Brian Hogencamp
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

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 yoga practitioner and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT). He has devoted his life to sharing the art, science, and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. He as taught full-time since 2004 and travels annually to RIMYI in Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family. With Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra as philosophical 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

UPDATE: As of Aprl 19th, I am no longer teaching at the Abode. I will miss all of you who have attended my classes at the Abode. I encourage you to continue to learn and practice.

Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco
Monday 6-7.30p - Level 2
Wednesday 9-10.30a - Level 2
Friday 9-11a - Level 3
Saturday 12.30-1.45p - 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

May 11 - Teacher Education: Teaching Inversions
Saturday 2-5pm with Victoria Austin. Contact Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.
For CIYTs and students assessing this year for Intro I&II.

May 22 - Yoga Sutra Study Group
Monthly Wednesdays 6.30-7.30p (Jun 19)
These informal gatherings to explore the Yoga Sutras 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. Meeting @ Vivid Vedas Yoga Studio, 175 Mangels Ave, San Francisco. - Iyengar Community donation optional. Email me to join mailing list.

Jun 3-7 - On Practice: Learning, Inspiration, and Discovery
Monday-Friday 7-8.30a. Contact Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.
Recommended ONE year consisent experience in the Iyengar method.

Jun 13-17 - Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, CA
Study Yourself: From Teachings to Realization
Co-taught with Shosan Victoria Austin
Thursday-Monday
. Contact Tassajara.

Jun 29-30 - Sebastopol, CA
Saturday 4-6.30 Sunday 10.30-1p. Contact Westside Yoga Studio.

Jul 27 - San Francisco, CA
Saturday 2-5p.Contact Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.
Recommended ONE year consisent experience in the Iyengar method.

Jul 28 - Membership Benefit Class
Saturday 2-4p. Contact Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.
Free to IYANC Members.

Aug 3-4 - Sebastopol, CA
Saturday 4-6.30 Sunday 10.30-1p. Contact Westside Yoga Studio.

7-11 Aug - 8th Annual Iyengar Yoga Intensive, Northern CA
Wednesday - Sunday
To be held at Ratna Ling Retreat Center. Each day will include asana, pranayama, yoga sutras, community and solitude. Organic, vegetarian meals and accommodations are included. Recommended at least TWO years of CONSISTENT experience in the Iyengar method. Send an email for a registration form / more information.- FULL, please email for waitlist.

Aug 12-17 - On Practice: Learning, Inspiration, and Discovery
Monday-Friday 7-8.30a. Contact Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.
Recommended ONE year consisent experience in the Iyengar method.

Aug 25 - Sacramento, CA
Sunday 11-1.30p Contact The Yoga Solution.

Sep 6-8 - Boise, ID
Friday - Sunday. Contact Iyengar Yoga Center of Boise.

Sep 14 - San Francisco, CA
Saturday 2-5p. Contact Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.
Recommended ONE year consisent experience in the Iyengar method.

Oct 19-20 - Albany, NY
Saturday & Sunday 9.30-11.30a and 12.30-3p. Contact The Yoga Loft.

Oct 28 - Nov 1 - On Practice: Learning, Inspiration, and Discovery
Monday-Friday 7-8.30a. Contact Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.
Recommended ONE year consisent experience in the Iyengar method.

Nov 2-3 - Sebastopol, CA
Saturday 4-6.30 Sunday 10.30-1p Contact Westside Yoga Studio.

Dec 1 - Sacramento, CA
Sunday 11-1.30p. Contact The Yoga Solution.

Apr 3-5 2020 - Ashland, OR
Friday - Sunday. Contact Rose Yoga.

 

 

Contact

You can email me at brian.hogencamp@gmail.com or call FOUR-ONE-FIVE.312.0103.

While you're here, why not join my email list? Throughout the year I send half a dozen or so emails regarding schedule updates, workshops, and series. Only I use this list. I'm not going to sell it. So there's very little for you to worry about. Send me an email to join and if you ever want "off," just say so.

 

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