About Us

Breathe Yoga & Pilates is a full-service yoga and Pilates studio located in charming downtown Morganton amidst the serene natural beauty of the Appalachian foothills known as “Nature’s Playground.” The studio offers group classes, private instruction, and professional training. Our proximity to a variety of local businesses and venues also allows us to offer diverse classes and events at offsite locations. Convenient access to Breathe Yoga & Pilates includes parking on the street and in the public lot located within the same city block.

Breathe Yoga & Pilates provides:

  • Classes for all levels from beginner to advanced

  • Workshops and series around specific fitness and wellness themes

  • Community events in partnership with local business and venues

  • Person-centered, complementary wellness

  • Professionally trained, certified, and insured instructors

  • Private space for individualized sessions

About the Owner:

Janna Kropelnicki is the owner of Breathe Yoga & Pilates. She 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, spinning, golfing, following NASCAR (oddly, another of her passions), or just hanging out with her dogs, Augie, Dash, and Penny.