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 full-time practitioner, and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT). 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."

Public Classes

The Abode of Iyengar Yoga
Monday 9-10:30a - Level 2
Wednesday 4:30-6p - Level 1
Saturday 9-10:30a - Level 1-3

Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco
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

15 Feb - Yoga Sutra Study Group
Monthly Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm, (15 Feb, 8 Mar, 12 Apr, 10 May, 7 Jun)
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. The Center for Creative Exploration, 300 Chenery St - Iyengar Community donation optional.

19 Feb - Intermediate Iyengar Yoga - Sebastopol, CA
Sunday 10:30-1pm
Contact Westside Yoga Studio to register and for more info.

24-26 Feb - Key Aspects of Iyengar Yoga
Friday 6-8, Saturday & Sunday 2-5p
Prashant Iyengar once described - in the first of a three-part talk - the Iyengar system in terms of intricacies, sequencing, timing, and the integration of all three. Over this brief course, students will touch upon a practical, experiential understanding of these particular aspects of B.K.S. Iyengar's contribution to yoga through a range of asana and pranayama. Students should have ONE year consisent experience in the Iyengar method. Contact Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco

16 Apr (tentative)- Iyengar Yoga - Sacramento, CA
Sunday 10:30-12:30p General Class & 1:30-3:30p Intermediate
Contact The Yoga Solution to register.

21-23 Apr - Albany, NY
Friday 4-7p, 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

26-29 May - Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, CA
Power of Practice: From Right Effort to Effortless Effort
Co-taught with Shosan Victoria Austin

Contact Tassajara to register.

21-25 June - Tokyo, Japan
Contact Yoga Tree Japan

Jul or Aug - Iyengar Yoga, Willits, CA
Sunday - All Levels & Intermediate, timings TBD.
Contact Our Yoga Center to register.

9-13 Aug - 6th Annual Iyengar Yoga Intensive, Northern CA
Wednesday pm - Sunday am (extra day compared to past intensives)

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. Students should have at least TWO years of CONSISTENT experience in the Iyengar method. Contact me for more a registrtion form and more information. $925 all inclusive.

21-23 Oct - Albany, NY
Friday 4-7p, 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


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

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