As part of the functional flow series, these movements are intended to heal from other athletic activities and provide a longevity to the
Rudy often describes himself as “obsessed” with yoga and it is clearly evident in his teaching. Utilizing his experiences both on and off the mat, he inspires students to challenge their perceived boundaries while respecting their limitations. As he guides students within the class, he carefully breaks down each movement, finding myopic muscle and energetic actions to achieve the most of each position. Always teaching from experience, whether cautioning about potential injuries, recommending the perfect modification, or reminding a student to stay calm, focused, and within the moment, Rudy uses his wit and charisma to motivate his students. His teaching style helps beginners understand the asana and can revive even the most seasoned yogi’s practice, breathing in new life with a deeper physical and philosophical understanding.
Rudy’s intelligent sequencing and unique transitions create an ever-changing experience through the most basic of postures. Each practice with Rudy is an adventure but the result is always the same, elation from meeting a challenge head-on that helps create a strong and resilient physique and mind. Armed with a huge heart, wicked sense of humor, and fierce belief in the practice, Rudy’s enthusiasm for yoga shines through in every class helping each of his students to become a yoga warrior themselves. Rudy Mettia has ascended from teaching yoga in an abandoned back room of a church nestled at the foot of the Hollywood hills, to claim his place among the top tier of yoga teachers in the hyper competitive mecca of the American yoga scene, Santa Monica, California, thereby the country.
Triplets is exactly what it sounds. Three times for each pose over this 60 minute Power Vinyasa Slow Flow. Let Rudy guide your exploratio
This class is all about finding the grace in the practice – smooth, flowing, and graceful.
Keep it low for some low, deep, slow stretches. You might want to grab a block or a bolster to support you through your practice. Perfec
Part of Rudy’s Functional Yoga Series. Get ready to dive deep into some long slow stretches.
Live Music by De
Part of Rudy’s Functional Yoga series. Get ready for a 20 minute cardio workout.
Live music by Deepak Ramapriyan, Christo K
Part of Rudy’s Functional Yoga Series… explore the power of extension.
Part of Rudy’s Functional Yoga Series. Functional Flexion focuses on forward folds, elongating the spine and engaging the core.
Another focused class in Rudy’s Functional Yoga Series. This one is dedicated to your hamstrings!
Live Music by Christo Kar
Keep you range of motion with a healthy spine. Get ready for twists and rotation exploration.
Part of Rudy’s Functional Yoga Series on Udaya. Get ready to do a lot of simple balances that translate into your day to day life.
Let’s stretch out the quadriceps in this special quad focused class. This class is supportive for runners, hikers, cyclists, spinne
We snuck into the studio while Rudy was taking a quiet moment between teaching classes and captured his personal practice.
One of the classes from Rudy Mettia’s dvd box set, Yoga Warrior 365, The Focused Warrior is a class devoted to balancing posture
After a week of shooting tons of amazing content taught by our UK instructors, Rudy Mettia gets the whole group together for one final c
By learning how to lift the hip points and soften the front ribs it allows us to move through each pose with grace and power. This class
Every pose wants to get back to mountain pose. This short sequence brings you back and back again.
This class consists of four distinct sequences, each one adding an extra pose. This is one of the more challenging classes.
Twisting by nature is detoxifying so make sure you come into the practice with an empty stomach and drink plenty of water.
Every pose wants to get back to mountain pose. This quick sequence will give you a feel of the last yoga class in Rudy’s Yoga Warri
Explore the femur bones, hip sockets, glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings as you gently touch and take care of those areas.
Also known as shouldering responsibility, this class is all about strengthening and opening the shoulder girdle.
In this practice we warm up and then work toward locust pose.
In this practice we are working the full range of external and internal rotations of the shoulder girdle.
Using triangle pose as our base we explore different asanas.
Ever dreamed of being a down hill racer. This posture is for you.
A hip-centric practice for the largest joint and bones of the body.
Get Long is a 20-minute sequence designed to lengthen the body into long, clean lines using poses that are about space and extension.
Here’s a quick 20-minute class designed to create fluidity in the body. This is all about continual, gentle movement and we finish
In this quick class we get focused as we work with the dristi, the gazing point. Where is your visual focus? We train our focus as we pra
If you want get fired up and put on your superman cape to face the day, here’s a quick class for you. While the lower body rests, w
In Get Grounded Rudy practices along with you as he talks you through this 20-minute practice designed to settle your energy. Every pose
In this vinyasa practice we delay the vinyasa, as opposed to doing automatic, rote vinyasas. A delayed vinyasa provides an opportunity fo
The first class in a series Rudy calls Forged by Fire. This class starts off strong and before you know it you are in a challenging serie
This 20-minute quick and explosive class weaves handstand preparation with hip openers.
In this 40-minute class we work on opening the shoulders and hips that will lead you in some delicious backbends and heart openers. This
In this 40 minute vinyasa class Rudy leads you through a dynamic non-stop flow. The poses are fairly basic and the pace is upbeat. Be pre
In this 40 minute class Rudy guides you through exploring your hamstrings and finding your balance. You’ll ease into triangle, twis
A hip centric yoga class that builds leg strength and shoulder flexibility.
20 minutes of a non stop dynamic flow class taking the body through its the full range of motion.
This class focused on five standing external poses on each leg separated by vinyasas.
A twenty minute yoga core class. This class builds heat fast so be prepared.
