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Sid was introduced to Hatha Yoga & Buddhism in 1987 in La Jolla, Ca while studying directing UCSD. While directing theatre in Europe & the United States, he taught actors the benefits of yoga for getting into their bodies. He primarily practiced Bikram Yoga in Los Angeles & New Orleans for the past 25 years. Beginning with Bikram himself and his wife Rajashree Choudhury. He studied at Yogaworks Santa Monica under Vytas Baskauskas & Maya McKenna for his 200 TT & David Lynch at Yogaworks Larchmont for his 300 TT. He went on to study Yin Yoga with internationally acclaimed Master Yoga Teacher and best-selling author, Bernie Clark & Diana Batts at Semperviva Yoga in Vancouver. Studying with Bernie & Diana is when Sid found his true calling. Going on to study with Sarah Powers, Bernie’s first yin teacher and one of the original Yin Yoga creators (along with Paul Grilley), Sid was accepted to the Sarah & Ty Powers Insight Yoga Institute to further his teaching interests integrating Yin/Yang Yoga, Buddhism and spiritual psychology into a skillful practice to balance the body, heart and mind. Sid’s meditation practice comes from his long-time trainings and practices in various Buddhist traditions. His primary teacher is Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn. He is an active member of Organic Garden Sangha and Deer Park Monastery. Teaching and practicing meditation is a deep passion for Sid in the Buddhist mindfulness traditions. Curious at heart, Sid encourages students to get to know & honor their bodies where they are now. “We don’t use the body to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into our bodies.” In his classes, Sid likes to guide students through an empowering, meditative and lighthearted practice, giving the students opportunities to deepen their connection to their body, mind and spirit. A native New Orleanian, Sid resides in Beverly Hills, Ca & New Orleans, La. Sid is a 786hr (RYT) specializing in Yin, Restorative & Meditation.
Other trainings: Jillian Pransky - Restorative Yoga; Paul Grilley - Yin Yoga: The Functional Approach;Elise Browning Miller - Yoga for Scoliosis Level 1 & 2; Annie Carpenter - Psoas Workshop & Pranayama;Carrie Owerko - Form, Fluidity and FUNction