Murshida Rudi Kadre began practicing yoga in Boulder, CO in 1984 where she met her root teacher, Isa Love. She entered into a yogic life with his school, Circle of Friends (now the New Being Project), having completed undergraduate studies in Fine Arts and Special Education and graduate studies in Art Therapy.
During the first 12 years of her sadhana, Murshida studied and practiced Kundalini, Tao, Tibetan, and Hatha yogas and the Sufi and Tantric paths.
In 1995, Murshida launched a comprehensive course and teacher training in yoga based on her own training in these traditions, and over the years evolved this course with Isa to become the Rudra Yoga Program. In 2007, she acquired the Yoga Alliance registration of World Evolution (RYS).
Murshida’s intensive practice and her relationship with Isa bore many fruits, including establishing centers of study and practice and creating yogic trainings. These include Liberty Arising Retreat Center (1994-present), TSiSoM-the way of perfect relationship (1990-present), and YAR Training in personal development (1993-present).
Murshida's teachers, mentors and initiators include Isa Love, Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche of Bhutan, His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche of Tibet, and Tenzin
Wangyal Rinpoche of the Bön Buddhist tradition. From Isa, she carries the initiations of Murshida in Sheikh Hassan’s Sufi lineage (since 1996) and Bopsa in Dr. Il Bung Seo’s Dharma lineage (since 2005).
In addition to her yogic training, Murshida trained in three somatic disciplines: Feldenkrais Method® (2003-05 basic training), Anat Baniel Method℠ (2007-09 mastery training), and Somatic Experiencing® (2010-12 basic training). These are methods of healing from trauma and adverse chronic conditions and are some of the modern technologies woven into the Rudra Yoga Program to afford the student the opportunity to heal and integrate all life experiences.