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274 S Sharon Amity Rd Suite 1, Charlotte, NC

Y2 Yoga 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Studies



Y2 Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS) located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We offer two 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) Advanced Yoga Studies yearly, Winter and Summer. We have completed 14 trainings and graduated over 300 yogis from our 200-hour power yoga teacher training program.

If you have questions or would like to request more information, please email [email protected].



Have you completed your 200-hour Teacher Training certification? Are you hungry for more and ready to keep learning, growing and serving? We’re excited to announce a new 300-hour Advanced Yoga Studies to put you on the path to 500-hour RYT…and your best self!



Here is a brief outline of our 300-hour program. Please email teachertraining@y2yoga.com for more information or questions.

Y2 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Studies Overview

From the radical self inquiry of the 200 hr level we now collaborate and take conscious action out into the world as a community. We will contribute to individuals and communities in need, by sharing the powerful tools and techniques of Y2 Yoga. When the timeless principles of Yoga are practiced, we believe that our struggles can be transcended, bringing light into darkness.


O seeker, know the true nature of your soul,
and identify yourself with it completely.
O Lord, (may we attain) the everlasting consciousness
of Supreme Light and Joy.
May we resolve to dedicate our life
to the service of humankind,
and uplift them.
(Yajur Veda)

300-Hour Yoga Advanced Yoga Studies Schedule and Curriculum

The training will take place over the course of 12 weekends. Here is the schedule and high-level curriculum for each.*All weekends are available for open enrollment  EXCEPT  for the final weekend.
Some workshops as part of this course are 2 days (Saturday – Sunday) and others are 3 days (Friday-Sunday).  During 2 day workshop weekends ONLY participants enrolled in the 300hr Advanced Studies program will be allowed to participate during Friday nights activities.

Kama Shakti: Tantra and the Power of Desire
June 17-19        

Koshas: the Veils Covering your Soul
July 15-17          

Thai Massage Level 1
w/ Debby
Sept 2-4   

w/ Johnna
Sept 23 – 25 

Advanced Yoga History and Philosophy
Oct 7-9 

Advanced Anatomy 1
w/ Tanner
Oct 14-16 

Advanced Anatomy 2
w/ Tanner
Nov 11-13         

Nov 18-20   

Thai Yoga Level 2
Dec 2-4     

w/ Johnna
Jan 13-15 2023   

w/ Johnna
Feb 3-5 2023

w/ Johnna and Tanner
Feb 24 -26 2023





300-Hour Advanced Yoga Studies Schedule

Our 300-HR Advanced Yoga Studies is focused on power yoga and Ashtanga yoga. It is completed over the course of 12 weekend immersions.  In order to graduate, attendance is required for the entirety of each weekend. Absences planned in advanced will be excused but must make up assignments must be completed prior to graduation.

History of Yoga

Tantra Yoga


Dharana/Kriya Techniques

Katha & Isha Upanisad


The Art of Speech






Yoga Nidra

Development of Yoga Teaching


Energetic Anatomy

Advanced Anatomy

Thai Yoga Levels 1 and 2

History of the Yoga Sutras



Bhagavad Gita




The Four Desires

Roots of Yoga

God’s and Goddesses

Our teacher training is completed over the course of 12 intensive weekend immersions. Training weekends take place from 6-9 p.m. on Fridays, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 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 applies for teacher time).



Yoga Texts We Will Discuss:


  • Yoga Sutras – your choice of translation
  • The Upanishads – Eknath Easwaran
  • Tantra Unveiled – Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
  • Yoga Nidra – Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra – Satyasangananda Saraswati
  • Bhagavad Gita : Swami Satchitananda
  • Ramayana: Ramesh Menon
  • Yoga and Ayurveda – David Frawley


300-Hour Advanced Yoga Studies Tuition

  1. Full Tuition – $3,999
  2. Early Bird – $3,499* (register by 6/1/22), $500 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration to secure your spot.
    *Early bird rate only applies if paid in full by 6/17/22.

** Payment Plans are available.  Please email [email protected] for more information.



  • 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 February 25, 2022.


