Carly's Picks: 5 Things I'm Loving Right Now

There’s nothing like exchanging recommendations from friends and family, right? Because I consider all of you family, I thought I would start a new monthly series featuring my favorite things for the month!

Please let me know what you’re loving in the comments - I can’t wait to read them all. Here’s a list of things I’m loving this February.

1. K. Deer

It’s no secret that I like K.Deer activewear, and I love seeing people rock those signature stripes in classes at Thunderbolt Power Yoga. I’m excited to bring their newest collection into the studio this month! Which pair is your favorite?

2. Wanderlust Festival

I am planning on going to the Wanderlust Fest in Squaw Valley in July!  It’s an all-out celebration of mindful living with yoga and meditation instructors, musicians, speakers, chefs and more! I can’t wait to go and push myself, meet new friends and explore the beautiful Squaw Valley! Will you be there? Let me know in the comments - I would love to meet up!

3. Liforme Mats

The Liforme mats are RIDICULOUS. I am definitely nerding out on my new pink mat - the alignment spots and mapping are helping me take my practice to the next level. I’ve loved it so much that I ordered them for th studio at Thunderbolt Power Yoga! I can’t wait to see how much you love them too.

4. The Eating Disorder Information Network

The Eating Disorder Information Network is dedicated to the prevention of eating disorders through education, outreach and action. This is our 3rd year partnering with EDIN! I enjoy sharing my testimonial and teaching classes in tune with February’s "Love Your Body" Month.

5. Wildfox

I absolutely love everything from Wildfox. (Including my new 'Bride' Hoodie! So cute.) I am also really enjoying my Coal Beanies as the weather transitions. It's great to have a cute crochet beanie to keep your ears warm post yoga or while walking the pups.

What were you loving this February?

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!