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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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Recent classes

Release resistance in your back, and allow yourself to unwind into freer twists. While twisting asanas help strengthen the two sides of your back evenly, they require contraction in your front body and a spreading of your back body. Practice a sequence of supine, standing and seated poses that will create ease throughout your back body for deeper twists. Move through revolved triangle, revolved side angle and bharadvajasana, using a chair and wall space for improved accessibility. Props Needed: A strap, a block, a chair and wall space
Practice Focus: Twists
1-2 60 Marla Apt
Virasana works on the flexibility of your hips, knees and ankles, which effects your abdomen, pelvis and lower back, as well as your digestion. In this grounding sequence, explore virasana, or hero's pose, taking a journey into variations, focusing on detailed body alignment cues. Practice includes vajrasana, adho mukha savasana and jnana mudra. Dedicate time to yourself to tune inward and discover an improved way to access this posture. Props Suggested: A bolster.
2 15 Marla Apt
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

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