Stacy McCarthy

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Qualifications: B.S. Exercise Science, ACE certified, Grandfathered into Yoga Alliance at the highest level as a Certified Yoga Teacher.

Personal History: I'm married to Tom, who is an author & speaker and have two children: Tommy a “tween” and Kylie a teenager. We also have two giant Bernese Mountain Dogs, Buddha & Lilly. I was born in Rancho Santa Fe, California and was raised in St. Augustine, Florida. I spent my free time swimming, surfing and sailing. I attended Colorado State University on a full swimming scholarship. In 1982, I became involved in the alternative sport of Freestyle Frisbee and had the opportunity to travel the world teaching and still hold the women’s all-time record in tournament wins.

Workout Philosophy: In the early 90’s, I was all about cardio & sculpt. In 1992, I hired a renowned yoga teacher who became my mentor. By 1995, yoga had become my “soul” source of exercise, I dropped 10 pounds and my body changed into a long, lean look, my clothes looked better on me, my mind de-stressed and my disposition relaxed.

Success Story: One of my clients, Rick, a successful speaker and author who traveled frequently for business was given a gift certificate from his wife for the holidays for some private sessions. After my first session with Rick, I was pretty sure he didn’t like yoga because he was very quiet and didn’t smile. After our ninth or tenth session I noticed Rick was getting “chatty” and joking with me. He began doing my yoga DVD’s on the days we didn’t meet. After a few months, I received this email from Rick. “Stacy I started with you as an alternative to claiming disability because of the severe neck and back pain I experienced on every airplane flight.  When I started yoga I could not touch my knees. Now I can do a full forward bend and hold my feet. My neck and back are infinitely more flexible. I can even do an assisted backbend! My posture and breathing have also improved greatly. Stacy you saved my career, my health and perhaps my life.” You see, it’s not that Rick didn’t like yoga or me, it’s just that he was in such pain when he started it affected everything. Once he began experiencing freedom in his body he began to realize the fullness of life that he had lost. 

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