Upcoming Events

On the Horizan in 2015 

Bali Yoga Retreat

Escape to paradise and join me for a relaxing yoga retreat in the heart of the island of gods.: Ubud, Bali.  Save the date July 12-18, 2015

Renew, Relax, Reflect as You escape to paradise for a blissful yoga journey on the beautiful tropical island of Bali. Set in lush tropical surroundings and led by Stacy McCarthy, E-RYT500 and Heidi Schubert, who has lived in Bali and hosted several yoga retreats in this magical place. Stacy & Heidi are excited to offer you a high-quality yoga retreat designed to enhance your practice and refresh your spirit. From the beginning to the very experienced student, you will create new friendships and build lifelong memories with other yoga enthusiasts as you take your practice and relaxation to new levels.

Bali is known across the world as “The Island of the Gods” because of its awe inspiring beauty and incredible natural energy.  Ubud is Bali’s cultural center and one of the most popular yoga destinations in the world. It is here that you will be immersed in the traditional culture of the Balinese people while being surrounded by cascading rice terraces, thatched Balinese bungalows, and the most amazing, open, loving people you’ve ever met.

Our goal is to provide you with an unforgettable journey and help you discover new ways to take your practice, focus, and relaxation to new levels. We want you to experience Bali and everything it has to offer.  Each day will be filled with yoga classes, cultural activities, excursions, pampering massages and body treatments set within the illuminating culture of Bali.

Our One Week Retreat Includes the Following:

  • Transportation to and from the Denpasar, Bali International Airport/Ubud
  • 7 nights of accommodation immersed in the rice paddies at the beautiful Ananda Cottages, Ubud
  • Breakfast daily (always with vegetarian options)
  • Welcome dinner with mouthwatering traditional Balinese dishes
  • Daily 2 hour yoga and meditation
  • 1 full body traditional Balinese Massage at Bliss Spa
  • 1 Day excursion to Dreamland Beach and Uluwatu including lunch and dinner
  • An Ayurvedic lunch prepared by Dr. Sujatha and her staff.
  • 1 Class at the Yoga Barn and 1 class at Radiantly Alive
  • Good-bye dinner at the Lotus temple with cultural performance
  • Optional daily cultural activities

    Retreat Prices

    • Rooms are with double beds, or can be booked individually, or for couples to share
    • All rooms have A/C and ceiling fans as well as hot water
    • Mosquito net covers four poster bed
    • Rooms are located on upper floor of villas with balcony
    • Retreat price for entire week including all activities and accommodation:
    • SINGLE OCCUPANCY one person in a double bed
    • $2900 USD, SUPER EARLY BIRD*, must book by January 1, 2015
    • $3150 USD, EARLY BIRD RATE*, must book by March 1, 2015
    • $3400 USD, REGULAR RATE, last day to book deadline June 1, 2015
    • DOUBLE OCCUPANCY two people sharing a double bed
    • $2300 per person, SUPER EARLY BIRD*, must book by January 1 2015
    • $2450 per person, EARLY BIRD RATE*, must book by March 1, 2015
    • $2600 per person, REGULAR RATE, last day to book deadline June 1, 2015
    • GROUP DISCOUNT**! Groups of 4+ booking together get an extra $50 off per person!
    *SUPER EARLY BIRD RATE: To receive this rate you must book on or before January 1, 2015.
    *EARLY BIRD RATE: To receive the early bird rate you must book on or before March 30, 2015.
    **Please note, we can accept payments via PayPal with a 2.9% transaction fee applied to all balances.

    We recommend contacting us as soon as possible if you are interested in booking a spot as space is always EXTREMELY limited!!

    This retreat will transform your practice, create lifelong memories and help you experience Bali in a way you will never forget.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing you in Bali in 2015!

For more information visit http://www.yogaretreats-bali.com/


Yoga Week at Rancho La Puerta Spa, Tecate, Mexico.

Voted #1 Spa in the world by Travel & Leisure 

May 30 -June 6, 2015 

Join me the week of May 23-29th, 2014 for a week of yoga, hiking and a healthy gourmet culinary experience. Voted by readers as the World’s Best Destination Spa in 2013 for the third time by Travel + Leisure Magazine. I was able to work out a special for anyone in my community that is coming to RLP for the first time. As part of my friends and family program, you will receive 5% off the best available rate plus $250 gift certificate, room upgrade and can combine it with other specials or offers.

