Biography, Charles MacInerney

In 1989 Charles founded Expanding Paradigms and began offering Key Note speeches, workshops and training for corporations, hospitals, government agencies and conferences. Past clients include: 3-M, Apple, IBM, Motorola, Sematech, Seton Hospital, a variety of State Agencies, The University of Texas, St. Edwards University, University of the Incarnate Word, and a variety of regional, national and international conferences.


He publishes a biannual newsletter called "Expanding Paradigms" which has over 7000 subscribers around the world.


Charles MacInerney teaching classCharles has studied Yoga, meditation and a variety of mind/body disciplines since 1971. He has worked with over 17 teachers including Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist Monk. Charles is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level - the highest level of certification currently available. He is co-founder and instructor with the Living Yoga Teacher Training Program, and the Texas Yoga Retreat. Information about his frequent international retreats and workshops can be found at


Charles is also known nationally for his efforts to help government, businesses, and organizations to integrate yoga, meditation, and spirituality into the work place, and co-founded the Heart of Business Conference.


Charles lived overseas for 16 years (Italy, the Philippines, Germany, and England), and travelled extensively before moving to Texas in 1977. From these experiences he learned to connnect with people of widely divergent back grounds and beliefs. This ability, to work with a variety of audiences has been invaluable to him as a public speaker. He has successfully worked with blue collar, white collar, at-risk-youth, all ages of children, teens, and adults, engineers, artists, musicians, writers, heart patients, nurses, medical students, and much more.




"The response of audience members have been strong and positive. He was not only able to hold my attention, but also to challenge me – and without losing the attention of audience members who were beginners and newcomers." - John Rodden, Assistant Professor, College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin