Why the CYC Opened:
In 2004 Brian Monnier was teaching as full time yoga teacher for roughly 5 years in most of the health and fitness clubs in San Francisco.
Frustrated with the trendy vibes, faux spirituality and that there were NO places for regular people who just wanted to do yoga he decided to do something about it.
He wanted to open studio that was a haven for everyday normal people to be able to get benefit from the practice of yoga without the rigid (and often kind of fake) spirituality.
A place where the yoga was really good, the teachers were experienced and somewhere that people new to yoga could come and really learn the fundamentals while getting a big change in their body.
The CYC for 13 years has become San Francisco’s go to studio for physical yoga that is good for all levels AND excels in helping those who have chronic pain or injuries ease their pain.
The Hot Yoga of the Monnier Method is a unique method of Hot Yoga. It is an evolution of the Bishnu Ghosh lineage. Our 85-95 degree heated classes will eliminate your pain, reshape your body and completely change your life.
The heat allows you to stretch safely and the series is specifically choreographed to provide a safe rigorous workout for all levels.
Our Method is a physically intense and therapeutic experience! You will sweat, you will sleep better and want to get back to class quickly because you will feel fantastic.
Being lead by a experienced teacher through 60-75 minutes of 40-45 therapeutic poses will rehabilitate existing injuries, improve overall fitness, flush out and detoxify the internal organs.
For those with physical limitations, we will work with you and provide effective modifications. Regular practice quickly leads to pain relief and a stronger, healthy, more relaxed body and mind.
Our classes can be done by anyone! You will sweat, heal your injuries and leave feeling more relaxed then ever.
Brian is the founder and director of the California Yoga Company. He draws upon 30 years of movement experience and has a talent for helping those with chronic injures as well as beginners. He studied under Tony Sanchez at the San Francisco Yoga Studio, from 1999-2004. Certified by Tony to teach, Brian is also a NASM trainer. Additionally he has been a student of Hung Gar Kung Fu under Sifu YC Wong since 1993.
Brian is a yoga transformation specialist. His yoga journey started in 1998 when after years of hard style martial arts left him with back and knee issues. His doctors suggested that he start yoga to avoid surgeries and after 6 months of regular practice, yoga helped him avoid having his back cut into. He used yoga and effective nutrition programs to help keep his body healthy ever since.
He excels in working with those new to Yoga. Having taught thousands of beginners, when you come to his class get ready to unleash your inner rock star. His classes are tough, life changing fun and addictive. His clients have faithful followed him for nearly two decades and when you come to class you will be surrounded by supportive people, who WANT you to be in class!
A martial artist and fitness leader, he has put together a series of fitness systems with the beginner in mind. Wanting to take the best elements from all his teachers, each one is provides multiple ways for to get shape, improve your focus and help heal your injuries.
He is firm believer that yoga people take yoga too seriously and need to have some more fun in life. Come take a class and find out why San Francisco has followed this yoga teacher for nearly 20 years.
“When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.”
-jacques yves cousteau.