the last 14 years Charles has been a full time teacher of Yoga,
Meditation and other mind/body skills. In addition to teaching
between 9 and 21 yoga classes a week, Charles also offers workshops
on the weekends, leads 3 and 8 day Yoga Retreats in Texas, Mexico,
and Costa Rica and is co-founder and on the faculty of the Living
Yoga Teacher Training Program. Since 1989 he has worked with over
12,000 students in central Texas.
In 1992 Charles was invited to present
and teach Hatha Yoga at the Southwest Wellness Conference. Based
upon the success of that program, he has since been a regular
presenter at the National Wellness Conference in Wisconsin, where
he has presented on a variety of mind/body topics, and taught
over 40 yoga and meditation classes with sold out audiences comprised
of nurses, doctors, and other wellness professionals.
Charles was a pioneer in integrating
Hatha Yoga into working environments and has set up Hatha Yoga
programs both on and off site for employees at IBM, 3M, Apple,
Motorola, numerous government agencies, Eanes Independent School
District, The University of Texas, Brackenridge Hospital, Seton
Hospital, and a host of smaller companies.
Charles also has extensive experience
working with specialized groups including cardiac rehabilitation
programs, nursing homes, pregnancy, Parkinson's, golfers, tennis
players, track stars, volleyball teams, figure skaters, and dancers.
He also has worked with children from preschool to college.
1999, Charles presented at the 2nd Annual S.W. Yoga Conference
on "Mind/Body Tools for Teenagers," and the following
year presented on "Devotion in the Workplace." He was
also honored to serve on the Board of Advisors for the Conference,
along with David Swenson, and representatives from the Kripalu
Yoga Center and from Yoga International.
2000, Charles co-founded the Texas Yoga Retreat, featuring 25
teachers from across the State of Texas and beyond, and 240 students
in a 3 day retreat. In addition to teaching at this retreat, Charles
is also one of the MC's and organizers.
teaching style is a blend that draws upon the precision and alignment
of Iyengar Yoga and the well-balanced routine of the Himalayan
and Sivananda styles. His classes are also influenced by the philosophy
and exercises of Feldenkrais, Kripalu, Pundit Archya, J. Krishnamurti,
and other sources, including his own students from whom he continues
is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level - the
highest level of certification currently available. He is a faculty
member with the Austin Yoga School, teaching the meditation component
of their teacher training program. He is also co-founder and instructor
with the Texas
Yoga Teacher Training Program.