Charles teaches regular Yoga Classes in Austin, leads retreats in Texas, Massachusetts, Mexico and Guatemala, and is co-founder of the Living Yoga Teacher Training Program and the Texas Yoga Retreat.
Charles 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.
From this first exposure to yoga, Charles learned to be creative in adjusting yoga to meet the students’ needs and abilities.
Since 1971, Charles has continued to study a variety of mind/body disciplines working with over 17 teachers including Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist Monk.
In 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.
Charles 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.