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: Sunday 9am class, 26 April, has a substitute (Rita Cruz).

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)
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

16 May, Foundation, Intensity and Purpose - Sebastopol, CA
A Monthly Intermediate Series
Alternate Saturdays 3:30-6p & Sundays 1-3:30pm
(8 Feb, 14 Mar, 12 Apr, 16 May, 21 Jun)
This course will introduce a range of intermediate asana including pranayama. 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. TWO years consistent experience with Iyengar method of yoga recommended. Contact Westside Yoga Studio to register and for more info.

17 May, Sacramento, CA
Alignment - from attention and awareness toward precision.
Sunday 1:30-4:30p
In this 3-hour workshop, we will examine "alignment" from the gross, composition of an asana, to the subtle adjustments that provide the means to go beyond the peripheral body. Students should have ONE year of consistent experience in the Iyengar method.
Contact The Yoga Solution to register.

11-14 Jun, 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 Jun, Summer Solstice One-Day Workshop
Saturday 1-6pm
with tea break
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 Aug, 4th Annual Iyengar Yoga Intensive, outer Cazadero, CA
Thursday pm to Sunday pm
- 1 spot left.
This 4-day intensive will be held at Ratna Ling Retreat Center, located about 90 miles north of San Francisco near the Sonoma Coast. We will begin Thursday afternoon and finish Sunday afternoon. Each day will include asana, pranayama, yoga sutras, community and solitude. Organic, vegetarian meals and accommodations are included. Each two-person cabin has two private bedrooms and a shared common area. Students should have at least TWO years of CONSISTENT experience in the Iyengar method. Cost is $695. A $150 deposit will hold your space. Registration closes May 31st. For registration/more information, send an email.

19 Sep, Autumnal Equinox One-Day Workshop - Intermediate
Saturday 1-6pm
with tea break
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 Oct - Albany, NY
Saturday 9:30-11:30a and 1-3:30p & Sunday 9:30-12p and 1:30-3:30p
Contact The Yoga Loft to register; information Marge McGreevy 518.482.8124 or Gerry McDonald 518.438.2557
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7 Nov, One-Day Workshop
Co-taught with Athena Pappas
Saturday 1-5:30pm

Contact Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco to register.

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

19 Dec, Winter Solstice One-Day Workshop
Saturday 1-6pm
with tea break
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 FOUR-ONE-FIVE.312.0103.

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