Stacy McCarthy

Carlsbad, CA 92009

Stacy McCarthy is a yogi, mother, wife, college professor of yoga studies, hot tea and juice fiend, a recovering type A and an enlightened mind in training. In addition to authoring her own products and books, Stacy has developed and implemented comprehensive curriculum for 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher trainings at the college level and for world renowned Yogaworks.

Infused with humor and soul, Stacy is a storyteller with a devotion to philosophy. Her classes are physically demanding, energetically empowering, mentally focusing and spiritually up-lifting. They are designed to transform lives. At the center of her teachings, is the foundation of how to master the big 3, how you move, how you eat and how you think.

Stacy’s yoga journey began almost three decades ago in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya and she is forever grateful to have studied Ashtanga Vinyasa under founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is known for intelligent sequencing that meets her students where they are in their own practice in a system that inspires beginners and experienced students alike. Her specialty is teaching women no matter what their age, how to have a powerful body and peaceful mind without dieting or excessive exercise.

 At the core of her teachings there is a celebration for the human capacity to expand, love and live more fabulously. In addition to her teacher trainings and public classes, Stacy regularly hosts A Day of Namaste her popular, transformational day retreat.

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Verified Cert/Training
IDEA Author/Presenter
MindBody Professional
IDEA Member

About Me


  • BS, Exercise Science, Colorado State University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Expires: Oct 31, 2020
Yoga Alliance - Yogaworks Teacher Trainer
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Aug 30, 2020
Medic First Aid
Expires: Aug 30, 2016
Agency Unavailable
MEDIC FirstAid

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Aug 30, 2020
Medic First Aid
Expires: Aug 30, 2016
Agency Unavailable

Stacy's Locations

Bay Club Carmel Valley

12000 Carmel Country Rd
San Diego, CA 92109


7710 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Additional Information


$150.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

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Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Finalist 2011 and 2019 IDEA Instructor of Year, SAYCO Hero of Yoga Award, All- American Swimmer, World & US Open Flying Disc Champion.

Languages Spoken




2 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Dawn Celapino on Aug 24, 2014

    Stacy is my favorite yoga teacher of all time. She REALLY cares about her students and their form during the poses. She is very inspiring AND encouraging in such a gentle way. I feel like I am well taken care of every time I participate in either her class or even when I do her DVD's.

  • by Dennis Dean on Jun 24, 2011

    It is my professional opinion that Stacy McCarthy is unparalleled in her field. She walks her talk and is always improving on her standards. She goes above and beyond in every aspect and that is of the utmost importance to me.