ABOUT THE FOUNDER & EDITOR
A long time yogi, Ra has been immersed in Yoga & Pilates since the age of 5. The foundation of her classical ballet, contemporary & Jazz dance training; a core part of the stretching and warm ups, postures such as Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Adho Mukho Svanasana, Trikonasana, Kursiasana and more… before starting syllabus and choreography, Ra learnt to bend and stretch out of dancer necessity. Completing her Ballet R.A.D (Royal Academy of Dance) Ra went on to train in yoga over the next two decades -Hatha; Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and later Kundalini yoga.
In 2006, Ra opened a Yoga, Dance & Performing Arts Studio which gradually morphed into a 7 day week roster of international teachers and classes until 2008 where she switched gears and focused on her other love, Filmmaking; Writing, Producing, Directing and Acting.
Working in the film industry, theater industry and the visual art world for several years in various leadership roles, Ra’s experience, her expansive skill set and unwavering motivation and can do perspective, led to her natural progression as a teacher, creative coach, mentor and consultant.
Ra worked with indigenous communities and at risk youth to find streams of wellness for the communities and inspire ways to navigate away from the impacts of the dominant culture’s many aspects of psychological violence. Ra has been a trailblazer and a tireless self determined renaissance woman, working unencumbered by convention.
Holding a Communications Degree with a double major in Film & Public Relations, Ra has initiated, developed and produced a comprehensive body of social, performing and visual arts projects/work…
In 2018, Ra commenced the foundational work for her next project the Yoga Bodi Magazine based on the lack of representation in yoga content publishing, in 2020 launching both the Yoga Bodi Magazine and the Yoga Bodi Magazine Brazil.
Ra is a Reiki practitioner, active gardener and beach aficionado, a long time DJ and a regular traveler, Ra spends time with family across the United States & across the world. She is a Vegan, specifically because of her inherent activism and love of animals. Growing up in coastal city regions, by the ocean, a blessing she says “it keeps me grounded and connected to nature” and when she’s not doing Yoga, she is always creating and producing.