About Yoga Sattwa Training

Yoga Sattwa, a residential yoga teacher training in Mysore, is a center for learning in Yoga and Ayurveda, providing complete and relevant training for both, Yoga teachers and aspiring Yoga teachers. The founders saw the need for thorough professionalism in Yoga and Ayurveda education in India and set up a1000yoga Academy in Bangalore in 2011. The Academy has now grown to be a small College in Mysore called Yoga Sattwa and its operations are run by a not-for-profit, HATA YOGA ABHYAASA & PRACHAARA TRUST (HYAPT), Bangalore. 

Our Vision: Every individual Empowered, with complete control of their Health and Happiness.

Our Mission: is to Impart

  • Personalized, Practical, and Professional education to aspiring Yoga teachers.
  • Integrate, Systematise and Standardise Yoga & Ayurveda practice and teaching methodologies
  • Provide Continual Support to Yoga teachers with Research, Technical, Operational, and Business skills.
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Sattwa Method

The common thread between Samkhya, Yoga, Bhagavat Geetha, and Ayurveda is the concept f the 3 Gunas. The 14th chapter of Bhagavat Geetha has the most practical application of the Tri-Guna concept. The principles talked about in the 14th chapter of BG helps align any of our Health / Life / Spiritual goals and also provides us with a clear tool to assess our progress.  Sattwa Method is an adaptation of the tri-guna principle from BG. It acts as a guide to assess and direct any of our modern-day yoga practices like Asana, Pranayama, Diet, Lifestyle, Health, etc.


In explaining the modalities of Sadhana, Swami Satyanandaji says ” All sadhana has a two-fold mission – Cultivation of Sattwa and eradication (of dominance) of Rajas and Tamas”. We see this approach in the Sri Bagawat Geetha as well. Sattwa method is based on this principle of increasing Sattwa in everything we do.

All Courses at the college are designed on and adhere to this one principle.

About Pradeep Sattwamaya


Pradeep Sattwamaya (Deep) had the blessed opportunity to be accepted as a disciple by his guru, Paramhamsa Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati ( In the Sanyasa lineage of Shri Adi Shankara, Swami Sivananda, Swami Satyananda ). Pradeep spent two full years living and imbibing yoga at Gangadarshan, a Yoga gurukula along the banks of river Ganga in Bihar. He completed the first 12-year phase of discipleship in 2016.

Pradeep has also studied the Mysore Astanga Yoga and Iyengar Yoga (with props). He is currently pursuing his studies in Ayurveda and Samskruta.

He started practicing yoga as a seven-year-old, learning some simple classical asanas from his father, post an engineering degree, devoted full time to studying yoga, graduating from M.Sc. Applied Yogic sciences (from the world’s first yoga university, Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger, India, with a university gold medal).

He has been teaching yoga in India, Europe, and South East Asia, He successfully built a chain of yoga studios in Bangalore which was later acquired by a major Health/Fitness brand. Pradeep currently resides and teaches at Yoga Sattwa, Mysore. He has been training and mentoring over 2000 budding yoga teachers since 2006.


Indira Chavva

Indira has been a practitioner of yoga for 12 Years with, 8 years of teaching experience in different cities across the nation. She has taught at various platforms, which includes a Full-time teaching faculty at a1000Yoga for 4 years and Format head of Yoga team, Bangalore at Cure.fit for 2 years.

She practices and teaches multiple styles of yoga asanas that suit different individuals. Indira is diving deeper into Yoga Philosophy by pursuing her MSc in Yoga from  S-VYASA, Bangalore.  She completed YIC from S-VYASA,  RYT200, RYT 300, RPYT.




It was her mother who introduced her to the practice of yoga at an early age of 5. The practice stayed with her through her teens and twenties.This practice and the experience of yoga only further calibrated her inner compass, finally pointing her in a direction that felt fulfilling and just simply right.

It unfolded a path to spiritual discipline which she instantaneously took to. She has been teaching the physical practice of yoga since she was only 15. As a professional Yoga teacher, she has been teaching yoga for the last 5 years.

Sindhoora completed her M.Sc. in yoga from S-VYASA. She is also a certified Yoga teacher from various renowned and acclaimed National and International Institutes such as YIC from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana(S-VYASA), the ministry of Ayush- Level 2, International certification by CYA, YCC from Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari

DNA of our yoga instructor courses

Yoga Sattwa – Ayurveda and Yoga College, Mysore, offers courses specifically targeting Yoga teachers, to gain the right knowledge of the practice and to be professional Yoga teacher/ Preventive healthcare professionals. Enroll today for our residential yoga teacher training in Mysore.

Our senior teachers have had education from various schools of yoga like Bihar School of Yoga, T. Krishnamacharya’s Yoga Mandiram, Chennai, Sivananda Yoga, Sri Ramasamy Srivatsa’s Vinyasa Krama Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, and Mysore Ashtanga Yoga. They bring with them a wealth of Knowledge, Insights, and Experience of Yoga, these very qualities drive the design of all our courses.

Our courses blend the traditional Indian wisdom from Yogic texts like Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Hata Yoga Pradipika, and Charaka Samhita (Ayurvedic text) with some useful modern anatomy and teaching methodologies to provide a broad understanding and working tools in addressing Physical and Mental Health.


Affiliations & School Registries

Ayush Ministry
Yoga Alliance
  • Ayush Ministry, Government of India

Yoga Sattwa, Mysore is run by Hata Yoga Abhyaasa and Prachaara Trust (HYAPT), Bangalore. HYAPT has been one of the first Yoga Organisations to be accredited by the AYUSH ministry’s  Accreditation for Yoga teacher training Schools. Yoga Sattwa students will benefit from AYUSH, GoI standards in course Design, Execution and credible Certification.


  • Yoga Alliance 

Yoga Alliance, USA is an independent Not-for-profit Yoga registry. YA registration will provide international graduates credibility to teach Yoga in their home countries where Yoga may not be recognized by a Governmental  Body. Yoga Sattwa, Mysore is registered at the following levels

  1. RYS 200 – Level 1
  2. RYS 300 – Level 2
  3. YACEP – continuing education for teachers
  4. RYT 200 Online TTC
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