August – October 2014

Scholarship Auditions for 200 hour Fall Teacher Training @ Sid Yoga Center
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm

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For those applying to our 200hr 2014 Fall Teacher Training program, and interested in receiving up to a $2,000 tuition scholarship. This is a limited time offer, and we are very happy to announce this amazing opportunity to share with you the gift of teaching yoga.

Details on this event:
- Bring completed 200hr teacher training application
- Bring $50 Application fee
- Structure: Private interview / group interview / 5-minute teaching of a mock class*
*No previous teaching experience is required. We are evaluating individuals based on their authenticity, voice, and charisma.

RSVP for this event is required.

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Sounds Healing Workshop
Aug 22 @ 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm

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Bathe in a shower of soothing tones


A sonic environment will be created using a variety of instruments including quartz crystal bowls, gong, ocean drum, and rain stick, along with vocal toning. Every sound journey is unique as it is an intuitive process requiring deep sensitivity as to what is needed and the choice of sounds used. The instruments are played around you, over you, and sometimes on you, so you can feel the vibrations of the instruments. The constant sounds incites a deep relaxation and letting go of the density of the physical body. The tones act as keys to unlock denser energy held within the physical, emotional, etheric bodies and the unconscious mind. Relax, enjoy, and bathe in a shower of soothing tones.

Led by: Special guest, Patricia Norton

The catalyst for Patricia’s journey as a sound healer was inspired by her love for the earth, nature, and being of service to others. Also from many sojourns to India where she was immersed in the power of Vedic chant. It is her passion to help people relieve stress and create a journey to a place where the mind is empty and the Sound is full, unlocking the emotions held within your memory, thus, balancing the body, mind and spirit.

Cost: Pre-register: $20/ Door price:$30

10 Year Anniversary Party @ The Greene Turtle Towson
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


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It’s Time To Celebrate!

 This commemorative event will be held in the studio for the first half of the day and following onto the rooftop of The Greene Turtle in Towson for celebration and dinner. We will come together to celebrate the growth of Sid Yoga and our community. There will be special announcements about Sid’s expansion across the nation and into the realm of music!

Details and Schedule for the Day:
- 9:30 am Tag Team Power Flow with Partner Teachers
- Spiritual Gangster Trunk Show will be at the studio from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
- 4:00 pm Hour of Power with Sid McNairy
- An opportunity to learn more about the “Love Your Selfie [No Edits]” campaign after Sid’s 4:00 pm Hour of Power and another chance on top of the Greene Turtle
- 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm we will be at the Greene Turtle for live music by one of our very own teachers Elliot Glotfelty, community dinner, and exciting announcements!

*We will still have our regularly scheduled classes; 8:00 am Hour of Power and 12:00 pm Hour of Power.

Cost for the Greene Turtle Celebration/Dinner: FREE!
Inner Quest: Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day

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Journey into transformation!


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Reconnect with the peace inside of you and open to a rewarding experience. The Inner Quest retreat is open to all levels of yoga and meditation practitioners and promises to cleanse, heal and empower your mind, body and soul. Using the natural tools of the majestic land and your meditation program instruction, you will complete a one day silent meditation as a group that will bring clarity to your mind and heart. Take a personal retreat within and enhance your quality of living. The Inner Quest retreat serves to refresh and awaken your inner wisdom.  Join us for our 5th annual Inner Quest retreat at Turtle Acres, PA.

Led by Sid McNairy, this 3-day program includes:
- Daily yoga practice
- Meditation instruction and practice
- Group activities and meetings
- 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day
- Sweat lodge guided by a native Lakota Tribe Elder, Grandmother Morningstar
- Access to forest walks and water activities such as canoes, row boat, kayaks, and swimming.

Turtle Acres is privately owned land and surrounded by 200 acres of wooded forests with a 70 acre fresh water lake suitable for canoeing, kayaking and swimming. The environment is enhanced by flowering gardens, fruit gardens, a stone labyrinth, trail paths, and calming scenery. The inner quest retreat offers quiet, serene and naturally sustained grounds and starry nights which enhance the experience within the program.

Tuition & accommodations:
Tuition for your retreat includes 3 nights of lodging, three meals per day at the Turtle Acres land and all yoga and meditation instruction. Enjoy local, seasonal, fresh vegetarian meals and snacks that will restore and renew your body.

