Samara Dawn completed her high school schooling early with honors at the age of 16 years old. Samara spent most of her time in dance for over 20 years as well as teaching dance since the ripe age of 16 years old. Her expertise in jazz, ballet, hip-hop, modern and lyrical choreography and production was a major part of her life, through her dance career she has been granted Best Choreography award among many other. Samara spent time in the brilliance of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet at a younger age along with being trained by the infamous Bill Robertson and Rachael Poirier. She continued to practice dance at Harbor Dance Center in Vancouver, BC while teaching in various communities in the lower mainland. Samara also spent time dancing for the BC Lions as well as the Vancouver Ravens and in the past had performances yearly at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver along with competition in Las Vegas.
Shortly after starting a family she decided to pull back on teaching dance and shifted her attention and passion into yoga. She completed her yoga teacher training and began teaching classes immediately. With high feeling and knowledge of movement of breath through the body and the discipline of the mind Samara found her true passion. The more she taught the more she noticed what was missing in western yoga and what she could bring to her classes and her community. She and Marilyn created styles of classes that were not offered anywhere else in the world which are now being taught through many BC yoga studios. Her passion and drive have brought her to where she is today.
Samara together with Marilyn created the Naked Truth Yoga Methodology of training. Through their combined experience their goal was to educate those wanting to become instructors through advanced technique and safety with alignment along with the full understanding of yoga from the roots but also with the evolution of today’s human body. Naked Truth Yoga is also the first Hot Yoga Teacher Training Course to create “Safe Transfers In The Heat”. Along with yoga and fitness, she has created a Barred and Banned Fitness Method as a supplemental course for those interested in teaching this facet of fitness without a choreographed routine.
Samara and Marilyn have been successful in educating and certifying highly sought after instructors through the Naked Truth Yoga Method. This large number spans across boarders for graduates, which teach various styles of yoga and fitness and graduates range from 16-65 years of age and even her 12 year old daughter!
Her perseverance and vision in creating a sustainable method, which can be for anyone and everyone, continues to be the most elite training program Vancouver has to offer.
Samara is known for her kindness, generosity and exquisite practice along with her unique teaching methods, which she brings to all of those she interacts with.
On her down time she enjoys family time with her 3 children and rock star husband, learning more about her passion of self study and energies, Friends (our chosen families), the gun range, ATVing, and relaxation at home with the occasional massage.
Samaras passion is in the honesty of the method, the success in her graduates, and the diversities created by Naked Truth Yoga.