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

New to Yoga


  • 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


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


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



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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