$625 double occupancy:

Guests will share a room with 1-3 other guests, and can ask for roommate lodging requests. The cottage features a full kitchen, dining area, living room areas and outdoor seating for meals and rest.

Arrival & Departure Deadlines:

8/28: Arrive to the Turtle Acre site by 3:00pm. Introduction will begin promptly at 4:00pm.

8/30: The retreat will conclude at 11:00pm

Getting There:

Address is 2 Halsey Road, Clifford, PA 18413. To ensure the most timely routes, we will send you specific directions to the retreat when you receive your itinerary e-mail after registration.

About the location:

Clifford, PA is the home of Turtle Acres and sits in the beautiful mountains of Northeastern, Pennsylvania called the “Endless Mountains”. Just one hour away from the Poconos of Pennsylvania you will be in awe of natures powerful beauty.

Flight arrangements:

The most convenient airport is Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. When arranging your flight time consider that it will 30 minutes by car to travel from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport to Turtle Acres. Rental car services are available from the airport. We will assist participants who travel by plane to group together for rental car services.

Upon registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail which will include the retreat itinerary and information about what to bring.

Rooftop Flow @ The Greene Turtle Towson
Aug 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am


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Sid Yoga is having a fundraiser!

Open your heart and share the practice.

We are hosting an extra special donation based rooftop class to benefit The First Nations Yoga Project. The mission of  The First Nations Yoga Project is to bring yoga and teacher training to First Nations peoples in urban, rural, and remote locations where yoga would otherwise not be accessible. It is our vision that yoga will be a powerful tool held by all people for self discovery and a renewing a sense of hope.  Come flow with us to support this mission on  The Greene Turtle’s beautiful rooftop deck. Bring your mat and an open heart!!


Cost: $15 Suggested Donation

Scholarship Auditions for 200 hour Fall Teacher Training @ Sid Yoga Center
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 31 @ 3:00 pm

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For those applying to our 200hr 2014 Fall Teacher Training program, and interested in receiving up to a $2,000 tuition scholarship. This is a limited time offer, and we are very happy to announce this amazing opportunity to share with you the gift of teaching yoga.

Details on this event:
- Bring completed 200hr teacher training application
- Bring $50 Application fee
- Structure: Private interview / group interview / 5-minute teaching of a mock class*
*No previous teaching experience is required. We are evaluating individuals based on their authenticity, voice, and charisma.

RSVP for this event is required.

Cost: FREE

E-mail us:    OR      sign-up online

Personal Breathwork Sessions with Grandmother Morningstar @ Sid Yoga Center Towson
Sep 4 – Sep 6 all-day

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Contact us at

phone: 410-321-9642


Available times

Thursday 9/4:   5:00pm  |  7:00pm

Friday 9/5:   9:30am  |  11:30am  |  2:30pm

                                                                Saturday 9/6:   9:30am  |   11:30am  |  2:30pm  |  4:30pm

Experience the healing power of your breath. Grandmother Morningstar will guide you through a 1:1 private breath work sessions to aid in mental, emotional, and physical healing. Through the tool of your breath, practice deep levels of self exploration and awareness. Using intensified breathing, evocative music, and the guidance from Grandmother, discover blocks and barriers that stand in your way of true peace, and heal those barriers. Recognize and see the wounds embedded in your heart and spirit, and heal them with awareness, acceptance, and love.

Schedule now! Private sessions with Grandmother go quickly

Holotropic breath work incorporates insights from modern consciousness research, transpersonal psychology, Eastern spiritual practices and various psychologies from around the world. This was developed by Stansilov Grov Ph.D., with whom Grandmother Morningstar studied with 1:1 for several years and hours.

A unique and limited time offer! Grandmother Morningstar visits Maryland about 2 times per year. Schedule with her today, as this is currently the only dates we have set up for her in the next year.

Cost: $125 for 90 minutes.

To schedule: Contact us at 410-321-9642, or e-mail

Should you have a time that better suites your schedule needs on either day, you may still contact us to schedule and we will discuss the time request.

Conversations with Grandmother Morningstar @ Sid Yoga Center Towson
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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A stand for peace. . . Living balanced in your power!

Join us for an evening of spreading our mission of inner peace. In this seminar, you will hear from Grandmother Morningstar on how to be at the oneness within in order to live in supreme contentment.

