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. She has been involved with medical research studies at UCLA on yoga for depression, anxiety, and IBS with creating 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 magazine and other periodicals.
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 at the Iyengar Yoga Institute.
Marla served the Iyengar Yoga community as President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States and is a current 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 teaches in Los Angeles, conducts teacher training, leads workshops and retreats, and presents at conferences throughout the U.S. and abroad.