Gentle Yoga is for those challenged by age or inactivity. The class includes instruction in basic Yoga postures to enhance range of motion, strength and balance. Poses are adapted and modified so the student can maintain a steady, comfortable posture. The class also includes deep relaxation to create a stress-free body and peaceful mind. Some classes also include a longer relaxation called Yoga Nidra
Most Gentle Yoga are ‘community classes’ offered by donation.
Deanna Galkin-Doran (Parameshwari)
Parameshwari (Deanna Galkin-Doran), CYT, has practiced Yoga since 1991. After completing her first teacher certification in 1995, she has taught classes, courses, and workshops on Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Marina del Rey. In addition, she is a graduate of the Yoga Therapy Rx and Prime of Life Yoga™ programs (2010) at Loyola Marymount University as well as the Tensegrity Yoga Therapy internship program (2011), under the tutelage of Sherry Brourman, E-RYT and Physical Therapist.
Prior to moving into teaching Yoga and Yoga Therapeutics full time, 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, support and implementation. She has a well-founded understanding of the importance and benefits that yoga can bring both on and off the mat.