Charles MacInerney:
Keynote Speaker, Employee Training and DevelopmentCharles MacInerney

Charles MacInerney is a professional speaker and trainer with over 25 years of experience. He is based out of Austin Texas, but travels extensively for work both within the US and Internationally.


In 1989 Charles founded Expanding Paradigms through which he teaches and speaks on a diverse range of topics, including: Peak Performance; Goal Setting; Improving Concentration; Toxic Goals; Overcoming Boredom and Anxiety; Creativity; Stress Management; Mind/Body Connection; Meditation; Mind Mapping; Expanding Paradigms and is a leading expert and advocate of Pranayama (yoga breath control).


Charles offers custom programs for small businesses, large corporations, conferences, hospitals, government agencies, and universities. He also has extensive experience leading group retreats throughout the US, Mexico, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. Since 1992 he has led over 150 weekend retreats and 40 international retreats.


He is equally adept at delivering a keynote presentation or designing and leading a company retreat.


In addition to his career as a public speaker, Charles is also a highly respected yoga teacher. When appropriate, he can supplement his programs with experiential mind/body experiential components drawn from his yoga experience.


Charles was introduced to Yoga in 1971 when he was eleven years old and has practiced ever since. He began teaching Yoga in 1989 and is one of the best known and most influencial yoga teachers in Texas and the Southwest. He holds the highest credentials from both the Yoga Alliance and also the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Charles played a key role in helping Austin become a leader in the Yoga revolution with more certified yoga teachers than San Francisco! Charles regularly teaches at the top yoga conferences, including the International Association of Yoga Therapists conferences.


In 1998 Charles founded the Free Day of Yoga, an anual event that he started in Austin and helped spread to dozens of cities throughout the US. In 1999 he co-founded the Texas Yoga Retreat, the premier yoga gathering in Texas which continues to draw teachers and students from across the country, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. In 2000 he co-founded the Living Yoga Program though which he has certified hundreds of yoga teachers. Graduates of his program now teach yoga in 44 states and 14 countries.



"I have attended three workshops by Charles and have been impressed not only with his substantive presentations but also with his stylistic poise as a platform speaker. As a public speaking professor and communication analyst myself, I can attest that his public speaking skills are of a high order." - John Rodden, College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin