September – October 2014

Way of Being Challenge @ Sid Yoga Center Towson
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 5:15 pm


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Way of Being Challenge

A 6 week challenge to transform yourself and create a new way of being that best serves your highest self!

This challenge has been created by Sid Yoga Center instructors with a mission to create ripples throughout the world! The Way of Being Challenge is different from your typical yoga asana challenge. We are presenting an opportunity for you to transform yourself and all who partake.  What this challenge will look like is each day a Sid Yoga Center instructor will make a Facebook and Instagram post to present the daily challenge.  You will then accept the challenge and witness how it uplifts you that day.  You will carry each challenge with you into the next day and continue to add on small, little efforts that add up to something so much bigger than ourselves!  From meditating 5 minutes a day to increasing your daily water and whole foods intake to small gestures like sending a compliment to some else, a day of no complaining, creating time to turn your cell phone off each day, and so many more new traits to adopt in your daily life! Repetition is key, so following this challenge will help you witness what helps to serve your highest self!

How it works:
  1. Sign up!
  2. Attend group meeting #1 for the community opening
  3. Like Sid Yoga’s Facebook page and follow Sid Yoga on our Instagram @sidyoga to check out the daily challenge
  4. Post a picture or video of yourself doing the daily challenge with #PeopleofSidYoga
  5. Each challenge that is presented will carry with you into the next day
  6. Practice at Sid Yoga Center each day using your 6 week Way of Being Challenge unlimited pass (Towson or Fed Hill studio)
  7. Witness as you become more aware of your way of being both on and off the mat and find peace, love and freedom


Way of Being Challenge is 6 weeks long, beginning September 21st

9/21/2014 – 11/01/2014

One group meeting: 

  • Sunday, September 21st @ 5:00 pm

Cost:  Non-Members: $275 , Auto Renew Members: $50 + monthly charges

 **  Includes 6 weeks of daily yoga at Sid Yoga Center with inspiring classes, one group meeting, support from all SYC teachers, a Way of Being Challenge shirt, and the support of your Sid Yoga community!!

Daily Check In: 

There will be a Way of Being Challenge Check In Board set up in the studio so we can make the commitment together, grow together and support one another!

The Power of 3 @ Sid Yoga Center
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Amplify Your Intuitive Abilities, Live Fearlessly, Love Infinitely  

Experience the interconnections of the 3rd eye, the 3rd center, and your Spirit Guides. This connection is essential to develop the pathways to live intuitively, purposefully, and consciously.

In this workshop, Elizabeth, a Yogi and Healer from Maui, will teach Kundalini yoga movements, breath work, meditation and mantras to amplify and balance the power of the Ajna and Manipura chakras. This is an hour long yoga session. Whether you are new to yoga or experienced, this yoga workshop is for all levels.

In the second hour of the workshop, you will learn how to connect with and “hear” your Spirit Guides through meditation and discussion with Sev, a Medium & Spiritual Teacher. You will learn how to build a spiritual basis to develop and maintain personal communications with your Spirit Guides to help you manifest and create the life you wish for.

If you want to hone your intuitive abilities, gain insight, live fearlessly, freely be yourself, and manifest, this workshop is for you!

Please come in yoga clothes.
Please bring paper and pencil for the Spirit Guide Channeling portion.

Cost: $30 Pre-Registration / $35 Day of Workshop

Inversion Workshop! @ Sid Yoga Center
Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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Change your perspective; turn your world upside down! 

Taught by: Sid McNairy

The inverted postures of yoga are some of the most beneficial yet intimidating of the asanas. You will be introduced to and practice postures such as headstand, forearm stand, handstand, and more. You will be guided through alignment, technique, proper modifications, and feel how to develop the power in your core strength.

Learn to use the wall, or a buddy, as a way to continue practicing inversions beyond this class. Let go of the fear, we are here to support.

No inversion experience is necessary… This is where you come to learn. All are welcome!

Cost: Pre-Register $20 / Door Price $30

Empowerment & Beyond: A 6-week self-study yoga program practicing reflection, wisdom and peace @ Sid Yoga Center Towson
Oct 5 @ 8:30 pm – Nov 16 @ 9:45 pm

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A complete journey for your mind, body, spirit

Empowerment & Beyond, Sid McNairy’s published book, is designed for beginning and advanced yoga practitioners alike. It is a personal 6-week guide for anyone seeking a positive change in their life by transcending negative thought patterns and finding both physical and spiritual strength.  Empowerment & beyond brings out the spiritual practice of Power Yoga. This timeless program asks that you commit to your yoga practice, meditation, mindful eating and shifting your life.
“Drop the baggage you carry around, get rid of habits that aren’t serving you, and renew your presence in each moment. The time is now to live from your power.”
-Sid McNairy

Begin now and you will have access to a community that supports one another, grows together, sweats together and stays together. If you have felt stuck recently, unsure of your next step, or just want to become more powerful within, this is your program. Empowerment & Beyond is for all ages, all genders, all people from all walks of life. Discover your true self and awaken the power within.

The time is now. Be fearless. Make this the best year of your life!


  • Weekly self-study topics
  • Three-day fruit fast
  • Weekly meetings
  • Group support
  • Food intake evaluation
  • Journaling

Meeting dates: 7 consecutive Sundays, including the start and end dates

Meeting times: 8:30pm- 9:45pm each meeting

What the weekly meetings entail: Dynamic discussions and sharing on the week’s relative topic of study. We have interactive group sharing and group activity to practice these areas of empowerment in your daily life.

Cost: $225 / $125 with student ID or for repeat participants

Healing Breath @ Sid Yoga Center: Towson
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Release your inner blocks

Healing Breathwork is a tool for healing, and clearing old patterns within ones body. Learn how to use your breath for emotional release, mental clarity, and physical freedom.

Sid’s Healing Breathwork is a powerful approach to self-exploration and healing that integrates insights from modern consciousness research, transpersonal discovery, and spiritual practice. The process itself uses very simple means: it combines natural baby’s breathing with evocative music in a comfortable setting. With the eyes closed and lying on a mat, each person uses their own breath and the music in the room to tap into deeper a consciousness.

This experience is appropriate for everyone and will leave you with clarity, inner peace and connection to yourself.
Sid McNairy will be your lead guide for this session, who has countless hours studying Holotropic and transgressional breathwork under the direct supervision and teachings of Grandmother Morningstar, who was a direct student of founder of holotropic breathwork Stanley Grof’s for years.

Space is limited. Sign up today!

Cost: $35 pre-register / $45 day of the workshop

Form and Formless: Yogic Archetypes & Enlightenment, Part I @ Sid Yoga Center Towson
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Attend one or all sessions!

Part I: October 10th, 7:30- 9:00pm

Part II: October 11th, 12:00- 3:00pm

Part III: October 11th, 6:00- 7:30pm

Sid Yoga Power Flow with Sid McNairy October 11th, 8:00- 9:30pm

Part IV: October 12th, 12:00- 3:00pm

A workshop combination of philosophy and experiential spiritual practices. 


  • Archetypes of Hindu/Buddhist deities
  • Vedanta Philosophy
  • Mantra and Kirtan chantings
  • Mythology
  • Meditation and Satsang
  • Spiritual Asana practice may incorporated as need be to stretch

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We will help you find your personal deity

Using statues to illustrate, Manoj will relate the symbolism of Hindu and Buddhist deities to the archetypes within us. Through mythology, we will uncover hidden symbolisms and learn the four ways to work with them as part of a spiritual practice. Discover how knowing and working with your archetypes can profoundly shift you, especially during moments of life transitions, and how these ancient teachings have practical relevance to your life, bringing peace of mind and uncovering our underlying common spirit.

Jyothi will illuminate the practices and knowledge of Vedanta that lead to great peace of mind and prepares you for the goal of analyzing and realizing the Self, or ultimate freedom. When learnt and properly assimilated, this knowledge has the power to make you immortal.

About the teachers:

Manoj Chalam uses humor and personal anecdotes in his lectures and workshops to illuminate Hindu mythology. An Indian-born scientist with a PhD from Cornell University, Manoj helps

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individuals find their archetypes in Hindu Yogic deities and teaches the 4 ways to work with an archetype as a Vedantic practice. He has also compiled a book on the symbolisms of Hindu and Buddhist deities. Manoj presents workshops on Hindu symbolisms and Tantra at yoga studios, keynotes at festivals, ashrams, and universities.

Jyothi Chalam is a scholar of Vedanta, the philosophy of self realization. Jyothi teaches workshops on the Upanishads at ashrams, yoga studios and yoga conferences. Jyothi is also an accomplished musician of the South Indian Classical tradition. Her music is the culmination of both her philosophical meditations and deep spiritual devotion.

Form and Formless: Yogic Archetypes & Enlightenment, Part II @ Sid Yoga Center Towson
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Attend one or all sessions!

Part I: October 10th, 7:30- 9:00pm

Part II: October 11th, 12:00- 3:00pm

Part III: October 11th, 6:00- 7:30pm

Sid Yoga Power Flow with Sid McNairy October 11th, 8:00- 9:30pm

Part IV: October 12th, 12:00- 3:00pm

Form and Formless: Yogic Archetypes & Enlightenment, Part III @ Sid Yoga Center Towson
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Attend one or all sessions!

Part I: October 10th, 7:30- 9:00pm

Part II: October 11th, 12:00- 3:00pm

Part III: October 11th, 6:00- 7:30pm

Sid Yoga Power Flow with Sid McNairy October 11th, 8:00- 9:30pm

Part IV: October 12th, 12:00- 3:00pm

Form and Formless: Yogic Archetypes & Enlightenment, Part IV @ Sid Yoga Center Towson
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Attend one or all sessions!

