Marla Apt: The Deeper Potential of Iyengar Yoga at 1440 Multiversity

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The Deeper Potential of Iyengar Yoga

The Deeper Potential of Iyengar Yoga

Tracing Your Inner Self

February 2 - 7, 2020

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

Take a journey inward and trace your inner self through an in-depth exploration of the art and science of asana. Join internationally renowned Iyengar Yoga teacher Marla Apt for five days of self-inquiry and discovery in your yoga practice.

Through a non-judgmental exploration of the mind and body, you will cultivate detachment and freedom from desires, distractions, negative emotions, and confusion.

You will also experience:

  • Asana and pranayama classes to deepen your practice and increase your strength, coordination, flexibility, and sense of well-being
  • Discussions of yogic and Buddhist philosophy to enhance your understanding of what’s possible with practice
  • In-depth study of how the body, mind, and breath are aligned and how to practice asana and pranayama progressively and safely
  • How to use your yoga as a meditative practice to calm the mind and settle disturbances to consciousness.

You will take home a greater understanding of the context of yoga and how your practice can be a meditation in action. You will be empowered with the understanding of how to tailor your practice (either at home or in a class) to your particular needs and conditions.

Open to anyone with a minimum of six months of yoga experience who is looking to access the deeper potential of yoga to truly transform their life.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Marla Apt

    Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher

    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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  • Why Attend
    • Reduce suffering in body and mind and increase awareness of your physical, emotional, and spiritual life through the clarity of a deeper, more intelligent yoga practice.<br />

    • Change your posture, build strength, and flexibility with the precision of the Iyengar Yoga method.

    • Discover how to use yoga postures and yogic breathing as a means to become your best self and profoundly and positively change the world.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    Must have a minimum of six months of yoga experience

    Experience Level

    Open to all ages and levels, except complete beginners

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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