Marla Apt is a senior-level certified Iyengar Yoga teacher with 25 years of experience. She was featured in Yoga Journal magazine as one of 21 young yoga teachers helping to “shape the future of yoga.” In addition to assisting with medical research studies at UCLA on yoga for depression, anxiety, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Marla created the first yoga therapy content to be incorporated into the curriculum of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Marla visited India for the first time to conduct research for a degree in Buddhist philosophy and has since returned annually to study yogic arts under the direction of B.K.S. Iyengar and his children, Geeta and Prashant.
Marla also shares her knowledge internationally as a writer and contributor for Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and other magazines. She has served as president of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States and is a member of the National Certification Committee.
Marla is making the healing benefits of yoga available to communities in need as a founding board member of the nonprofit organization Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics. She leads workshops and trainings in the United States and internationally, and is based in Los Angeles.
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