Topics of Discussion:
- How to be a peace
- How to live life in the challenges yet still remain in our center
- How to decrease the hardships by living in a state of inner balance
- How to enhance your relationships: at work, with your partner, with your family, in every day situations

Through the teachings of forgiveness, and our beliefs about oneness and separation, we can change our minds about what holds us back in life. She will teach us how to know ourselves and how to unlearn all of those things which interfere with our recognition of who we are and who we always have been. The foundation for of this evening talk is peace. Learn how to use these teachings to facilitate a new perspective to living at oneness, and how to walk in abundant joy.

Peace is the seed for true joy. When we have peace, everything in our environment becomes supportive of our life path. Grandmother Morningstar has chosen a live path of peace and is committed to teaching this path to others. Through her life experiences, studies and degrees, and years of teaching A Course In Miracles, she is a light for many to spark the seed of peace in you.

Come sit with Grandmother Morningstar for this great change of peace. Learn to walk the walk. The format includes a seminar by Grandmother Morningstar, with an open forum for questions at the end.

For this event it is floor seating. Those with physical limitation to this will be offered a chair. You may bring something to with on the floor.

*This event is donation-based (suggested donation $15)

Beginner Workshop @ Sid Yoga
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Time to get you grounded into the flow.

Taught by: Nilvis Frederick 


You will learn the foundations of the practice while finding the joy of yoga. You will be guided through a series of movements including poses such as Warrior I and II, Chattarunga, Eagle, Triangle, Tree, Bridge, Wheel, Pigeon, and much more. Come and experience this in-depth concentration and feel the power as you are guided through the flow.

Appropriate for those brand new to yoga and/or the studio, as well as those seeking to learn more basic principles.

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

Kirtan with Bhagavan Das @ Sid Yoga Center
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Teacher, performer, counter-cultural icon, lover of God:
Bhagavan Das is as rich and manifold as Existence itself

Bhagavan Das is one of the last living cultural icons of the 60′s. As Ram Das’s mentor (author of Be Here Now) he ushered in the New Age Spiritual Movement being the first Kirtan Artist in America. His groundbreaking album “Ah” (1971), produced by Jimi Hendrix’s manager Michael Jeffrey, was the first World Music album from Electric Ladyland. Bhagavan Das has also toured with Allen Ginsberg, opened for the Grateful Dead and sang with Bob Dylan.


Bhagavan Das’s rare and sacred offering to this world is like a singing
open heart heralding the Guru’s Grace through the vehicle of Sound.



Street parking: Meters run 8am- 6pm on Saturday.  Wells Fargo bank lot: Free on Saturdays, located on Chesapeake Ave. Towson Town Center is 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, The Health Concern 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.

Weather & clothing

October in Maryland typically has highs in the 60′s. Low temperatures range from the 40′s- 50′s. We recommend bringing a jacket to and from the studio, and comfortable clothing for the event. You may bring your own cushion, bolster, pillow, seat back to sit on.


The Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel and The Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel are two great nearby lodging options. 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 and the Residence Inn are two popular locations in Hunt Valley (estimated travel time is 12 minutes).


Direction from BWI Airport

        Start out going SE toward I-195 W
        Take I-195 W
        Merge onto I-95 N via Exit 4A toward I-695/Baltimore
        Merge onto I-695 N/Baltimore Beltway Inner Loop via Exit 49B on the left toward Towson
        Take Exit 26A toward MD-45 S/York Road/Towson
        Turn left onto W Road*Turn right onto York Road/MD-45 S
        Enter the roundabout and take the second exit on your right to continue going down York Road
        SID YOGA CENTER is on your right! (321 York Road)

Directions from Dulles Airport

          Start going North on Saarinen Cir towards Dulles Airport Access Road
          Stay straight to go onto Dulles Airport Access Road
          Merge onto I-495 N/Capital Beltway/I-495 Innerloop via Exit 18 toward Baltimore
          Keep right to take I-495 E/Capital Beltway/I-495 Innerloop toward Bethesda/Baltimore
          Merge onto I-95 N via Exit 27 toward Baltimore/NewYork
          Merge onto I-695 N/Baltimore Beltway Inner Loop via Exit 49B on the left toward Towson
          Take Exit 26A toward MD-45 S/York Road/Towson
          Turn left onto W Road
          Turn right onto York Road/MD-45 S
          Enter the roundabout and take the second exit on your right to continue going down York Road
          SID YOGA CENTER is on the Right! (321 York Road)
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.)