retreats, Hatha Yoga retreats usa, Meditation retreats and Yoga
and Writing retreats are held in Texas at retreat centers near
Austin & Houston, as well as in Yelapa Mexico, Costa Rica
and Lake Atitlan Guatemala. These Yoga vacations are led by
Charles MacInerney who is often assisted by several yoga instructors
from around the USA Mexico, and Guatemala. Charles has led over 80 retreats
since 1991 and they continue to grow in popularity.
who want time for themselves, these retreats can be considered
as a yoga vacation. For those who like to stay active, the retreats
have a full schedule including two or more Hatha Yoga classes
per day, meditation, workshops and excursions. Students are
encouraged to pick and choose what they wish you participate
in, and take as much time for themselves as they need. Read Testimonials at bottom of this page.
/ Yoga Classes / Meditation
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"My husband and I had very little experience with yoga when we decided to sign up for this retreat with Charles. I came back from it wanting every person I knew to attend as it changed me in a way I can't describe. I thought I was going to learn a little more about yoga in a peaceful nature setting and I ended up learning and thinking about so much more. From mindful eating, to concentration, to living with focus and purpose, this retreat covered so much and inspired me in so many ways. And for a shy introvert the environment was so warm, inviting and comfortable. This retreat was good for every level and I truly look forward to attending another one. "
Kristy Estrello (and Brandon Pittman)
"I met Charles MacInerney
at the 1999 Southwest Yoga Conference in Austin. I enjoyed his
comments during the panel discussion and especially appreciated
the opportunity to attend his Free Yoga class after the conference.
He handled the overflow crowd at his studio quite smoothly and
led a great program. I just returned from his December Raja
Yoga Retreat at the Margaret Austin Center and have to tell
you that it ranks among the best retreats that I have attended.
He has a wonderful way of setting people at ease and creating
an environment where participants feel safe expressing and exploring
new ideas. I was able to find a deeper understanding of my own
spirituality during his retreat, and am still enjoying the "high"
almost a week afterwards. I found that he presented concepts
in very simple terms and brought them to life with great examples
from all walks of life, including his own! I have highly recommended
his programs and web site to others, and look forward to connecting
with him again in the future." Sue Gantz, Corporate
Trainer, Yoga Teacher
"As an M.D., having practiced
medicine for 25 years, I have become acutely aware of the critical
importance of integrating "body, mind and spirit"
if one is to achieve wholeness and lasting health. This mind/body
creative experience was a wonderful opportunity for me personally
to work toward that goal that I have long tried to stimulate
in my patients but have often not been able to achieve myself.
This workshop was for me a magical experience and indeed a sacred
endeavor." Don Charles Wukasch, M.D. - Thoracic Surgeon,
"Charles, I am sending a belated
note to thank you for the great time I had at the retreat. I
also wish to say that when you showed us how to do alternate
nostril breathing, it changed my daily headaches. Every time
one hits, no matter (well, not completely) how bad it feels,
a few minutes of alternate nostril breathing will give me hours
of relief... All the work you put into the planning, hiring,
instructing, guidance and leadership was appreciated. I had
such a great time that I am hungry for more knowledge and more
techniques in yoga and meditation and breathing.... I would
recommend your retreats for anyone." Susan K.
"Charles always speaks from
his heart. And his heart is so wise, so sweet... and so funny!
Charles, the place, the other participants, the ideas, the emotions,
the insights, the food, the fun -- everything about the retreat
was extraordinary. It has been weeks since I attended Charles
MacInerney's yoga and meditation retreat, but I still feel deeply
affected by it. When was the last time you were so profoundly
affected by something that it changed your life? What a profound
experience. Thank you, Charles." Terry Masters Owner/Director
of Master School
"I shall forever draw pleasure
and reap benefit from what I experienced and learned at the
Mind/Body Creative Writing Retreat. The exercising and nurturing
of the body was balanced with the same consideration for the
mind and soul. The structure commanded respect for self and
others, creating a safe environment in which to let your hair
down, take off your masks and work, relax and play - or just
retreat from it all!" Jan Rasmussen
For more information about Raja
Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Meditation retreats, held in central Texas,
Costa Rica and Mexico please follow links to individual retreat
Texas raja yoga retreats and hatha
yoga retreats are held at the Margaret Austin Retreat Center
near Brenham, between Houston and Austin. Yoga and Creative
Writing Retreats are held at Alma de Mujer, a few miles West
of Austin in the hill country. Mexico yoga and writing retreats
are held in the small fishing village of Yelapa, near Puerto
Vallarta. The Guatemala yoga and meditation retreats are held
at Villa Sumaya retreat center on the shores of Lake Atitlan.