Sumaya A.

Masters in Spiritual Psychology

Sumaya is certified in mindfulness, hypnosis, and EFT tapping in addition to gaining her MA in Psychology from Columbia. Sumaya finds peace and strength in mental fitness and believes everyone can become the best version of themselves when they put their mind first. Her kind and thoughtful energy creates immediate relaxation in class.
Sumaya Ahmed


Queens, NY

Go-to wellness activity


Favorite mindfulness guru

Jay Shetty & Aileen from Lavendaire

Liberate song

Just Like Magic by Ariana Grande

Favorite mental muscle


Our clients love Sumaya

“The guided meditation and prompts were some of the best I have experienced. The guide, Sumaya, was intentional, caring, and committed to our metal wellness. Truly amazing.”


“This was a great session. I appreciated the process that Sumaya walked us through for intention setting and the mindfulness/meditation exercise was a great way for us to kick off our strategy meetings.”


“The class was great. Instruction by Sumaya was really well-done and the provided Spotify playlist did wonders in terms of establishing a backdrop to encourage everyone to make the most of the class.”

Moss Adams

“I loved this class. The instructor, Sumaya, was great and the session was just the right amount of time. I left the session feeling energized, recharged, still, and inspired. I would definitely recommend this class.”


"I really enjoyed the Resiliency workshop with Sumaya. It helped me understand the skills I already use to be resilient and to remember to use them more."


"It was amazing! To stop and breathe deeply and actually see how that changes a person's perception of the moment - from being stressed to being relaxed! Such a simple thing and so easily forgotten to do just that one thing to relax and de-stress! Thank you for the reminder! The moderator's tone of voice was relaxing which by itself helped to introduce calmness."


"Such a comforting voice. Excellent, concrete examples of how I've fallen and gotten up and list out who/what helped me in the past."


"Sumaya brought a calm and I appreciated her providing examples of what her intentions were. Very simple but effective session that grounded and inspired me!"

Quantum Metric

"Sumaya is amazing and so great to listen to and have lead our sessions. I really enjoyed the 30 minute/4 week workshop and am excited to learn more from Liberate."

Cutwater Spirits

"Very relaxing class and Sumaya was great."

C.H. Robinson

"Having time with Liberate on my calendar has reminded me to take breaks when I normally wouldn't. Overall the workshops have let me spend more time filling my own emotional cup - making me a more reliable partner, friend and employee."


"Sumaya's Intention Setting class was awesome!"


"I love how simple but impactful the class was. I also loved the journaling exercise, it was something I have never done and yet I have journaled before. I just loved that I now have a saying I can repeat to myself everyday to check in."


"Meeting with Liberate was such a lovely way to recenter myself and my day. Our instructor/guide set an excellent tone that allowed me to leave my work behind and focus on myself and objectives for the half hour we were together. Carrying this feeling and my learnings into the rest of the day and reminded of the value of stopping for a reflective moment."

Framework Homeownership

"The workshop was very impactful for myself and colleagues. It helped us recognize small and bigs wins that helped identify what we needed to accomplish our goals - as in how we felt and got to X win. Also, reminding us to simply celebrating ourselves and living in the present moment. It was great. We are currently brainstorming on how we can make this a habit based on our current habits."

Framework Homeownership

"Really enjoyed the virtual meditation class led by Sumaya. The optional relaxation playlist was a nice touch as well."

City of Sugarland

"Sumaya is incredible! This class is the perfect length and so effective."


"Simple and yet powerful, soothing and yet inviting change. Generating awareness in a way that is uplifting and allowing us to be more of who we want to be. Thank you Sumaya!"


Q&A with Sumaya

What do you do to manage stress?

I start my days off with meditating and gratitude journaling which truly help me become present and release stress from the past or future. Emotional Freedom Technique also known as tapping is another favorite tool of mine that helps me destress and feel instant calm and relaxation. Going on regular walks allows me to manage stress through movement of my body.

How do you prioritize your mental health at work?

Taking a mid-day break is one way that I prioritize my mental health at work. If I’m not able to take a break, then I spend some time doing tasks in a quiet space without distractions so that I can be present with myself. I also go on walks during my lunch breaks which helps support my mental wellbeing.

What is your favorite practice for mental fitness and why?

Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) is my favorite practice for mental fitness because it instantly calms me down and relaxes my mind, body and soul. I have used tapping for various reasons such as releasing stress, releasing anxiety, and releasing self-doubt. Tapping is truly a powerful tool that creates a positive change within minutes.

What do you love about being a Liberate leader?

I love the ability to build on my mental fitness with every Liberate class. Each class allows me to be present, feel calm and ease. Liberate classes and workshops combine some of my favorite mindfulness practices which makes each class enjoyable to do. As a Liberate leaver, I love being able to introduce mindfulness practices to others while feeling the calm and increased presence along with them. It’s a win-win for everyone attending and leading each class.

Personal mantra?

Whatever is meant for you will always be for you.

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