Continuing Education

The Art of Learning

Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los AngelesThe Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles is pleased to announce its Continuing Education program

2019 Continuing Education Schedule

Open to all students with a minimum of three years of Iyengar Yoga experience, regardless of whether they are teachers, prospective teachers or are seeking deeper understanding in their own practices.

The curriculum will include progressive study of asana, pranayama, anatomy and philosophy, based on the Introductory and Intermediate Junior syllabi of the Iyengar Yoga Certification and Teacher Education Manual.

Marla Apt
photo by Karen Lee Fisher

Our calendar for 2019 includes modules of syllabi study in which the asanas and pranayama of the Introductory syllabi will be studied in practice and theory through the lens of the Intermediate Junior syllabi; an anatomy module focusing on the musculoskeletal system and supported organs, and asana modifications on the Introductory syllabus, taught by Diane Gysbers and Cindy Lee, Occupational Therapist; and workshops focusing on teaching skills required for the Introductory and Jr. Intermediate syllabi.

If working with a mentor, students may use these modules toward required teacher education, a pre-requisite to applying for Iyengar Yoga teacher certification assessment. Please refer to the Certification and Teacher Education Manual for further information.

Our calendar for 2019 includes three modules of syllabi study in which the asanas and pranayama of the Introductory syllabi will be studied in practice and theory through the lens of the Intermediate Junior syllabi; an anatomy module focusing on the musculoskeletal system and supported organs, and asana modifications on the Introductory syllabus, taught by Diane Gysbers and Cindy Lee, Occupational Therapist; and two modules focusing on teaching skills required for the Introductory and Jr. Intermediate syllabi, taught by Marla Apt.

Marla AptInstruction will cover:

  • In depth study of asana and pranayama
  • Support for home practice and svadhyaya (self-study)
  • Refinement of teaching skills as taught by BKS Iyengar: communication of the art and science of yoga through language/verbal instructions, demonstration, observation, correction and adjustment, classroom dynamics
  • Sequencing of asanas
  • Modifications of asanas for common conditions
  • Yoga philosophy and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Anatomy, physiology and psychology of yoga


2019 Continuing Education Schedule

Continuing Education Brochure  Cover  Inside


Marla AptTeaching Skills
with Marla Apt

Sun, June 2, 2019  12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Learn more

Register online

$110 (1 session)

Marla Apt bio


Diane GysbersStructure & Function: Musculoskeletal System & Organs with Diane Gysbers & Cindy Lee

Sat, June 8, 2019  12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sun, June 9, 2019  12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

$250 (2 sessions)

Learn more

Register online

Diane Gysbers bio


Anna DeluryYoga for Motherhood, Part 1
with Anna Delury

Sat, June 22, 2019  11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Sun, June 23, 2019  12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

$200 (2 sessions)

Learn more

Register online

Anna Delury bio


Anna DeluryTeaching Skills
with Anna Delury

4 Sundays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

$310 (4 sessions)

Register online

Anna Delury bio


Marla AptSyllabus Study, Intro – Int Junior II
with Marla Apt

Sat, Sept 21, 2019  11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Sat, Sept 21, 2019  4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Sun, Sept 22, 2019  12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

$240 (3 sessions)

Register online

Marla Apt bio


Marla AptTeaching Skills Module
with Marla Apt

Sept 23, 24, 24, 2019

Mon, Sept 23, 2:00 – 3:30
Tues, Sept 24, 3:00 – 5:30
Wed, Sept 25, 3:15 – 5:00
Thur, Sept 26, 2:00 – 4:00
Fri, Sept 27, 1:15 – 4:00

$325 (5 sessions)

Register online

Marla Apt bio


Edwin BryantYoga Sutras of Patanjali
with Edwin Bryant

Fri – Sun, Oct 25, 26, 27, 2019

Fri, Oct 25, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sat, Oct 26, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Sat, Oct 26, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sun, Oct 27, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

$198 (4 sessions)

Register online


Intro to Teaching Pranayama: Teachers’ Class
with Carolyn Belko

Sun, Nov 17, 2019  2:45 PM – 4:30 PM

$50 (1 session)

Register online