Elevate Your Practice:


200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Train with Charlotte's Top Yoga Masters: Become an Expert by Summer 2024.


  • Johnna is 1 of just 60 people in the USA a level 2 Authorized Ashtanga teacher.
  • Learn the roots of power yoga by studying the Ashtanga yoga system, an invaluable tool for deepening your personal practice as well as your understanding of yoga should you wish to teach.


  • Founder of Y2 Yoga and creator of its’ signature style.
  • Tanner grew Y2 Yoga into what is considered one of the largest studios in the country.


  • We offer two 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) Advanced Yoga Studies yearly, Winter and Summer.
  • We have completed 20 trainings and over 500 yogis have graduated from our 200-hour power yoga teacher training program.

This program 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

Advanced Yoga Studies 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 the course came to a close I thought, ‘that’s it, that was worth all of it’…and it was just the beginning.

Dana Johnson

The Y2 Advanced Yoga Studies 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 leader. 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 and Johnna!"

ML Stewart



  • Yoga Asana
  • Ashtanga Method
  • Y2 Power Yoga Method
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation Techniques & Mindfulness
  • Ayurveda: The Sister Science of Yoga
  • Pancha Maya Koshas
  • Gunas
  • Sanskrit Studies
  • The Energetics of Asana
  • Yoga Ethics
  • Yoga For All Bodies


  • History of Yoga
  • Philosophy: Vedanta, Yoga, Samkhya, Tantra
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Empowerment: Find Your Voice and Presence
  • Empowerment: Hold The Space For Others
  • Anatomy For Yoga Teachers
  • The Art of Assisting


  • Posture Clinic: Common Misconceptions and Truths About Alignment
  • Practicum: Assist and Observe During Class
  • The Art of Cuing
  • How to sequence a yoga class
  • Voice, Cadence, & Tempo
  • Music: Create The Energy Flow Of Your Class
  • The Gift of Feedback
  • And So Much More!!




Tanner 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. Tanner also has a knack for adding comedic relief to teacher training at just the right time.


From Charlotte, North Carolina, Johnna (500-ERYT) is a Level 1 Certified ParaYoga® Instructor through founder, YogaRupa Rod Stryker. She is also a Certified Baptiste Teacher®. Her studies and passion has, ongoing for the last 10 years, taken her to India to practice with the late, legendary Guru Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson R. Sharath, of Mysore.

Johnna teaches locally and internationally, connecting people to the powerful and sweet teachings of Tantra, Ashtanga and Power Yoga. “Our divine birthright is Joy.” She roots this ancient message within her workshops, master classes and co-lead advanced yoga studies. Her mission is to awaken the world to the yogic teachings, to awaken each dormant heart, and inspire everyone.