Marla Apt is the core teacher in our Teacher Training Program. She is a Senior Iyengar certified teacher from Los Angeles. She comes to Iyengar Yoga South Bay one Friday evening each month to conduct advanced classes on the teaching of Iyengar yoga.
These classes are open to everyone seeking a thorough background in Iyengar yoga — not just teachers, but interested students, too. Those currently teaching will learn ways to make their teaching more effective and everyone can gain insight in how to progress in their practice. The skills taught and understanding gained will build a solid foundation for those pursuing Iyengar certification, but it is not necessary that you are currently teaching or even thinking about becoming a certified teacher. Just bring your serious interest and desire to learn.
These classes can be applied as CEU for Yoga Alliance Registration as well as hours for our Yoga Alliance Teacher training program.
Below are comments that students have shared from their experiences in Marla’s classes:
I am taking Marla’s classes at Iyengar Yoga South Bay because I think they are a unique opportunity for me to study yoga in depth on an ongoing basis with an inspiring senior Iyengar yoga teacher. I think Marla has a gift for clearly and systematically teaching yoga in a way that is supportive and accessible to all. She is dedicated to sharing her teaching methods and helping others reach their potential as students and teachers. These classes have changed the way I practice and think about yoga. They have made me realize how little I knew before and how much more there is to learn.
Kim, June 2012
I feel so privileged to have an opportunity to deepen my knowledge and understanding of Iyengar yoga with Marla. Marla allows for such growth not only for improving my physical posture, but also being able to learn the Sanskrit name and meaning, how to get in and out of a posture, and what ways to modify a posture. Marla not only thoroughly describes the posture, but we also are able to demonstrate the important points of each posture. I have developed my home practice because of my experience with Marla, and it is something I have come to truly love!
Stacy Muccino, June 2012
It was a privilege to have Marla as a teacher during the Yoga Teacher Training program at Iyengar Yoga South Bay. Her deep insights into the poses, her ability to challenge us as students to consider what we were doing in a pose and why we were doing it, and more importantly how we could be doing it better, all led to significant improvements for all those who took her classes in both our own poses and in our ability to teach others.
I highly recommend Marla's classes to both teachers and continuing students alike.
Eric MacDonald, 2012
I love the teacher training classes with Marla. I have learned so much, the classes have helped my practice as much as my teaching! I would recommend them to anyone, even if you don't want to teach and want to deepen your own practice.
Liz M. 2012
Marla, a Senior Intermediate level Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, is based in Los Angeles where she is on the faculty of the three-year Teacher Training Program of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Southern California. She leads workshops and trainings throughout the US and abroad.
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 his son, Prashant Iyengar. She continues to study annually with the Iyengars.
Marla was highlighted by Yoga Journal as one of the 21 in the next generation of 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 curriculum of the David Geffin School of Medicine at UCLA. Marla is a writer contributor for Yoga Journal Magazine and was the 2009/2010 author of the Basics column. She served as the President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United Stated and is currently a member of the national certification committee.
Marla's 2013 Schedule
In 2013, Marla teaches on the following dates:
February 22 August 16 March 29 September 13 May 24 November 15 July 12
|Marla 2013 Teacher Training single 3-hour session||$85|