Ra Ma Kaur is a highly observant soul-soother, change-maker and alchemist who loves working with women. Ra Ma calls on her study of Kundalini Yoga, Daoist Stone Medicine and Astrological Divination to inform her community offerings: weekly classes, workshops, private mentorship, women’s lunar gatherings, ceremonies and international retreats. In Ra Ma’s apothecary, you’ll find handcrafted stone and plant medicines infused with mantra and meditation. Ra Ma completed her 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Certification at Kripalu in 2006, a 60 Hour Prenatal Kundalini Teacher Training in 2008, and earned her 220 Hour Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Certification in 2015. She has completed 2 of the 5 modules necessary for Level 2 Kundalini Yoga Certification. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her husband and daughter and serves as the President of the Board of the French Broad Food Coop.
“You can either go after 200 million things and you'll never get what you are running after. Or you can just be there, vibrate, and let things come to you. Be the powerhouse, be the magnet.”
Ra Ma’s Offering to Humanity
Ra Ma Kaur calls on her study of Kundalini Yoga, Daoist Stone Medicine and Astrological Divination to inspire and inform each offering she makes to her community. Current offerings include weekly classes, workshops, private mentorship, women's lunar gatherings and ceremonies in the Asheville, North Carolina area. Ra Ma also makes handcrafted stone and plant medicines, flower essences and tonics, which are available in her apothecary. Offerings often emphasize the sacred sound science of mantra and gong bath healing. Ra Ma even chants mantra while making botanical and stone medicines in her kitchen.
In August 2017, Ra Ma led her first global pilgrimage seekers for Falling in Love with Gaia: A Divine Feminine Pilgrimage to Glastonbury, UK. Stay tuned for updates about our August 2018 journey.
A Woman In Her Power Will Shift The Paradigm Of Our Planet
Ra Ma is a highly observant soul-soother, change-maker and alchemist who loves working with women. The Dalai Lama has said, “The world will be saved by the Western woman.” While many of Ra Ma’s offerings are open to people of all gender identities, one weekly yoga class and other specified gatherings offers a consistent safe space for all who identify as woman to explore herself, her spirit and ancestral lineage, and how her rhythms connect with the rhythms of the moon.
Ra Ma has sat at the feet of many a woman giving birth and nurtured new mothers as they cared for their newborn children. She has witnessed tears of grief and sorrow as women transmute their pain. Each experience in support of women inspires Ra Ma’s devotion to holding a container for women to heal.
Ra Ma dedicates herself wholeheartedly to being a leader in women’s empowerment. By learning to truly love ourselves, we can truly learn to love and appreciate other women. As the practice of self-love nourishes our appreciation of others, we transform the collective consciousness of our Earth.
Ra Ma’s Story
Danielle Marie Goldstein is Ra Ma Kaur. Danielle’s journey as a catalyst and celestial guide began as a tween. By age 14 she received her first deck of tarot cards, pendulum, crystals and astrology books. Her winding path led to sweat lodges and spiritual gatherings during a gypsy-like childhood on the move. Coming of age in the New Age, Ra Ma spent more time meditating and learning reiki with adults than socializing with her peers.
While earning her BA from Hampshire College, Danielle focused on Paleolithic and Neolithic Goddess culture and Media Criticism. Like much of her work, Ra Ma’s art invokes the relationship between woman and the Earth. Ra Ma went on to earn her Post Baccalaureate in Visual Art from SMFA, a Reiki Master Certification, and 200 hour Hatha Yoga Certification at Kripalu School of Yoga.
The night before Danielle graduated from her teacher training at Kripalu in August of 2006 she found herself in a Kundalini workshop with world renowned Krisha Kaur. While “tuning in” at the beginning of class, Danielle knew she found her home and that the technology of Kundalini yoga was her lineage.
In 2008, Danielle completed her first Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, a Prenatal Kundalini Training led by Gurmukh. She loved studying and practicing the nuanced, powerful sacred sound science of Mantra. It is said that using a spiritual name will accelerate one’s growth and create capacity to serve self and others. Danielle was given the name Ra Ma Kaur through the Kundalini lineage.
Ra is the sunlight of the Universe and Ma is the moonlight of the Ethers
Ra Ma continued her study of Kundalini Yoga under Harijiwan, Tej and Guru Jagat who received this technology directly from the Mahan Tantric Yogi Bhajan. Yogi Bhajan brought Kundalini Yoga to the West and he dedicated his life to sharing this technology with the Western woman. He wholeheartedly believed that woman has the power to change the face of our Earth.
Ra Ma has since studied Daoist Stone Medicine with Sarah Thomas from the Jade Purity Lineage, which has been passed down orally from Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th Daoist Master. She studied herbalism with Aviva Romm, Susun Weed and Gail Faith Edwards. She has mentored one on one with astrologer DK Brainard since 2010 and also studies with Divine Harmony.
It is truly the cosmos, the Earth, the elements, the ancestors, the Little People, the plants and the stones spirits who are Ra Ma’s greatest teachers.