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Radhikaji,  Teacher of the Samaya Srividya, Founder THATfirst, Author

Though Radhikaji has been teaching Yoga, Advaita and Samaya Srividya since 1992, she founded THATfirst only in 2008. THATfirst is a small but international organisation with students in India, Germany, UK, USA, Brazil, Dubai, Australia and many other countries across the globe. 

Radhikaji, also called Ma by her students teaches in satsang gatherings in Germany and retreats in India. She regularly leads online meetings on different subjects such as pranayama, the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras, among other topics, which are attended by seekers from all over the world. 

Radhikaji was initiated by Swami Rama as an infant in Mumbai in the late sixties and once again in August 1996. Since 1998 she has been teaching exclusively in the lineage of Swami Rama.

Radhikaji is grateful to her teachers Swami Rama, Dr. Jayadeva, Hansaji Yogendra and Swami Jnaneshvara. 

Radhikaji was born in Mumbai in 1966 in to a Gujarati Jain family. She studied Economics at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She speaks English, Hindi, Gujarati and German fluently. She also speaks Marathi and has a basic knowledge of Sanskrit. Based near Frankfurt/Main she travels between India and Germany.

Joachim, Founder THATfirst Publishing, Teacher of Samaya Srividya

Joachim was initiated in 1995 by Swami Rama in Rishikesh. Since then Joachim has spent over 2 decades training and mastering the teachings and practices of the Samaya Srividya Tradition. While he continued to work in multinational corporations, he also served as a teacher of this Tradition in Germany as well as in India. 

Joachim is closely involved in all administrative and organisational activities of THATfirst events such as the satsangs, online meetings and retreats. He also teaches in Germany and India.

In September 2016 Joachim founded THATfirst Publishing with the goal of making authentic teachings and practices of the Samaya Srividya Tradition available in English and other languages.

Joachim was born in near Cologne, Germany, in 1965. He studied law in Germany and the US, but eventually worked in management in a reputed IT multinational corporation. He speaks German and English fluently. He also speaks French and has a basic knowledge of Hindi.

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