If you have any friends or family that you would like to join you, I can extend this offer to them as well. Contact me so I can make sure you can take advantage of all the perks & upgrades.

 With my Mom during Yoga Week at Rancho La Puerta Spa.
Join us May 23-29, 2015 when I’ll be back teaching another dynamic week of Yoga at the #1 Spa in the world.
Be sure to mention I sent you and receive $250. off your visit
anytime of the year.




Adjust Me Puhleeeeeze!

Deepen your understanding of optimal alignment and adjustments in standing poses, back-bends, arm balances, and hip openers. Learn how to bring greater stability and energy flow to each yoga pose to facilitate a greater sense of joy and empowerment.

Apply effective use of props and modifications for challenging poses Identify and address common misalignments, while giving and experiencing hands on adjustments to bring more joy and energy to your practice.



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Part 1: No pre-requisites

Theory & Foundation

Learn proper Alignment & Adjustments in this three part series. Begin with a basic exploration of learning styles as well as the structural platforms and actions that take place in each posture. In the hands on adjustment section, you will learn the philosophy, ethics and types of physical touch. You will then put these principles into practice in a Hip Opener Themed Adjustment Class.

Part 2: Standing Poses

**** Part 1 is a pre-requisite for attending Part 2 & 3

An exploration of Alignment & Adjustments for Standing Poses. Apply effective use of props, modifications and touch for challenging poses and identify and address common mis-alignments. Gain greater stability and energy flow to each yoga pose to facilitate a greater sense of joy and empowerment.

Part 3: Seated Poses & Backbends

**** Part 1 is a pre-requisite for attending Part 2 & 3

An exploration of Adjustments for Seated Poses & Backbends. Apply effective use of props, modifications and touch for challenging poses and identify and address common misalignments. Gain greater stability and energy flow to each yoga pose to facilitate a greater sense of joy and empowerment.

Hosted by the Yoga Mandiram, an oceanview, personalized studio in Cardiff by the Sea.
Space is limited. Register here!

Dates & Times & Prices

Part 1 Saturday, July 19th 12:00 – 3:00pm

Part 2 Saturday, July 19th 3:30 – 6:00pm

Part 3 Sunday, July 20th 1:30 – 4:00pm

Cost: Single Workshop $49

Full Registration $100
(This gives you all three workshops for the price of two!)


Workshop Series Adapted from the book Transformational Teaching Through Yoga Adjustments©

View a sample of the videos that accompany the book and the workshop!


IDEA World Fitness Conference

Fitness  Nutrition  Inspiration

IWF_prestr_badgeAugust 13-17, 2014 Anaheim, CA

I’ve been presenting at this event for almost twenty years and it fuels my passion to be a better teacher and the best professional in my field . It will literally transform your future!

Please attend and join me when I present “Yoga Principles of Teaching”.. You’ll explore the art of teaching in both theory and practice . Discover ways to best serve your students, how to find your voice and take your teaching skills from good to great.

Register and use my presenter promo code and receive $30 off. Use PIPCA14+McCarthy

360+ Educational Sessions
Choose from: Personal Training, Group Exercise, Sports Conditioning, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Mind-Body, Personal Growth, Business and Career Development, and MORE!
Exclusive Networking Opportunities
Networking opportunities and career advice from the most successful fitness professionals, the biggest companies, certification agencies and training groups in the industry.
Keynote Speakers
Motivation from keynote speaker, world record-setting swimmer, Diana Nyad, named “the toughest athlete in the world”; and the 2007 IDEA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Augie Nieto.
NEW Products and More.

Remember to register for my workshop Yoga Principles of Teaching and refine your teaching skills.




200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Miracosta College

Cardiff By The Sea, CA. August 18 -December 12

Learn more and register at http://www.miracosta.edu/instruction/kinesiology/index.html

Spring 2014 200 hour Yoga Certification Graduates

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Yogaworks 300 hour Professional Level Teacher Training

September 2014 – March 2015

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After practicing and teaching Yoga in San Diego for over two decades and seeing the local Yoga community grow, I’m excited and honored to announce that  Prana Yoga Center is partnering with YOGAWORKS, one of the most comprehensive and respected teacher training programs in the world, to offer an Advanced Teacher Training for the 500-hour certification.
This six-month program provides students with an opportunity to build upon the material introduced in a 200-Hour Teacher Training, integrate what they’ve learned through practical application in the classroom, and support the development of their individual voice and style as a yoga teacher. Through a combination of workshops and six-month apprenticeship with a senior trainer, students will refine their teaching skills, identify areas of expertise, and set the foundation for fully incorporating yoga into their life path.


