Karson McGinley

A teacher for over a decade, Karson works to bridge the gap between the ancient wisdom of yoga and the modern science of happiness through her classes, writing, and leading the Happy-U Teacher Training program. Karson teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, and Anusara Elements™ classes, inspired by the teachings of Classical & Tantric yogic philosophy, positive psychology, and A Course in Miracles. She uses music, silence, laughter, and storytelling to make the practice of yoga accessible to everyone :)

Karson McGinley instructs the following:
  • Anusara Elements
  • A physically strong, spiritually deep yoga practice that emphasizes openness, heart-centered movement, and an introduction to Anusara yoga's Universal Principles of Alignment. Expect sankalpa (intention-setting), chanting/ mantra, and a patient and supportive approach to inversions at and away from the wall. Class themes will be inspired by Tantric philosophy, storytelling, poetry, and A Course in Miracles; all themes that will ask us to delve deep into our heart-space to remember who we truly are.
    This class may be physically challenging, but is accessible in spirit and attitude. Students newer to the Anusara yoga's Universal Principles of Alignment will find this class helpful before, or in conjunction with, Anusara® Yoga of the Heart.

  • Happy Flow :)
  • The “Happy” in Happy-U stands for a Holistic Approach to Positive Psychology & Yoga, and this class is the ultimate example of how we integrate these ideas for increased joy and well being. Each class incorporates proven ways to move up the happiness scale—either from positive psychology research or yogic philosophy-- and then leads into a fun & and freeing flow, emphasizes strength, balance, flexibility, organic movement & breath-work. Many of our classes emphasize alignment, but this class is more about moving in a way that simply FEELS good. Finally, expect a FUN & inspired playlist to support your practice and inspire you to sing along!

    Some yoga experience is recommended, but not required