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Lead Teacher

Your sherpa on this fine adventure... Specialties include positive psychology, personal development, and inclusive teaching methodology.

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Guest Teacher

Leading you in trauma-informed practices, in-depth study of the Nervous System, and teaching specialized populations.

IG: @tierney_yoga

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Guest Teacher

Leading the way on how to effectively teach private yoga sessions with confidence and elegance, as well as Ethical & Skillful Hands-On Adjustments. 


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Guest Teacher

Guiding us all to understand our bodies better through Anatomy, Physiology, and Ayurveda.


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$525 deposit/downpayment (non-refundable), with two options for paying the balance:

·      + $4475 paid in full, after downpayment

·      + 9 payments of $525 (after downpayment)
*Custom payment plans are available- please ask for what you need!

What is included:

  • Your 300-hr Yoga Alliance certified advanced TT program, led by Karson McGinley, and guest teachers.

  • Nine mini-retreats over the course of the year.

  • Lodging in our newly furnished retreat space for Sunday and Monday nights for each of the modules

  • All meals. We will cook dinners on Sunday and Monday evenings together, and we will provide coffee/tea, fresh fruit, simple breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day.

  • Subscription to Karson's online kula Happiness & Bliss for the duration of the program.

Interested in applying? Have questions?

Thanks for your interest!

Topics & Highlights of What Will be Covered:

  • Deep study of Positive Psychology & Happiness Philosophy

  • Eastern philosophy as it relates to modern living

  • Yoga as a healing modality for trauma and common ailments/injuries

  • Using yogic philosophy to improve listening and communication skills

  • Bringing your unique strengths to your teaching

  • Alignment with regard to anatomical differences

  • Intelligent, intuitive, and creative sequencing

  • Gentle, Hatha, & Vinyasa teaching theory and practice

  • Falling in love with your practice

  • and more...

What you can expect:

  • An opportunity to deepen your personal practice (both spiritual and asana). Primarily, this training aims to deepen and fortify your studies and experience of yoga; the best teachers are dedicated students and committed practitioners. This format will provide the luxury of full immersion into the teachings for two full days/nights per module, while we unplug and gather each month as a sangha.

  • Personal development through Positive Psychology. This training dives deeper into the science of human flourishing, including topics like the five-sided model of well-being (PERMA), navigating difficult emotions, the role of goals in happiness, advanced gratitude practices, skillful relationships, and the power of choice. This course of study will undoubtedly grow and shape how you engage with and lead your students.

  • A greater understanding of the body (your own and that of your student). Expect in depth study of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, Ayurveda, and lifestyle.

  • To strengthen your teaching skills (including, but not limited to theming, yoga as a healing modality, trauma-informed yoga, alignment principles, yoga for anatomical differences & peak pose sequencing). Learn how to apply what you know in private yoga sessions, as well as in beginner, mixed-level, and advanced public classes.

  • A closer look at yogic texts like the Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

  • Meditation, pranayama, and mindfulness practices to curate a one-of-a-kind personal sadhana and daily routine.

Dates: February- December 2020 in 9 modules.

All modules are retreat-style, meaning we will practice, teach, sit, learn, laugh, lodge, cook, and eat together from Sunday afternoon at 4pm to Tuesday afternoon at 4pm on the following dates:

  • February 23-25, 2020

  • March 29-31, 2020

  • April 19-21, 2020

  • May 17-19, 2020

  • June 14-16, 2020

  • July & August OFF

  • September 13-15, 2020

  • October 25-27, 2020

  • November 15-17, 2020

  • December 6-8, 2020
    *email Karson directly to request sample schedule

Location: The Happy-U Zen House in Temecula's wine country, CA  

Required Texts:

  • One Simple Thing, by Eddie Stern

  • Your Body, Your Yoga, by Bernie Clark

  • The How of Happiness, by Sonja Lyubomirsky

  • Teaching People, Not Poses, by Jay Fields

  • The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, trans. Brian Dana Ekers

  • The Path of the Yoga Sutras, by Nicholai Bachman

  • The Yoga Sutras, trans. by Sri Swami Satchidananda

  • The Bhagavad Gita, trans. by Eknath Easwaran

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