Rudra (E-RYT 500) has been involved in the energetic arts since 1978. His practice of these arts began with Hapkido, a Korean martial art that led him to one of his most revered teachers, Grand Master Bong Soo Han, with whom he studied and had a close relationship for more than 20 years. Rudra taught at the International Hapkido Federation Headquarters in Santa Monica, CA for over 10 years.
His exploration of Yoga began in 1992 and has been a journey through many traditions such as Tantra, Hatha, Anusara , Kundalini and more. His 500H RYT study was completed with Yogarupa (Rod Stryker) under his branded style of yoga known as PARAYOGA, who also initiated him into the tantric lineage of Sri Vidya, the oldest living tradition of yoga existing today. Rudra has been influenced by the mastery of many teachers, including Swami Rama, Panditgi Rajmanni Tiginuit, John Friend, Gary Krafstow, Yogi Bajan, and the many masters of the Bihar School of India.
Rudra was cofounder of Divine Motion Yoga Los Angeles (2001 - 2006), which was twice voted "Best Los Angeles Yoga Studio" via an audience poll on CitySearch.com. From 2005 to 2009, he also owned and operated a yoga studio in Northern California. www.zunayoga.com