About Embody with MM
Megan and Michael are delighted to support each other in both purpose and play. Serendipity and a grateful desire to share their uniquely attuned gifts is the foundation for Embody with MM. Megan offers her heart centred, sensorimotor neurology-nerd experience of working in the healing arts and energy therapy, having owned a yoga studio for a decade. Michael contributes his decades of expertise as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, pre/post-production videographer, editor, Reiki Practitioner and spiritual seeker.
meet Megan MacCarthy
Megan is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy. She was attending school in Boulder, Colorado living the “granola” life when panic attacks lead her to meditation. This was in the 1980’s when it was considered unconventional to say that our thoughts could change our biology. Confronting 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 therapist, Megan’s focus is on Somatic Yoga and accessible movement for muscular imbalance, persistent pain, trauma and graceful aging. Her goal is to provide you with interesting tools to appreciate and reeducate the way the brain controls movement so you can keep doing the things that bring you joy. Her breath 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 co-create a practice that is as unique as you.
Megan’s formal training is a blending of the vast knowledge of Nischala Joy Devi, Maria Mendola, Neil Pearson, Durga Leela, Dr. Marc Halpern, Antonio Sausys, Judith Hanson Lasater, Liz Koch, Paulie Zink 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.
meet Michael Mattioli
Michael is a musician, composer, film maker, energy worker, sound healer and teacher. Versed in a variety of disciplines and modalities, his training and professional experience in these interconnected areas span decades of successful projects with notable clientele. His intuition and sensitive awareness guide his innate healing and musical instincts toward what is appropriate in the moment. His horizons continue to evolve and change like a beautiful sunset.
Michael has formal training as a certified Reiki practitioner, Access Energy Transformation and in Ho’oponopono Healing. He has successfully worked with many people and animals using these techniques for over 20 years.
His years of participation and practice working with addiction through 12 step programs make him a valuable and active member of the worldwide recovery community.
Megan and Michael’s skills sets are extremely complimentary. Michael enhances Megan’s video production values with his videography, editing, custom music, color grading and audio mixing expertise. Additionally, they work together with Michael co-facilitating retreats, playing live music for in studio meditations, and recording CDs and other projects, including Megan’s upcoming online teacher training and weekly YouTube videos. Together they are improving and expanding video content and in person opportunities; soon to include offering custom retreats based on clients’ needs at their new home in West Cork, Ireland.
Living in harmony with the environment in peace, kindness, and joyful awareness, Michael shares integral components of his healing practices that compliment Megan’s gifts.