I'm Back! The New and Improved Carly Grace Yoga Blog

Guess who’s back with a brand new beat!?

Hello, all!

I know it’s been a while, but I wanted to be the first to let you all know that I’m BACK. The new and improved CarlyGraceYoga.com is here to stay and that means brand new blog posts are coming. Get ready because I will be sharing all of my tips, tricks, and favorite things from recipes, products, yoga hacks, books, quotes, brands...you name it!

In the midst of my first couple of years as a business owner, (shout out to my first studio Thunderbolt Power Yoga) and also my recent engagement to the love of my life (shout out to Patrick Milyo!), I’ve realized I haven’t been dedicating my time to Carly Grace in the ways I have always dreamed of. Now, I’m refocused and I am excited to share with you all some of the amazing things that I have been lucky enough to experience and learn along my journey. I truly believe in taking yoga off of the mat and into the world - living yoga.  As I spoke about in my 6am class this morning, if you are breathing - you are practicing yoga. It is my wish that through sharing some of the things that have greatly impacted my life --  what motivates me, inspires me, challenges me, and helps me to live yoga that I can be a contribution to creating a better world for YOU and to show you what yoga is really all about.

Can’t wait to get started! Be sure to watch this space as well as my Instagram account @carlygraceyoga to see all of the latest. Stay tuned! More to come very soon. :)

XX,

Carly Grace

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!