Yoga practice involves both action and reflection. With the intent to gain direct experience and self-knowledge, yoga engages us in skillful actions in order to become better acquainted with ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally. This attuned awareness then allows us to be more present within this current moment and move forward within our lives with discerning and effective action. In the soul-nurturing retreat setting of the Feathered Pipe Ranch, we’ll explore the tools of asana, pranayama, and exploration of yoga philosophy to enter the interior world of the Self and manifest our lives with full presence.
We are deeply honored that Senior Intermediate level Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Marla Apt returns for her eleventh season at the Ranch to share her gift with students who are primed to deepen their commitment to consistent, daily practice. Embraced and surrounded by the majesty of the Rocky Mountains and nourished by artfully prepared vegetarian cuisine, this very special week offers a rare opportunity for undistracted and fully supported focus on cultivating self-knowledge.
Between daily classes with Marla, you’ll enjoy ample time to absorb the benefits of your practice in an idyllic and inspiring big sky setting where clean mountain air, the soothing fragrance of pines, and star-studded night skies combine to lovingly reset body, mind, and spirit.
About Marla Apt
Los Angeles based Marla Apt is a Senior Intermediate level Iyengar Yoga teacher who 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 UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine’s curriculum. She is a writer/contributor for Yoga Journal and Yoga International magazines. 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 son, Prashant Iyengar. She continues to study annually with the Iyengars at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India.
She is on the faculty of the three-year Teacher Training Program of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Southern California. Marla served as the President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States and is currently a 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 a member of the non-profit organization, Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics. She leads workshops and trainings throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Learn more about Marla: www.yoganga.com
Our lodging options offer the finest in rustic comfort. Indoor and outdoor choices include a variety of private or shared accommodations ranging from chalet-style rooms to tents, tipis and yurts nestled in the forest.
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After retreat registration, Feathered Pipe office staff will contact you to confirm your lodging preference. Accommodations include all meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds.
Accommodations exclude massage and bodywork.
Pricing & Registration
Program tuition and basic accommodations: $1895
Basic accommodations are shared room Main Lodge, Yurt, Sai Condo or single Tipi/Tent, and include meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds. Other housing options are available for a supplemental fee; please see pricing details below.
A $500 deposit is required to secure online registration/payment.
Airport shuttle service on the day of arrival/departure is an additional $65. Non-arrival/departure shuttle service is $100.
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