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Marla Apt

Iyengar

Marla Apt

Iyengar

Based in Los Angeles, Marla Apt is a Senior level Iyengar Yoga teacher who was highlighted by Yoga Journal magazine as one of twenty-one young yoga teachers helping to shape the future of yoga. She has been involved with medical research studies at UCLA on yoga for depression, anxiety and IBS, and created the first yoga therapy content to be incorporated into the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine's curriculum. She is a writer/contributor for Yoga Journal and Yoga International magazines.

Marla visited India for the first time while doing research for a degree in Buddhist Philosophy and has since returned numerous times for yoga studies including a year of study in Pune, India with B.K.S. Iyengar, his daughter, Geeta Iyengar and son, Prashant Iyengar. She continues to study annually with the Iyengars in India.

She is on the faculty of the three-year Teacher Training Program of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Southern California. Marla served as the President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States and is a member of the national certification committee. She was honored in 2013 by the Iyengar Yoga Association of Southern California with the Manouso Manos Leadership award. She is pursuing her interest in making the healing benefits of yoga available to communities in need as founding board member of the non-profit organization, Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics. She leads workshops and trainings throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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Strive to create evenness and stability in your hips with this class focused on your body alignment in two challenging standing balance asanas, virabhadrasana III and urdhva prasarita eka padasana. External rotation helps to stabilize your standing leg and hip, while internal rotation helps to lengthen your uplifted leg. In this sequence, learn to work with both rotation elements simultaneously to bring the lightness of contained extension to your practice. Props Suggested: Two blocks.
Practice Focus: Standing Balance
2-3 20 Marla Apt
In this series of standing and seated twists on the floor and with a chair, your upper and lower body move in opposition to create a deeper churning of your inner body. Work your organic body with this deep twisting sequence that contracts and expands around your liver and digestive organs with postures that include utthita trikonasana, parivrtta parsvakonasna and pasasana. Wring out your abdomen and encourage a sense of detoxification with this cleansing practice. Props Needed: A chair, a block and three blankets.
Practice Focus: Twists
2 75 Marla Apt
The many benefits of sarvangasana can be experienced as the pose is held for a longer duration. With the support of a chair, you can increase the length of time practicing your shoulderstand. Enjoy the many qualities of sarvangasana, along with its different variations on the chair, to help to teach the actions of the pose, as well as to create opening in your chest and pelvis. Props Needed: A chair and three blankets.
Practice Focus: Inversions
2 15 Marla Apt

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