Patricia Parsons

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

After completing her 500RYT through South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA), she founded and created “Parmi Plus Yoga”, one of the first plus size yoga programs in Canada and leads teacher training programs and workshops across Canada. As co-owner of Healing Movements Yoga Centre, Pat went on to Study under Amy Weintraub in Tucson, Arizona in 2015 allowing her to further work Yoga for Depression and Anxiety into her teachings. Pat is a great advocate and truly believes yoga is for everyone, no matter what mobility issues may surface (physical, emotional or mental). Pat’s classes are gentle and meditative with attention given to inner awareness.

Drawing on her love of teaching from many inspirational leaders and gurus she has had the privilege of studying with. 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. Pat specializes in yoga for depression and anxiety (Mood management), Plus size yoga (body modifications) and Yoga for the Female Pelvic Floor.