Workshops & Teacher Training


Iyengar Yoga is based upon innovations to classical hatha yoga as developed byB.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 regularly returns to 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."





Intensive Programs

In-Depth Viniyoga Study Retreat - The Eight Limbed Yoga of Patanjali

with Mirka Kraftsow

7 month program May-November 2013



November 23

Saturdays 11am - 6pm


Tuition is $125 per session



Registration is open!

Please visit Westside Yoga Studio to apply, please reserve your spot soon, as this training will sell out.


This intensive is open to every one interested in understanding how to integrate yoga in our every day life. Mirka will use the eight-limbed path of Yoga laid out in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to guide participants through experiences and practices utilizing the well-tested tools of Yoga that supports every aspect of our being.



Training Programs

200hr. Viniyoga Wellness Instructor Program A professional-level training developed by Gary Kraftsow and American Viniyoga Institute

Stay tuned for 2014 Viniyoga Teacher Training Schedule!

Email for inquiries and details.


This longer format is designed to set the stage for students to generate a deeper, more sensitized understanding of exploring yoga for well-being. The 8 month format allows time for practice and integration, so that students are ready for the next wave of learning and can most fully benefit from Mirka's inspired teaching.













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