This page is dedicated to every individual who is, or has been, a student of Rudi’s teachings. A relationship with a teacher/practice is really about the transformation of our consciousness. Our Divinity is deeply buried underneath the misunderstanding and limited perspective of our ego. It is grace, most often manifesting in the form of a teacher and practice, that arouses the Divinity within. The arousal springs forth from contact with a living spiritual force, providing us with the spiritual energy and support to navigate the unfoldment of the Divinity that is always present, already within us.
I have been practicing with Swami Khecaranatha, a student of Rudi, since 2005.
Grateful for grace since 2010!
Since finding Nathaji and this practice, my heart has continued to open in deeper ways and this is reflected in all aspects of my life. I attend classes and retreats at Rudramandir through the Sacred Space Yoga community, an integral part of my life and practice.
I met Rudi in 1971, attended his class two days a week and normally on a weekend. I still everyday sit doing his work. It has given me an amazing life.
With deep gratitude to my teacher, Nathaji,and to all who have supported me on my spiritual journey.
Much gratitude to Nathaji for generously sharing with me this profound and practical teaching. It continues to be a journey of learning and self unfoldment.
I have been a seeker of spiritual truth for many years and have found that Nathaji at the sacred space yoga sanctuary in Berkeley, CA is teaching a path that my studies, meditation and intuition tell me is "right on"
I was blessed to discover this lineage in February 2009. Nathaji, Rudi and Nityananda's teachings have opened my eyes to a beauty I cannot now look away from.
I am grateful to be a student of Swami Ganeshananda and thus connected with Rudi's teaching. As a professional singer and vocal coach, I find the practice and contact to be very inspiring and beneficial to my inner state, professional performance and personal well being.
Became a student of Rudi in 1971 in the Ashram in Big Indian, NY.
I have had challenges which have brought me to this practice. I have slowly found serenity and surrender.
I met Nathaji (Swami Khecaranatha) in 2009 quite by "accident" and knew on that day I had found my teacher. From that day forward, I have attended his weekly classes at the Sacred Space Yoga Sanctuary at Rudramandir in Berkeley, CA. I am deeply grateful to Nathaji for his constant love, guidance, and service.
Student of Swami Khecaranatha (Nathaji)
I have been practicing with Swami Ganeshandanda for 3 years now and truly I can say my life has changed. Through my teacher I have felt Rudi`s presence and energy working in me. The practice and the teaching of both Rudi and Swami G are so powerfull and unique and have really taught me a lot about life and spirituality!
Rudi and our practice has been the answer to my strugggles, callings and passion, and through practice it grounds me, frees me and saves my life again and again - offers me hope, peace and helps me access the simplicity of love and ease. Thank you Rudi and my friends and teachers throughout this life.
I first heard about Rudi in 2005 through Swami Ganeshananda and studied Rudi's Work in depth with him from 2009 to 2012. Through the blessings of Rudi's Work and the contact with a teacher of the Rudrananda Lineage I received a great blessing in the form of arriving in Ganeshpuri in January 2012. Here I was initiated into Karma-Sannyas and received the name Abhyasananda and title of Acharya. During this stay I had a deep and profound inner awakening of what I only can term Nityananda's Living Shakti while meditating in Bhagavan Nityananda's Ganeshpuri residence, Kailas Nivas. This inner experience brought forth radical and unsuspected changes in my life that totally transformed my existence. I received a life of freedom and happiness, an extraordinary ordinary life filled with bliss and love, and what I have received I am only happy to share.
Jai Rudrananda Parampara!
I am grateful to be a student of Swami Khecaranatha. Through him, I am a recipient of the incredible energy that continues to flow from Rudi.
A student of Nathaji, and, through him, of Rudi and Nityananda.
I began attending classes in April 2013 and have been a grateful student of Nathaji since. The practice has changed my life. Nathaji's continual commitment to his students was evident to me from the start of attending classes. His encouragement to bring the consciousness created in the practice and in our individual sadhanas to our daily life experiences has been a great asset to me in my work, personal, and spirtual life. I cannot thank Nathaji, Rudi, and Nityananda enough for this practice.
I lived at the Big Indian Ashramand studied with Rudi and his descendants until a few years after Rudi's death. I study with Michele Galante currently
A grateful student of Khecaranatha since 2006.
This is the most authentic and practical spiritual discipline I have ever encountered. I am deeply grateful to have Nathaji as a teacher, and the community around him is testament to the serious and transformational power of his teachings.
Since 2003 I have been a grateful student with Nathaji, Swami Khecaranatha, a student of Rudi.
I came to the practice in 2007 and Nathaji and the teachings have transformed my life. I'm deeply grateful for the guidance and nourishment I receive from the practice and the community.
My work with Nathaji began 8 years ago and has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. My Berkeley family is an anchor to me and being a student of the lineage has changed my life forever.
Licensed Acupuncturist with a love of nature and dance.
So grateful for the opportunity I have been given to open myself to God. May this gift express itself unceasingly through my devotion, service, and presence./ Thank you Rudi, and thank you Nathaji for introducing me to this practice.
I am extremely grateful to have found Nataji and this practice. The teachings, the sangha the spiritual immersion is invaluable in my life.
acharya and karma sennyasin initiated by Swami Ganeshananda
Nothing is more inspiring than Rudi’s ruthless and fierce wish to grow, a thread gradually leading to the heart of God. The words and actions of my teacher, Swami Khecaranatha, resonate with the intensity of Rudi's wish and push me to find and to cultivate my own desire to grow. Elena Portacolone, PhD Candidate, Medical Sociology, University of California in San Francisco
Was blessed to study with Swami Chetanananda for 18 years for whom I gratefully made the Rudi statue.
Student of Swami Khecaranatha for 9 years.
I am deeply grateful to be connected to the lineage and teachings of Rudi through the grace of my teacher, Swami Khecaranatha.
I am grateful to be graced with the energy and teachings of both Rudi and Nityananda, through the loving touch and guidance of Swami Khecaranatha. I have been deepening through this practice since Oct 2005.
I am grateful to have been a student of Swami Khecaranatha since 2010.
The most important result of my practice as a student of Swami Ganeshananda is that I feel much more aware of the present moment, and much less worried about the future and the past. That increased awareness makes me able to concentrate on whatever I'm doing, and to enjoy it much more. It has greatly increased my patience and ability to follow the natural rhythm of my life. I'm much more able to accept life situations as they are, even if they are painful, without running away. The result of this is that when I'm in enjoyable life situations, I also experience a lot more joy. I'm very grateful to be able to experience and enjoy a broader range of reality through the practice.
Loving student of Swami Khecaranatha
I began practicing Rudi's teachings in 2003 and was blessed to find Nathaji and become his student in 2009.
I have been a student with Nathaji (Swami Khecaranatha) since 2003.
Student of Nathaji.
I was on a downward spiral when I met Rudi in 1969. He gave me the exercise and I knew he and the work was what I truly needed. I am grateful every day.