is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT-500 hour level and T-500, the highest level of certification currently available. He is
co-founder and instructor with the Living
Yoga Teacher Training Program, and co-founder of the Texas
In addition, Charles is also a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is registered with the Independent Yoga Network's Yoga Register operating in Europe.
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MacInerney was born in Naples, Italy in 1961, and lived in the
Philippines, Germany, and England before moving to Texas in 1977.
He began studying Hatha Yoga in 1971 with Arlene Council. At the
time, Arlene was teaching yoga at the Ratcliff Teaching Hospital
in Oxford, England, working with Doctors and Surgeons and then
going bed to bed, working with patients.
this first exposure to yoga, Charles learned to be creative in
adjusting yoga to meet the students' needs and abilities.
1971, Charles has continued to study a variety of mind/body disciplines
working with over 17 teachers including Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese
1989 Charles founded Expanding Paradigms and has introduced over
12,000 students to Yoga, Meditation and other mind/body disciplines.
He also publishes a biannual newsletter called "Expanding
Paradigms" which has over 5,000 subscribers around the world.
is well known in Austin for his Yoga classes and workshops, and
for his work in promoting Yoga in a variety of specialized settings,
including corporate and government agencies. He also has received
a lot of attention for his work in using Yoga to teach anger management
to At-Risk-Youth and using yoga and meditation to work with Seton
Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and the Austin Heart
Hospital's Hearts & Minds rehabilitation clinic.
the last 10 years, Charles has earned the respect of the wellness
community. He is a regular presenter at the National Wellness
Conference, and has twice been the keynote speaker at the Seton
Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Conference. He increasingly receives
referrals from doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, counselors,
massage therapists, and bio-feedback clinics.
is also known nationally for his efforts to help government, businesses,
and organizations to integrate yoga, meditation, and spirituality
into the work place, and presented on this subject at the 3rd
Annual S.W. Yoga Conference.
has extensive experience with all forms of media,
including newspapers, magazines, tv and radio.
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