Halloween Happenings at Thunderbolt Power Yoga

October is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s beautiful outside, football’s on every Saturday, and every week seems to be filled with the good kind of busy — including the 30 Day Challenge at Thunderbolt Power Yoga. 

We have so many exciting events happening in the next 30 days, I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorites so you can mark your calendars (although they’re already packed, I’m sure)!

Find Stella on Instagram @downwardfacingdoggie

Find Stella on Instagram @downwardfacingdoggie

The 30 Day Yoga Challenge is keeping the studio a buzz now through October 30th.  If you frequent the #YogaStorm you may seem dedicated yogis doubling up on classes — adults will do anything for a sticker! You can also try out our online classes and count up to 6 towards your total — click here for more info.


October 31 — Spookasana Class

  • Get in the Halloween spirit with Thunderbolt instructor, Maggie Birgel and DJ Johnny D.  This 75 minute class kick off at 6 p.m. and we still have space for you to get spooky (and sweaty) with us!  Over the past three years, we've seen prima ballerinas, NFL players, a cat lady and more!  Show up in your best costume and you could be our winner!

November 10 — Druminyasa Class

  • Feel the changing rhythms of the season as you connect breath, heartbeat, mind, and body in this 90-minute Vinyasa flow. Join me and Druminyasa percussionist Brad Ellsworth for this rhythmic and dynamic class.  Brad and I met one another through the owner of In Balance Yoga in Blacksburg, VA — turns out we share HOKIE pride and the VT alma mater. Take a journey through music and movement to reflect upon all that has transpired in the lightness of summer and the harvest of fall.  We are looking forward to spending Veterans Day evening with you.

If you want to join in on more of these fun classes, consider signing up for a TPY Membership. All members receive discounted rates on workshops, classes, deals, and purchases in the studio shop! Click here for more information.


Carly Grace Milyo

Born in New York City,  Carly Grace grew up in Atlanta and graduated from The Westminster Schools.  Carly received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech in 2012. During her college career, Carly began practicing yoga as an escape from her intense ACC Cheerleading training. The rigor and requirements Carly upheld as an ACC athlete combined with the social expectations and action packed schedule expected of an Alpha Phi left Carly depleted both physically and mentally.  Before Carly found yoga, she used running, partying with friends, and restricting her diet to maintain a sense of control in her life. It was Carly's true desire to find more purposeful and authentic friendships and to invest her time in cultivating her greater well-being and spirituality that lead her to yoga. 

The creativity and physical challenge of yoga captivated and inspired Carly. Yoga was the first thing Carly practiced where the perfect-ten mentality was not required; in fact, perfection is the antithesis of yoga principles.  After hanging up her poms poms and retiring from her ACC Cheerleading career, Carly quickly found herself  invested in the In Balance Yoga Community in Blacksburg, VA.  With encouragement and affirmation from Studio Owner, Becky Crigger, Carly set out for New York City to train with Dana Trixie Flynn at Laughing Lotus Love Skool.

Yoga Alliance 200 E-RYT, Carly has studied and practiced with many influencers and teachers all over the United States.  Carly currently teaches Thunderbolt Power Yoga®;  a powerful alignment based vinyasa flow inspired by some of her greatest influencers including, Dana Trixie Flynn and Baron Baptiste.  Carly infuses creative ideas and sequencing into her classes. Her purpose as a teacher is to inspire people to move like themselves. Carly is committed to helping students be audaciously playful in both their practice and in their lives. 

You can catch Carly Grace teaching at her studio Thunderbolt Power Yoga, at off-site events such as the infamous FIT Yoga Series with Carly Grace at W Atl Buckhead, at music festivals, corporate conferences, and more!  Be sure to look out for Carly's quarterly Boombox Power Yoga® Class offered alongside a live DJ, accompanied by her pink boombox, and enhanced with a 16 inch disco ball. 

In the mean time, you can follow her adventures on instagram (@yoga__barbie) or give her a wave when you see her drive by in her infamous pink jeep!