Y2 Yoga 200-Hour Power Yoga Teacher Training
Y2 Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS) located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We offer two 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) trainings yearly, winter and summer. We have completed 7 trainings and graduated nearly 150 yogis from our 200-hour power yoga teacher training program.
We are now accepting registrations for our winter 2017 yoga teacher training that begins in January. You’ll find a lot of information on this page, along with a link to register but if you have questions or would like to request more information, please email [email protected].
If you are ready to commit NOW, make your deposit NOW.
2017 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Schedule
Our teacher training is focused on power yoga and Ashtanga yoga. It is completed over the course of 8 intensive weekend immersions. Training weekends take place from 6-9 p.m. on Fridays and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. We break for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays. In order to graduate, attendance is required for the entirety of each weekend. Absences planned in advanced will be excused but must be made up before graduation (additional fee may apply for teacher time). 20 hours of observation and classroom assist time is also required.
Weekend 1: January 6-8
Weekend 2: January 13-15
Weekend 3: January 27-29
Weekend 4: February 3-5
Weekend 5: February 17-19
Weekend 6: March 3-5
Weekend 7: March 31-April 2
Weekend 8: April 21-23
2017 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Tuition
1) Full Tuition – $2,999, $500 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration to secure your spot.
2) Early Bird – $2,699, $500 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration to secure your spot. Save $300 if you register by November 1, 2016!
– Early bird rate only applies if tuition is paid in full by January 6, 2017.
– Payment plans are available on full price tuition for students in four payment installments. 100% of tuition payment must be received in full prior to graduation on April 23, 2017.
Top 5 reasons to do Y2 Teacher Training in 2017:
1) 4 months of free unlimited yoga while you are in teacher training. Valid January 1-April 20, 2017.
2) 15% discount on retail and workshops from January, 6-April 23.
3) If you already did 200-hour teacher training with Y2 or somewhere else, no problem! We will give you a $500 discount.
4) Challenge yourself and deepen your practice.
5) To grow personally in ways you never thought possible and transform your life.
About Our Teacher Training Leaders
Tanner Bazemore is the owner of Y2 Yoga and the creator of the signature style of power yoga that is taught at Y2. A 15-year veteran of the fitness industry, Tanner became a certified personal trainer in 2002 and completed yoga teacher training with Grace Morales in 2008. Tanner has also completed Thai Massage Practitioner Training with Saul David Raye.
Tanner’s knowledge of anatomy, sequencing and assisting is unmatched. He and Johnna have partnered to co-lead every teacher training that Y2 has offered and the two compliment each other so well in both their strengths and personalities. Tanner has a knack for adding comedic relief to teacher training at just the right time.
Jen DeCurtins is a graduate of Y2 Yoga’s first 200-hour teacher training back in 2011. Just 5 months after graduating from teacher training, Jen left her corporate job to pursue writing, yoga and fitness full-time. Five years later, she remains grateful for the experience of teacher training which helped her develop the confidence she needed to pursue the career of her dreams.
Jen is an E-RYT-200 with over 2,000 hours of classroom teaching experience. Outside of the studio she’s a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor and CrossFit Level 1 coach as well as a blogger and published author. Jen wrote two books that were published in 2015, Ultimate Plank Fitness: 101 Plank Exercises for a Strong Core, Killer Abs…and a Killer Body and The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions.
This will be Jen’s fourth time co-leading Y2’s teacher training.
Common roadblocks and why they shouldn’t hold you back.
“I’m not ready.”
If you desire to deepen your personal practice and learn more about yoga, you are ready for teacher training. There is no set amount of experience required or a certain number of years of practice. We have had past trainees with as little as six months of yoga experience all the way to 20+ years of practice under their belts. It’s about your love for the practice and your desire to deepen your understanding of yourself and the world around you.
“My practice isn’t advanced enough.”
Doesn’t matter. For real. You don’t have to be able to do headstands and handstands on command (or at all) to enroll in teacher training. There is no requirement on arm balancing skills. We will not pick apart your asana practice. It will grow through teacher training as you learn more about ashtanga yoga and spend time on anatomy and assisting but teacher training is about so much more than your physical practice.
“I’m too old or too young.”