6 month apprenticeship with a mentor teacher
14 weekend workshops
Weekly Wednesday night series alternating Philosophy & Practice Teaching
Pranayama Series Wednesday nights before select workshops
Final Project


September – March
2 weekends per month: Saturdays & Sundays,12-4pm
Wednesdays evenings: 7-10pm

See program schedule for topics and dates.

Through the apprenticeship program, students will benefit from working more closely with a senior teacher. In this component of the course, participants continue to cultivate their teaching skills by applying them practically, in the class room. Additionally, trainees build upon what they learned in their initial training, solidifying and integrating the information through a consistent, one-on-one relationship and on-going dialogue with their mentor. As assistants in their mentors classes-trainees hone their ability to see bodies and give hands on adjustments. In addition, they have the opportunity to observe a senior teacher instructing, sequencing, adjusting and inspiring their students, and through this process to imprint these crucial elements of superlative teaching. Twice monthly mentor meetings will reinforce this learning process and serve as a forum to address questions and issues related to teaching yoga. Time and location vary by mentor.

Apprenticeship Requirements
Assisting mentor in class once a week
Taking mentor’s class once a week
Taking a class with another approved Senior Teacher once a week
Two meetings per month with mentor teacher

Info Sessions
Meet teachers and mentors Sunday, June 1, 1pm. RSVP

$3600 if paid in full by June 15, 2014;  $3750 if paid in full by July 25; $4000 after July 25.
Application deadline: August 1, 2014
Tuition includes the following:

YogaWorks Professional Program Manual
Unlimited Yoga with mentors and select teachers for the duration of the Program.

Please feel free to contact me with questions on  events, classes, mentoring or products to support your growth.


World Renowned Yoga Works Teacher Training 200 and 500 Hour  Level Certification


Yogaworks 200 hour Teacher Training

Since 1990, YogaWorks has trained thousands of new teachers including some of the most celebrated modern day yogis. This training provides practitioners a time-tested tool kit to teach and practice skillfully – with safety, integrity and compassion.
Training curriculum refined over 20 years.
Deepen your practice.
Transform your practice and gain a deeper understanding of yourself.
Intelligent sequencing.
Learn the art and science of designing a dynamic class.
Learn to truly teach, not just recite.
Serve your students by instructing their bodies into alignment.
Platform for developing your own style.
Find your own unique voice as a teacher.
A globally recognized network.
YogaWorks teacher training is respected worldwide.



For teachers with a 200 hour yoga certification and are ready to advance to the 5oo hour certification status, I will be mentoring and guest teaching a 300 hour Yoga Works Professional Level Teacher Training beginning in September at Prana Yoga in La Jolla. Click here for details.

Please feel free to contact me with questions on  events, classes, mentoring or products to support your growth.


300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

 I am honored once again to be asked to be the presenter at this years 7th Annual Karma Yoga San Diego in support of Shakti Rising with the mission to cultivate the health and emerging leadership of women and girls, ultimately empowering them to utilize their personal transformation as a catalyst for positive change.

The Event will take place at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe
Click here for more details, purchasing tickets and sponsorship.

Join Me Friday Morning, May 10th at The bBar ( 2683 Via de la Valle – (Across from Flower Hill Mall next to Del Mar Kids & across from the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf / Mattie D shopping center)


If you can’t make the event, but would like to contribute to my fundraising efforts, please visit my personal page at Yoga For Hope.




2 Responses to Upcoming Events

  1. Apriljean Cahl says:

    I participated in your Yoga Wk shop at Inner Idea in Anaheim: Hips Don’t Lie. I would love to purchase a DVD of the work shop, however IDEA only recorded Major League Yoga. Is there any way to purchase a DVD?

    • yoganamastacyblog says:

      The exact sequencing of the poses I used for the Hips Workshop are not on DVD, however there are bite size chunks of many of the postures in my Yoga Body DVD series. For example, the bonus program on Yoga Body Lean & Defined has the Fire Up Flow sequence that we did to warm up the hips for deeper work.
      All the DVD’s have a variety of hip opening poses, just not in the focused hip sequencing I developed for the workshop.
      I hope to see you on the path to wellness soon.