" Duncan is not only an excellent yoga instructor, but also an inspirational human being. I have often attended his classes which are both challenging, compassionate and at the same time, multi-levelled.
It is rare to witness a person who has, at his core, the essence of a true teacher. In Duncan, you will find such a person. He is able to recognize the divine nature of his students and without judgement or ego, encourage them on their journey in life. " ~ Yvonne Runstedler
Duncan Parviainen. Yoga Instructor.
Duncan is a full-time E-RYT500 yoga instructor based out of Toronto, Ontario. He is one of Canada's youngest most highly certified and experienced teachers. He teaches at some of Toronto's most established and well respected Yoga studios and fitness clubs. Duncan's passion for teaching has him as faculty for yoga teacher trainings and leading yoga retreats around the world. He is very proud to be both a lululemon and Vega ambassador, and a contributor on elephantjournal.com
Duncan graduated from his first 200hour yoga teacher training when he was 17, and started teaching right away.
After travelling the world, and working at one of Canada's leading Youth and Adult Wilderness Empowerment organizations as a Wilderness Guide- he attended University of Guelph, where he received the prestigious President Scholarship to study Biomedical Sciences. Duncan later transferred to Ryerson University where he pursued his love for dance, in their BFA program for Performance Dance. After leaving the program, Duncan eventually transitioned into teaching yoga full-time. In 2013, Duncan pursued a new passion in triathlon and raced in two Ironmans (Mont Tremblant and Cozumel, Mexico) and one Half-Ironman.
Duncan has completed several trainings in Anusara, Ashtanga, Power, SmartFlow, Vinyasa, Hatha/Gentle Yoga and Restorative yoga. Duncan's classes are a blend of rich alignment cues, creativity, fun, hardwork, and deep rest.