Rudy Mettia

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.


A well rounded power yoga vinyasa practice, including variations of the Sun Salutations, and other basic postures engaging strength and c

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As part of the functional series, without the desire to overdo it, this class is going to focus on the shoulders, a little bit of strengt

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Triplets is exactly what it sounds. Three times for each pose over this 60 minute Power Vinyasa Slow Flow. Let Rudy guide your exploratio

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This class is all about finding the grace in the practice – smooth, flowing, and graceful.

Live Music by Deepak Ramapriyan,

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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

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Part of Rudy’s Functional Yoga Series. Get ready to dive deep into some long slow stretches.

 

Live Music by De

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Part of Rudy’s Functional Yoga series. Get ready for a 20 minute cardio workout.

Live music by Deepak Ramapriyan, Christo K

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Part of Rudy’s Functional Yoga Series. Functional Flexion focuses on forward folds, elongating the spine and engaging the core.

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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.

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Let’s stretch out the quadriceps in this special quad focused class. This class is supportive for runners, hikers, cyclists, spinne

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One of the classes from Rudy Mettia’s dvd box set, Yoga Warrior 365, The Focused Warrior is a class devoted to balancing posture

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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

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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

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Every pose wants to get back to mountain pose. This short sequence brings you back and back again.

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Honed

This class consists of four distinct sequences, each one adding an extra pose. This is one of the more challenging classes.

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Coiled

Twisting by nature is detoxifying so make sure you come into the practice with an empty stomach and drink plenty of water.

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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

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Freed

Explore the femur bones, hip sockets, glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings as you gently touch and take care of those areas.

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Also known as shouldering responsibility, this class is all about strengthening and opening the shoulder girdle.

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Get Long is a 20-minute sequence designed to lengthen the body into long, clean lines using poses that are about space and extension.

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Here’s a quick 20-minute class designed to create fluidity in the body. This is all about continual, gentle movement and we finish

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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

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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

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In Get Grounded Rudy practices along with you as he talks you through this 20-minute practice designed to settle your energy. Every pose

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In this vinyasa practice we delay the vinyasa, as opposed to doing automatic, rote vinyasas. A delayed vinyasa provides an opportunity fo

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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

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Hip Hop

This 20-minute quick and explosive class weaves handstand preparation with hip openers.

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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

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In this 40 minute class Rudy guides you through exploring your hamstrings and finding your balance. You’ll ease into triangle, twis

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If your mind constantly wanders during meditation this is the perfect place for you. In this meditation follow along as your mind travels

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A wisdom meditation is a simple meditation that develops insight. Its a very simple yet profound technique designed to uncover the true n

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Ujjayi breathing is a technique of diaphragmatic breathing employed in yoga practice. Inhalation and exhalation is done through the nose

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A forty minute back bending class shot at power yoga east. Back-bends are great for the spin are known to

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A dynamic flow 40 minute vinyasa flow.  This class is particularly tough but some yoga knowledge is required as we constantly move.

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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

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High Intensity core class using various plank positions to engage and ignite the deeper core muscles for a stronger and integrated center

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In this practice we will create the triangle pose from places never imagined. So use your imagination and click on the class.

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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

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In this methodically designed class we will explore how freeing the shoulders and hips leads to expressing the heart in Eka Pada (Lucy) U

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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

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Wanna sweat? Clicked on the right practice. With unique and fun sequencing we move non stop for 60 minutes leaving you pranafied and sati

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Struggling to get your hand to the floor in triangle and other standing poses overwhelms the pose and restricts it’s freedom. In th

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Utilizing Rudy’s dynamic crescent sprints this flow will raise the heart rate, crank the furnace and boost the bodies natural HGH r

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In this class we use simple backbends to counter gravities effect and to turn the heart’s light on.

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Using Vashistasana and its variations including Rudy’s own creation “the eye of the tiger” this practice will leave you

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A class based on the external and internal rotation of the shoulder joints alternating between strength, flexibility and full range of mo

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Another forward fold themed class with Rudy Mettia. Your legs deserve love and this class will give it to them. Hamstrings are directly r

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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

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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

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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

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For those of you who have been taking our classes regularly, you probably know the movements of Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations) without

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This is a 20-minute core flow that will work the abdominals, arms and torso. Follow along closely with Rudy and you’ll definitely

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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

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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

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The perfect sequence for working on your shoulders. This 30 minute class is great for working out any kinks, strains, or soreness in your

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The Tested Warrior is a 60 minute vinyasa flow class that is designed to help you identify and explore the “edges” of your pr

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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CALEY ALYSSA
I practice to stay connected to my body, my mind, my community, and to stay inspired as a teacher. I teach because I hope to provide a space for others to feel the way my practice has made me feel: supported, nurtured, challenged, empowered, and confident! Happy people = a happy world. I’m inspired by my dog who loves unconditionally,
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