About Raisa

@Raisa_Yoga

Travelling Boholana Yoga Teacher

RYT 500; E-RYT 200 

Raisa Athena graduated from her 200-hour (July 2014) and 300-hour (August 2017) Yoga Teacher Training under Briohny Smyth and Dice Iida-Klein with Honza and Claudine Lafond of Yoga Beyond at the Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui, Thailand. She also took an Intensive Intermediate Handstand Training with Yuval Ayalon and Yuval Oz at Koh Phangan, Thailand under All Yoga Thailand last February 2019. She has been teaching classes and holding workshops around Bohol (Tagbilaran, Baclayon, Lila, Bilar, Loon, Panglao, Anda and Ubay) since 2014, always aiming to make the classes challenging yet fun and, of course, safe all at the same time. She has a passion for arm balances and inversions and loves incorporating them in her classes. Her passion for yoga runs deep as she commits herself to a lifetime practice of yoga: educating herself continuously through classes, workshops, conferences and trainings. She believes wholeheartedly that her passion to teach and share the gift of yoga will last a lifetime.

Powerlifter

Raisa Athena trained as an athlete under 3x Strongest Man in the Philippines Ray Jefferson Querubin and joined Powerlifting competitions. These are the competitions that she joined and placed:

  • Southern Philippines Powerlifting Championship (2018)
    • 3rd place – u47kg category
  • Static Monsters Bohol Qualifier (2018)
    • 3rd place – u62kg category
  • Philippine Powerlifting Summer Classics (2019)
    • 3rd place – u48kg category
    • Overall: 3rd Best Female Lifter

She also got certified as a Powerlifting Judge last April 2019 and was one of the judges during the Philippine Powerlifting Summer Classics.

Raisa is now on a journey to reach her body’s optimal performance through strength, flexibility, mobility and endurance training using these tools/methods:

          • yoga
          • pranayama & meditation
          • barre
          • weight/resistance training
          • kettlebell workouts or flows
          • powerlifting techniques
          • hanstands/hand balancing
          • HIIT workouts
          • bodyweight training
          • kinesiological stretching

She will strive to share her experiences along the way that will help others on the same journey too.