WE BRING HIPS & HEART TO HEALTH!
Inspiring & Educating Amazing Women Across the Globe!
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!
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
Join our team of certified RAQ THE BARRE® instructors! Online Course launches Fall 2021!
Experience for yourself our program! Join Soraya online or take a class with one of our certified instructors!
Take the 21 Day RAQISA® "Be Good to Your Body" Challenge! This is simply a "go at your own pace" support course which captures the heart of the brand and introduces our team of talented Master Trainers & Educators!
While styles may vary, the core fundamentals remain the same!
Try each RAQISA® one minute practice drill set to authentic Middle Eastern rhythms prepared by Lebanese music artists Doozhen. Remember to isolate your hip movements! Expand your learning with our RAQISA® starter kit bundle or hop in classes with Soraya
Learn step by step the belly dance breakdown with the mat as a visual aid and perfect each fundamental with elegance and grace! Place develop your essential dancer muscles with our ball & fit loop band as added boosters! Our RAQISA® starter kit is a must have for our instructors who are educated in our program and they too can teach fundamentals with precision! Our bundle is a recommended addition to students of RAQISA® & the RAQ THE BARRE® program.
SORAYA DOHERTY, has over 21 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.