5 Things I'm Loving Right Now

I’m back with my list of five favorites for April! Click here to see March’s list from last month, and 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 Spring.

1. Show Me Your MuMu 

I can’t think about spring style without my mind (or laptop!) going to Show Me Your MuMu. They have the best online store for bright prints, bold colors and fresh style for spring! They even have an adorable wedding line, which I can’t help but browse every now and then.

2. Dharma Yoga Wheel

Now this company really has reinvented the wheel—especially when it comes to yoga! We just started selling Dharma Yoga Wheels at Thunderbolt, and I can’t get enough. This revolutionary wheel is designed to match the contour of the spine and help athletes of all kinds practicing back bends.

3. At Home Juicing

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As the weather warms up, I can’t get enough juice! With the help of my incredible Vitamix, I’m able to pair bitter and sweet ingredients for the perfect healthy, balanced treat. My favorite recipe lately is: pure coconut water, probiotic yogurt, carrot, cucumber, kale and chia seeds!

4. Bamboo Juices

For busy days when I feel constantly on-the-go, I definitely don’t have time to juice at-home. When those days pile up (as they often do), I always reach for Bamboo Juices. This cold-pressed juice company is amazing and so are their products.

5. First Aid Beauty

Even when life gets crazy, I always try to make time for self-care. Whether it’s lighting a candle, taking a bath or doing a face mask, I love making time to treat myself with something small. Right now, I’m loving the First Aid Beauty Purifying Mask. It’s a 20-minute peel-off mask with red clay that helps detoxify, reduce pores and control excess oil!

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!