Meet The Naked Truth Yoga Inc. Teacher Training Instructors
About Our Instructors
Samara comes from an intensive background in dance and dance instruction. For many years, she refined her craft in the fluidity of motion, which is what helped to build her into a dynamic and acclaimed yoga and fitness instructor. She has been trained by some of the world’s most sought after yoga influences; and her enthusiasm, along with devotion to yoga and fitness, has helped her make her passion her full-time career. Samara brings a vast and enormous amount of yoga experience to every aspect of her yoga teacher training Vancouver courses.
Courtney Johnson is certified as a legal administrator through the University of the Fraser Valley, certified Yoga instructor and Barred and Banned training through Naked Truth Yoga Inc. and she has extensive training in dance, which collectively has led to her career as a yoga instructor and training assistant to Naked Truth Yoga Inc..
Courtney’s love for what she does reflects her honesty, compassion, kindness and creativity making her a vital part of the Naked Truth Yoga Inc. team.
Laura Newman grew up both athletic and artistic. She completed her diploma in fashion design through the University of the Fraser Valley, which led her to opening her own business creating custom pieces of clothing and accessories along with a natural talent for stained glass artwork.
She started yoga over 10 years ago while staying consistent in physical fitness and the arts. While pursuing a career in design, she took up a position in sales.
She spent the next four years working hard in a physically demanding industry before deciding it was time to shift gears into teaching.
Upon joining the Naked Truth Yoga training team in 2017, Andie was introduced to a newfound passion by working more closely to mentor future instructors, sharing her knowledge and experience of the practice. When she isn’t in the dance or yoga studio, Andie continues to delve deeper into sub topics of yoga that interest her by attending courses with some of the industry’s most respected yogis, and hopes to continue to grow both as a mentor and practitioner of yoga.
Brandy Ripolo completed her secondary schooling at Tempelton in Vancouver, BC. Once graduated she worked in the food industry and janitorial work and quickly decided she was not satisfied with this so she created a list of things she wanted to try for 30 days and if she didn’t like it she was moving on. Yoga was the first on her list and from there she never looked back.
Dr. Rosaline (Bio Functional Anatomy Instructor)
Rosaline Madhavan has completed her medical degree and plans to pursue a career in family medicine with a specialty in sports medicine/rehabilitation medicine in addition to yoga and fitness.
Throughout her many years of study, Rosaline has always remained committed to training the mind, body and soul. Her passion for medicine and healthy living has led to her many accomplishments thus far and she plans to continue her work in the community through fitness, wellness programs and research. Currently she is running a research study assessing the benefits of infrared yoga and pain reduction.
Marilyn Patricia (Founder/CEO)
Marilyn has always been active in the fitness industry throughout her career as a gymnast. She also has an extensive background in martial arts training, dance and personal fitness. Along this journey, Marilyn has obtained several accreditations including indoor cycling and pilates certifications. This has inspired a unique and fulfilling career which allows her to be devoted and focused on her very own variety of yoga, all the while staying true to her own dynamic style. More Recently for the past two years Marilyn and Samara have been offering Yoga Teacher Training Vancouver courses to students in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland; helping to prepare their students to enriching and successful careers in Yoga.