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!
As a wellness brand with hips and a lot of heart, we wanted to share our special "21 Day RAQISA® "Be Good to Your Body" Challenge! This "go at your own pace" support course captures the heart of our brand and introduces our team of talented Master Trainers & Educators! Enjoy a sample RAQ THE BARRE® class, Soraya's Lebanese recipes, mindfulness, dance inspiration, and more!
RAQISA® is proud to contribute this year to the Belly Dance Bundle a "RAQ THE BARRE® For Belly Dance Professionals" seminar! Learn more about barre fitness and the benefits for belly dancers and experience a sample class geared for dancers! This offering is epic! In addition to our contribution, you can expect to up your belly dance game! 55 Contributors! One low price!
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.