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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. 

Intro to Sufism


February 1st, 2024

Beltane Devotional Sexuality Immersion


May 1st, 2024

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