Our Goal, Vision and Commitment
Gilary Massa and Timaj Garad are community organizers, artists, and writers with a passion for creating beautiful spaces for Muslim women to connect and grow.
Together they founded The Sisters' Retreat, a travel company based out of Toronto that specializes in women-only all-inclusive vacations and local events.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”- Audre Lorde
Our mission is to create self-care and vacation opportunities that feel safe, inclusive and are dedicated to nurturing the mind, body, and soul.
Our Panama retreat aims to create an all-inclusive vacation for Muslim women that is intimate and authentic.
Our events and Panama retreat are about supporting and promoting sisterhood and celebrating local economies and culture of women.
Why Women Only?
Because so rarely do we have gendered spaces that allow us to be open and honest about the healing we need.
This retreat is dedicated to the women who spend all their emotional and physical energy healing and caring for others. You can’t heal if you are broken. This is your chance to take care of you.
We created The Sisters Retreat for:
Muslim women artists, educators, healers, professionals, mothers, activists, and change-makers.
If you are are a Muslim woman that spends her days taking care of those around you, and are in need of a break, the Sisters’ Retreat is for you.