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JULIA SUMAYA
Sufi Teacher and Health Educator

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Julia Sumaya offers over two decades of experience as a Sufi teacher and healer supporting women as they walk the path of their heart, the path of Love. She is also a health educator with eight years of experience devoted to women's reproductive health and wellness, centered on sacred self-care. She weaves together teachings and practices of the science and the sacred to support women in connecting to, loving, and developing their inner and outer being, guiding the remembrance of their innate dance with Divine Love.

“I have had the honor of working with Sumaya for the past few years. She humbly provides a safe and trustworthy container, allowing healing to be gentle, soft, deep, and wide. I have found that even the most dark and ugly filled spaces within turn to the Divine, as her essence whispers ever so simply to mine, “Heal. Love. Live” Truly, may those who seek deep healing find Sumaya to help show them the way” ~Yasmin

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. 

Sumaya's Mentorships

Through HER Mystery School

Would you like to explore practical and mystical information about the uterus, breasts, ovaries, menstruation, menopausal transition, eyes, clitoris, orgasm, and the heart in a way that each organ or body process relaxes more deeply into the light of Divine Love within you? At this moment, enjoy a deep breath and reflect on all that these organs and processes have done for you, in addition to ways that you may crave specific development from them. In this mentorship, we will actively invite each part or process to rest from the doing of the world and receive from the Divine presence within. In Baraka: The Sufism and Women’s Health Mentorship group, we will journey through Sufi prayer and meditation, sacred movement, and Taoist breathing to know and love ourselves more completely in this way. You do not need or want to be Sufi to enroll in this mentorship.

Would you like one-on-one support from a Sufi health educator about loving and honoring your body and spirit through the lens of Love? Sumaya will work with you to customize nine months of support for spiritual or physical healing and development that follows Baraka: The Sufism and Women’s Health Mentorship curriculum, exploring practical and mystical information about the uterus, breasts, ovaries, menstruation, menopausal transition, eyes, clitoris, orgasm, and the heart in a way that each organ or body process relaxes more deeply into the light of Divine Love within you. She will offer you uniquely woven healings and teachings designed to cultivate a space of rest from the doing of the world and receiving from the Divine presence within. You do not need or want to be Sufi to enroll in this mentorship.

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

This immersion is a prerequisite for the next class, The Song of The Clitoris, presented in the Summer of 2024.

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:​

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


(This immersion is recorded)

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