If your mind constantly wanders during meditation this is the perfect place for you. In this meditation follow along as your mind travels
A wisdom meditation is a simple meditation that develops insight. Its a very simple yet profound technique designed to uncover the true n
Ujjayi breathing is a technique of diaphragmatic breathing employed in yoga practice. Inhalation and exhalation is done through the nose
A forty minute back bending class shot at power yoga east. Back-bends are great for the spin are known to
- Stimulates the sym
A dynamic flow 40 minute vinyasa flow. This class is particularly tough but some yoga knowledge is required as we constantly move.
A hip opening, glute strengthening, binding practice that will challenge your balance and increase your leg strength.
This counting mediation technique will gently and incrementally still the mind.
Peeling away the layers of resistance as you would peel the layers of an bunion (we used the metaphor with onion already). We use repetit
Like almond butter? You’ll love asana butter. In this creamy flow we will use Rudy’s original &
High Intensity core class using various plank positions to engage and ignite the deeper core muscles for a stronger and integrated center
In this practice we will create the triangle pose from places never imagined. So use your imagination and click on the class.
Another teaching tip from Rudy Mettia to help you understand Triangle pose. Demonstrated by the lovely Anna Hanson.
To perform saf
This is another one of Rudy’s +1 themed class. Peeling away the layers of resistance as you would peel the layers of an onion. We u
Working on the repetition plus one theme giving you freedom and new information in each pose. You will also get the added benefit of a gr
In this methodically designed class we will explore how freeing the shoulders and hips leads to expressing the heart in Eka Pada (Lucy) U
You don’t have to be Robert Plant to love this practice. Like chair pose? You better cause we do it on one leg and we do it better
Wanna sweat? Clicked on the right practice. With unique and fun sequencing we move non stop for 60 minutes leaving you pranafied and sati
Struggling to get your hand to the floor in triangle and other standing poses overwhelms the pose and restricts it’s freedom. In th
This yin like class will leave you purring like a kitten.
That is the question. This class is about opening the shoulders, getting into the hips and the hamstrings. There are a lot of big poses h
Utilizing Rudy’s dynamic crescent sprints this flow will raise the heart rate, crank the furnace and boost the bodies natural HGH r
In this class we use simple backbends to counter gravities effect and to turn the heart’s light on.
In this class you will twist yourself silly while elongating, rotating, and squeezing away tension.
Using Vashistasana and its variations including Rudy’s own creation “the eye of the tiger” this practice will leave you
A class based on the external and internal rotation of the shoulder joints alternating between strength, flexibility and full range of mo
A skill based class that is “geared” toward stabilizing the low back by keeping the pelvis crest level in all asanas. A skill
Another forward fold themed class with Rudy Mettia. Your legs deserve love and this class will give it to them. Hamstrings are directly r
In this one-hour class Rudy dives deep into the connective tissue within the hips. Getting deep into the hips is not an easy thing to do
A back bending heart opening class inspired by Don Henley. This is a 30 minute gentle and sweet class to increase vitality and improve yo
In this Teaching Tip Rudy and Meghan teach you the basics of Vinyassa Yoga and also how to modify Sun Salutations with the knees. This is
This is a class devoted to upper body strength. You will flow through a series of modified arm balanced to help build strength and increa
This is a quick forward fold class to loosen up the hamstrings and let the weight of the world roll off your shoulders. Forward folds are
External Rotational Poses are postures where the hips actually rotate outwards away from the body. You may be familiar with some of the
As you move through any vinyasa flow you’re likely to encounter Cobra, Up Dog, or Sphinx. These three poses are essentially modifi
Child’s pose is a very important part of the practice. Many people refer to it as a resting pose, but it can be so much more than
For those of you who have been taking our classes regularly, you probably know the movements of Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations) without
Warrior 3 is in fact a standing balancing neutral pose. The hips are squared and parallel to each other and the chest and upper torso ar
The seated twist is a great way to gently touch and exercise the lower back, spine, neck and shoulders. Rudy makes a great point here as
This is a 20-minute core flow that will work the abdominals, arms and torso. Follow along closely with Rudy and you’ll definitely
Funny story here… This is a basic sun salutation flow with Rudy that we filmed on top of an office building in downtown Santa Monic
This is the perfect practice after a long days work. This is a restorative sequence that is both gentle and practical. Take 20 minutes ri
In this 30 minute class Rudy shows us how to reach the deep connective tissue in the hips without diving into a full length hour long cla
The perfect sequence for working on your shoulders. This 30 minute class is great for working out any kinks, strains, or soreness in your
The Tested Warrior is a 60 minute vinyasa flow class that is designed to help you identify and explore the “edges” of your pr
Crescent Pose is pose we visit on occasion throughout our practice. It may look similar to Warrior 1 however there is one very small cha
This is the perfect class to take when you’re on your lunch break, or on the go. In just 20 minutes Rudy will have you feeling grea
In this final class of the 40 Minute Flow series, Rudy will take you through sequences and postures that will open your hips and mid sect
A series of fast paced and explosive movements. Rudy will take you on this one hour long journey through sequences that are built to get
In this forty minute class Rudy explores a sequence focused on backbends. Remember to take your time as you sink into each of these poses
Tadasana is the fundamental standing asana of which all standing poses are built from. In most forms of yoga the pose consists of feet
No better way to start the morning. Take 20 minutes and you’ll be ready for the days challenges ahead of you. WIth just the right a
In this forty minute class Rudy explores a sequence focused on twists and flows. Remember to take keep your breathing deep as you sink in
This class is all about the Bird of Paradise pose. It is the peak pose in this sequence for a many reasons. Firstly, it incorporates all