Phase I: Teacher Training Program

November 1, 2015 – November 9, 2015 all-day
Sid Yoga Center
321 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
410-321-YOGA (9642)

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 Sid Yoga Center

Towson, MD

 November 1st – 8th, 2015

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 Learn to lead, teach and inspire others.

An empowering process for those wanting to teach yoga in your community and world. Are you a current yoga teacher looking to master your skills, or a yoga student seeking to delve deeper in your practice? Our weeklong trainings are a great opportunity to capture these goals. This program composes the first part of 200hour teacher training.


The goal of this week is “Establishing power for yourself and others.” You will be introduced to the foundations of assisting/adjusting, and be exposed to understanding the anatomy of yoga postures and movement of the body. You will learn the foundations of power yoga through Baron Baptiste’s “Journey into Power” sequence. Discussions on the Yoga Sutras and philosophy of the Sid Yoga “Empowerment and Beyond” sequence will teach students about the depth and versatility of practicing yoga. You will also learn how to translate these timeless teachings into your current classroom experience. You will be introduced to leading a class by receiving voice coaching, and learning sequencing basics. A unique aspect of this training is the amount of time spent in practicing your teaching skills through live teaching sessions to your peers. Receive feedback throughout the program and grow.
This weeklong session is an inward journey that brings the focus to the internal by recognizing where we hold back, and where we can break through.
 Program led by: Sid McNairy
11/1: 3pm- 10pm
11/2 – 11/7: 8am-9pm
11/8: 8am- 1pm
  • Phase 1 tuition: $500 deposit + $1,100 remaining tuition = $1,600 total
  • Early Bird Registration: Apply by October 1st: $500 deposit + $950 remaining tuition = $1,450 total. 
  • Early Bird registration: Apply by August 1st: $500 deposit + $750 remanning tuition = $1,250.



Application due date: May 23, 2015

Link to application
Phase I Applications are accepted via e-mail or mail. E-mail applications to or mail/drop off to:
Sid Yoga Center
321 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
Please submit your completed application, along with your non-refundable application fee ($50) no later than the application due date. Credit cards accepted by completing the information on the application form. Credit cards also accepted over the phone. Checks accepted to Sid Yoga.
Applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis, so it is recommended to submit your application early. Trainings can fill quickly. Late applications will be accepted after the application due date of January 23rd for a late application fee of $100.
200 hour teacher training:

Each week of training consists of 100 hours including contact hours and assignments to complete after the program. Therefore, to complete our 200 hour training program, the trainee is to attend Phase I and Phase II. In order to attend Phase II, Phase I training must have been completed. However, trainees are able to attend Phase 1 only. In order to receive certification through Sid Yoga and graduation of our 200 hour Teacher Training program, post-training practicums and assignments are to be completed. These hours and experiences are for the trainee to practice what they learned during their training and apply them into practical settings. Once these post- program requirements are fulfilled and approved by the SYTT Board, the teacher will receive their certificate of completion.



  •  Street parking: Meters run 8am- 6pm Friday and Saturday. Free street parking on Sunday.
  • Wells Fargo Bank: On Chespeake Avenue in Towson, has a large free parking lot on Saturdays and Sundays. Free parking after 6pm on Fridays.
  • Towson Town Center: Free. The mall parking garages, located 3 blocks away in walking distance.
  • Jimmy’s cab: 410-296-7200 convenient cab service for Towson and Baltimore area.


Eateries and Groceries
There are a number of amazing restaurants and food options near Sid Yoga Center, right in the heart of Towson’s city. Zias Cafe, San Sushi Too/Thai One On, 7 West Bistro Grille and Indian Cuisine are within walking distance and are highly recommended. Traders Joes and Starbucks are also within walking distance. Towson has a Fresh Market (comparable to Whole Foods) and is only a 1/2 mile away. Atwater’s cafe and MOM’s organic market are about a 5 minute drive. A full operating grocery store, Safeway, is within 3/4 mile.
Weather & Clothing
Please review the weather forecast before attending your training sessions to know what to pack and wear. All training hours will be indoors. During program, plan to wear sportswear acceptable for practicing yoga (wicking material, no cotton) and bring layers to cover up during seated discussion or partner work. There are often 1-2 yoga asana practices throughout the day, so we recommend bringing at least two changes of yoga clothes.
 The Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel and The Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel are two great nearby lodging options. Other affordable options in Towson are Comfort Inn and Best Western. Both are located within a 1/2 mile of the studio. The Holiday Inn in Timonium is 5 miles away (estimated travel time is 10 minutes). Embassy suites in Hunt Valley is a 12 minute drive. Sid Yoga does not have a group rate set up at a specific hotel, we find that our participants tend to prefer to make their own arrangements. At your request and consent, we will inform you of other out-of-town participants with whom you can contact and discuss sharing rooms.
Suggested Airport
Baltimore Washing International (BWI)


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