The Royal Practice – Duncan Parviainen – Fitzroy Studio

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Known as the ‘King’ and ‘Queen’ of all yoga postures, headstand and shoulderstand are considered to be the most powerful of all yoga poses. They are deeply therapeutic, healing and evoke transformative energies. At the same time,they are incredibly intricate and demand a high level of sensitivity and heightened awareness, especially with regards to the neck.

In this workshop, learn how to practice headstand and shoulderstand safely and in a way that brings more vitality and health to your neck and body. We’ll use props, discuss anatomy, biomechanics and how to beneficially and safely integrate these inversions into your daily practice.

Pre requisite: Must have been practicing yoga regularly for at least six months.


About Duncan Parviainen

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 500hrVinyasaYTT 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 light-heartedness and fun.


Limited spots available, booking highly recommended. Jump online or put your name down at the front desk.


24 March 2018






Duncan Parviainen


$45 (10% member discount)