Charles’ Businesses & Projects

Living Yoga ~ Internationally respected Yoga Teacher Training program that Charles co-founded in 2000

Texas Yoga Retreat ~ Annual Yoga Retreat with 20+ Teachers from across the state and beyond, held in a beautiful Hindu ashram setting in the Austin Hill Country. Charles co-founded this retreat in 2000, and every year helps organize and presents a variety of workshops.

Expanding Paradigms ~ Charles is a key note speaker and trainer with 23 years of experience and an impressive list of clients.

Full Moon Yoga ~ Charles has been leading this free outdoor yoga class at a scenic over look in Central Austin since 1992.

Austin Yoga Teachers ~ Charles was instrumental in the organizing of the Austin Yoga Teachers the early 1990′s and is still actively involved.

Free Day of Yoga ~ Charles co-founded the Free Day of Yoga in 1999 and continues to help with the organization and also teaches a free workshop every year.

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Austin Links

Casa de Luz ~ Macrobiotic Restaurant and community near Zilker Park

The Lauterstein Conway Massage School ~ Great Massage school, but they also offer discount massages with their students, or you can get great referrals or massages from the schools staff or co-founders.

AOMA ~ School for acupuncture and oriental medicine, also serves as a clinic where you can choose to see their professional clinic or their student clinic as a discounted price.

365 Things to do in Austin ~ This website is a great resource if you are new to Austin, or in a rut and looking for new adventures.

Link Partners ~ Find Yoga classes, workshops, retreats and teacher training.

Cafe’ Dance Studio ~ Dance, Yoga, and other programs, located in Austin, Texas

Living Yoga Program ~ 2oo hr Yoga Alliance approved Yoga teacher training program, based out of Austin, Texas.

Texas Yoga Retreat ~ Annual Yoga retreat in Central Texas, featuring 20+ of the best yoga teachers from the state and beyond.

Yoga Magazines

Yoga Journal ~ Best known yoga magazine, with the most extensive archive of articles on asana and other topics. Heavy Iyengar yoga influence.

Yoga International ~ A good alternative to Yoga Journal, it is associated with the Himalayan Institute and has a broader and more inclusive feel than YJ.

Elephant Journal ~ Online Magazine dedicated to the mindful life.

Mantra Yoga + Health ~ New artistic and edgy magazine that is growing rapidly and now carried by Whole Foods and others. Founded by my friend Maranda Pleasant.

Yoga Retail Stores

Yoga Accessories ~ Extensive catalog of all things yoga, cheap prices, no frills.

Hugger Mugger ~ Every thing you need (and a lot you do not need) to practice yoga… sticky mats, blocks, belts, clothing, sand bags, neti pots, etc.

Prana ~ Some props, but mainly known for their clothing lines.

Lululemon ~ Trendy clothing and limited accessories.

Yoga Organizations

Yoga Alliance ~ The dominant yoga register in the USA. Extensive directories of approved yoga teachers and schools.

Independent Yoga Network ~ An alternative yoga register to the Yoga Alliance.

International Association of Yoga Therapists ~ One of my favorite organizations. This is primarily for yoga teachers who are interested in Yoga Therapy. I highly recommend their conferences.

Meditation Magazines

Shambhala Sun ~ Buddhist Meditation magazine.

Tricycle ~ Buddhist Meditation magazine.

Mindful ~ A secular meditation magazine, not affiliated with any particular religion.

About Meditation ~ An online guide for the modern meditator.

Meditation Retail Stores

The Zafu Store ~ Nice selection of quality meditation pillows and mates).

Dharma Crafts ~ Extensive list of meditation supplies, including dozens of cushion styles (zafu pillows, zabuton mats etc), meditation benches, clothing, incense, cd’s etc.

Inner Path ~ Extensive list of meditation supplies, including dozens of cushion styles (zafu pillows, zabuton mats etc), meditation benches, clothing, incense, cd’s etc.

Meditation Instruction

This Stop and Breathe ~ A 10 step beginner’s guide to meditation.

The Guided Meditation Site ~ instructions, music and guided meditation downloads, and audio courses.

Shambhala ~ Pre-recorded talks and videos about meditation.

Secular Buddhist Association ~ Basic Meditation Instructions. Great resource for beginners wanting to start a personal a text block. Click the edit button to change this text..