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

Exploring the Practice of Yoga with Charles MacInerney

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

Charles MacInerney Seminar 2014

MGY_CharlesMacpic
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

 

Click here to download the Seminar Flyer! (more…)

Pin It on Pinterest