Brian Hogencamp
Iyengar Certified Yoga Instructor

Iyengar yoga is based upon innovations to classical hatha yoga as developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. With over 80 years of continuous practice, insightful teachings, and meticuluous study of the early yoga texts, his devotion to the art, science, and philosophy of yoga is world-renowned.

Brian Hogencamp is a full-time practitioner, and certified instructor of Iyengar yoga. He is a student of Manouso Manos and regularly returns to Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family. With Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra as foundation, the writings of B.K.S., Geeta, and Prashant Iyengar provide structure to his textual study, and insight to his practice. As yoga is an experiential subject, he believes the distance between what is taught and what is learned can only be illumined by one’s own practice. Consistent, dedicated practice continues to reveal to him the universality and completeness of the Iyengar approach to yoga. Drawing from his evolving experience and with deep gratitude for the teachings received, he is eager to share the light yoga can bring.

The Iyengar approach to yoga is rooted in the traditional eight limbs of yoga as prescribed by the ancient Indian sage, Patanjali, in his classic text, The Yoga Sutra-s. Postures or asana are practiced with precision and alignment; developing strength, flexibility, stamina, balance, and mental clarity. Props are often used to adapt the body to the asana and provide an insightful evolution toward perfection of the asana. The effects and benefits of practice are cumulative. These depend upon which, how, and in what sequence each asana is practiced. As the yoga practitioner progresses, awareness pierces beyond the physical body, bringing inner balance and harmony; a deeper absorption, a "meditation in action."

Public Classes

The Abode of Iyengar Yoga
Monday 9-10:30a (Level 2)
Wednesday 4:30-6p (Level 1)
Saturday 9-10:30a (Level 1-3)

Bija Yoga
Monday 5-6:30p (Level 1-2)
Friday 4-6p (Level 3-4)
Sunday 9-10:30a (Level 1-3)

Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco
Wednesday 9-10:30a (Level 2)
Friday 9-10:30a (Level 3)
Saturday 12-1:30p (Level 1)

Classes I am Subbing

The Abode of Iyengar Yoga
22 Apr, Tuesday 6-7:30p (Level 2-*)
24 Apr, Thursday 6-7:30p (Level 2-*)

 


 

Private Instruction

Please speak with me to discuss your specific needs. Some reasons for individual instruction - to work specifically upon a particular limitation and learn how to modify postures to accommodate and bring health to an injury; to expand and deepen your understanding of a particular asana or group of asana; to spark or evolve your home practice.

 

Series & Intensives

18 April, Approaching the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Monthly Fridays 6:30-7:30pm
These informal gatherings to explore the Yoga Sutras, a collection of aphorisms offered more than 2,000 years ago by the Indian sage, Patanjali, will look to the gems of practical wisdom in B.K.S. Iyengar's translation and commentary, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Each gathering will offer a mix of lecture, inquiry, basic pronunciation, chanting, perplexity, and clarity. Save the dates: 9 May, 20 June. Held at Bija Yoga - community donation optional.

10 May, Monthly Series - Sebastopol, CA
Saturday 3:30-6:30p
This series of extended classes, one per month, will offer a progressive study of asana, yoga sutras, and pranayama over the course of a year. Save the dates: 7 June, 12 July, 2 August, 6 Sepember, 11 October, 15 November, 13 December. Students should have one year of consistent experience in the Iyengar method. Contact Westside Yoga Studio to register.

9 May - 6 June, Threading Intermediate Asana Series, Part II
Fridays 4-6pm
Each part of this multi-series course will take place during the regularly scheduled 2-hour Intermediate-level class at Bija Yoga. Classes are cumulative, series are progressive. Regular 2-hour 5-class passes accepted. Minimum THREE years of study required with a certified Iyengar yoga teacher. Part III - 15 August - 12 September. Contact Bija Yoga to register.

11 May - 8 June, Pranayama Series I
Sundays 7:30-8:30a, 11 May - 8 June
Prana is energy, and breath is one manifestation of this energy - Ayama means extension, expansion, regulation, restraint. The association of prana with consciousness has been studied for centuries. "The wise yogis studied this connection between breath and consciousness and advocated the practice of pranayama to stabilize energy and consciousness." - B.K.S. Iyengar. This series will help establish or reorient a home practice. Minimum TWO years of study required with a certified Iyengar yoga teacher. Contact Bija Yoga to register.

18 May, Workshop - Sacramento, CA
Sunday 1:30-4:30p
In this extended, three-hour class, a more comprehensive experience will be imparted with study of asana, sutras, and pranayama utilizing body, mind, and breath. Students should have at least ONE year of consistent experience in the Iyengar method. Contact The Yoga Solution to register.

22 June, Summer Solstice One-Day Workshop
Sunday 8-10:30a and 12:30-3p
The intention of One-Day gatherings is to impart a more comprehensive experience to the student of yoga. There will be asana class, yoga sutra chanting, philosophical concepts, and pranayama class - all with a common thread. Students should have ONE year of consistent experience in the Iyengar method. Contact Bija Yoga to register.

7-10 August, 3rd Annual 4-Day Iyengar Yoga Intensive, Point Arena, CA
Thursday pm to Sunday pm
- REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
This intensive will be held at Oz Farm near Point Arena, CA which is about 130 miles north of San Francisco. We will begin Thursday afternoon and finish Sunday afternoon. Each day will include asana, pranayama, yoga sutras, community and solitude in a simple environment with organic, vegetarian meals included. "Bordered with redwood forest, and with the Garcia River running through its 240 acres, Oz Farm is blessed with tranquility, fresh air and clear water. Oz Farm is 'off-the-grid', using solar and wind power for all its operations." Accommodations are rustic and for the most part, will be shared. We have reserved the main camp and the domes. You can read about the accommodations here. Cost is $575 which includes teachings, meals, and accommodations. Students should have at least TWO years of CONSISTENT experience in the Iyengar method. Space is limited by accomodations. A non-refundable deposit of $150 will reserve your place. Full payment is due by 1 June. To receive a registration form or more information, send an email to me.

27 September, Autumnal Equinox One-Day Workshop
Saturday 11-1:30p and 3-5:30p
The intention of One-Day gatherings is to impart a more comprehensive experience to the student of yoga. There will be asana class, yoga sutra chanting, philosophical concepts, and pranayama class - all with a common thread. Students should have ONE year of consistent experience in the Iyengar method. Contact Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco to register.

18-19 October - Albany, NY
Saturday 9:30-11:30a and 1-3:30p & Sunday 9:30-12p and 2-4p
Contact The Yoga Loft to register; information Marge McGreevy 518.482.8124 or Gerry McDonald 518.438.2557
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9 November, Workshop - Sacramento, CA
Sunday 1:30-4:30p
In this extended, three-hour class, a more comprehensive experience will be imparted with study of asana, sutras, and pranayama utilizing body, mind, and breath. Students should have at least ONE year of consistent experience in the Iyengar method. Contact The Yoga Solution to register.

Contact

You can email me at brian.hogencamp@gmail.com or call 415.312.0103.

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"When awareness is linked to intelligence, honesty comes into being; when brain and body move in harmony, there is integrity."
- B.K.S. Iyengar