Bio

Approach each Asana with freshness every day
– BKS Iyengar

 

Pragya Bhatt was born in New Delhi and grew up around the world with her parents who were in the Indian Foreign Service.  After completing her schooling from various international schools, she went on to pursue a B.Tech in Computer Engineering. Upon the completion of her degree Pragya worked as with Infosys Technologies Ltd (as a Software Engineer) and later on with Accenture Pvt. Ltd (as a Team Lead for their Mobilization Team).  She worked for eight years before finally hanging up her business suit.

After receiving her Yoga Instructors’ Certification from SVYASA (Swamy Vivekananda Yoga Anusudhana Samsthana), she continues to deepen her practice under the guidance of noted teachers.  She conducts group and private classes, international trainings and retreats. Her teachings are also available online.  

Pragya is the author of ‘Beyond Asanas: The Myths and Legends Behind Yogic Postures’.  The book is published by Penguin and was released in June 2019.

Pragya Bhatt lives in Bangalore, India.  A quintessential Third Culture Kid, she has a keen interest in art, culture, literature and travel.   

Trainings, Certifications and Experience

  • 1 month intensive Yoga Instructors’ Course (YIC) at Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana.

  • Basic and advanced training in Vipassana meditation in the tradition of SN Goenka.

  • Continuing student for RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute), Pune.  The principle institute for Iyengar Yoga worldwide.

  • Yoga Expert with a mobile application called HealthifyMe, for 2 years.

  • Taught at Contours Fitness, India’s largest chain of women’s only gyms.

  • Contributing writer for yoga section for Deccan Chronicle and yoga columnist Goan Espresso.

  • Taught yoga at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Tamil Nadu.

  • Conducted yoga sessions for companies such as Infosys, Unilever, Phillips, Cognizant, Enamor to name a few.

  • Regular guest on radio channels.  Work also covered on various media platforms.

  • Plan, organize and conduct yoga retreats in India and abroad.

  • First book titled ‘Beyond Asanas: The Myths and Legends Behind Yogic Postures’ out on shelves now.  The book is published by Penguin and was released in June 2019.

  • Creator of a ‘Study With Pragya’, a  yoga mentorship program which enables fresh yoga teachers’ training graduates to be mentored to lead classes in the real world.

  • Currently conducting group, private, online and corporate workshops.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Ish5ni March 10, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Mesmerizing!! Keep up the cool work 🙂 :*

  • Reply Vinay Garg June 18, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Pretty amazing 🙂 keep up the good work…..

  • Reply Susanne March 20, 2018 at 4:21 am

    Hey Pragya, so proud to have had the chance and luck to share some chais and other good stuff with last year in Pune – even that bloody Dengue fever You go girl!!!

  • Reply Susanne March 20, 2018 at 4:21 am

    …with YOU!!!

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