After years of competitive sports and physical training, Charlie took his first yoga class in 1995, hoping to increase his flexibility and balance. What he found was both a passion and a practice, where he could create strength and experience physical and psychospiritual openness in a serene, non-competitive environment. For over a decade Charlie practiced and studied variously under Maty Ezraty, Lisa Walford, Heather Duplex, Malachi Melville, and Julie Kleinman.
He began teaching in 2005, emphasizing (though not limited to) Ashtanga and Iyenger methods. His teaching style focuses on mindfulness and presence, attention to breath, alignment, and movement/flow, all leading to stillness.
As his many students will attest, Charlie has a natural talent to create a peaceful environment where ego release, mental calmness and emotional openness naturally lead to self-acceptance and growth. When Charlie is not in the yoga studio, you'll find him rock climbing, hiking, and mountain unicycling.
A class that focuses on the sacrum and lower back. Much of the class is seated with a section of a few standing poses. The seated poses allow for a supported opening in the lumbar sacrum region of the low back. Props will help with this class.
This class is beginner to intermediate. It covers all the basic parts of a class within a 40 minute time frame. It allows you to find a balanced, strength building class, as well as a relaxation, and stress reduction class within a short period of time.
A sequence designed to meet the needs of beginners or the more advanced practitioner, with lumbar, sacrum or sciatic issues. Emphasis on sacrum, hamstrings and psoas to open and balance the relationship between the three so you feel freedom from pain and regain ease of movement.
A hatha flow class that builds some nice heat, great for days when you have a moderate amount of energy, and want to open it all up. A seated warm up focused on the shoulders leads to twisting, inversions, core work, backbends and deep hamstring and quadricep stretches. A block is helpful.
Legs, legs, legs! This class will tone, strengthen and elongate the leg muscles. The upper body will be lengthened and wrung out as well. Class includes deep hamstring and calf stretches, challenging seated poses, twisty core work, inversions, backbends, and, of course, Savasana.