Mark Parrish and Kim Mortimer met in the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2005. Both explorers and travellers at heart, they share a passion for water-sports, mountain biking, camping, trekking and yoga. They were married on North Caicos in 2010 and continued to discover new adventures in the Turks and Caicos Islands and around the world.
Mark Parrish first moved to the Turks and Caicos from the UK in 1997 to work at the Caicos Conch Farm. With a background in ocean sciences and a love of the ocean, Mark felt instantly at home and has been living on Provo ever since. Mark is a founding and managing partner of eco-adventure outfit Big Blue Collective and a passionate and experienced dinghy sailor.
Mark’s curious mind and adventurous spirit have found him exploring across all of the islands and cays in the Turks and Caicos and he was a founding member of the Caicos Caves Project. Mark loves nothing better than to be out in the field exploring new territory and sharing his interests in the flora, fauna, geology and history of the Turks and Caicos. Mark is also a scuba instructor and technical diver who also works, when needed, as a technician at the hyperbaric recompression chamber on Provo.
Kim Mortimer is an experienced yoga and fitness instructor. Kim believes ‘she can only grow as a fitness and yoga teacher if she always continues to be a student’. Attending immersion meditation courses, pranayama workshops and yoga retreats as often as she can Kim continues to learn as she travels the world gaining insights from teachers such as Swami Brahmananda, Kathryn Budig, Meghan Currie and Rolf Gates.
She has over 2000 hours of practical teaching experience and is happy to share her love of fitness and yoga with you. As well as being a qualified YOGA RYT 200 Instructor, she is a barre, yin yoga and beach boot camp instructor. Through her yoga and fitness company ‘Island Synergy’, she conducts private classes on location She regularly offers specialized ‘release’ workshops to assist students with their yin practice and provides SUP yoga practice for those who prefer an added challenge.
Please contact Mark Parrish and Kim Mortimer with any questions about exploring and maximizing your time in the Turks and Caicos Islands.