Yoga students with complex or chronic conditions have the opportunity to learn directly from two of Los Angeles’ senior Iyengar teachers in a series of eight classes, Yoga for Special Needs, at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles beginning March 22.
Marla Apt and Lisa Walford, both Intermediate Senior Iyengar Yoga teachers, will meet with students at the first class for a 20-minute private intake session. The class will provide special attention and modifications not common in a general class. Students must be referred from a certified Iyengar teacher and class size will be limited.
Marla and Lisa will work with students to create a program for the person’s individual needs. Prospective students may contact the Iyengar Yoga Institute directly, but enrollment will be dependent on referral from a certified Iyengar teacher. Teachers are encouraged to contact Lisa or Marla directly.
The class meets Tuesday evenings, March 22 to May 17, 5:15-7 p.m. The eight sessions cost $275.
Marla and Lisa led a similar, four-session series of classes in January.
Marla writes for Yoga Journal magazine and has been involved in medical studies researching yoga and treatment for health conditions. Lisa has taught in the Los Angeles area for 30 years and is on the advisory council for the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
More information: Learn more about Marla Apt at her Web site and about Lisa Walford at hers. Both can be reached through the teachers listed with the Iyengar Yoga Association of Southern California. IYILA is at 1835 La Cienega Blvd., suite 240, Los Angeles, CA, 90035; 310-558-8212.