Padmaja Bandreddi (Yoga Teacher)

Padmaja got introduced to Yoga for healing herself at the age of 15 years and continued to practice and became a yoga teacher and a therapist. She did her therapy training under the guidance of Mrs. Saraswati Vasudevan and has been teaching for the past 13 years in the Sri Krishnamacharya tradition, strongly founded in the teachings of Patanjali. Furthermore, Padmaja is trained in Vedic healing chants from Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM), Chennai. She also studied Inner Work through Yoga Sutras with Raghu Ananthanarayanan, Samkhya with Sriram sir and studied yoga for internal organs with Srivatsa Ramaswamy.

She is a teaching faculty in Yogavahini and is actively involved in Yoga teacher training programs, conducts group yoga classes, individual sessions, chanting group classes. She also teaches children, special needs children, senior citizens, therapeutic needs, and all age groups. This tradition believes Yoga is for all.

She is grateful to Yoga in her life and is committed to learning as she is teaching. She is passionate about helping people transform from within. She enjoys Vedic chanting and enthusiastic about spreading the message of Yoga.

Padmaja is a IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist and Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).

“All life is Yoga – Sri Aurobindo”. Padmaja draws her strength from the teachings of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo.

The Tradition

This teaching tradition is strongly rooted in the classical teachings of Yoga represented by Yoga masters T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar. We teach Yoga as it was understood by the Yogis of the past, as a spiritual, energetic, and holistic practice that is connected to the sacred texts of the Vedas and the Rishis of the past, yet we ‘translate’ the knowledge so that modern day practitioners can understand and apply it.

In this tradition all the different tools of Yoga are used to support a person’s journey. Our most important tools include Asanas (Postures), Pranayama (Breathing Techniques), Mantras and Vedic Chanting, Bhavana (Visualization), Mudras (Seals), Bandhas (specific locks that can release trapped energy), Dhyanam (Meditation), Nyasa (Placements), Ahara (Dietary Suggestions) and Vihara (Lifestyle

The most important principle of this tradition is that the needs of each individual; their physical, mental, emotional, psychological state, as well as their wants, lifestyle, spiritual path and outlook are respected.Therefore, each of our students gets their own personalized practice that he or she can practice on her or his own. In a group setting also, the teacher pays attention to modify the practice according to the
individual needs. The practices given are holistic in nature, they address not just the physical layer, but also the energetical, emotional, psychological, mental and spiritual layers of our existence. Because of the personalization of the practices, they can render profound changes and can address problems, blockages, and diseases in the physical, emotional, mental, psychological, and spiritual layer

Vedic Chanting: The study of Vedic Chanting is referred to as ‘Adhyayanam’, which means coming closer to yourself. It is a process in which we not just literally find our own voice, but often discover deeper layers of our true Self and remember our connection to the divine.

Yoga Therapy: In Yoga Therapy the focus of the Yoga practices lies in the alleviation of pain or sickness. Therefore, all the tools of Yoga are applied adequately to facilitate healing in an individual. Apart from Yoga’s tools, Yoga Therapy is also closely associated with a refined knowledge of Ayurveda, including the three different constitutions (doshas), pulse reading and dietary recommendations.


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What you do in the session :

Purposeful asana practice, Balancing Postures, Pranayama, Chanting, Dhyana


Classes are offered on Sundays from 9:15AM-10:15AM.

Jan 21 2024 – May 12th 2024

In-Person classes at Sai Temple Community Hall


Registration Link

Classes will be conducted in-person at Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple of Austin

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