“The Payoff of Discipline in your Yoga Practice”

August tends to be the month when I see a drop in the number of students attending classes & slacking off on the discipline that it takes to get the desired results they want.
You may have notice how quickly the body becomes stiff or weak from a lack of balanced movement that you benefit from in your yoga practie. When you become stiff or weak from a lack of balanced movement the long term result can be a body that starts to store fear & no longer moves freely & without pain.  An unbalanced body can create a cascade of problems from weight gain to no longer having the confidence to do the things you once did.
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Sticky: What is Yoga?

To the beginning student of yoga in America it usually starts with getting out of pain in the body, creating strength where the body is weak & flexibility where the body is tight.
There is much more to yoga than twisting your body into a pretzel. Yoga also stretches your mind by asking you to challenge your beliefs about yourself, your body & your consciousness. In doing so yoga creates real and lasting change in the lives of its many practitioners. An added side effect the physical postures produce is shedding unwanted pounds, healing old injuries, detoxifying the body and creating muscular balance. But make no mistake yoga is not an exercise. It is a body awareness technique aimed at liberating your consciousness from old, habitual was of thinking, being and acting. The lean, strong, flexible yoga body is merely a seductive by-product of the work of awakening your consciousness.

Yogi’s have pursued their practice with commitment & devotion for centuries. It’s not a fad or the latest fitness craze. Those who commit themselves to this ancient technique purposefully, intentionally & with passionate devotion know that yoga’s secret & it’s real power doesn’t lie in the youthful vitality & a body free from fear, but in it’s ability to connect to the deepest part of ourselves and create lasting peace.

Serenity at the Sea Yoga Class & Beach Clean Up

 

Serenity by the Sea
Sunday March 14th 4-5:15pm

Come join world renowned yoga teachers Tim Miller and Stacy McCarthy this coming Sunday for a free yoga class on Moonlight Beach in Encinitas!!
This class was put together by the staff at Lululemon in Carlsbad as a sincere gesture to unite all the many communities of yoga in the local San Diego area!! This class is donation based and all donations will be given to the Surfrider Foundation! After class there will be an optional beach cleanup with Surfrider providing all the materials, bags, gloves, etc to do so.

So bring your yoga mat, some warm clothes, and an open heart to attend what will hopefully be the largest yoga class ever recorded in San Diego history!! Imagine a huge crowd of people breathing peace together!! We might help shift the earth a bit!!

Yogi Training

Yogi Training

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20 Hours of Comprehensive Yoga Instruction in a small personalized setting taught by Stacy McCarthy & Dennis Dean
Each day includes:
* Daily Asana Practice
* Daily Chanting Practice
* Daily Pranayama Practice
* Daily Meditation Practice
* Yoga Philosophy- 8 Limbs of Yoga
* 3 Techniques of the Krishnamacharya Lineage
* Principles of Sequencing
* Introduction to the Rope Wall
Please contact me with any questions. Click here to register

Cost: $599 for the full week of personalized attention to take your practice to the next level.

Save $100 off your registration if paid in full by Saturday, June 12th.

Mail check to Stacy McCarthy, PO Box 132, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Upcoming Teacher Trainings

Yoga Works Teacher Training 200 & 500 hour Certifications
I am excited to announce what will be the most detailed and comprehensive yoga teacher training program ever to have been offered in San Diego County. I have aligned with Yogaworks, the best of the best when it comes to Yoga Teacher Training, and I’m very proud to be a part of what will be a program with unparalleled guest teacher trainers, lecturers, top- quality materials and ultimate certification which is recognized internationally as being one of, if not the best available. Plus, this certification will be registered with the Yoga Alliance the #1 yoga certification registrars in the world. Along with some of the top Teachers, I will be lending my expertise and experience to these programs for additional depth and local tutorage. Yogaworks is the world’s leading teaching training facilitator. We will be offering not only the 200 hour certification, but for the first time ever in San Diego the more advanced 500 hour professional certification. Teachers must have their 200 hour certification from any recognized Yoga Alliance School to apply for the additional 300 hour advanced certification. For those of you who already have your 200 hr certification and are considering doing a 300 hr program to get your 500 hour certification, I am mentoring for the Yoga Works Professional Program starting this spring. If you are interested in “apprenticing” with me, let me know. For more detailed information regarding pricing and schedule or if you’d like to speak to me about what program will benefit your needs most contact me at stacy@yoganamastacy.com