Name: Duncan Parviainen
Role: Victoria Training & Development Manager & Facilitator
Duncan began practicing Ashtanga yoga when he was 16 years old and has been teaching Vinyasa yoga in Canada since 2007. He attended University of Guelph for Biomedical Sciences and later transferred to Ryerson University in Toronto to pursue his love of dance in their competitive BFA Performance Dance program. With a mind for science and a love for movement, Duncan teaches intelligent and alignment based vinyasa classes that are sequenced with mindful creativity.
He has facilitated several 200hr and 500hr Vinyasa YTT courses, and runs retreats and intensives internationally. He continues to train and practice under his teacher Annie Carpenter, creator of SmartFlow Yoga.
Duncan has a keen eye for detail and enjoys incorporating precise alignment in his flow classes. His classes are strong and balance rigorous discipline with lightheartedness and fun. Duncan is new to Melbourne and is excited to be a part of the amazing Power Living team.
Getting to know the crew:
What is your favourite Asana posture? Why?
Downward facing dog because it requires the perfect balance of softness and strength.
What is your favourite colour?
Blue (the colour of Joe’s eyes).
What’s the best part of being in the PLAY community?
Being surrounded by so many genuine people who are smart, kind, fun and dedicated to the practice of yoga.