5 Things I'm Loving Right Now

Can you believe October is here? I’m ready for orange leaves, football Saturdays (and Sundays) and crisp fall mornings! As we wait for it to actually feel like fall in the south, I’m sharing five things that I’ve been loving during this season of transition.

Fall
  1. TPY’s online yoga classes - After months and months of hard work and secret-keeping, our Thunderbolt Power Yoga online classes are now available! I’ve been dreaming of bringing our classes into the homes of our members since we opened the studio’s doors, and I can’t believe the day is finally here. Check out a sneak peek here and try out a monthly subscription for only $19.99 - or a one class rental for one week for $14.99!

  2. MONQ - It’s no secret that Young Living makes my absolute favorite essential oils, but I also have a favorite aromatic diffuser to share with you! MONQ makes therapeutic air diffusers that you inhale — with different formulas that address different moods and ailments you may be feeling. Learn more here, and try your own in the TPY studio today to understand why I’m so obsessed!

  3. Peyton William - I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do my favorites for the month without mentioning one of my accessories… and this time I want to introduce you to Peyton William Jewelry! Based in Charleston, SC, the brand sells necklaces, bracelets, and earrings with various stones and styles at reasonable prices for the high-quality materials.

  4. Bamboo Juices - I know, I know — another juice company! I just can’t help myself, they are so healthy and delicious… it’s a win-win! Bamboo Juices is an Atlanta-based juice company with to die for flavors, like turmeric and beets, and cilantro celery. Their cold pressed juices allow your body to absorb all the essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes while allowing your digestive system to rest - ultimately promoting systematic cleansing and increasing your energy.

  5. Art of Healing - I’m all for trying natural and alternative methods for healing, and acupuncture is one of my favorites. My favorite place in Atlanta is Art of Healing, and I’ve noticed a huge difference since starting with them. I get a lot of questions about acupuncture, so if you’d like me to do a dedicated blog post on it, let me know!

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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!