Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $1895
Register with a companion new to the Feathered Pipe and you each save $125! (13 – 15 February only)
The practice of yoga can have profound affects on the mind, body, and consciousness itself. As the Patanjali rightfully says in the Yoga Sutra, through the stilling of the fluctuations in the mind one can ultimately become established in one’s own true nature. In today’s world of unending distractions, learning this vital skill is not only for those inclined towards spiritual development, but as well an invaluable tool for those simply wishing to keep equipoise and stability in everyday life. Senior-level Iyengar Yoga instructor and founder of Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics, Marla Apt welcomes you to join her for a week-long immersion into experiencing the true beauty and gift of Yoga.
Surrounded by the perfectly serene nature of the Feathered Pipe Ranch, Marla will skillfully guide every student from relative beginner, new to Iyengar Yoga, to the most advanced practitioner on a path of discovery and self-reflection in asana and pranayama. Through proper alignment, mindful breath, and effective practice sequencing, Iyengar Yoga facilitates ‘meditation in movement’ that can actually transform consciousness and reveal new levels of clarity and self-comprehension.
Starting with the underlying foundational principles of asana and pranayama practice, your understanding will build from the gross to the subtle, and progress to a deeper practice that addresses individual needs, balancing each student’s strengths and weaknesses. At the center of our retreat will be extended daily asana classes, allowing plenty of time to build understanding and physical readiness. There will also be daily practice of pranayama, restorative asanas and discussion of the philosophical context of the yoga practice.
Between daily classes with Marla, plenty of leisure time remains for you to savor the afterglow of your practice in an unspoiled Rocky Mountain setting that features soft mountain breezes, a sparkling lake, the healing scent of pines, and star-studded night skies. Lovingly prepared vegetarian cuisine throughout the week nourishes your body — and thrills your taste buds! — while an optional traditional Native American sweatlodge ceremony will be available for those wishing to experience this gentle and healing form of prayerful meditation.
RETREAT TIP! Extend your time in peace and beauty while savoring Western hospitality by spending some time exploring the great West’s National Park treasures either before or after your retreat with Marla at the Ranch. Glacier National Park is a glorious and scenic 3.5-hour drive north and west of Feathered Pipe, while Yellowstone is just a 4.5 hour drive south and east of the Ranch through some of the prettiest Western territory you’ll ever see.
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 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 teacher trainings throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Learn more about Marla: yoganga.com
PRICING & REGISTRATION:
Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $1895
Valentine’s Day Special – Register with a companion* and you each save $125! (13 – 15 February only)
*At least one in each duo must be new to the Feathered Pipe
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.
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Registration deposit required: A $500 deposit is required to secure online registration/payment. Full payment is due eight weeks before the start of the program
Shuttle Service: Airport shuttle service to and from the Ranch on arrival and departure days is an additional $65. Shuttle service on days other than arrival/departure is $100.
Arrival and departure: Please plan to arrive at the Ranch no later than 5pm on the arrival day (Saturday, 20 July) of your retreat so you can join us for a tour of the grounds before dinner at 6:30pm and our group evening orientation following dinner. Please arrange to leave the Ranch in the morning or early afternoon of departure day (Friday, 26 July). There are no classes or sessions on departure day. We request that our guests depart their lodging by 9am on departure day to give our staff sufficient time to prepare for incoming guests.
Thanks and look forward to seeing you!