Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.

New to Yoga

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  • Wear clothes that allow you to move easily.
  • Yoga is done barefoot, no special footwear needed.
  • Stay hydrated. Some yoga postures release stored toxins in the body, so it's a good idea to drink lots of water before and after class to help detoxify and to rehydrate yourself.
  • Arrive early. Honor yourself and the class by showing up 10-15 minutes before class begins. That will give you time to check in, store your belongings, find a comfortable space, gather props (like a strap or block), and start to center yourself.
  • Please turn your cell phone ringer off prior to class.
  • Let your instructor know if you have injuries or limitations so he/she can be sure to show you modifications or clue you in to postures to avoid.
  • Listen to your body. Don't worry about what other people are doing, and don't push yourself beyond what feels right for you.
  • Rest if you need to. It's okay to take breaks throughout class. Just transition into a resting pose, like child pose.
  • Don't give up after the first class. It's normal to feel uncomfortable for your first class or two, as you learn the postures and get used to the yoga style.
  • Try something new. Yoga styles and instructors can vary widely.

Raffa Personal Responsibility

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Raffa Yoga provides a safe space for all students. Never feel pressured to do any pose that does not meet your personal awareness, skill set, or fitness level. 

Items Needed

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Yoga Mat, Towel, Water, Open Mind, and Open Heart 

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RAFFA FOR BEGINNERS.

When you're new to yoga, it can be confusing to know where to start. Raffa yoga welcomes beginners and we offer several class styles that serve as a great first step. Here are a few recommended classes perfect for those new to yoga, returning after some time away, or simply wanting to reconnect with the basics:  Class, Class, Class and Class. 


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