Healthy Bodies 

Higher Consciousness


Welcome to Human Kindness Yoga

Our goal to share the practice of yoga with the greater public to foster better health, awareness and equanimity throughout our community.  We offer public and private classes, as well as small group classes in our studio or your space.  We accommodate all levels from beginner to seasoned yogi.   

Breathe - Move - Smile - Repeat

Come check out our FREE community yoga class at the SEGUIN PUBLIC LIBRARY every Thursday night at 6PM(excluding 5th Thursdays)

This class is for everybody! Experienced yogis and beginners alike.


Sponsored by Friends of the Library


with Heart Spirit Yoga located in the La Plaza building

Suite 114, 113 S. River St, Seguin TX



Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am - 10 am


Mondays: Noon-1pm and 5:30-6:30 pm
Wednesdays: Noon-1pm and 5:30-6:30 pm


1 st class – complimentary
1 class - $15
6 class pass - $75
10 class pass - $100

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Our Team

Kara Finlayson
Elise Hoffmeister
Taylor Carr

Kara originally hails from Houston, TX, but has called San Marcos (and more recently, Zorn) home since graduating from Texas State University in 2012. She has a degree in Recreation Administration with a Therapeutic Recreation Certification and worked as a Recreation Therapist at Bastrop ISD for three years.

Kara has a 300 hour yoga teaching certification and she focuses on providing an experience of unifying mind, body, and spirit, using specific poses and sequences designed for the students in front of her and their current needs. She believes in teaching students how to rise up when life becomes difficult, and let go of judgement that makes our world seem smaller and darker. Her classes are for humans (not just yogis) so students practice tools for living life more abundantly and pain free through connecting to their bodies (the muscles, bones, joints, and organs) and finding ease in the mind. Through this connection, humans organically find peace in the mind and are able to access their inner power, bringing healing to their lives. 

Kara empowers her students to find what works for their unique physiology.

Rachael Calk

Elise is originally from San Antonio, but currently lives in the wonderful community of San Marcos, TX. She graduated from Camp Utopia in 2012, under the direction of Helen Stutchbury, and has been teaching ever since.  She has experience teaching in corporate/office settings, for wedding days and bachelorettes, private instruction, in studio, and in the gym. She has taught chair yoga, power yoga, yoga for seniors, restorative yoga, and specializes in Vinyasa yoga and Hatha flow classes. She will be continuing her education with Helen, and Camp Utopias 300hr program, as well as begin a specialty training in Restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater, this Summer. 
Elise's classes offer variations for all levels of yoga students. She uses alignment based cues to safely and smoothly guide one through the postures. Her intention as a teacher is to help people heal, or just feel better within themselves. She brings more awareness to the body, in order to quite the mind, and bring peace to the heart and soul of each individual. "Each person is on their own path, and has their own pace on that path. My only wish is to bring more awareness, and a higher consciousness with each step of the journey."

Will Masters
a.k.a. Bill Bender

Taylor found yoga (or the other way around) through her meditation practice several years ago during a challenging period in her life. It became a daily practice almost immediately and taught her so much along the way; such as discipline, confidence, strength, and acceptance among many other things. It remains a central facet of her ongoing journey of growth. Yoga has become such a passion and major part of her life throughout her journey, and her goal is to share the magic with as many people as she can.
Having practiced various styles of yoga, Taylor has influences from Ashtanga and
Kundalini Yoga, along with other lineages. Her classes range from high energy to gentle stretching, but all are designed to connect the mind, body, and soul. Her personal experience of yoga has been relatable to life off the mat, and she strives to bring this experience to her students. 

J. Shane Carter

Rachael is a free spirit with a newfound love and passion for helping others. Her teaching style is built on the idea that we can all benefit mentally and physically from yoga. 
Rachael found this love for yoga through her own self healing during some difficult times. Now she wants to help others see the beautiful light that we all have within each and every one of us. Her ultimate goal is to make a life out of helping others see how much yoga and meditation is a truly amazing self healing experience. 
Rachael is originally from the North East Texas area but currently resides in Seguin TX with her husband Leroy and two dogs Maggie and Bambi.

Will has a background in psychology and business, having worked 12 years as a Mental Health Specialist and 20 years as a REALTOR. With a Masters of Ed. in Guidance & Counseling, he served as Director of the San Marcos Center of Well Being and co-founder of Masterful Mission Business Coaching in Austin, Texas. As Owner/Broker of Bender Realty, LLC in Seguin, Will specializes in waterfront and ranch properties.
Will enjoys gardening, paddleboard yoga, and hiking. Will serves with Team River Runner to take wounded warriors from the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio white water kayaking.
His love of God and nature is also expressed through his participation in Illuman, a global not-for-profit organization committed to supporting men who are seeking to deepen their spiritual lives.
Will recently published “Heart Spirit – Journey to Ascension Book I”. He’s a Certified Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. Will creates graphic art as a nature photographer. Several of his canvas prints are on display at the Heart Spirit Yoga Studio in Seguin where he teaches yoga and meditation techniques.
With over 30 years of meditation experience, Will’s practice includes the teaching of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the techniques of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka.

Shane spent a combined 21 years in the US Air Force and Texas Air Guard as a Korean Linguist and Electronic Warfare Officer, before retiring in 2012.  During his time as a military officer, he was an instructor at the US Air Force Weapons School and flew over 60 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, which gave him a unique perspective on the effects of stress.  After retiring, Shane spent two years as the Chief Operating Officer of a defense software company, and in 2016 he and his wife, April, opened HK (Human Kindness) Yoga in Seguin Texas, which offered both private and public yoga and meditation classes.  Since then, Shane has dedicated his energy to sharing yoga with the community in a variety of ways.  In two years of operation, HK Yoga offered classes at public libraries, primary/secondary and university campuses, as well as private organizations catering to veteran, disabled, disadvantaged, youth and elder groups, and shared meditation and yoga practices with over 600 adults and over 300 youth in the Seguin and surrounding area.  He is also a dedicated husband and father of four, vacation rental proprietor, yoga and meditation teacher, and hobbyist actor/musician who regularly performs in local area theaters and music venues.


Contact Us

HK Yoga

Studio: Ste 114, 113 S. River St., Seguin TX

Mail: 212 Camp St, Seguin, TX 78155

Tel: 830-305-0668


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