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Cultivating Compassion Through Meditation and Yoga

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT

A Daylong Workshop with Beth Sternlieb and Marla Apt

Developing a mindful and compassionate relationship to your body and mind enhances emotional resiliency and well-being.

Based on the wisdom and compassion teachings of the Buddha, and on Iyengar Yoga, as taught by B.K.S. Iyengar, teachers Beth Sternlieb and Marla Apt share essential tools for learning to treat yourself in a kind, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate.

Through a combination of asana (postures), pranayama (breath practices), guided meditations, and group discussions, we will explore how symptoms of depression and anxiety manifest in the body, mind, and emotions. Learn a variety of skills to cultivate lovingkindness, decrease stress, and counteract negative states of mind.

COST: Sliding Scale: $45 – $85, plus an offering of DANA to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and pay it forward for those who have less. Scholarships and work-study are available. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no cost. TO RSVP AS A MONTHLY SUPPORTER, CLICK HERE.

Please CLICK HERE for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.


Beth Sternlieb is a junior intermediate Iyengar Yoga instructor and a senior teacher at InsightLA, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to bringing the deep joy and peace of mindfulness and compassion to people everywhere. At InsightLA, Sternlieb leads classes in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Self-Compassion, and Buddhist meditation. She is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and a graduate of the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock teacher-training led by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield. She teaches yoga and mindfulness to children and young adults at University of California, Los Angeles Children’s Pain & Comfort Care Program.


Marla Apt is a senior-level Iyengar Yoga teacher based in Los Angeles, California. Apt has been involved with medical research studies at University of California, Los Angeles on yoga for depression, anxiety, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and created the first yoga therapy content to be incorporated into the curriculum at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles. She is a founding board member of the nonprofit organization Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics and works to bring the healing benefits of yoga to communities in need. Apt was selected by Yoga Journal magazine as one of 21 young teachers shaping the future of yoga. She writes for numerous publications, conducts teacher training, leads workshops and retreats, and presents at conferences throughout the United States and abroad.




March 31
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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