About Us

Our Organisation

a1000yoga Academy is an honest effort in bringing together the knowledge and practice of yoga for the sake of appreciation, transformation & propagation. The founders, saw the need for thorough professionalism in teaching yoga. Funds raised from passionate Angel Investors gave life to this idea, starting a1000yoga’s first Yoga Studio in Koramangala in June 2011 (incorporated 13th April 2011). The operation of a1000yoga Academy is run by Hata Yoga Abhyaasa & Prachaara Trust.

Our Vision: bringing back yoga, to experience true, complete, sustained Happiness.

Our mission:

We are passionate and dedicated in setting up an academy for high quality yoga education, to be a pillar of authentic, holistic yoga knowledge for the community,  to make a meaningful difference in people’s life; delivering reliable & consistent quality of yogic & life affirming practices.

“One teacher, one student,… can change the world” –  In this day of abundance and availability of yoga teachers from substandard to barely meeting expectations, a1000yoga Academy has been delivering yoga certification courses consistently raising its own benchmark training yoga teachers holistically to make meaningful difference in people’s life; delivering reliable & consistent quality of yogic & life affirming practices.

In keeping with our mission to make a change within the wider community , a1000yoga Academy strongly supports and inculcates the value of Seva in our students. All our students donate their knowledge to a group of people that would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience yoga for the first time or do yoga on a regular basis.

Starting with 5 students in a class in October 2011, a1000yoga Academy now is a hall-mark and most sought after school for quality and reliable yoga teacher certification courses ranging from basic to advance teacher level, and offering specialisation in teaching children and pre-post natal yoga practitioners.

The teacher training program is now tailored to make it convenient for yogis from all walks of life – the off-n-on yogi to the seasoned practitioner – to absorb themselves in traditional practice leading to modern application.

‘a1000yoga’ – the name: The number 1000 is of archetypal importance in eastern sciences. The Sahasrara chakra, represented by a 1000 petal lotus, is the highest level of consciousness that any human form can attain in their life on earth. Yoga practices facilitate Actualization of this highest consciousness, in a systematic and safe manner.

1000 is also of great significance in eastern studies as Patanjali, the compiler of Yoga Sutras, is known to be Sahasra Sirasam Svetam, one with a thousand white heads (signifying enlightenment), an incarnation of Adisesha, the divine serpent.

Another significance of the name a1000 yoga is the principle of bringing together different styles/schools of yoga under one roof. This is in accordance with our firm belief that people are unique and their needs are unique. Yoga practice has to be tailor made to meet individual needs. there are a 1000 yogas and there’s one just right for you



Pradeep Sattwamaya (Deep)

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 ). Pradeep spend two full years imbibing and living yoga at Gangadarshan, a Yoga gurukula along the banks of river Ganga in Bihar. He has now completed first 12 year phase of discipleship.

Under Shri Pattabi Jois’ AYRI, Bangalore, he gained clarity of the nuances of Ashtanga Yoga – primary Series. His Iyengar Yoga training was under Shri Arun, Bangalore, a direct disciple of Shri BKS Iyengar of Pune, India.

Pradeep is an engineering graduate by education, entrepreneur by vocation, and a Hata yogi by samskara. He draws immensely from his past experiences, a wealth of knowledge specific to Yoga, Ayurveda and Indian philosophies, bringing into each engagement an Authentic and a holistic approach.

He started practicing yoga as a seven year old, learning classical asanas from his father and later 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 Ashtanga 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 1000 budding yoga teachers since 2006.

Pradeep believes and practices “Yoga for Yoga” .

    How is a1000yoga Academy different?

      • Trusted and proven yogic values and principles guide us through all phases of our business.
      • Our teachers are practicing yogis themselves. Knowledge of yoga can only be gained by personal practice called SADHANA; this is one thing all our teachers vouch for and strive to maintain through the ups and downs in life.
      • Our teachers are highly professional and trained in how to TEACH along with a strong understanding of the practice, its anatomy, physiology and right application. a1000yoga Academy’s principal teacher’s guidance, regular training and continuing education, and a large yoga resource help the teachers grow in knowledge and experience.
      • Our teachers are updated with new trends in modern day yoga through workshops and through guest teachers visiting us from across the world.
      • Our internationally experienced principal teacher programs the entire schedule and guide yoga teachers to be the best.
      • a1000yoga Academy strongly believes in the integration of Ayurveda and yoga for the best results. Our well-qualified yoga counselors will help you figure out the best kind of yoga, the right frequency and the most effective diet and lifestyle changes.


    Seva is conducted at NGOs, schools with under-privileged children, hospitals, other similar organisations. The Student group is advised to do the required homework, necessary formalities to ensure safe and smooth conducting of 4 hours of yoga classes at the chosen location.

    If you would like to contribute to the society in the form Seva or would like our teachers to perform Seva at your organisation or if you would like more information on our Seva please reach out to us at ttc@a1000yoga.com


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    Hata Yoga Abhyaasa And Prachaara Trust
    No.42, Sumeru, 4th Floor.
    HAL III Stage, 80 ft rd,
    Landmark: Above Vijaya Bank,
    Opp Empire Restaurant/BSNL Office
    Indiranagar, Bangalore 560 075

    Phone:+91-901 910 1000
    Email: ttc@a1000yoga.com

    Directions can be found here - Google Maps

    Make Yoga part of Life

    The principles laid out in Patanjali’s yoga sutras dating back to 500 B.C. are still very relevant today, even in our modern information world. Yoga has evolved a lot from the days of Patanjali; it has taken different forms to meet the varying needs of practitioners all along its journey. Yoga continues to accept all changes, like the ocean accepts the river, absorbs, assimilates and grows. (A distinctive feature of sanaatan dharma of India)

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