Benjamin Flowers

Benjamin Flowers

Benjamin began practicing Yoga in North Carolina as a teenager. In 2013 he completed The Yoga Room’s two year teacher training program under the guidance of Mary Lou Weprin and Donald Moyer in Berkeley. He immediately began teaching and continued his studies with Elise Miller, Patricia Walden, and Michael Lucey. He is certified as an Elise Miller, Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher Trainer.

His daily Yoga practice is Benjamin’s favorite part of the day when he gets to explore his body and breath with curiosity and subtlety. Using props and detailed instructions to create healthy alignment in the poses, Benjamin strives to take students into a state of greater awareness, moving from the outer body to the inner body.

Timothy Grundy

Timothy Grundy

Timothy Grundy began his yoga journey to certified Iyengar Yoga (CIYT L1) teacher in 2012. What attracted him to this practice was its ability to be playful and precise in equal measure. Timothy brings these qualities to his classes. He guides students progressively into poses and through sequences to find ease within challenges and challenges within the familiar. He believes that, as clichéd as it may sound, yoga is for everybody and every body.

Timothy teaches classes and workshops for the Iyengar Yoga Institute of LA online and in-person at studios across Los Angeles and Santa Monica. He continues to study with his long-time mentor Koren Paalman, and with senior US and International Iyengar Yoga teachers. When not teaching yoga, Timothy cycles across mountain ranges, translates German writing on art into English, or simply watching hummingbirds.

Lisa Ruby

Lisa Ruby

Lisa teaches dynamic, alignment focused classes based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar. She strives to create a practice that is accessible, challenging and fun for all bodies. While yoga brings great strength and flexibility to the body, Lisa is most interested in the calming, centering effects that the practice has on the mind and the freedom it brings to those trapped in a traumatized state.

She completed a 500 hour Advanced Teacher Training through The Yoga Room in Berkeley in 2014 and graduated in 2020 from the 2-year Sadhana Studies program at Adeline Yoga Studio in Oakland. She currently assists Heather Haxo Phillips and participates in continuing teacher education with Patricia Walden & Carolyn Belko.
She is a fair weather commercial fisherwoman and a future cowgirl.

She loves to travel, and to laugh, and after a decade of denial about the temperature of the ocean here in Northern California, she has plans to finally get a wetsuit.

Brian Hogencamp

Brian Hogencamp

Brian Hogencamp is a yoga practitioner and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher – CIYT Level 3 (Intermediate Senior I, 2016).

He is devoted to sharing the art, science, and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar and family. Brian has taught full-time since 2004 and travels annually to RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute) 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.

Tessa Manning

Tessa Manning

Tessa is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2007 and received her teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She travels annually to study with the Iyengar family in India. Tessa is dedicated to the Iyengar method because of its attention to alignment and the thorough change it brings about in the body.

She has specialized teacher trainings in Pre-Natal Yoga and Yoga for Scoliosis.

An avid practitioner, Tessa has used Iyengar Yoga to help treat her scoliosis. She teaches in a way that is safe, accessible, and compassionate – providing individual attention to each student. She loves to travel the world, cook, and garden.