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!
Join our team of certified RAQ THE BARRE® instructors! Online Course launches Fall 2021!
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Meet Rebeccah Rivera! Rebeccah is an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, professional dancer, choreographer, and prospective personal trainer. Beckey received her B.F.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and enjoys exploring the bodies potential in herself and her students. As Beckey began her journey in the fitness industry, she was drawn to the RAQISA method and immediately made her fitness debut as Master RAQ THE BARRE®️ Instructor in 2019. Keeping dance close to her heart, Beckey continues to dive into the world of exercise to bring fitness and artistry to a class near you!
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.