Brian Bergman has been practicing yoga for over twelve years. In 2002 he completed a one year post graduate diploma in yogic studies at the Bihar Yoga University, Munger, India under the guidance of his teacher, Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. He co-founded the Satyananda Yoga Centre in Sea Point in 2004, where he taught regular yoga and meditation classes until the centre closed in October 2009. The centre re-opened in Claremont in 2010 where he teaches a regular advanced class and runs several workshops and courses in yoga and meditation. Bergman regularly visits the yoga ashram in India, and is passionate about taking yoga into all facets of society and has co-authored the yoga manual - “Yoga for Africa” that is being used to help people of all walks of life.
Bergman is also a trustee and co-founder of the SevaUnite Trust (www.sevaunite.org) , a NPO involved in outreach and community upliftment, based on the yogic path of selfless service, believing yoga to be of great benefit in developing all aspects of one's personality, integrating body, mind and spirit and helping to allow people to express their most positive and uplifting qualities. He is also a veterinarian working at a busy welfare clinic in Khayelitsha.