Sid Yoga: Teacher Training Video

Check out information about our Yoga Alliance accredited 200 hour and 300 hour Teacher Trainings. We have been guiding teachers of yoga since 2004. We believe in continued evolution, growth and empowerment for all! Lead. Teach. Inspire.

Live it to give it!


200 hour Yoga Teacher Training: choose between a 2-month immersion OR 7-month modules

Lead , teach and inspire! Immerse yourself deeper into the world of yoga. This training is held exclusively at Sid Yoga’s foundation home studio in Towson, MD. Your process begins with an inward exploration by completing our exclusive, “Empowerment & Beyond” program, which is a six week self study yoga program practicing reflection, wisdom and peace. Over the duration of the four months, you will attend seven weekend intensives that will educate, inspire and empower you to teach yoga.

Overall program curriculum includes:

  • Our exclusive “Empowerment & Beyond” program and sequence
  • Baron Baptiste’s “Journey into Power” sequence
  • Personal growth through group discussions and exercises
  • Philosophy of yoga: how to practice it in your life and how to teach this in your classes
  • Focused study in the Yoga Sutras & modern Ethics of teaching yoga
  • Hands-on Assisting & Adjusting techniques
  • Live in-class assisting practice
  • Basics anatomy of yoga poses and movement
  • Sequencing of postures and classes
  • Methodology and techniques of teaching
  • Develop skills and tools to teach to all-levels
  • Practice teaching classes and direct group feedback
  • Come away from the training ready to teach a dynamic and inspiring 60-90 minute power vinyasa class
  • Awaken your spirit and ignite your life
  • Intro to business of yoga and establishing yourself as a teacher
“Live it to give it” = our program motto.  Throughout the course, trainees are asked to attend three yoga classes per week at Sid Yoga Center, attending class with Sid as often as possible or a more local yoga studio.  Receive discounts on all classes, packages, workshops and more! In order to teach to others, we first walk the course in our own life. To empower others, we are to first empower ourselves.
Teach from YOUR strengths. With emphasis on personal strengths in an encouraging and fun environment, teach from your heart with a clear, strong voice .  This intimate course of study highlights the unique gifts you bring to the world.  Learn to teaching classes that are expressive of who you are, and lead others on a path of physical and spiritual awakening.
Mentorship. Experience first-hand support from other Sid Yoga teachers along your journey. We are truly one big FAMILY and supportive community. You will gain access to practicing in Sid Yoga classes which will instill the teachings inside you.  You are arranged in a small group with a mentor, a Sid Yoga teacher, to have direct support throughout the program with bi-weekly check-ins.

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World-class training. We practice experiential learning, meaning most of your course work will be hands on . You will learnunique and valuable techniques of teaching, and apply those directly in the classroom setting. Our graduates feel ready and inspired to teach yoga around the world.  Sid McNairy is asked by studios around the world to lead teacher trainings and teacher enhancement weekends at their studios (see Sid’s tour schedule here). Currently, we have various teacher training graduates teaching yoga on 6 out of 7 continents.

Additional program requirements are text book readings, community Karma yoga duty, a community teaching internship, a self-evaluated DVD of you teaching, and final reflection papers.

Dates & times: 6-month programs offered every Fall and Winter season. 2-month intensives offered every June.

Click here for the most up to date program schedule. 

Tuition: $3,200.

Includes a $500 non-refundable deposit.

EARLY BIRD registrations available!

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Monthly payment plans are available.

Included in your tuition:

  • Teacher training instruction
  • Empowerment & Beyond program
  • Course manual and binder
  • Yoga classes during your training intensive weekends
  • Free Sunday night 6:30pm classes
  • Discounts on all workshops at Sid Yoga Center
  • Discounts on Sid Yoga apparel and products
  • Discounts on Manduka products

Program leader:
Sid McNairy– Owner/founder of Sid Yoga; Teaching teachers in yoga since 2004; E-RYT 500; Celebrated world-wide yoga teacher; Certified Baptiste Teacher; Author of Empowerment & Beyond; Division I football coach for 12 years; Yoga teacher to NFL athletes.

Sid Yoga Team: You will be guided by the Sid Yoga team of partner teachers. All of who have been trained within the Sid Yoga Trainings and have completed 200 and 300 hour training. As well as each has had steady mentor training with Sid McNairy. Sid Yoga training are lead by our inspirational team that is here for you in every way!

Bring to each training intensive:

  • Course manual and text book
  • Yoga mat and towel
  • Yoga clothes and changes of clothes
  • Healthy snacks and food
  • Water and electrolytes for energy and renewal
  • A positive and curious spirit!


Traveling?This extended program is also appropriate for students who do live outside of the area. The student would arrive in Towson for the six weekend intensives, and the Empowerment & Beyond program is experienced via teleconferencing. Travel accommodations are to be made by the student, though Sid Yoga is here to help make any recommendations. See below for our travel information.


” I could never have imagined how empowering this process would be. My mind has been blown open and my heart has never been more active. I’ve learned tools that I can implement into my life immediately to see you to shift and others that I have experienced myself.  This is so much more than an opportunity to learn the power vinyasa sequence and tools of teaching. I had an awakening I never anticipated possible.”– Amanda Bussey

Weeklong Teacher Training Phases

Our weeklong Teacher Training immersions are condensed time-focused programs that are brought to studios and retreat centers around the world. The student commits to 7-10 full days of yoga trainings and yoga practicing. In our home studio of Sid Yoga Towson, MD, Phase I programs are offered every January, February, June, and July. Phase II programs are offered every March and August.

200 hour weeklong trainings: Phase I and Phase II
Each week of training consists of 100 hours. Therefore, to complete our 200 hour training program, the student is to attend Phase I and Phase II. Your location of Phase I training, may be different from your location of Phase II training. In order to attend Phase II, Phase I training must have been completed. Or 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.

Our 200hour Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School.

Phase I description

This program composes the first part of 200hour teacher training. The goal of this week is “Establishing power for yourself and others.” Students will be introduced to the foundations of assisting/adjusting, and be exposed to understanding the anatomy of yoga postures. Discussions on the Yoga Sutras and philosophy of our flow will teach students about the depth and versatility of practicing yoga. Students will be introduced to leading a class by receiving voice coaching, and learning sequencing basics. 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.


” I feel confident to teach a yoga class to many different levels. I feel confident to embrace the yoga lifestyle. This experience was about freedom for me. I found courage within me to help others to center themselves. I’m grateful to Sid for his strength and vision. The program was awesome! I look forward to phase II.” – B.C, Gulf Shores, AL 


Phase II description

Prerequisite: Phase I
This program is composed of the second part of 200hour teacher training, where students will know how to “Teach from a space of freedom.” Students will immerse more deeply into assisting techniques, and apply practical anatomy methods into the class room by understanding the differences within the body and how it relates to yoga. Philosophy will be discussed related to ancient yoga texts, and how these philosophical understandings can translate into classroom yoga teaching. The sequence training will be completed with mastering how to teach an inspiring all-levels class. As the theme of our trainings is “Live it to Give it”, we will use methods of Matrika yoga to recognize the reflections we carry, and empower ourselves to lead the change we wish to see.


I have only been taking yoga classes for about six months. I really didn’t feel ready for teacher training but I was really encouraged to do it. I am so happy I did! It has helped me become a better and happier me. I cannot wait to take the next 100 hours in phase 2.” K.R., Gulf Shores, AL 


We are a Yoga Alliance 200-hour Registered Yoga School. Upon graduation from SYTT, you can receive your 200hour RYT with Yoga Alliance.

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