“Today’s society is waiting for selfless, spiritually enlightened, well-balanced leaders to guide them in how to live happily here and hereafter. Such leaders or reformers will not come from outside our society. They have to be born, raised, and trained right in our own society. We are the ones to become our own guides, our own leaders, and we are the ones to enlighten our own lives. Get up, my friends, arise: attain knowledge, and dedicate your life to the service of your fellow beings.” Swami Rama



About Our Program Leaders


Johnna Smith 

Johnna Smith, Y2 Management

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. Currently, Johnna is studying Ayurveda, the sister healing science to Yoga, with her teacher Dr. Marc Halpern from the California College of Ayurveda.

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-led advanced yoga studies.

Her mission is to awaken the world to the yogic teachings, to awaken each dormant heart, and inspire everyone.



Tanner Bazemore

Tanner Bazemore, Y2 Yoga Teacher in Charlotte, NC.

Tanner is the owner of Y2 Yoga and the creator of the signature style of power yoga that is taught at Y2. A 20-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 in 2010.

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.



Marcy Goldstein PhD.







Marcy has Ph.D in Religious Studies, specializing in Indian Traditions.  She was the Sanskrit Instructor in the Yoga Philosophy Certificate Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and is seen as an expert by her peers on the subject.



Debby Stanley









Debby started educating herself more than 10 years ago in yoga and massage. She has certifications and registrations in Anatomy Trains®, as a Structural Integrator; Thai Yoga, with Acupoints Training; Massage Therapy and Bodywork, as a licensed therapist in North Carolina; is an Active Release Techniques® Provider; and is registered as an E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education provider.  She will be teaching our 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Study students Thai Yoga Massage Levels 1 and 2.


Thai Yoga Massage

with Acupoints Level I

NCBTMB Approved CE hours : 21 hours 

Course Description: Introduce Thai Yoga Massage and Acupoints

Course Outline and learning outcomes:

  • Learn proper body mechanics and body positioning of both practitioner and client, which are fundamental to successfully and safely give a Thai massage.
  • Learn body movements and techniques that are unique to Thai massage.
  • Learn body contacts, the placement of hands, thumbs, palms and feet.
  • Learn location of 8 acupoints and the respective organ meridian. The meridians of the gall bladder, liver, stomach and spleen will be covered in this level.
  • Some acupoints are contraindicated during pregnancy. Learn 3 of these contraindicated points.
  • Learn the definition and benefits of using the source and luo points.
  • Demonstration by instructor of the 42 poses in 4 positions (seated, supine, side-lying, prone)
  • Students will practice with each other after each demonstration.
  • Practice and receive a complete 90 min session with fellow classmates at end of course.

Thai Yoga Massage

with Acupoints Level II

NCBTMB Approved CE hours : 21 hours 

Course Description: Another full set of sequence of positions to do another 90 min session.

Prerequisite: Level I

Course Outline and learning outcomes:

  • Learn more body contacts such as knees and learn to use multiple contacts at once.
  • Learn 45 new poses in all four body positions.
  • Learn location of 11 acupoints and the respective organ meridian. The meridians of the lung, large intestine, heart and small intestine will be covered in this level.
  • The Chinese clock and significant categories of points.
  • Demonstration by instructor of the 4 positions (seated, supine, side-lying, prone).
  • Students will practice with each other after each demonstration.
  • Practice and receive a complete 90 min session with fellow classmates at end of course.


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 our ready for our advanced yoga studies program. There is no set amount of experience required or a certain number of years of practice. We have had past students 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 this program. There is no requirement on arm balancing skills. We will not pick apart your asana practice. It will grow as you learn more about ashtanga yoga and spend time on anatomy and assisting but advanced yoga studies is about so much more than your physical practice.


  • “I’m too old or too young.”

The beautiful thing about our Advanced Yoga Studies Program is that it brings together people from all walks of life. In our Winter 2018 Program, 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 Advanced Yoga Studies. 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.

If you are ready to commit to our 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Studies 2020 training