About Us


Patricia Parsons 

“True Yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life.” AADIL PACKHIVALA

After many years of life in a stress filled corporate world,  I made a conscious shift towards yoga which helped ground me in dealing with stress and anxiety.  As well as the added health benefit of pain relief from years of suffering with scoliosis and arthritis in my spine.

After completing my 500RYT through South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA), I founded and created “Parmi Plus Yoga”, one of the first plus size yoga programs in Canada.  I continue to lead teacher training programs across Canada, sharing my knowledge and experiences with other yoga instructors and students on the way of practicing yoga in a body with more to love.  I truly believe yoga is for everyone, no matter what mobility issues may surface (physical, emotional or mental).  My classes are gentle and meditative with extreme attention alignment and awareness.

I draw on my love of teaching from many inspirational leaders and gurus I have had the privilege of being a student of.  With many workshops and trainings I have had the honor of studying under teachers such as Marion (Mugs) McConnell, Chris Clancy, Amy Weintraub, Sri Dharma Mittra, Rod Stryker, Erich Schiffmann, Trudy Austin, Leslie Howard and Dr. Swami Satya Prakash to name a few.  I specializing in yoga for depression and anxiety (Mood management), Plus size yoga (body modifications) and Yoga for the Female Pelvic Floor.  

I have really been blessed with the ability to share the gift of yoga and I co-own the studio with two of the most loving and gifted yoga instructors and people I know.  Jody and Vicki!

200 ERYT,  500 RYT Yoga Alliance,  LFYP 1 (LifeForce Yoga), Gentle Hatha Yoga, Children's Yoga, Plus Size Yoga, Yoga for Chronic Pain,  Yoga for Depression and Anxiety Management, Yoga for the Female Pelvic floor.

200 ERYT,  500 RYT Yoga Alliance,  LFYP 1 (LifeForce Yoga), Gentle Hatha Yoga, Children's Yoga, Plus Size Yoga, Yoga for Chronic Pain,  Yoga for Depression and Anxiety Management


Jody Misak

Jody is a compassionate, experienced yoga instructor, creating a life of purpose and committed to make a difference on and off the mat.

A mother of three, and dedicated student since discovering yoga and its transformative power. Jody passionately shares the healing benefits of yoga, through breathing tools, mindful movement, and techniques towards experiencing self awareness and self regulation. 

Jody has specialized in kids yoga for nearly ten years, and continues to weave yoga into the classrooms, community centres and spring and summer camps. Supporting a non judgmental and fun environment to optimize learning.

Jody completed her 500RYT through South Okanagan Yoga Academy ( SOYA ) and 800hr  Vijnana  International teacher training program with Chris Clancy.

Jody has also trained in restorative yoga, pre-natal, yoga kids, Tensegrity Repair Series with Gioia Irwin and Shiva Bliss Meditation in India.

500 ERYT,  500 RYT Yoga Alliance,  Gentle Hatha Yoga, Children's Yoga, Yoga for Chronic Pain, Vijnana Yoga and Tensegrity repair


Sachpreet Kaur (Bonnie)

My wish is to inspire students through the practice of Kundalini Yoga to connect with their own personal wisdom, healing abilities and expansive potential

I have been practicing Yoga for 30 & years .I discovered Kundalini Yoga 10 years ago and completed my teacher training at Yoga West in Vancouver.  l recently moved to Surrey and am thrilled to be teaching a class at Healing Movements.

I recently completed Superhealth training (pending certification) with Mukta Kaur Khalsa,  one of Yogi Bhajans original students in New Mexico specializing in Meditation, Yoga and nutrition forall addictions.

Member of International Kundalini Teachers Association &  Canadian Yoga Alliance

 Level A CPR/AED,OFA Level One


Cindy Couturier

Cindy has been teaching yoga since getting her first 200 hr Teacher Training in 2011.

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Since then, many more hours of study, including Yin Yoga, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Hot Yoga, Postnatal, Prenatal and Pilates Certification.  She is also a Reiki Master.

A lifelong student of yoga, she recognizes the importance of working to include everyone that comes to her classes, she will ask you if you have any injuries, and will delight in your progress.   Cindy focuses on strengthening and releasing.

Namaste.

See you in class.


trudy Austin

Trudy Austin is a dedicated Yoga Teacher who trained and continues to work with Gioia Irwin, creator of the Tensegrity Repair Series. 

Trudy is accredited with 800hr Vijnana Yoga International teacher training. 

Her passion is to bring ease, stillness and fluidity to our minds and bodies.


Karly Fazzino

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Yoga came into my life as a method of recovery from physical injury and as much as it helped with that, the greater recovery was that of my self, my perspective and my minds peace. Yoga provided me with answers to questions I didn't know I wanted or needed to ask and it's practices to me are the best way to truly understand life. From the use of the breath to still the mind for a moment so we can hear the truth calling to us. To the understanding of the strengths and difficulties in our lives embodied in how we are able to use our bodies. I believe everyone and everything is your teacher, if you are looking to learn, and that yoga creates opportunity and space for us to become a life long student that only grows up and out in knowledge, understanding and compassion. I enjoy teaching classes that invite in deep full breath and explore the sensations of new movement; from energetically moving hatha flow to slow, sumptuous and relaxing restorative all in the same class, giving the body some movement and some extra oxygen to supply all that love to the body. Yoga is best enjoyed when looked at as a way to nourish the mind, body and soul, I am a big advocate of the idea that sometimes we have to stop pushing forward and allow ourselves to just be. We are meant to be just as we are right now!  


Lynn Power

Lynn began practicing yoga about 14 years ago as a way to complement long distance running and gain some flexibility.  She fell in love with the practice and loved the quiet calmness it brought every time she stepped on her mat. No longer running, but active with bootcamp and hiking, yoga has become part of her life.
The desire to deepen her practice led her to complete her 200 hour training at Shibui Yoga under the direction of Leanne Kitteridge and more recently a restorative training with Carol Wray.  Lynn is eager to continue learning, training and sharing her love of yoga with others. She taught a beginners series, gentle flow, and restorative classes at Riverwise Studio.  Lynn believes yoga is for everybody and it is important to find a style of yoga that feels good in your body. She looks forward to seeing you in class! 

“Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down.” Jigar Gor