The second we logged onto Udaya.com, it was love at first chaturanga. This groundbreaking platform is everything you love about your go-to studio rolled into one easy-access hub of all things yogic: world-class teachers, a variety of class offerings, community, connection – even that gorgeously zen aesthetic that makes your fave studio feel like a second home! Udaya offers you the ultimate in-home yoga experience, enlisting some of the top yoga talent in the country to form an online library of every type of class you could wish for, along with access their to acclaimed health and wellness programs and invites to some of the most truly special retreats in the wellness world. With headquarters in the beachside yoga mecca that is Santa Monica, you can be sure you are getting the best of the best.

If Santa Monica is considered the hub of the modern-day yoga revolution, then Rudy Mettia very might well be the man behind the magic. He describes himself as “obsessed” with yoga, and it shows in his eclectic yet accessible classes. Rudy has the ability to break down every single movement in a wise yet accessible way that not only shifts your physical alignment, but your mental state as well. Filled with authentic charisma and disarming wit, Rudy has become the go-to for both beginners and experts alike – he’s one of the most revered teachers in the biz. With Rudy, expect the unexpected, whether it be a unique sequence or a nugget of wisdom that resonates in a special way. Whether you are stepping onto the mat for the first or five-hundered-and-first time, prepare for a physical and philosophical adventure unlike any other.

Yoga Matters With Rudy Mettia


Rudy Mettia.


Santa Monica Power Yoga, Power Yoga East, Exhale Yoga Venice, Udaya.com

What originally drew me to yoga:

At first? 70% of the students in class were women. I’ve evolved since then, and I have the women in those first classes to thank for drawing towards a practice that would become so incredibly rewarding.

Biggest inspiration:

My 3-½-year-old daughter, Scarlett Rose.

When I'm not on the mat, I’m...

Strength training, cycling, chilling at the beach and building the Udaya.com brand.

Favorite pose:

Warrior 2

I wish that more people realized that yoga…

Is life affirming and a celebration of health.

Project or cause I am most passionate about:

Our wounded and broken warriors. I support the Wounded Warrior Project.

Biggest lesson yoga has taught me:

There is strength in restraint.

Biggest lesson I hope to teach through yoga:

That health is a blessing. It must be worked for, not bargained for.

Most rewarding yoga-related experience:

The creation of Udaya.com and its worldwide tribe.

5 things on my Bucket List:

To spread the gospel of Yoga. To see my daughter succeed in becoming the strongest women she can be. To become a better version of myself and to help others do the same. And to lead by example, not words.

Advice I would give my 16-year-old self:

Son, you really don’t get started till 40. Hang in there.

Personal mantra:

Forgive within 30 seconds – this applies to yourself as well as others. All anyone wants is another chance to be better.

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