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Soraya Doherty

Norwood, MA 02062

Soraya Doherty, is the owner and creator of RAQISA, The Belly Barre Workout, the only accredited barre for belly dance workout ( 0.5 ACE and 6 AFFA/NASM CEU). Soraya has over fifteen years 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 Training Mat and Balance Plate, the only visual aid of its kind designed to provide a 3-D teaching experience to help students learn basic belly dance with precision. In addition, she is the recipient of the "People's Choice" award for the 2013 Diva Crown, Boston. 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. To learn more about Soraya and her signature fitness program, please visit:

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About Me


  • BA
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree, Theatre Arts, San Jose State University
  • Master's Degree, Theatre Arts, San Francisco State University

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ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
AEA - AEA Fitness Professional Certification
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CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Sep 26, 2017

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Sep 26, 2017

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