Yoga

Frequently Asked Raffa Yoga Questions

Q: How do I get started? 

Take advantage of our New Member special $30 for 3 yoga classes to be used within a 14 day time period.You will need to create a user profile before coming to the studio. Then plan to arrive to your first class 15-20 minutes early so you have plenty of time to  purchase this special, become oriented, settled, and ready to experience your first class. 

Q: What should I wear? 

Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. Yoga is practiced barefoot. We ask that you take your shoes off at the door before entering the studio.

Q: Do I need to bring a yoga mat? 

Yes. If you are taking a heated flow class, we ask that you rent a heated flow mat for $5 and use a towel for hygienic purposes. You are able to also rent a towel at the desk for $5. Need both? We’ve got you covered-both can be rented for $8. 

Q: Can I buy water at the studio?

We prefer that you bring your own water to reduce waste and follow our commitment to the environment. We provide filtered water dispensers located in the men’s and women’s bathrooms by the first sink for free filtered water. Bring your own bottle and fill up in the studio.In the instance that you forget we do have boxed water for sale $3.

Q: Where do I keep my things? 

Each studio has cubbies for your use during class. Cubbies are free of charge and are provided on a first come first serve basis.  Help us keep a no electronic zone space in the studio. Turn off your cell phone and leave it in a cubbie during class. Phones not permitted in class studios at any time.The lockers located in the bathrooms are for day spa customers only.

Q: Do you have showers? 

Yes. Showers are located in the men’s and women’s locker rooms on a first come first serve basis. We provide complimentary shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Please bring your own towel or rent one for $3. Please respect the shower facilities and limit your water usage to a reasonable quick rinse off.  

Q: Can I leave early? 

Out of respect towards yourself, your teacher, and fellow students please arrive early and stay through the end of class.

Q: Do teachers offer hands-on adjustments?

All Raffa Yoga students have the right to choose whether they wish to receive hands-on adjustments or assists. Please verbally inform the instructor if you choose not to receive assists.

Frequently Asked Anti-Gravity Questions

Q: Do I need to register in advance for this class?

Yes. Highly recommended. We have 22 hammocks so classes sell out. We recommend pre-registering for all classes at Raffa Yoga.

Q: What if I am late to class?

We will hold your hammock for 5 minutes after class time begins. If the class is full and has a waiting list, after 5 minutes your reserved hammock will be offered to the next guest.

Q: What do I wear for Anti-gravity Yoga?

Long sleeves and long yoga pants are required. No jewelry of any kind for the safety of our fabric hammocks. Please do not wear perfume. Anti-gravity yoga is performed barefoot.

Q: Do I need a yoga mat for this class?

No. The hammock replaces the yoga mat. Bring a towel and a refillable water bottle and prepare to have some serious fun!!

Q: Will the Anti-gravity Hammock hold my weight?

The Anti-gravity hammock will hold weight up to 250 lbs. Guests above this weight level due to safety reasons can not participate.

Q: I have a medical condition can I participate?

We suggest you discuss participation with your medical professional. High blood pressure, recent surgeries, stitches, open wounds, head or neck injuries, brain trauma, hip replacements, shoulder replacements and pregnancy should abstain from participation.

Q: How old do I need to be to participate in Anti-gravity yoga?

We are an adult relaxation facility, if a minor is accompanied by an adult and can follow directions and hold their attention while in class, they are welcome to participate.

Notice: We reserve the right to refuse participation if drugs, alcohol or marijuana is suspected for your safety, and the safety of the class.

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Parking

Parking for Raffa Active Relaxation Center can be found in the back of our building.

Travel by Air

The Raffa Active Relaxation Center is a 10-minute drive from T.F. Green Airport (PVD) located in Warwick, Rhode Island. If you are flying internationally, Boston’s Logan Airport (BOS) is a one hour drive. New York’s John F. Kennedy or LaGuardia International Airport is respectfully a three hour drive.

Travel by Rail

The Amtrak train runs from both Boston and New York into Downtown Providence. Raffa is a 15-minute drive from the station.

Providence Amtrak
100 Gaspee St., Providence, RI 02903
(401) 727-7276

Where to Stay

Extended Stay America
Located 7 minutes from studio | 2.69 miles
268 Metro Center Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 732-6667

NYLO
Located 3 minutes from studio | 1.37 miles
400 Knight Street, Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 734-4460

Hotel Providence
Located 14 minutes from studio | 8.12 miles
139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903
(401) 861-8000

Where to Eat and Shop

Located 1.5 miles from the Raffa Active Relaxation Center is a Wholefoods Market, Shaw’s Market, Starbucks Coffee, the Garden City Shopping Center, and a CVS Pharmacy.

A 15-minute drive will drop you off in Downtown Providence, or take the 45-minute scenic route to Newport and the Rhode Island shoreline.

We are always available to answer any other questions and help in anyway we can. Please send us a message or call 401-463-3335.