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 returns annually to RIMYI in Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family. Brian assists Gloria Goldberg in the Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program at Bija Yoga in San Francisco. 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

NOTE: I am teaching Monday, 24 November as usual, then will be departing for Pune, India for Geeta Iyengar's 70th Birthday Intensive and study at RIMYI December/January. All classes have subs / see online schedules. My first public class I will be teaching upon return will be Monday, 16 February.

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 4:30-6p (Level 2) - new time
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)



 

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

8 February, Foundation, Intensity and Purpose- Sebastopol, CA
An Intermediate-Level 10-month Course
Sundays 1-3:30pm, February - November

(8 Feb, 15 Mar, 12 Apr, 10 May, 21 Jun, 12 Jul, 16 Aug, 13 Sep, 11 Oct, 22 Nov)
Learn how to evolve your practice with dynamic and progressive efforts, through the various aspects of astanga yoga, toward an effortless state. We will examine the progressive stages of asana with emphasis on the skillful coordination of body, senses, mind, breath and intellect – to the extent possible. We will cover the range of intermediate asana including inversion variations, arm balances, and body knotting; supine and seated pranayama; and philosophical concepts as expounded upon in the writings of B.K.S., Geeta, and Prashant Iyengar. Throughout, the aim will be upon recognizing the bhavana or the feeling imparted by each asana in order to build a fund of experiential knowledge - for practice and experience of the essence on one's own. Minimum THREE years consistent experience with Iyengar method of yoga. Contact Westside Yoga Studio to register and for more info.

27 February, 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. Held at Bija Yoga - Iyengar yoga community donation optional.

21 March, Vernal Equinox One-Day Workshop
Saturday 1-6pm

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 April, Albany, NY
Saturday 9-11a and 12-2:30p & Sunday 9:30-12p and 1:30-4p
Contact The Yoga Loft to register; information Marge McGreevy 518.482.8124 or Gerry McDonald 518.438.2557
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17 May, Sacramento, CA
Sunday 1:30-4:30p
Contact The Yoga Solution to register.

11-14 June, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, CA
Pure Mind - Yoga Practice Nourishment
Co-taught with Shosan Victoria Austin
Thursday-Sunday

How do we let go the unnecessary, and plunge into authentic life in body, speech, and mind? In this weekend retreat, we will focus on paring away obstacles to right effort in zazen, asana and pranayama. Our aim is to build strength, sensitivity, and insights to loose the locks and open the gates, both in retreat and in one’s own abode. Contact Tassajara to register.

27 June, Summer Solstice One-Day Workshop
Saturday 1-6pm

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.

6-9 August, 4th Annual 4-Day Iyengar Yoga Intensive, Northern CA
Thursday pm to Sunday pm

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. Students should have at least TWO years of CONSISTENT experience in the Iyengar method.

19 September, Autumnal Equinox One-Day Workshop - Intermediate
Saturday 1-6pm

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 THREE years of consistent experience in the Iyengar method. Contact Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco to register.

17-18 October - Albany, NY
Saturday 9-11a and 12-2:30p & Sunday 9:30-12p and 1:30-4p
Contact The Yoga Loft to register; information Marge McGreevy 518.482.8124 or Gerry McDonald 518.438.2557
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7 November, One-Day Workshop
Co-taught with Athena Pappas
Saturday 1-5:30pm

Contact Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco to register.

8 November, Sacramento, CA
Sunday 1:30-4:30p
Contact The Yoga Solution to register.

19 December, Autumnal Equinox One-Day Workshop
Saturday 1-6pm

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.

Contact

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

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"I do pray that my ending will be your beginning."
- B.K.S. Iyengar