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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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Explore the movement of your shoulders and cultivate strength and stability in your upper back as you learn to safely practice inverted arm balancing in adho mukha vrksasana (handstand) and pincha mayurasana (elbow balance). Practice shoulder opening in gomukhasana and arm movements without weight bearing before attempting half and then full handstand at the wall. Sirsasana (headstand) is also taught to help prepare for the actions of elbow balance. Savasana on your own. Props Needed: A block and wall space.
Practice Focus: Inversions
2 45 Marla Apt
A great class for beginners or if you experience tight frontal hips due to physical activity or sitting at a desk or in a car for long hours. Begin to open and extend with a supine hamstring opener before standing for triangle pose (utthita trikonasana) and warrior I prep. Working towards supta virasana, a supine thigh and front hip opener, walk away with more awareness and opening in your hip flexors and legs. Props Needed: Two blocks and a strap.
Practice Focus: Thighs & Hips
1-2 30 Marla Apt
Practice addressing the various elements of chaturanga dandasana in a simple way. Learn in detail about the arm and shoulder work, abdominal actions, leg work and upper back involvement, step by step. Open your shoulder joints first with gomukhasana arms, then begin to build stability and awareness with staff pose instruction. Use props to access different aspects of this pose and to modify for individual needs, and then put it all together. Props Needed: Two blocks.
1-2 10 Marla Apt

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