Stacy McCarthy offers world-class yoga that integrates mind, body and spirit.
She is a highly requested presenter at some of the yoga and fitness industries most renowned conferences and conventions. Her cutting edge classes are unique, as she uses a variety of techniques and tools for accessing and sustaining mental, emotional and physical well-being. She is passionate about her contribution to the health and success of her students. Recently named by IDEA, the world’s largest fitness organization as a finalist for “Instructor of the Year” making significant contributions in inspiring the world through the body, mind & spirit. Stacy is the creator of 5 best selling yoga dvd’s and the author of Transformational Teaching Through Yoga Adjustments. As the Yoga Director for Yoga School of Business, she leads monthly coaching programs, as well as mentoring teachers for Yogaworks Professional Level Training. She has taught tens of thousands of students and trained several hundred teachers. In addition, she is a Professor of Yoga and faculty member at Miracosta College Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition Program.
With over 25 years of teaching experience, her tenure in the industry includes stints as Chief Operating Officer of Frog’s Athletic Club, Southern California Director of Programming for Club One and a consultant to numerous yoga studios and fitness clubs. Stacy holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and was inducted into the Yoga Alliance at its highest level..
Prior to focusing on yoga, Stacy was an All American swimmer, a world champion Freestyle Frisbee player and a group fitness instructor.
Stacy’s yoga journey began over two decades ago with renowned Ashtanga Yoga teacher, Dominic Corigliano, who she studied with for many years. She continued to study with Tim Miller and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
Not only is Stacy an advanced practitioner herself, she is known for intelligent sequencing that meets her students where they are at in their own practice in a system that inspires beginners and experienced students alike.
Along her journey, Stacy gained knowledge and insight that Yoga is about getting rid of the mirrors and judgment of how you look, turning down the music so you can hear your breath and getting connected to how you feel. It’s about working the body intelligently, holistically with balance and feeling. The by-product of a regular yoga practice is a lean, strong flexible body, a calm mind and a connection to the deepest and most profound part of your inner self.
Armed with this knowledge, a daily practice of yoga and meditation and passion for helping others, she shares her education and experience around the world. A gifted and inspirational teacher, Stacy has adopted a more balanced approach of self-acceptance and moderation and realized that being healthy is not defined by the number of hours you workout or the amount of calories you eat, but by the joy and fullness of your life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Yoga NamaStacy, a business founded by Stacy, is held in high esteem throughout the Yoga and Fitness industry. Her intention is to help others experience the freedom and joy in life she has found through awakening the yoga body, mind and spirit. She invites everyone to join her in creating habits and routines to live a balanced life in a beautiful, healthy, mind body and soul.