
traumatized joints and muscles to ensure safe and sustainable progress. Finally, we will address the
problem of tight hips and shoulders at its source… the Sensory/Motor cortex of the brain and practice
techniques to help re-map range of motion in the brain resulting in immediate and lasting increases in
effortless range of motion for both the hips and shoulders.
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 1:30-4:30pm
Effort & Grace in Asana: (Asana Class)
Take your asana practice to the next level when you learn to find the balance point between effort and
grace in each pose. Tapas and Santosa are the two Niyamas (observances) that this workshop explores.
Tapas translates as ‘burning effort under all circumstances to achieve your goal’ while Santosa translates
as contentment. Although these two practices appear to be contradictory, they are both necessary to
master and bring into balance to master asanas, or for a meaningful life. When you learn to balance effort
and grace you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of each pose, in addition to being able
to hold the poses longer with little or no strain.
Sunday, July 14, 2013, 1:00-4:00pm
Practicing Non-Attachment in Asana and Life
In this workshop we see how integrating a little yoga philosophy into an asana practice can improve our
practice not only spiritually, but also at a physical level too. Yoga is built on the foundation of the five Yamas
or moral precepts. The secret to three of these practices, Asteya (non-stealing), Brahmacharya (chastity),
and Aparigraha (non-hoarding), is the idea of non-attachment. We will first discuss these principles in
theory and then express them through a physical yoga practice. In closing we will see how we can apply
non-attachment to improve other areas of our lives.