About Parameshwari (Deanna)
Parameshwari (Deanna Galkin-Doran), C-IAYT, CYT, YTRX-800C, E-RYT 500, has practiced Yoga since 1991. After completing her first teacher certification (200 hour) in 1995, she has taught classes, courses, and workshops on Hatha Yoga, Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Marina del Rey. In addition, she is a graduate of the Prime of Life® and Yoga Therapy Rx Program including two clinical internship levels (2010 & 2014) at Loyola Marymount University. In 2011 she completed an internship at Tensegrity Yoga Therapy under the tutelage of Sherry Brourman, E-RYT and Physical Therapist. In 2012, Parameshwari became certified as a Yoga of Recovery® counselor and completed her 500 hour advanced teacher training. In the summer of 2013 she completed her Silver Age Yoga® certification and became certified as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor®. She was awarded her official certification from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) on October 1, 2016. Click here to learn more about what that means.
Prior to moving into teaching Yoga and Yoga Therapeutics full time, Parameshwari (Deanna) worked at Verizon corporation for over 30 years, earning two business degrees while working full–time in a high stress environment doing project management, systems analysis, training, support and implementation. She has a well-founded understanding of the importance and benefits that stress management, mindfulness and yoga can bring both on and off the mat. Her passion is to use the healing techniques and principles of Yoga and Ayurveda to improve the well-being, body, mind, and spirit to anyone seeking relief from the human condition.