Iyengar yoga is a term coined by the students of B.K.S. Iyengar. When questioned on this he said. "I do not call what I teach 'Iyengar Yoga'. Yoga is one. How can there be Iyengar yoga then? What I teach is what Maharshi Patanjali has imparted." 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. 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."|
Series & Intensives
30 Apr - 1 May, Foundation of Practice
8 May - Iyengar Yoga, Willits, CA
11 May, Yoga Sutra Study Group
15 May - Iyengar Yoga, Sacramento, CA
16-19 Jun - Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, CA
26 Jun - Iyengar Yoga - Intermediate, Sebastopol, CA
6 Aug - Late Summer - HALF-DAY Workshop
18-21 Aug - 5th Annual Iyengar Yoga Intensive, Northern CA
25 Sep - Autumnal Equinox - HALF-DAY Workshop
22-23 Oct - Albany, NY
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