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Breathe Yoga & Wellness is a full-service yoga studio located in charming downtown Morganton amidst the serene natural beauty of the Appalachian foothills known as “Nature’s Playground”. A clean, spacious environment floored in smooth bamboo, the Breathe Yoga & Wellness studio reflects a shimmering image of urban locale against a beautiful natural backdrop. Breathe Yoga & Wellness offers group classes, private instruction, and professional training. Convenient access to Breathe Yoga & Wellness includes parking on the street and in the public lot located within the same city block.

Office Hours are generally from 10:30am - 12:30pm Mon & Fri, and from 3 - 5pm on Tues & Thurs. If the front door is locked, please enter through the back.

Breathe Yoga & Wellness provides:

  • Classes for all levels from beginner to advanced
  • Workshops and series around specific fitness and wellness themes
  • Community events such as pot-lucks, guest speakers, and musical performances
  • Person-centered, therapeutic complementary wellness
  • Non-medical pain, anxiety, and stress management
  • Professionally trained, certified, and insured instructors
  • Private space for individualized sessions

Students are given tools to achieve their own wellness goals by incorporating yoga with their entire fitness and health plans. Healthcare practitioners may refer patients and clients to Breathe Yoga & Wellness at discounted rates. See the Whole Person Health page for more information for health professionals and for those considering a wellness plan.

Teaching methods at Breathe Yoga & Wellness are derived from various traditions of yoga including the common practice of heating and cooling, breath pattern development, and strengthening, stabilizing and safely stretching. Students seeking traditional approach and non-traditional yoga classes of all levels, from beginner to advanced, are accommodated. Evidence-based yoga treatments centered around a person’s entire care team provides complementary preventative and therapeutic treatment in private and small group sessions. Students interested in meditation, nutritional, and addiction recovery support consultations are encouraged to inquire about specialized programs. Several teachers are available to develop a routine that is best suited for all individual necessities.

Classes honor all levels of skill and experience, with special attention paid to beginners through careful teaching of yoga fundamentals and safety. Monthly memberships and a multi-class package are offered, and walk-ins are graciously welcomed.

Individual yoga sessions are offered as an introduction for a new yoga student or for an experienced student who would like some individualized support. A private yoga sessions are geared specifically to the students’ needs. Private sessions are also the optimal setting for learning essential concepts such as key actions of poses, correct alignment, breathing, lines of energy and philosophical concepts.

See our current schedule, including online check-in and payment options.

About Us!


Janna Kropelnicki and Marie Carey are the current owners of Breathe Yoga & Wellness.  While they have had different paths that led them to Breathe, they have a unique partnership that has enabled Breathe to continue to be a positive presence in the Morganton community.  Their goal is to continue offering a variety of yoga and Pilates classes that will resonate with any member of the community that wishes to participate. 


Janna Kropelnicki and her partner, Mary, have lived in Morganton since 2011, following a cross-country move from Seattle. They love this community and are proud to call it home!  Janna found her passion for Pilates many years ago as a student of the practice while rehabbing from an injury.  After 33 years with the federal judiciary, she retired in September 2018 from her position as a Human Resources professional and fulfilled her dream of becoming a certified Pilates instructor. Janna is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and enjoys sharing the many benefits of the practice with students of all levels.  When she’s not at the studio, Janna can be found running, doing CrossFit, following NASCAR (oddly, another of her passions), or just hanging out with her dogs, Augie, Dash, and Penny.


Marie Carey and her husband, Ben, moved to Morganton in the summer of 2015.  While Marie has always had a passion for helping others, she became interested in yoga after earning her Master’s Degree as a mental health counselor.  As she learned skills and techniques to help clients in a therapeutic way as a counselor, she came to appreciate and understand more about the mind/body connection to enhance wellness as well.  She began her yoga instructor training in January 2018 and is currently a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher.  Outside of the studio, Marie likes to stay active and enjoys running, lifting weights, hiking, and playing with her dog, Raven.