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."|
NOTE: I will be in Manouso's Teacher Training Intensive March 1-7. Abode classes: Saturday 9a and Monday 9a are cancelled. I am teaching Wednesday 4:30p. Bija classes: I am teaching all classes as usual. IYISF classes: see Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco for details.
The Abode of Iyengar Yoga
Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco
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
7 February - 7 March, Threading Intermediate Asana Series
8 March, Monthly Series - Sebastopol, CA
14 March, Approaching the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
15 March, Vernal Equinox One-Day Workshop
5-6 April - Albany, NY
11 May - 8 June, Pranayama Series
18 May, Workshop - Sacramento, CA
22 June, Summer Solstice One-Day Workshop
7-10 August, 3rd Annual 4-Day Iyengar Yoga Intensive, Point Arena, CA
27 September, Autumnal Equinox One-Day Workshop
18-19 October - Albany, NY
9 November, Workshop - Sacramento, CA
You can email me at email@example.com or call 415.312.0103.
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