Body, Mindy, Spirit
A Weekend of Yoga with Charles MacInerney

Friday, 07.29.2022

6-8pm

The Power of the Breath

Panayama is the yogic practice of breath control. In this workshop, we will first learn and practice a variety of breathing patterns and then explore ways to integrate these breathing patterns into our asana practice. Learn how to use breath to help relax muscles during a stretch, how to improve balance, eliminate frustration with challenging poses, improve stamina, and elevate your physical asana practice to the level of moving meditation.

 

Saturday, 07.30.2022

10am-1pm

Opening Hips & 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.

 

2-5 PM

Yoga Nidra & The Art of Relaxation 

Yoga Nidra, sometimes called ‘yogic sleep’, is an ancient practice that was introduced to the West by teachers like Satyananda Saraswati and Swami Rama. One hour of Yoga Nidra practice leads to a state of deep and profound relaxation that many claim can replace 4 hours of regular sleep. But the real benefits to this practice go far beyond simple relaxation. The primary goal of Yoga Nidra is to use deep relaxation along with mental imagery and affirmation to root out negative beliefs that sabotage our practice and life in general, and replace them with positive beliefs that help us to explore and live to our highest potential.

 

Sunday, 07.31.2022

1-4 PM

Improving Your Balance 

This workshop is appropriate for all levels, from seniors who wish to reduce the likelihood of falling and learn how to age more gracefully, to seasoned athletes wanting to get an edge on performance, or yoga students wishing to improve in asanas that require more balance. Balance improves concentration of the mind, alignment in the body, and efficiency in movement. Above all else, with the right attitude, practicing balance should be fun.

We will start with an overview of balance theory, then explore these ideas in our asana practice, and after a guided relaxation, we will close with a discussion of how lessons learned in physical balance can be applied to find balance in the larger arenas of life, including relationships, business, wellness and others.

 

  • One Workshop $65
  • Two Workshops $115.00
  • Three Workshops $165.00
  • Full Weekend Workshops $195.00

Early Bird Discounts available. Register today and save!


Charles MacInerney, E-RYT-500, C-IAYT, has practiced Yoga since 1971, and taught since 1989. He is known for his fun and playful teaching style as he leads students into a deeper understanding and appreciation for yoga. Charles is a gifted generalist and as one studio owner put it, “the most out-of-the-box thinker that I know.”

Charles was recently recognized by the Consul General of India for his work helping yoga to gain acceptance in Texas by introducing yoga to school teachers, administrators, and eventually directly to students. In addition, Charles has introduced yoga to 4 hospitals, and has taught at 5 universities.

At the University of Texas Charles worked with students, faculty, administration, dormitories, Women’s Athletic Program (Track, Golf and Volleyball teams), and Departments of Dance, Music, Art, Architecture, and Kinesiology. In the business world Charles offered workshops and started yoga programs for IBM, Motorola, Apple, 3M, Sematech and dozens of smaller companies.

He teaches ongoing yoga classes in Austin, offers yoga workshops at studios around the country, and leads Yoga & Meditation Retreats as well as Yoga & Writing Retreats throughout the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and Guatemala. He is the founder of Expanding Paradigms through which he regularly presents at National and International Conferences, including the International Association of Yoga Therapy conference. He has written for numerous magazines including the Yoga Journal and is the author of Toxic Goals, Flow, and the Pursuit of Excellence.

Charles is the Founder of the Free Day of Yoga, Living Yoga Teacher Training Program, and the Texas Yoga Retreat. Please visit his primary website at www.YogaTeacher.com, contact him by email: charles@yogateacher.com, or call or text Charles at 512-459-2267.

A Weekend with Charles MacInerney – August 10 – 12th

AUGUST 10TH

Friday 6 – 8:30pm
Lucid Yoga (restorative and relaxing)

We will start with 1/2 hour warming up the body with sun-salutations and standing poses. Then we will slow the yoga down to the point that students feel the body pulling their attention deeper, ever deeper into a world of subtle sensations and pleasure. Learn how to use physical exercise and breath control to slow the mind down from beta frequencies (associated with muscle tension and worrying) down into Alpha and Theta frequencies (associated with physical relaxation, creativity, and a profound sense of well being). Learn to practice Hatha Yoga as a form of meditation and experience the amazing stillness and timeless quality of mind that comes from Lucid Yoga.

 

AUGUST 11TH

Saturday Morning 9-12
Variations on a Twist

This workshop will explore some basic principles of twists, and then apply them to a large assortment of twisting poses, from the easy to the challenging. We will include work on reclining and seated twists, then move on to standing twists, and if there is the time we will address partner twists. All levels of experience are welcome. However, this class may not be suitable for those with serious injuries to the spine.

