"It took 3.8 billion years of triumphant evolution, remarkable collision, an unbelievable confluence made by sheer will and influence of this infinite universe and all of the stars to get you here. I hope you never doubt again that even when you are in pain, that you are a miracle, that every part of you is incredible. "
- Nikita Gill
This will be a journey of self-discovery, growth and transformation like no other.
This experience is going to be so much more than a yoga teacher training. This is going to be a transformative, life altering, heart bursting healing journey and I cant wait for you dive in!
We will create a sacred space together where you are safe to immerse yourself with knowledge and practical experience through the teachings of Yoga. Discover the transformative power of this ancient healing practice through a trauma informed lens. Expand on your current abilities and personal practice and watch yourself evolve.
My hope for you is that you leave this experience more in love with the extraordinary person that you are and feel empowered to stand proud in your truth. I hope you feel more confident to empower individuals to connect with their true essence through an embodied therapeutic and trauma sensitive approach to emotional and physical health and healing.
I invite you to embark upon this powerful journey with us as we explore the mysteries of our own heart and peel away the layers and awaken to our soul’s purpose.
I am so deeply honoured to walk this path with so many amazing humans and I cant wait to start this journey together.
With all of my love and gratitude,
"Compare your journey to no one else. You are countries and stories already. You are a million different words, a million different ways. You are forests and forest fires alike. A ship and the sea together. The only person you must compare yourself with is yourself. Your journey is your most powerful story"
- Nikita Gill
Dates and Times
10am - 5pm daily
Graduation Celebration: May 21st (Time and location to be announced)
10:00-10:30am Morning Practice/Group Discussion
10:30am-1:00pm Workshop Series
1:30-4:30pm Workshop Series
4:30-5:00pm Evening Practice
Techniques, training and practice
- Developing Sadhana – foundational discipline for living a yogic life
- Pranayama( breathing techniques)
- Shatkriya (Detoxification Techniques)
- Yoga as therapy: Into to therapeutic yoga and restorative yoga
- Trauma informed practices
- Introduction to concentration techniques
- Traditional Hatha & Hatha Flow
- Vinyasa (tuning asanas with breathing) – guided and analytical practice
- Yoga Asans (postures) Guided asanas practice & analytical training focused on following groups of asanas: Standing Asanas, Forward Bends, Back Bends, Twists, Balances, Inversions, Hip Openers
- Group study and practice teaching
- Yoga ethics
- Art of teaching: teacher’s qualities , intention & attitude, teaching styles, observation, giving instructions, feedback, sequencing, class management & class routine, principles of demonstration – theory and practice
- Accessible yoga: props and modifications
- Trauma sensitive yoga: understanding trauma and the body as a whole
- Creating and holding trauma informed space
- Sequencing, creating themes and class planning
- Intuitive sequencing and energetic alignment in a yoga class
- Business & ethics, start & development – practical tips, marketing strategies, public relations/advertising
Anatomy and physiology
- Understanding the human body through anatomy and physiology
- Yogic Anatomy: Panchakosha, Nadis & Chakra theory
- Applying anatomy and physiology principles to yoga
- Trauma and the nervous system
- Energetic alignment
Yoga philosophy and lifestyle
- Yoga history: understanding the depths of yoga
- The study of yoga philosophies: Understanding the relevance of Veda, Upanishad, Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Tantra & Hatha Yoga Pradipika
- Interpretation of the 8 limbs of yoga and their meaning in the contemporary world
- Modern yoga and trauma informed teachings
- Bhakti Yoga: Mudras, Mantras and Chanting
- Intro to Sanskrit
40 hours*practicum hours are done outside of the scheduled training weekends*
Personal practice & reflection - 10 hrs
Observation & reflection - 15 hrs
Assisting/Co-teaching & reflection - 15 hrs
Meet the Team
Founder/co-owner of Wilkie Wellness
Trauma Certified Yoga Practitioner
Co-owner of Wilkie Wellness
Reiki Master and Energy Healer
Trauma Informed Care
Co-owner of Wilkie Wellness
Doctor of Chinese Medicine
Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher
Tuition: $3,499 +GST
Access to unlimited yoga classes at wilkie wellness during the duration of the training
Graduation ceremony and celebration ( after the training hours are complete)
200-hour yoga teacher certificate
Private one on one coaching session with Samantha Wilkie
*Non refundable deposit of $800 is due upon registration*
*Payment plans are available*
* space is limited*
We acknowledge a gross under-representation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) in the health and wellness industry in our province, but we are committed to doing our part to help change this.
