Progression of Action and Awareness in Asana Training

Friday, Feb 21, 2020
12:45PM / Show: 1PM

About the event

Feb 21-23, 2020

10 Training Hours 


Early Bird before January 21, 2019 : $375

*Master Class included

 Friday Master Class 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Friday Training 1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Saturday Training 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 

Sunday Training  1:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m.


Applying Patanjali’s principles of alignment, sequencing, and action to our asana practice takes us on a journey to the innermost self. These principles also allow us to progress safely in the practice, regardless of our initial condition. The systematic approach begins by working with the outermost layers of the body and progressing towards deepening awareness within. The art of sequencing is meant to build a language of actions and wisdom in the body and mind, moving self knowledge from the surface towards the core of our organic, emotional, mental and energetic selves.

In this workshop, we follow this progression of learning and action through the different categories of poses to gain a deeper understanding of the actions that lead us from preliminary to advanced asanas.


One year of prior yoga practice required.


Marla Apt

Marla is a Senior level Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. Since visiting India for the first time to conduct research for a degree in Buddhist Philosophy, Marla has returned annually for over 20 years to pursue education in yoga under the direction of B.K.S. Iyengar and his children, Geeta and Prashant.

In a piece by Yoga Journal Magazine, Marla was highlighted as one of twenty-one young yoga teachers helping to “shape the future of yoga.”

She has assisted with medical research studies at UCLA regarding yoga as a treatment for depression, anxiety and IBS. In addition, Marla has created the first yoga therapy content to be incorporated into the curriculum of the David Gefffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Marla teaches throughout the United States and abroad where she leads workshops, intensives, retreats and teacher training programs. She is also a writer and contributor for Yoga Journal, Yoga International and other magazines. Marla has served the national yoga community as President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States, as a current member of the National Certification Committee, creator of national ethics training for teachers and an advisor to Yoga Alliance for teacher training standards.  Marla is pursuing her interest in making the healing benefits of yoga available to communities in need as a founding board member of the non-profit organization, Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics.

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