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, HTCP

Megan is a passionate teacher and therapist with an infectious personality.  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 the importance of befriending the mind.  Her lifestyle is a reflection of the empowering belief that our awareness is precious; the earlier in life we discover this, the happier and healthier we can be.

Megan is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy.  Her 1,000+ hours of training include a powerful blending of the vast knowledge of Nischala Joy Devi, Maria Mendola, Neil Pearson, Durga Lee, Dr. Marc HalpernAntonio Sausys, Amy Weintraub, Judith Hanson LasaterLiz Koch and Tias Little. Her breath centered classes blend physical alignment, yoga therapy, somatic movement and pranic body awareness with a lighthearted approach. Whether she is teaching class, leading a meditation, or creating a personalized therapeutic home practice, Megan makes it accessible and joyful. The practice 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 find your body prayer practice.

Wanting to deepen her knowledge of the subtle body, Megan studied energy medicine with the Healing Touch Program for 2 1/2 years and is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP). 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 yoga studio 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

Disclaimer: The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my C-IAYT through the International Association of Yoga Therapy, not derived from my status as an  E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance Registry.