We believe one main key in making wellness accessible to all is by encouraging not only body diversity, but also diversity in race & ethnicity, in teachers and studio owners. In order to eliminate some of the barriers around certification, we've developed a partial scholarship (discount of between 50-75%) for prospective people of color with a commitment to health and wellness.
We are accepting applications from BIPOC individuals and give priority to applicants who want to intentionally share their education with their community in a meaningful way.
The process to apply for a scholarship spot is simple. Please send us an email with the following information:
3. What training you are applying for
4. What percentage of the tuition you need covered between 50-75%
5. Why do you want to take the training
We look forward to hearing from you!
YTT with Sam was a transformative experience for me, one of tremendous growth and healing. I pushed my limits and smashing through my comfort zone that was holding me back from further growth. I found more confidence in myself and my abilities to share of myself to be in service of others and ultimately I grew in ways I didn’t even know I needed to grow. I let go of limiting beliefs and achieved a long desired life goal of becoming a yoga teacher. And I was able to do this all because of the amazing community of souls who came together in the training. Sam is authentic, extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and very real in how she shows up and how she supports everyone, exactly where they are. Under her example and in the sacred space we created and held for each other, we forged a community of caring, support, and healing energy unlike anything I had ever experienced before. The community of women and the relationships I created is invaluable to me on my journey. I am grateful to Sam, and everyone who participated in the training, and all the other beautiful souls from Wilkie who came in to teach us portions of the training and also let us assist in their classes to practice what we were learning. I learned to teach yoga, but even more importantly, I learned to share of myself, give of myself and my passions and my life experiences, so I can be of service to others who may benefit from my authentic self. I have been more open and accepting of myself after completing this training and as I continue down my yogic path, my spiritual journey, I will always be grateful for the experience I had in this training. It was exactly what I needed, when I needed it, and I go forward with an open heart, looking forward to what comes next.
Sam creates an open and safe space in her yoga teacher training not only for you to dive into your journey with yoga, but to dive into your personal healing as well. Regardless of where you are at in life or in your practice, you are welcomed, celebrated, and loved with open arms and an open heart. Sam’s expertise with yoga therapy and trauma awareness add an extra layer of discovery and learning which you would not find in many other trainings. Her training is truly one of a kind. I experienced a deepened connection to myself, a stronger awareness of the shadow aspects of myself which were holding me back, and a powerful honoring towards the practice of yoga. I would truly recommend this experience to anyone wishing to deepen their connection to themselves, learn more about yoga, or offer yoga in a safe, supportive way.
Something kept drawing me towards the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Wilkie. Whenever I would go to a yoga class at the studio I would always look at the poster for the training with Sam Wilkie. I had no intention of being a yoga teacher, I was just interested in gaining my own personal practice. Once I began my Yoga Teacher Training everything changed... I began my own personal healing, and most importantly I found a love within myself that I never thought was possible. Once the training came to an end I was so egur to share my passion with others. I could not wait to teach yoga. Wilkie Wellness has provided me with a safe healing space and I am now fortunate enough to share my own passion there. I am forever grateful for this journey that yoga has taken me on.
When I registered for teacher training I had no intention of actually being a teacher. The thought hadn’t even crossed my mind. It was the description of the training.. ‘This is going to be a transformative, life altering healing journey’. I was hooked at ‘life-altering healing journey’. The training did not disappoint. Sam creates the safest of environments. She is knowledgeable, passionate and so incredibly wise. As we reached each milestone in class; presenting our first body scan, guided meditation and then yoga class I didn’t once feel unsure or nervous. I found a confidence in this training that I have always lacked. I surrendered to vulnerability and discovered my authentic self. Five months after the training, I am teaching yoga and I love it, I have found my passion. I am still on my own personal healing journey- I never would have gotten started without the training. I have a soul group of individuals who started this journey with me, and who I can lean on for support. I have found friendship. It truly was a life-altering journey and I would recommend this training to absolutely everyone.
The beauty of the yoga teacher training at Wilkie Wellness was in Sam's ability to model how best to create a safe platform for sharing personal stories and experiences. The training offered a multimodal approach to learning that gently nurtured knowledge and skill development while also encouraging self-reflection, vulnerability, and self-compassion. The training supported each participant to explore their unique expression though movement, breath, music, touch, rest, and connection. It was simply lovely!