About Us

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

RadhikaG is the author of Mastering Pranayama – From Breathing Techniques to Kundalini Awakening, an authoritative book on the subject of breathing and energy practices. The book is available as an ebook on all Amazon sites. It is also available as a paperback on Amazon stores in the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Japan.

Though RadhikaG has been teaching Yoga, Advaita and Samaya Srividya since 1992, she founded THATfirst  in 2009. THATfirst is a small but international organisation with students in India, Germany, UK, USA, Brazil, Dubai, Australia and many other countries across the globe. 

RadhikaG, also called Radhikaji or Ma by her students, teaches in satsang gatherings in Germany and retreats in India. She regularly leads meetings on different subjects such as pranayama, yoga meditation, the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras, among other topics.

RadhikaG has designed and leads the Yoga Learning Program (YLP) for those who want to learn about Yoga in depth from the perspective of a meditative Tradition. The YLP is NOT an academic learning program; the studies are to be understood within the framework of direct experience through meditation. RadhikaG also has a Mentor Program for those who want to have direct, personal guidance on the path of wisdom and self knowledge. Mentoring is by invitation only. Participation in the YLP is a pre-requisite for those wishing to join the Mentoring Program.

The Awakening

Great teachers awaken us in different ways and forms. RadhikaG was privileged to be awakened by Swami Rama in a deep and profound form of initiation called "vedha diksha" already as an infant in Mumbai in the late sixties. She received initiation once again in 1994.

After many profound and intense spiritual experiences throughout her childhood, RadhikaG attained Savikalpa Samadhi in August 1992. For over a period of four months she experienced the divine bliss of Nirvikalpa Samadhi. She spent the next nine years until 2001 establishing herself as an adept. Since 1998 she has been teaching in the lineage of Swami Rama.

RadhikaG was born in Mumbai in 1966 into 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.

Getting in touch

Sincere students with profound interest in self-transformation and self-realization may fill up the contact form to get in touch with RadhikaG. You can also follow her on Facebook

If you would like to get to know about the students of THATfirst and their experience please read our Reviews sections or take a look at the reviews on our Facebook Page.

You can also join our Facebook group Satsang with RadhikaG to get to know about our activities and our students. If you would like to directly contact some of the students of THATfirst you can get in touch with them on Facebook:

Sreeram R, India

Surabee R, Nepal

Joachim G, Germany