Christine Raffa selected as Top Business Innovator of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

NEW YORK, NY – 01-10-2020 ( — Christine M. Raffa, Owner & Creator of Raffa Yoga, Urban Sweat, Raffa Real Food, and Raffa Neuromuscular Treatment Center in Cranston, Rhode Island, was selected as Top Business Innovator of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her exemplary business presentation and creative entrepreneurship in the alternative health industry.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala in December for a night to honor their achievements.

With over 2 decades of professional experience, Christine has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert in her field. She has demonstrated success not only as a Business Leader and Master of Yoga but in every position she has held. Christine is an expert in her field of myofascial pain patterns of the head, neck and face. 

Ms. Raffa is a graduate of the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy. She is licensed in Neuromuscular Therapy.  She went on to complete advanced studies in neuro-anatomy, physiology, myofascial pain syndromes, as well as advanced training in cranio-sacral and cranio-decompression therapy, somatic emotional release, visceral mobilization, muscle energy, neuro-tissue tension release and structural integration techniques. These therapies set the foundation for Raffa Yoga and Urban Sweat. 

Christine is a Master Yoga Teacher with over 20 years’ experience, who has trained with the best and brightest all over the world. Urban Sweat is a 15,000 sq. foot eco-friendly, heated, holistic healing immersion experience with 6 unique styles of saunas and steam rooms.  The active relaxation center was created for members to utilize the rooms to draw out impurities, toxins and reduce stress levels. The authentic nature of the heated circuits induces a blissful, euphoric relaxation space that welcomes sleep, meditation and hypnotic rest. All helpful benefits for a healthy lifestyle.  

Ms. Raffa graduated from Johnson and Wales University focusing on culinary science and restaurant management. At Raffa Real Food which is part of the Urban Sweat, Christine employs her expertise to guide and nurture the culinary experience. This Vegan cafe offers raw foods, fresh organic juices made to order, aruyvedic seasonally inspired foods and a full catering department.

Not only is Christine involved in every aspect of her multidisciplinary business, she devotes countless hours of service back to her community through Raffa Yoga and Urban Sweat. She works closely with Integrated Health Services (IHS) to change the platform for opioid related addictions. She hosts seminars, workshops and yoga teacher trainings and is available for public speaking upon request.

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Christine for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is passionate about the well-being of others and has used her wisdom and expertise to push beyond the usual yoga or spa experience. She is an inspiration to all that know her and we felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization.”

Throughout her career Christine has received a wide variety of awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the alternative health field. For 2020, she is being considered for a feature in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and also for the Empowered Woman of the Year Award. She was honored at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas in 2019 for her selection as Top Business Innovator of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

Ms. Raffa is grateful for the constant support of her family. She describes her staff, as the curators for the extraordinary experience and is grateful to have them work alongside her each and every day. In the future, Christine says, “I see myself creating deeper relationships with the community, inspiring others toward optimal health and continuing my life’s work of service.”

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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