Marla co-founded Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics as part of her commitment to make the healing benefits of yoga accessible to all.
A level 3 CIYT and certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT), she has been teaching yoga for almost 30 years and designed and assisted medical research studies through UCLA regarding yoga as a treatment for depression, anxiety and IBS. She created the first yoga therapy content to be incorporated into the curriculum of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Marla has been a writer contributor for various international yoga magazines and newsletters. She served as President of both the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States and the regional association of Southern California/Los Angeles. She also served as a chair or member of the national program and was honored with the Iyengar Yoga Association of Southern California’s Leadership Award.