Ra Burke Cunningham

Charlottesville, VA
United States
Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

17 Reviews

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Ra has her 5oo hours certification and has over 1000 hours of teaching experience. She specializes in helping people with their "yoga self-esteem". Trained in Integral Hatha Yoga focus is on the sites and limitations of the personal physicality of each student. Trained in Restorative Yoga, each class is like a mini vacation with a visualization at the end. Trained in Chair yoga helping those who are recovering from getting old, including balance, restoring confidence,and getting up and down from the floor!
I enjoy teaching those who want to redefine their body and life!


Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

17 Reviews

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Demonstrates More
Explains More
Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
"walk in float out"

"walk in float out" is a quote from Ra. It is true. I have been taking Ra's classes since she began teaching at Boar's Head Sports Club. Her classes have been an important part of my personal practice ever since.


Though no class is exactly the same here are some things you can expect with Ra:
careful, precise instructions suitable for beginners and for those of us who want to fine tune poses; attention to and care for her students; "yoga music;" spiritual approach; humor; emphasis on breathing techniques; guided relaxation; not only the how but also the why of yoga; fun; non threatening.
Recently I have been taking Ra's hour long mindfulness class (breathing, relaxation, guided imagery). If you are feeling stressed or are trying to develop your home meditation practice give it a try. I highly recommend it.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Boars Head Getaway

Ra was outstanding in every manner, would recommend her to anyone near and far. We need people like her here in Baltimore.
Thank you for talent in Meditation, insight, wisdom,ability to relax and enjoy just being in the moment in a world that never slows down, top of her class!
Thank you, thank you! It made our week and more complete.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Ra is a favorate yoga teacher and in the top 1%

My husband and I have been doing yoga with Ra for more than eight years. She is fantastic. She varies the class and makes sure we have a pleasant and calming experience. She teaches the poses in a careful and beneficial way. She is surely in the top 1%.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
My favorite

After years of taking yoga from many different teachers in Los Angeles, Ra is the best. She's welcoming and encouraging to every student, no matter what their level, sharing her knowledge and experience in an easy-going, fun way.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Lovely Yoga Experience

While staying at the Boar's Head Inn, we noticed that a beginning yoga class was offered. We signed up, not knowing what to expect. The friend I signed up with had never taken a yoga class and my experience was limited to a few yoga classes at my local gym many years ago.

Ra's class was lovely - a great combination of movement and spiritual yoga.

I would highly recommend attending one of her classes.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Wonderful Yoga Class for Visitor and First time Yoga Student

While staying at the Boars Head Inn my friend and I decided to take the yoga class at the sports club there. It was my first yoga class and while there were some advanced students in the class Ra made me feel very welcome and comfortable. I came away refreshed and relaxed! You've got to try it!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Exceptionally Gifted and Effective Instructor

We began yoga two years ago with Ra; attending her classes has become a regular and enjoyable part of our lives. Ra is a ‘natural’ yoga instructor with a gift for communicating the yoga philosophy while demonstrating a full range of yoga postures. She adapts her classes for all levels, from beginners to the most advanced, and her most remarkable skill is the flow and pacing that she brings to the class -- it has to be experienced to be believed!


Ra is enthusiastic about yoga, entertains with her sense of humor, and always engages her students -- from beginners to the most advanced -- in a challenging yet supportive, relaxed way. You always leave Ra’s class feeling energized and rejuvenated . . . and usually smiling.

Patrick & Trish Dougherty

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Rah! Rah! RA!

I came to Ra's class as a senior citizen / beginner. She talks us through each pose, stretch and breath explaining the benefits to our glands, joints and organs, which I find helpful in staying focused and "in the moment". I always leave her sessions feeling anchored and more attuned to my body and soul ... and looking forward to the next class. Rah! Rah! RA!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Ra is my favorite yoga teacher

Ra is a great instructor for all ages and experiences levels.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
An outstanding instructor!

Ra has this magical ability to simultaneously project great energy but also great tranquility. Her Monday morning classes always make me feel relaxed but focused and ready to begin my week. In a class with a wide range of ability levels, Ra suggests modifications appropriate for all of her students, and she cares about each of us having a meaningful experience for the body, mind, and spirit.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Ra is an incredibly caring and devoted teacher
She works with Each student in a very individual manner
She is dedicated to teaching yoga in a spiritual and hands on way
One feels very cared for in her presence

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
The most caring yoga instructor I've ever encountered!

My experiences in Ra's yoga classes have been extremely positive. The class is a makeup of a variety of levels and she is extremely careful to adjust the poses and stretches as necessary. Her voice is soothing, her hands are gentle and she has a warmth that radiates. She exudes confidence and great knowledge about the body. She is the most caring yoga instructor I have ever encountered. Her personal attention is above par. I always leave her classes rejuvenated and lighter.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Ra showed me it's never too late

Ra Cunningham taught me that practicing yoga with patience and a great teacher can lead to a more comfortable life. When I started going to Ra I was unable to get up from the floor without pulling myself up with a chair. Now I not only get up but I can go up stairs with little effort and no pain. A miracle indeed.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A really positive experience

If you are a senior or just beginning yoga, a class with Ra is like having a private lesson - with quiet encouragement to grow in your practice as your body allows. And if you're experienced, there's plenty of challenge. Ra is a valued teacher by many.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
yoga with ra a total experience

ra is a fabulous teacher, she explains well and adapts the class for each person depending on level. I wish I could go everyday,

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Ra is a wonderful teacher!

Ra is an extremely warm teacher who explains poses well, will help you with your individual poses, goes at a pace everyone can follow and will show adjustments if you want to go further or back off. I have really enjoyed her humor and wisdom. Her classes always leave me feeling centered.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Ra is an exceptional teacher and guide

Ra is a big believer in your own body being the best yoga teacher you have and encourages her students to explore new poses by giving different options to all levels. She is also a pain specialist and can help with overcoming both physical and psychological barriers through body work and breath training. I highly recommend her- best yoga teacher i have ever had.