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The Aafiyah Project presents ...

Sisters' Wellness Retreat

... embarking on a health & wellness journey

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Imagine a gathering driven by the power of sisterhood

A gathering where Muslim women embark on a health and wellness journey together ... 

The Sisters' Wellness Retreat, established in 2021, provides a supportive environment for minority women to foster a sense of sisterhood. The primary focus is on nurturing individual inner peace in response to the many stressors that uniquely impact the health and well-being of minority (particularly Black) and Muslim women. This cultivation of inner peace serve to empower the women to become more productive members of the community. Health and wellness topics covered during the 4-day retreat include: financial wellness, physical well-being, social-emotional wellness (mental health), and spiritual well-being.

Our History

The wellness retreat idea was born out of the friendship circle of professional women at the height of the COVID pandemic shutdown. These women recognized the need for women, especially Black Muslim Women to strengthen their sisterhood by being more intentional about holding space for one another. They discussed the importance of showing up for each other and creating a safe environment where everyone can share their wins and challenges in life without judgment.

Sisterhood is a powerful force that can help us explore health and wellness in new and exciting ways. By coming together and supporting each other, the wellness retreat help create a community of women that empower each other to be our best selves. Whether it's through sharing wellness tips or simply being there for each other, sisterhood can be a transformative experience that helps us achieve our health and wellness goals.

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This idea, now a stand-alone program at The Aafiyah Project: Sisters' Wellness Retreat; continue to help women begin, restart, or reset their health and wellness journey in a holistic way that integrates four key areas of health and wellness: financial, social-emotional, physical, and spiritual.

Annually, the highly anticipated wellness retreat takes place in the summer. Join us for a rejuvenating experience that will leave you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and with a strengthened sense of sisterhood. Don't miss out on this opportunity to prioritize your health and wellness.

2024
Sisters' Wellness Retreat

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Date:

Thursday August 8 - Sunday August 11
check-in @ 8 am | checkout @ 12 noon

Venue:

Turkish Guest House Residence
Diyanet Center of America (DCA)
97th Avenue Lanham MD

Theme:

Wal asr ... By time!
The fleeting nature of time

Wellness
Sessions:

Financial | Physical | Social-emotional | Spiritual

2024 Workshops

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Financial wellness is all about achieving financial stability and success in both the short and long term. This includes managing your budget, saving money, investing wisely, managing debt, and planning for the future. By improving these aspects of your personal finances, you can achieve greater financial security and peace of mind. This year's financial wellness workshop will focus on the benefits of personal investments and teach us how to begin or enhance our investment journey that aligns with Islamic principles. This year's workshop will be led by an expert from a renowned Islamic-based company that has proven to be socially responsible and sustainable.

Physical well-being is crucial for a healthy lifestyle. It involves practicing self-care for the needs of your body through physical activity, balanced nutrition, sufficient sleep, and avoiding harmful behaviors. Taking care of ones physical well-being also includes a personal responsibility to understand your body’s warning signs and recognize when you are ill and in need of medical attention. Prioritizing physical wellness can lead to a happier and healthier life. This year's workshop will be led by a board-certified physician and health coach in the DMV community.

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Social-emotional wellness is crucial for overall well-being. It involves understanding and managing emotions, i.e., a person's ability to identify what they are feeling, how to manage that feeling or emotion, and how to navigate those emotions in a way that leads to building and maintaining stable relationships. Strong social-emotional health enables an individual to integrate their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in a way that supports greater health and well-being in life. By prioritizing social-emotional health, we can achieve a more balanced and fulfilling life. This year's workshop will be led by an expert life coach adept at working with Muslim women to improve their health and wellness.

The workshop on spiritual well-being aims to help women strengthen their connection with Allah by exploring Islamic beliefs, values, principles, and morals. By expanding their sense of purpose and meaning in life, women can achieve a greater sense of fulfillment and contentment. The workshop will be led by a Muslimah wife, mother, and educator.

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