Combining traditional yoga with modern perspectives.
Welcome to HOV Academy, a home and school for all those who are eager to grow their practice of yoga and live it fully in their life, wether they are a student or a yoga teacher.
From handstands, to alternate nostril breathing, from ethics to philosophy, from movement to stillness - we believe yoga is incredibly multi-dimensional. At HOV Academy we enjoy studying, teaching and practicing all facets of yoga.
HOV Academy teaches alignment based vinyāsa yoga, we aim to practice with deep compassion, open-mindedness and intelligence.
40 HOUR IMMERSION - DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE
ONLINE WITH DUNCAN
The 40 Hour Immersion is a one month self-guided online training, for students and teachers looking to immerse themselves in their yoga practice. This immersion is for people who want to: progress in their asana practice, learn about HOV's alignment principles and their application to your anatomy, and harness the power of the mind and body through pranayama and meditation...
200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
ONLINE OR IN PERSON
The 200HR Heart of Vinyāsa Yoga Teacher Training is for yoga students with a consistent practice who have a deep desire to explore the art and science of yoga, grow their practice and become certified yoga teachers. This 200HR teacher training offered online or in person, is registered with the Yoga Alliance and is taught by Duncan Parviainen with assistance from guest facilitator Cassie...
300 HOUR ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
IN-PERSON WITH DUNCAN + FACULTY
The 300HR Advanced Vinyāsa Yoga Teacher Training is for yoga teachers who have completed a 200HR training program and are ready to take their practice and teaching skills to the next level. This is an alignment-based vinyāsa training where we will spend our time paying equal attention to structure and flow, zooming in to notice detail and zooming out to see the big picture...
THE PRACTICE + SEQUENCING OF ADVANCED ASANA
ONLINE WITH CASSIE
An 8 day immersive online experience is for yoga teachers and serious yoga students looking to grow and elevate class sequencing and personal practice to more intermediate and advanced asana.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR TRAININGS
Duncan's 200hr yoga teacher training was phenomenal, truly life changing for me - physically, mentally, spiritually. Duncan has a knack for meeting everyone where they are, and encouraging them in a positive and compassionate manner.
Duncan’s 4 week yoga 40hr immersion has been at the centre of my life. Beaming with positivity, knowledge, and advice I feel that through the immersion I have become stronger physically & spiritually. Duncan’s insights have strengthened the spiritual path I am on.
The 40hrs Deepen Your Practice Immersion was just what I needed! I wanted to try more advanced asanas which in regular classes are too often spared or rushed through due to time limitations. In this immersion Duncan took us step by step into challenging asanas like handstand, the funky variations of the crow etc.
Duncan's 40hr immersion is a game changer. Expect strengthening, sweating, dancing, stretching, breathing, inquiring, laughing. Duncan has created a masterpiece, so if you’re even remotely considering doing it, be a part, it’s for you!
Founder of HOV. Duncan has been teaching yoga since 2007 and has been leading yoga teacher trainings internationally since 2014. Originally from Toronto, Canada he now lives in Byron Bay, Australia. He has trained hundreds of people world-wide to become yoga teachers, both in his own teacher training programs and also as a Lead Facilitator for Power Living Australia and their yoga training programs.
His trainings pay respect to traditional lineages of yoga while embracing contemporary perspective, a balance of time tested wisdom and modern innovation.
Duncan teaches in a positive, fun, open-minded way while delivering content in a practical, engaging, and compassionate manner.
Duncan is registered as an ERYT500 (the highest level of certification with the Yoga Alliance). Duncan has trained in the following styles of yoga: Anusara, Vinyāsa, SmartFlow, Ashtanga, Power Yoga and Classical Hatha. His main teachers are: Annie Carpenter, Jason Crandell, Baba Hari Dass, and Ron Reid.
We acknowledge and respect the Arakwal People of the Bundjalung Nation; who are the traditional custodians of the land where we film + practice.