WE BRING HIPS & HEART TO HEALTH!
Inspiring & Educating Amazing Women Across the Globe!
RAQ THE BARRE®, by RAQISA® is the nationally accredited barre fitness • belly dance technique training method. Experience essential belly dance fundamentals seamlessly merged into a fierce full body barre workout! Our barre fitness program bridges the best in exercise safety & science with ancient movements! Match barre strength with oriental dance grace and improve your alignment, core strength, flexibility, and muscle balance! RAQ THE BARRE® is a fun, approachable method enjoyed by both dancers & fitness enthusiasts across the globe!
Train or Teach with us! The RAQ THE BARRE® Instructor Program Is an Approved CEU Provider: 0.8 ACE | 8 AFAA
Inspired by the beauty & artistry of authentic ancient Middle Eastern movements known to the West as Belly Dance, our brand brings to everyday life her heart, her music, and her body loving Mediterranean mindset; we are RAQISA®. Begin by learning to incorporate into your everyday wellness the essential root movements and deepen your understanding of your core muscles, with proper posture & alignment! Bring joyful dance to your life with original RAQISA® choreography and enjoy our Mediterranean heart healthy recipes!
SORAYA DOHERTY, has 20 years of experience in the fitness industry and a lifetime as a belly dance practitioner, both culturally and as an enthusiast. She is the creator of the patented RAQISA® Belly Dance Training Mat and Balance Plate; the only visual aid of its kind, designed to provide a 3-D training experience to help new students successfully learn and understand fundamental belly dance with precision. Soraya drew from her Lebanese-American roots, her many years in the professional acting and musical theatre industry, and her award winning belly dance style, to create the diverse and dynamic RAQISA® brand. She is ACE, AFAA, and AEA certified; she holds a BA from San Jose State, and an MA from San Francisco State, in the Theatre Arts, and is a Screen Actors Guild Member.