Meditation and Concentration are inextricably linked. Meditation has been shown to improve concentration, and as any meditator knows, concentration improves meditation. New research shows that in as little as 8 weeks of practice, meditation can shrink the amygdala (responsible for fear and stress) and measurably increase the thickness of the pre-frontal cortex, associated with awareness, decision making and improved concentration. Join us as we explore the interplay between concentration and meditation. Learn and practice a variety of techniques including how to sharpen your concentration while practicing any form of meditation, and meditations specifically designed to enhance concentration.
Saturday May 20th and 27th
Charles MacInerney is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT-500 hr. He has practiced yoga for 44 years and been a full time teacher since 1989. Charles has taught workshops on improving concentration for the UT Women’s athletic program (track, volleyball and golf teams), UT Faculty and Staff, IBM, 3M, Apple, numerous government agencies, St. Edwards University (psychology department), and at hundreds of Yoga retreats, workshops, and conferences around the world. He is the publisher of the Expanding Paradigms newsletter, and has written articles for a variety of magazines including the Yoga Journal. Charles is the founder of yogateacher.com He offers workshops at yoga studios around the country and since 1992 he has been leading retreats in Texas, Massachusetts, Mexico and Guatemala. Charles is co-founder and instructor with the Living Yoga Teacher Training Program and co-founder of the Texas Yoga Retreat.