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Julia Sumaya

Sufi Teacher and Health Educator

A close-up photo of Julia Sumaya.

About Sumaya

Julia Sumaya is a Sufi teacher and health educator devoted to women's health and wellness, centered on sacred self-care. Julia began her studies of Sufism and Sufi healing in 1998. She has offered Sufi healing and teachings for over two decades, fostering spiritual growth and transformation for her clients and students. She is also a Healing Tao associate qigong instructor, inspired by Taoist practices that enhance female sexual health. In parallel, Julia's fascination with scientific inquiry has propelled her toward a career as a health educator. She has shared her expertise in the public school system, where she taught puberty and sexual health education, equipping her students with the fundamentals of health and reproductive health.

Julia earned a Master of Public Health degree in leadership from UNC-Chapel Hill and is the author of Sex Education in North Carolina Schools. Additionally, she earned a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Sufism, where she was immersed in the mystical and practical teachings of Sufism and how to live in service to Divine Love. Her MDiv research involved interviewing female Sufi teachers from across the globe about the interplay of female reproductive health and spirituality, which inspired a series of books accompanying girls and women across their lifespans. The first in the series, The Sufi Book of Health and Wellness for Girls, is in its final stages of creation. Julia warmly invites you to embark on a transformative voyage alongside her, exploring the mysteries of Sufism and physical, sexual, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. 

Use the audio player below to experience one of Sumaya's teachings about dating accompanied by the Light of the Divine and followed by a guided meditation for FREE.


This teaching can support you to gently open the doors of your heart so the light and beauty you carry are revealed yet also protected by and anchored in Divine Love. We explore how to reveal your heart and protect her as you dance the first steps of exploring a relationship.

Mysteries of the Clitoris,
Hidden and Revealed

February 4th, 2024 11am-12:30
pm PST

Join me on a mystical journey as we create sacred space for veils of shame, fear, and emotional friction to lift and return to the Divine. Veils of light and veils of shadow can reside in our body, mind, heart, and spirit. When we truly see these veils and allow the tender, intimate Love of Divine Light to be present with us, we relax into healing.


Together, we will witness an inherited lineage of veils or barriers that have written their confining essence on our bodies, specifically the clitoris. We will step out of this lineage and relax into the Ocean of Divine Love. This teaching intertwines women’s reproductive health information, Sufi teachings and practices, and Taoist practices.

When we know ourselves, we know the Divine. Knowing ourselves includes knowing our beautiful body, mind, heart, and spirit and loving her. From a place of honoring the inner masculine and feminine, we will explore one aspect of Herstory of the female body, including anatomy and physiology, and invite Herstory to heal in the Ocean of Divine Love.


My passion is understanding the disparity between the negative messaging about the female body, the reality of her sacredness, and how to use Sufi and Taoist practices to relax into her sacred nature. Please join me on this journey.

This immersion includes:​

  • 90 minute webinar devoted to creating sacred space for veils of shame, fear, and emotional friction to lift and return to the Divine.

(Recording will be made available)

Beltane Devotional Sexuality Immersion


May 1st, 2024

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