The beautiful thing about teacher training is that it brings together people from all walks of life. In our Winter 2016 Teacher Training last year we had 30 trainees including the following…
– A 17 year old high school student
– A 46 year old stay-at-home mom of 4
– A 51 year old career landscaper and gardener- A 26 year old newspaper writer
– A 34 year old divorce attorney
…And many more! It’s so amazing to see all of these people come together with seemingly little in common other than their love of yoga and realize that they actually have so many similar life experiences and so much to learn from each other.
“Now isn’t the right time.”
There is never a perfect time. You will figure it out. The one constant about life is that it’s always changing. If you feel ready now, figure out a way to make it happen now.
“I have to miss a weekend.”
Almost everyone enrolled will have to miss an evening or afternoon or entire weekend. We totally get that life is busy and we will work with you on makeup work to complete the hours you missed.
“I don’t want to teach yoga. Or, I want to teach a different style of yoga than power.”
First, you do not have to want to teach yoga to enroll in teacher training. Many do it for their own personal development and to deepen their practice. That said, almost everyone who graduates from our program ends up teaching in some capacity whether it be privates with friends and family, teaching yoga to kids or in schools, teaching at local gyms or teaching in a studio. Our program will prepare you to take yoga to many different audiences. We even have one past graduate who started a non-profit that teaches yoga to incarcerated and homeless men.
“The financial investment is worrisome.”
First, we offer an annual scholarship for 50% off of teacher training tuition to one student. Please email [email protected] for more information. Second, we will happily work with you on a payment plan that works for your current financial situation.
What past graduates are saying...
“This teacher training transformed my perception of what I’m capable of, as a practitioner, as a teacher, and simply as a human making her way through life.” – Katie Toussaint
“The Y2 Teacher Training program was truly life changing. Many programs teach you a lot about yoga. However, the Y2 program is unparalleled in the knowledge and experience of its instructors in yoga philosophy, anatomy, and what it takes to be an amazing teacher. I graduated with the knowledge and ability to lead a class that people will love and return to again and again. And more importantly, I learned so much about myself and how to be happy and follow my bliss. Thank you Tanner, Jen and Johnna!” -ML Stewart
“I really wanted to do teacher training but I was scared to sign up because I had not been practicing yoga all that long and was afraid I wasn’t “good enough.” Y2 Teacher Training has nothing to do with your skill in yoga, but your willingness to learn, your love for the practice, and a desire to grow. The best part about the training is the knowledge, support, and guidance we received from Johnna, Tanner and Jen — I can’t imagine doing this training anywhere other than Y2. It is the best thing I have ever done for myself.” -Pippi Gandy
“As a wife, a mother of three young kids and living two hours away made me question my motives for driving from Asheville to take yoga teacher training at Y2. I chose that drive because a previous teacher had trained there and I loved his style of teaching. After the first half day of class, I knew this was the best decision I had made for myself. It changed my life in ways I hadn’t expected. Not only did it enhance my yoga practice but it helped me gain a better appreciation of self love – it helped me learn how to share this passion with others and it pushed me to my limits. This was all because of Y2’s owner, teachers and other students. When you love what you do, it is obvious and this was evident throughout my training at Y2.” – Lynn Roberts
“Teacher training at Y2 Yoga was an unexpected journey of discovering me. I thought it would be about deepening my practice…I had no real plan to teach. But everything changed. I had to drop the person I thought I was supposed to be, to become who I was meant to be. As the first weekend of training came to a close I thought, ‘that’s it, that was worth all of it’…and it was just the beginning.” – Dana Starensier
“Teacher training at Y2 is the best investment I have ever made in myself. I met the most amazing people who helped me deepen my practice and let go of my fears. This experience has given me the confidence to pursue my dreams of living a new life doing the things I love. I moved to the lowcountry and launched a website to sell my art and support the preservation of the marsh.” – Janet Johnson
“Teacher training was one of the best experiences of my life. Tanner is a gifted teacher with a wealth of knowledge in anatomy and sequencing. He is fierce and passionate – one of the most authentic people I’ve ever known. Johnna has the biggest, most beautiful spirit. She’ll wring you out, lift you up and embrace you just as you are.” – Janaki Gooty