Pradeep Govinda Gowda (Deep)
Founder and Principal Teacher
had the blessed opportunity to be accepted as a disciple by his guru, Paramhamsa Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati ( In the lineage of Shri Adi Shankara, Swami Sivananda, Swami Satyananda ). At Gangadarshan, a gurukul along the banks of river Ganga in Bihar, Pradeep spend two full years IMBIBING and LIVING yoga.
Under Shri Pattabi Jois’ AYRI, Bangalore, he gained clarity of the nuances of Astanga Vinyasa. His Iyengar training was under Shri Arun, Bangalore, a direct disciple of Shri BKS Iyengar of Pune, India.
Pradeep is an engineering graduate, entrepreneur, and an avid sports enthusiast. He draws immensely from his past experiences, a wealth of knowledge specific to Yoga, Ayurveda and Indian philosophies, bringing into each yoga session a wholistic approach.
He started practicing yoga as a seven year old, learning classical asanas from his father and later in life devoted full time to studying yoga, graduating M.Sc. program in 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 Mysore, Bangalore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, and Hyderabad and is adept at Bihar, Iyengar and Astanga schools of yoga. Pradeep currently heads a1000yoga and facilitates teacher training courses at the 200 hour, 500 hour levels and specialization yoga courses for Prenatal, Sports and Children. He has been training and mentoring over 750 budding yoga teachers since 2006.
Pradeep credits yoga abhyasa, for Confidence, Clarity of mind and Creativity. In his personal experience, Yoga is to be Aware, Balance, Conserve, Direct, Evolve and being Free.