Y2 Yoga, the hot power yoga studio in Cotswold, is expanding to a second location in Fort Mill. Planned to open in September 2017 in the new Kingsley Town Center, the new 3,500 square-foot studio will be complete with child watch, a retail boutique, spa-like amenities and locker rooms, workshops and teacher trainings.
Like the first location, this second space will offer all-levels, all-ages classes. There will be two studio rooms with a divider, with capacity for about 70 students per class. The Fort Mill location will likely only offer hot classes, while the current location continues to offer hot, non-heated and Ashtanga classes.
The Fort Mill location (1309 Broadcloth St., Suite 102, Building 8, Fort Mill) will join other tenants at Kingsley Town Center including Starbucks, Panera, Orangetheory Fitness, Clean Juice, Brixx, Carolina Ale House and Barre 3.
Y2, founded by Tanner Bazemore in 2009, seeks to “teach yoga to as many people as possible.” Bazemore has a long-term vision to expand Y2 Yoga beyond Charlotte. He also encourages a company culture of “not taking ourselves too seriously” among the 25 teachers presently on staff. (Myself included.)
The current, 12,000 square-foot studio offers more than 100 classes each week, while the Fort Mill studio will start with more than 50 classes per week.
“When students leave class at Y2 our goal is for them to feel both grounded and empowered,” said Jen Eddins, Y2 marketing director and lead teacher. “Grounded in gratitude and love for themselves and the world around them, and empowered in their strength and ability to create a life they are excited to wake up to every day.”
As for the inspiration behind the Y2 name, Bazemore said, “The energy generated from the basic element O2, or oxygen, is an essential component of life. The nexus of Y2 Yoga is simple – like oxygen, we believe yoga is just as essential for a healthy body and mind.”
Well, the Charlotte area is about to get more Y2.
Photo: Wanda Koch Photography/Y2 Yoga