Sid Yoga: Teacher Training VideoCheck out information about our Yoga Alliance accredited 200 hour and 500 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.
200 hour Yoga Teacher Training: 4-month immersion
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 six weekend intensives that will educate, inspire and empower you to teach yoga.
Overall program curriculum includes:
- Our exclusive “Empowerment & Beyond” program
- 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
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: Offered every Fall and Spring season.
Fall 2013 begins September 8th 2013 – January 26th 2014. Click here for specific dates/times for the program
Includes a $500 non-refundable deposit.
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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
- Discounts on all class packages and monthly yoga
- 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
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.
Lindsay Lusignea- Director of Sid Yoga & Teacher Development; Teaching teachers in yoga since 2008; E-RYT 500; Masters in Psychology; Reiki certified; Thai Yoga Therapy certified.
Becca Trosch- Assistant facilitator; Sid Yoga Center Studio Manager; RYT-500; Thai Yoga Therapist; Reiki certified
Erica Collins- Assisting facilitator; Sid Yoga Director of Programs; RYT-500
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.
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.
200 hour weeklong trainings: Phase I and Phase II
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.
Phase II description
Prerequisite: Phase I
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: The mall parking garages, located 3 blocks away in walking distance. Free. 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
Depending on the time of year the weather can vary in Maryland from hot and sunny summers to cold and snowy winters. 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. 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). 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.
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