About Stacy McCarthy

Stacy McCarthy | The Thera Optimal Health Collective

Yoga + Wellness Expert

Stacy McCarthy is an award-winning health & fitness leader, accomplished businesswoman, captivating speaker, and respected educator. Stacy was honored as the IDEA World Fitness Instructor of the Year and has been recognized for her health and wellness coaching, yoga and mindfulness practices, and positive psychology interventions.

Stacy McCarthy is an award-winning health & fitness leader, accomplished business woman, captivating speaker, and respected educator. For her contributions to the field of health and wellness as a seasoned mindful movement educator and integrative wellness thought leader, Stacy was honored as the IDEA World Fitness Instructor of the Year, a prestigious award recognizing superior instructional abilities and positive influence within the global health and fitness industry. Stacy's recognized for her health and wellness coaching, yoga and mindfulness practices, positive psychology interventions, culinary whole food, plant-based medicine in the treatment of various chronic diseases and conditions.

She is an adjunct college professor in the Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition Department, where she created the yoga teacher certification program. She's been a speaker and presenter around the world.

Through decades of experience, she's developed training that is physically balanced, energetically empowering, mentally focused and spiritually up-lifting. They are designed to transform lives. Stacy 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 teaching is holistic and embraces periods of time both past and present, as well as the fluctuations of life, including age, seasons, and transitions. She lives and teaches the keys to unlocking a powerful body and peaceful mind without dieting or excessive exercise.

At the core of her teachings, there is a celebration of the human capacity to expand, love and live more fabulously.

In her personal life, she's a genuine source of inspiration! With her unwavering commitment to nurturing her children's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, she's set them on a path to incredible success. Her daughter, a Parade All-American soccer player and NCAA National Champion at UCLA, and her son, a highly recruited basketball athlete who graduated from Harvard and finished his MBA at Rice University, owe much of their success to their mother instilling harmony and balance in their lives. But Stacy's love and care doesn't end with her children. As a devoted daughter, she's a shining example of compassion and care, providing unwavering support to her mother who battles with dementia. Together with her husband Tom, Stacy travels the world, speaking about wellness and inspiring others to live their best lives. They're true advocates for living a life full of purpose, joy, and fulfillment.

Fun Fact: Stacy was inducted into the Freestyle Frisbee Hall of Fame and Tony Robbins was a groomsman at her wedding.


Stacy is a major contributor to our Foundations Program.

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