About Yoga Sattwa
Yoga Sattwa is an earnest effort in bringing together the knowledge and practice of Yoga and Ayurveda to address the wellness needs of our present day world. The founders, saw the need for thorough professionalism in Yoga and Ayurveda services 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 Authentic and Professional education to aspiring Yoga teachers. Systematise and standardise Yoga & Ayurveda teaching methodologies and Provide Continual Support to Yoga teachers with Technical, Operational and Business skills.
In explaining the modalities of Sadhana, Swami Satyanandaji says ” All sadhana have a two fold mission – Cultivation of Sattwa and eradication (of dominance) of Rajas and Tamas”. We see this approach in the Sri Bagawat Geetha aswell. Sattwa method is based of 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 spend two full years living and imbibing yoga at Gangadarshan, a Yoga gurukula along the banks of river Ganga in Bihar. He completed 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 modern Neuroscience.
He started practicing yoga as a seven year old, learning 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 a 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.
DNA of our courses
Yoga Sattwa – Ayurveda and Yoga College, Mysore, offers courses specifically targeting Yoga teachers, to gain right knowledge of the practice and to be a professional Yoga teacher / Preventive healthcare professionals.
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.
- Ayush Ministry, Government of India
With all due respects to governing bodies like Ayush Ministry and with appreciation of the efforts of the Indian Government to standardise Yoga education, Yogasattwa has decided to stay away from such affiliations and yet work honestly towards improving the quality of Yoga education. The YTTC nevertheless satisfies and surpasses the standards set by AYUSH Ministry, Government of INDIA
- Yoga Registries
Yoga sattwa has consciously decided to stay away from the registries like Yoga alliance, Yoga federation etc. so as to not be limited by “hours” of training, dilution for mass acceptance, New Ageism and concoction of fad practices into Yoga.