 

Saturday 1:30 – 4:30pm
Science of Breath (introductory – all levels)

This workshop will give you the opportunity to discover for yourself whether you have good breathing habits, and to improve your breathing and thus improve your overall physical, mental and emotional health. Learn specific breathing techniques that: reduce allergies; reduce risks of colds and flu; help control emotions; relax muscles; improve the health of the heart, lungs, & abdominal organs; purify the blood; rest the mind more effectively than sleep; expand lung capacity; balance energy flow throughout the body; and more.

 

AUGUST 12TH

Sunday 1:30 – 4:30pm
Art of Pranayama (assumes basic diaphragmatic breath and no health issues)

This is a more advanced workshop on Pranayama (breath control). It is for students who have attended the Science of Breath or already have a basic understanding of the anatomy and mechanics of breath and have good diaphragmatic breathing habits established. In this workshop, we will learn and practice a variety of more advanced and exotic breathing patterns and exercises from the ancient yogic traditions.


 

  • One workshop – $60

  • Any Two workshops – $105

  • Any Three workshops – $145

  • All Four workshops – $180

A Weekend with Charles MacInerney – August 10 – 12th

AUGUST 10TH

Friday 6 – 8:30pm
Lucid Yoga (restorative and relaxing)

We will start with 1/2 hour warming up the body with sun-salutations and standing poses. Then we will slow the yoga down to the point that students feel the body pulling their attention deeper, ever deeper into a world of subtle sensations and pleasure. Learn how to use physical exercise and breath control to slow the mind down from beta frequencies (associated with muscle tension and worrying) down into Alpha and Theta frequencies (associated with physical relaxation, creativity, and a profound sense of well being). Learn to practice Hatha Yoga as a form of meditation and experience the amazing stillness and timeless quality of mind that comes from Lucid Yoga.

 

AUGUST 11TH

Saturday Morning 9-12
Variations on a Twist

This workshop will explore some basic principles of twists, and then apply them to a large assortment of twisting poses, from the easy to the challenging. We will include work on reclining and seated twists, then move on to standing twists, and if there is the time we will address partner twists. All levels of experience are welcome. However, this class may not be suitable for those with serious injuries to the spine.

 

Saturday 1:30 – 4:30pm
Science of Breath (introductory – all levels)

This workshop will give you the opportunity to discover for yourself whether you have good breathing habits, and to improve your breathing and thus improve your overall physical, mental and emotional health. Learn specific breathing techniques that: reduce allergies; reduce risks of colds and flu; help control emotions; relax muscles; improve the health of the heart, lungs, & abdominal organs; purify the blood; rest the mind more effectively than sleep; expand lung capacity; balance energy flow throughout the body; and more.

 

AUGUST 12TH

Sunday 1:30 – 4:30pm
Art of Pranayama (assumes basic diaphragmatic breath and no health issues)

This is a more advanced workshop on Pranayama (breath control). It is for students who have attended the Science of Breath or already have a basic understanding of the anatomy and mechanics of breath and have good diaphragmatic breathing habits established. In this workshop, we will learn and practice a variety of more advanced and exotic breathing patterns and exercises from the ancient yogic traditions.


 

  • One workshop – $60

  • Any Two workshops – $105

  • Any Three workshops – $145

  • All Four workshops – $180

Exploring the Practice of Yoga with Charles MacInerney – 2016

AUGUST 12 – 14th!

 

Friday, August 12th. 6:00 – 8:30pm

Meditation: It’s Not What You Think!

_Charles-MacInerney-002Meditation is the art of being fully present in the moment. Numerous studies now show the amazing benefits of this most ancient of practices, including physical health,  improved cognitive abilities, and emotional wellbeing. Learn the basics of Meditation and then practice a variety of styles including: Eating Meditation; Walking Meditation; Breath Awareness; Detached Observation, Mantra, and Vipassana. No previous experience required!


 

Saturday, August 13th.  9:00am – 12:00pm

Opening Hips and Shoulders
_Charles-MacInerney-005Hips 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, August 13th.  1:30 – 4:30pm

Yoga Nidra: The Yoga of Rejuvenation

_Charles-MacInerney-004Yoga Nida, sometimes called ‘yogic sleep’, is an ancient practice that was introduced to the West by teachers like Satyananda Saraswati and Swami Rama in the 1960’s. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra can replace 4 hours of regular sleep. Yoga Nidra is typically practiced in 8 stages. After a gentle asana practice, we begin in Shavasana with a guided relaxation. Next we repeat pre-determined affirmation called a Sankalpa. The third step is called the rotation of consciousness which is followed by breath awareness. The fifth step is called the manifestation of opposites. Then we enter into creative visualization. To close, the sankalpa is repeated, before starting a very gradual return to normal consciousness.


 

Sunday, August 14th.  1:30 – 4:00pm

Yoga for a Healthy Back
_Charles-MacInerney-001Charles 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.


