Marla Apt, a Senior level Iyengar Yoga teacher was highlighted by Yoga Journal magazine as one of twenty-one young yoga teachers helping to shape the future of yoga. 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 with BKS Iyengar and his family including a year of study in Pune, India.
Marla leads workshops and teacher trainings around the world and is a contributing writer for Yoga Journal and other magazines internationally. She has been involved with medical research studies at UCLA on yoga for depression, anxiety, and IBS and she created the first yoga-therapy content to be incorporated into the curriculum of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Marla served as the President of the Iyengar Yoga Association of the United States and co-chaired three of the national Iyengar Yoga conventions. She was honored in 2013 by the Iyengar Yoga Association of Southern California with the Manouso Manos Leadership award and 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. Learn more at yoganga.com.