Yoga Teacher Training Fuels My Soul

Monday, July 31st  I'll arrive at  the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, North Carolina to meet my current class of 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainees - I cannot wait to see what this week ahead holds.

In a one week intensive training, I expect to see trainees manifest passion, discover strengths, and explore togetherness - an integral part of creating yoga community.  I know I will be in awe of my students, in the capacity they've shown up, and in their quest to learn and teach-  commitment is inspiring.  

This week I will enjoy the moments of vulnerability, challenge, and triumph within our group, and I assure you, I will take a few moments to sit back and watch as my students transform into incredible leaders.  

In teaching yoga, I draw inspiration from everything. My whole day gives me the content for my classes.  In observing people, moments, reactions, and relationships, II work to create a space where the world can try to slow down, to listen, to breathe, and to be present for one another.  Teacher training allows me a platform to share what I like to call;  real, raw, meaning.  It is my greatest desire to help yoga instructors find the real, raw, meaning of yoga as it relates to themselves, and to give them the tools to share through teaching. 

If you missed out - no worries! Carly Grace Power Yoga Teacher Training will begin fall 2017 from September 22nd - 30th, and continue from Oct 13th - Oct. 21st!! If you’re interested, click here to learn more on the TPY website. You can also download the free Thunderbolt Power Yoga app to stay up-to-date and sign up for classes, workshops, future teacher trainings and more!





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!