Part I: October 10th, 7:30- 9:00pm

Part II: October 11th, 12:00- 3:00pm

Part III: October 11th, 6:00- 7:30pm

Sid Yoga Power Flow with Sid McNairy October 11th, 8:00- 9:30pm

Part IV: October 12th, 12:00- 3:00pm

Club Yoga @ Sid Yoga Center
Oct 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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Beats. Flow. Energy. Glow sticks.

 Led by: Sid McNairy IV


Celebrate life! Club Yoga is a place to join as a community with a yoga flow to find your power and freedom. music that will move your energy to a whole other level!

You will be moving through the the Sid Yoga power vinyasa flow incorporating postures to release inner blocks and get your body loose. What you will get from this class is an open mind to becoming non judgmental in your own practice. Not to mention a deep sweat, a deep feeling of invigoration, and a deep sense of aliveness. The same feeling that comes to you when you are out dancing the night away with your friends can be found here at Club Yoga. This is a new way to find your freedom and vitality.

The workshop will be set in a fun environment with club lights, glow bracelets, and of course some brand new energetic music you’ve never heard before!

Cost: $20 pre-register /  $30 door price

Thai Yoga Therapy Training @ Sid Yoga Center Towson
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm

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Create healing. 

with Sudevi Linda Kramer M.A., L.M.T.
Vedic Thai Massage-Assisted Yoga is traditionally performed on a large comfortable cotton futon floor mat which gives the receiver both comfort and full-body support. Working on the floor also allows the therapist to move freely around and above the client, making for effective use of the therapist’s bodyweight and mechanics. The therapist can also work with the receiver in a variety of positions, including prone, supine, side-lying, and seated.
In a Vedic Thai Massage-Assisted Yoga session you will wear loose-fitting or stretchy clothing that allows your body to move.No oils are needed. The techniques used work far beneath the surface of the body, effecting the deeper layers of the muscles and skeleton.
After the completion of this two-day Thai Yoga Bodywork course, participants will have the foundation for giving a classic 90-minute session. We will work in supine, prone, side-lying, and seated asanas. All participants will receive hands-on assistance, as well as a course manual to take home.

Learn: Beautiful sequences of exotic stretches and Thai Bodywork techniques, also known as assisted Yoga. Thai Bodywork is marma therapy and synthesizes acupressure, rhythmic compressions, ancient breathing arts and meditation to produce profound rest and rejuvenation. Mantras for the marmas and chakras will also be included.

Study: A 3000-year old traditional Southeast Asian Folk Art, which creates inspired tranquility and radiant whole health.

Experience: Simple procedures to assist in rapidly eliminating dis-ease, both physical and emotional.

Enjoy: Strengthened vitality through bhandas, pranayamas, and meditation techniques for personal focus and effect.

Discover: How to balance and harmonize Shakti/Chi to enhance immune system and hormonal health, balance mental energy, and stimulate higher levels of consciousness.

Suitable for Yoga Instructors, Athletes, Nurses, Massage Therapists, Personal Trainers, Martial Artists, Medical Professionals, Health-Enthusiasts, Musicians, Dancers and all interested in dynamic vitality and loving compassion (Metta).

No prior experience with bodywork or movement therapies is needed.

16 CEUS.

Cost: $295

Sudevi Linda Kramer is a highly sought-after Vedic Conservatory certified teacher of Thai-Yoga Bodywork, studying in Thailand and training closely with Mukti Michael Buck. She is certified in Integral and Jivamukti Yoga and was sudevi kramer thai yoga therapygraced by Sri Swami Satchidananda and Yoga masters Sharon Gannon and David Life. Sudevi was inducted into the World Massage Hall of Fame at Berea College in June 2010. Sudevi serves as the Yoga Director for the Vedic Conservatory.

“Sudevi is the real deal. Her presence initiates a magical spiritual journey intermingled with true rejuvenation and cellular healing. Her classes hold a special light that leave you feeling new again. Sudevi’s hand’s-on instruction is simple and complete — you get home and you can actually give a session without the DVD, and even though you are wowed by her mastery – you are even more wowed that you can do it too. She takes the confusion out of sequencing. I take her classes as often as I can— even after I’ve met my ce requirements — and some block, some something is always lifted and the world seems brighter.” ~Shawn M. Brinza, LMT, aka “The Massage Gypsy.”

“Sudevi’s presence is amazing and I would recommend taking any and every form of yogic study with her. Her love of yoga, meditation, and mantra are a big part of this work. I was able to apply the principles and produce the work for a change! Some teachers are razzle dazzle and you have to keep coming back to “Get it.”Sudevi is a born teacher, and the art is pranically transmitted and skillfully imparted. She has a calming presence and a relaxed easy manner. The peace I experienced is now part of my life and practices. ~Tana Trichel, Monroe, LA, Yoga Student.

(Taking this course was recommended by the Mayo Clinic.)