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 will be in my teacher Manouso's intensive 1-7 October. I will be teaching Fri 9a, Sat 12:30p, Mon 4:30p, and Wed 9a classes. Sachiko will be subbing for me Sat 9a and Mon 9a. Please come and support her.

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)

Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco
Wednesday 9-10:30a (Level 2)
Friday 9-11a (Level 3) - extended 2hr
Saturday 12:30-1:45p (Level 1) - new time


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

11 Oct - Foundation, Intensity and Purpose - Sebastopol, CA
A Monthly Intermediate Series
Saturdays 3:30-6p: 21 Nov
Sundays 1-3:30pm - 11 Oct
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.

17-18 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

7 Nov, Workshop
Co-taught with Athena Pappas
Saturday 1-5:30pm

Contact Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco to register.

8 Nov, Sacramento, CA
Sunday 11-2p
The 3 Stages of Asana - further considerations in Iyengar yoga
"It is only possible in yoga where you can be reflecting while acting." - Prashant Iyengar. In this workshop, we will further study the aspects of sequence, intricacies, and timing within the frame of an asana - from commencement, through consolidation, to conclusion. What and how we "do" depends upon why. But what, exactly, is it that we are to "do" in an asana? And what is consolidation? For the answer we will draw upon the teachings and practical guidance of B.K.S. Iyengar as expounded upon by his son Prashant Iyengar. Contact The Yoga Solution to register.

19 Dec, Winter Solstice Half-Day Workshop
Saturday 2-6pm
(2-4:30 Asana, 4:30 Tea break & Philosophy, 5 Pranayama)
The intention of these seasonal 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.


You can email me at or call FOUR-ONE-FIVE.312.0103.

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