 

One workshop $55

Any Two workshops $100

Any Three workshops $140

All Four workshops $175

 


Charles F. MacInerney, E-RYT-500, has practiced Yoga since 1971. He is known for his fun and playful teaching style as he leads students into a deeper understanding and appreciation for yoga. Charles is a gifted generalist and as one studio owner put it, “the most out-of-the-box thinker that I know.” He started teaching full time in 1989. He is a pioneer in laying the foundation for Yoga’s growing popularity in Texas. In the early 1990’s he was the first Yoga teacher in Central Texas to bring yoga into schools (A.I.S.D. & E.I.S.D), 4 universities including the University of Texas where he worked with students, faculty, administration, dormitories, Women’s Athletic Program (Track, Gold and Volleyball teams), and departments of Dance, Music, Kinesiology.

He introduced yoga to four hospitals and set up two Cardiac Yoga Programs (Seton Hospital and The Austin Heart Hospital). Charles also led the way in bring yoga into the workplace. His clients include numerous Government Agencies, IBM, Motorola, Apple, 3M, and Sematech. He teaches ongoing yoga classes in Austin, offers yoga workshops at studios around the country, and leads Yoga & Meditation Retreats as well as Yoga & Writing Retreats throughout the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and Guatemala. He is the founder of Expanding Paradigms through which he regularly presents at National and International Conferences. He has written articles for numerous magazines including the Yoga Journal. In 2014 he presented at the International Association of Yoga Therapy conference in 2014.

Charles is also the Founder of the Free Day of YogaLiving Yoga Teacher Training Program, and the Texas Yoga Retreat. Please visit his primary website at www.YogaTeacher.com, contact him by email: charles@yogateacher.com, or call or text Charles at 512-459-2267.

Exploring the Practice of Yoga with Charles MacInerney

Just a reminder, Charles will be at MGYS this weekend! There’s still room and we’d love your presence. Register today!

JULY 10 – 12th!

 

 

Friday, July 10th. 6:00 – 8:30pm

Fascia: Its All Connected

_Charles-MacInerney-002Throughout our lifetime most of us begin to stiffen and to shrink with age. This does not have to happen. The health our our fascia will determine the state or our body as we age. Fascia requires movement, warmth, and adequate hydration to remain healthy. We are connected together because of a vast, spider web-like network of fascia, which travels through our entire body like a heavy sweater. .  Recognition of fascia’s true significance and complexity is just spreading into the yoga community.   This workshop will explore the latest scientific understanding of fascia, both anatomy and physiology, and how to make better use of this understanding in how we practice yoga.  Happy fascia is fluid. Come learn how to make yours fluid.


 

Saturday, July 11th.  9:00am – 12:00pm

Having Fun with Assisted Yoga
_Charles-MacInerney-005Learn how to work hands on with assisted asana in a safe and fun environment. Learn how to receive and give support to each other in asanas both familiar and new. Partner work can be used to make the most challenging asanas accessible and also to make foundational poses more challenging. Assisted poses allow us to relax more deeply into stretches, and it is common for students report that they have found new levels of flexibility from this work that they did not know they were capable of. We will also use partner exercises to sharpen concentration, practice communication skills and increase our pro-prioceptive senses. You do not need a partner to attend this workshop. Most people usually come alone and then facilitators help match up partners for each exercise. This is a great way to meet new friends with shared interests.


 

Saturday, July 11th.  1:30 – 4:30pm

Yoga Nidra 

_Charles-MacInerney-004Yoga Nida, sometimes called ‘yogic sleep’, is an ancient practice that was introduced to the West by teachers like Satyananda Saraswati and Swami Rama in the 1960’s. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra can replace 4 hours of regular sleep. Yoga Nidra is typically practiced in 8 stages. After a gentle asana practice, we begin in Shavasana with a guided relaxation. Next we repeat pre-determined affirmation called a Sankalpa. The third step is called the rotation of consciousness which is followed by breath awareness. The fifth step is called the manifestation of opposites. Then we enter into creative visualization. To close, the sankalpa is repeated, before starting a very gradual return to normal consciousness.


 

Sunday, July 12th.  1:30 – 4:30pm

Yoga and Writing: (Asana Class) 
_Charles-MacInerney-001Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation are amazing tools for shifting consciousness. Learn how to combine yoga with creative writing to tap into deeper sources of inspiration. We begin with an Asana class to shut down internal dialogue and distance students from the momentum of their daily routines. Then we move into pranayama and meditation to still the mind and deepen our sense of self. Following a writing prompt, to set the mind in motion again, we write for 20-60 minutes and then form into small groups where anyone who wishes to read to the group will have an opportunity to do so. The reader can ask for feedback from the group, but only positive feedback.


 

One workshop $55

Any Two workshops $100

Any Three workshops $140

All Four workshops $175

 

Early registration (prior to June 29th) 10% discount.

use coupon code: CHARLES2015

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