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Scott Hobbs
Scott Hobbs has been practicing and teaching Iyengar yoga for over 35 years. In 1984, he founded the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles and was one of the first group of Americans to be certified as an Iyengar Yoga teacher.

Iyengar Yoga, one of the world's most widely-practiced forms, emphasizes correct alignment of all parts of the body within each yoga pose. This precision builds strength and stamina--balance and flexibility--and a new sense of well being. He is fortunate to have studied yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar and his children Geeta and Prashant.

Currently he teaches at YogaWorks throughout the Los Angeles area. Scott's classes not only feature his many years of expertise but a healthy dose of humor as well.

He is a long time vegetarian and vegan, actively involved in the animal rights movement.

Scott is also the Director of the Cameron Parsons Foundation established in 2006 for the purpose of bringing attention to and conserving the artwork and the writings of the late artist Cameron and her first husband, the late scientist and writer Jack Parsons.

Entries by Scott Hobbs

100 Years On: The Forgotten Founder of JPL

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 4:22 PM


Last week, (October 2), marked the 100th birthday of Jack Parsons, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerojet-Rocketdyne and the inventor of the solid fuel that put man on the moon.

In a display of pure serendipity this week, (October 11), his widow Cameron, will be honored with the first-ever retrospective of her art at MOCA Pacific Design Center.


Neither Jack nor Cameron will be at the opening to bask in adulation: Jack died in 1952 in a suspicious explosion in his garage laboratory in Pasadena; Marjorie Elizabeth Cameron, a WAVE during World War II, passed away at VA Hospital in Westwood in 1995. Their presence will be palpable in the art on the museum walls and in the very title of the exhibition, "Songs for the Witch Woman," a series of poems Jack wrote before meeting his Scarlett Woman and future wife; both before and after his horrific death, Cameron illustrated his words with water colors and drawings of imaginary beings and mystical things. She made the book complete..


Since their first encounter in Pasadena in January 1946, they were spiritual and creative collaborators. Sparks of inspiration flew between them and are beautifully illustrated in her work, on display until early next year. As he wrote Cameron during one of their separations:

You, Cinderella of the Wastelands, have chosen the way of the hero -- and the gods alone may guess the end of your path. You are, as Bolitho says, "Camped out with Mystery" with only Karma-Maya and the archetypes for your companions. All the eyes of the secret world are on you, wondering and hoping. May you win through.
MOCA presents Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman from October 11, 2014 to January 11, 2015 at MOCA Pacific Design...
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BKS Iyengar in Disneyland

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 8:07 PM

Thirty years ago this month, YOGACHARYA SRI BKS IYENGAR came to Los Angeles after presiding over the First International Iyengar Yoga Convention held in San Francisco.

The Los Angeles Iyengar Yoga community was not as large as the one in San Francisco, but what we lacked in...

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Cinderella of the Wastelands

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 10:55 AM

My late friend Cameron had many incarnations as an artist, poet, occultist, muse and counter culture anarchist. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine her as an avatar of haute couture.

I run a small non-profit devoted to preserving her art and was quite taken by surprise...

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Rocket Man

(16) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 9:47 AM

Sixty years ago on June 17, 1952, a brilliant young rocket scientist and occultist was killed in an explosion in Pasadena of origins that remain mysterious to this day.

Five days later Pasadena police closed the case and announced that he dropped a vial of fulminate of...

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Scarlet Woman

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 4:43 PM

I met Cameron in the mid '80s when I was still a banker and she was an old woman with a wild bohemian past; she was a painter of some note. My friend, the photographer Cynthia MacAdams, liked to bring people over to meet this incredible woman, a genuine witch,...

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More than Downward Facing Dog

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2005 | 1:09 AM

Several years ago, a good friend was traveling in India and had the opportunity to have a private audience with the Dalai Lama. She could hardly contain her excitement as she wracked her brain with appropriate questions to ask. ”What about meditation? Should I meditate?” His answer was short and...

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The Next Big Thing: Breathing

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2005 | 1:21 PM

Before we started her yoga session a few months ago Arianna informed me that "her doctor told her that she doesn't breathe" and could we take five minutes to show her how!

Breathing is certainly important. We can survive weeks without food, days without water, but mere minutes without breathing....

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