Megan MacCarthy

“Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” – The Grateful Dead

Owner Bear Foot Yoga, LLC, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP, HTCP

Megan is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy. She was introduced to meditation to manage panic attacks while in college Boulder, CO.  Learning the psychological causes and physical attributes of stress at a young age taught her how the brain keeps score and the body is the scoreboard.  Her lifestyle reflects the empowering belief that our awareness is precious; the more we befriend the mind, the happier and healthier we are.

As a teacher and therapist, Megan’s focus is on somatic yoga and gentle movement for muscular imbalance, persistent pain and trauma. She provides in person and virtual sessions, classes, teacher trainings, and retreats with a goal of providing you with accessible, enjoyable tools to appreciate and reeducate the way the brain controls movement.  Her breathe centered teaching incorporates traditional facets of yoga, subtle body awareness, and ayurvedic principles with a lighthearted approach. The practice of embodiment changes and grows according to our age, allotted time and our physical, mental/emotional and spiritual needs. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned spiritual soul, her gift is the ability to meet you on your terms and encourage you to create your own practice.  Megan has over  1,000+ hours of training, blending of the vast knowledge of Nischala Joy Devi, Maria Mendola, Neil Pearson, Durga Leela, Dr. Marc HalpernAntonio Sausys, Amy Weintraub, Judith Hanson Lasater, Lanita VarshellLiz Koch and Tias Little.

Wanting to deepen her appreciation of the pranic body and its relationship to movement, Megan participated in a 3 year training with the Healing Touch Program to become a Healing Touch Certified Energy Practitioner. In addition to energy therapy, she offers Ayurvedic Marma Therapy and is a certified through the California College of Ayurveda. She also trained with Healing Touch for Animals and offers energy therapy to our beloved pets!

Personally, her biggest blessing is being the mother of three heart centered Gen Z’s – a son and identical twin daughters.  When the left-brained part of owning a business requires escape, you’ll find her chanting to her chickens; but writing has always been her greatest purge and pleasure. She sees every day of our ordinary lives as an opportunity to write our own version of James Joyce’s Ulysses. If we are mindful and continually dig beyond the complicated “humanness”, the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

“You are always alone, but you are only lonely if you don’t like the person you are with – which is yourself. Get to know yourself; become better acquainted with yourself. It will be the best relationship you have ever had.” – Harold’s Notebook