Lead Instructor / Owner, 200 Hour RYT
Tanner has been in the fitness industry for 10 years and is the owner of Y2 Yoga. He became a personal trainer in 2002 after experiencing the benefits of regular diet and exercise. A life-long member of Weight Watchers, he struggled with weight issues up until the end of his first year in college when, with the encouragement of friends, lost 30 lbs, and as a result became “hooked” on exercise. In a twist of irony, 15 years later Tanner ended up training the Pediatrician who recommended he join Weight Watchers program.
Tanner had taken Taekwondo since the 8th grade and earned his Second Degree Black Belt. Tanner has always been somewhat flexible, but found that yoga emphasized an intense focus on alignment and postural integrity seemed to be the missing link that could unlock his potential. He began his yoga practice at Charlotte Yoga in March of 2005. Tanner was fortunate to have learned yoga from an amazing yoga instructor, Grace Morales. In May of 2008, Tanner completed a 200 hour Power Yoga Teacher Training program taught by Grace.
What are classes with Tanner like:
It depends. I will tailor the class to what is appropriate for that class type. When I teach vinyasa it is usually a little intense cardiovascularly, and I offer a lot of challenging transitions that keep even an advanced practitioner on their toes. While the classes are intense, I offer a lot of assists, I play upbeat music, and at times, stand up comedy just to distract while in a long hold. If I teach LSD then I assist even more and play music appropriate for relaxation. And, if I am teaching ashtanga, then the only music you might hear is chanting or just the sound of the students breathe, I assist even when you would rather not be assisted, and I teach primary series as close to the traditional way it was passed down to me.
I’m a triple Sag. Click here to learn more.
We all have 3 main signs: Risgin, Sun, and Moon sign.
Rising sign: This is the mask you where around other people. It is the sign you try and project particularly when around people you don’t know.
Sun sign: this is your personality; this is who you are when you are around friends and aren’t necessarily “on”
Moon sign: this is your intuitive self; this is who you are down at the level of your soul.
So… I am a triple sag! My rising, sun, and moon are ALL SAG! Read the Sag’s description below and multiply that energy times 3 and you get ME!
Zodiac Signs – Sagittairus
Sagittarius Astrology November 22 – December 21
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Sagittarius and Independence:
Independence is Sagittarius’ principle, they crave adventure and excitement and welcome change with open arms. Sagittarius is the sign of the philosopher and the explorer, they will go as far as road will go and explore every corner thoroughly in their ever eternal search for wisdom. Freedom is so important to Sagittarius that they will actually make decisions based on the amount of freedom that is given by the choice they have made, as a result, sometimes a good opportunity is turned down because of it’s high commitment need, but this is their choice so it is a good choice for them.
Sagittarius and Friendship:
Sagittarius make excellent friends because of their encouraging, positive nature and their kind heart that will do anything to make sure the friend is happy. They do not expect favors in return, their kindness is selfless. They do not interfere with other people’s plans and they are never possessive or jealous. They treat others the way they want to be treated and life life based on a ‘live and let live’ policy, this makes them so agreeable. Sagittarius are excellent conversationalists with a good sense of humor, sometimes their humor is the raw truth, but these people speak their mind and don’t hold anything back. What they say is what they mean, Sagittarius do not like mind games, it holds them back trying to figure out what is meant, they like straightforwardness and expect it in return. Sagittarius are known for saying the ‘painful truth’, but on the other hand, people know that they can trust what they say because they always say what is real. A Sagittarius never hides anything. Sagittarius are very likeable people. The only people that might not get along with them are people that live by a daily agenda with a highly structured, organized life. They are likely to always be running late and miss a date, but this is only because they are so forward thinking that they forget about the present. Tolerance is required, Sagittarius does not do these things on purpose, this is just who they are. If you understand this and accept this, having a Sagittarius in your life will make the sun shine a lot brighter.
Sagittarius and Business:
Sagittarius are born entertainers and conversationalists. They have no shortage of ideas due to their adventurous lifestyle and exciting life experiences. They make excellent storyteller, comedians, writers, philosophers and actors to name a few, basically Sagittarius are suited to anything as long as it does not tie them down with too much commitment. They like to make the world a better place and a career that will do that is well suited for Sagittarius, they do not however like the fine details and mundane day to day routine this bores them so they tend to procrastinate and let someone else deal with the details. They perform very well in business matters but they are at their best when it is crunch time. If now is the time for all or nothing, and there is a great deal at stake, they can get anything done. Crisis brings out the best in Sagittarius, they perform their best under pressure.
Sagittarius and Temperament:
Sagittarius are not emotional moody people, in fact they can be downright emotionally detached but they do get irritable when they are bored. Sagittarius is optimistic and positive, even deep inside because they believe that no matter what has happened, something good is always around the corner and the sun will always shine again.
Sagittarius Deep Inside:
Sagittarius is a well adjusted person with no emotional problems holding them back. They just want to explore the world and not fret about emotions and feelings. Others may be hurt by their lack of commitment but they don’t care, that’s not why they are on this planet, they are here to gain wisdom, learn and explore. Sagittarius has problems finishing some projects they started if it takes too long, they want immediate results and will move on to the next project if it takes too long. This is not because of laziness, Sagittarius are far from lazy but this motivation to move on is due to their hatred of boredom. Boredom is their fear and instead of facing it, they will up and leave in search of something more stimulating. Sagittarius are not emotional people but they are easily hurt by a careless selfish action, their will be blue but turn it around pretty quickly with their naturally sunny disposition. They don’t dwell on hurt because it is a waste of their energy.
Sagittarius in a Nutshell:
Sagittarius seem to be guided by luck, good things happen to Sagittarius and this is usually because of their optimistic outlook and positive disposition which attracts good fortune. Despite hardships, Sagittarius is always optimistic that good things will happen tomorrow and the future carries good luck. Sagittarius have a vibrant, expansive personality that is free like a bird, Sagittarius cannot be contained. They are full of curiosity and they always look forward to the future, never dwelling on the past. Sagittarius are detached from emotions because emotions hold a person back, they do not like to talk about their feelings, they simply experience them and move on. Sagittarius can be reckless and irresponsible because they will jump at a suggestion of something new before they weigh the advantages and disadvantages.