Welcome to YANASISTERS, an intergenerational wisdom circle for women—like you. We’ve created this safe space, this spiritual space, to celebrate our womanhood. Here, with us, you will find healing. You will find happiness. You will find hope.

And most importantly, you will find a new you.

Connection is the essence of our community. Whether through our intimate online group, coaching programs, local meetups or one of our transformative destination retreats, we are here to support you in this season of your awakening. We share our stories, our pasts and our pain—lovingly and openly—to show one another that we are more alike than we are different.

We defy the notion that differences divide us. We are women who are all shapes, sizes, skin tones and swag. But our spirits—our souls—are every bit the same. And we only have one rule. Leave all judgment at the door.

You arrived here today, not by coincidence, but because you know existing isn’t enough. We believe that too, and we want to support you to manifest something meaningful in your life—whether that something is more joy, more freedom, more confidence and self-love, a more fulfilling profession or a better relationship. YANA is as much about recovery as it discovery. As you exhale your pain and inhale your passion and purpose, you will find you can do—and be—anything. But first, Superwoman, you must take off the cape.

When you need love, we’re here.

When you need an embrace for your body or your soul, we’re here.

When you need the freedom to explore those hidden, but treasured, parts of yourself, we’re here.

When you need to free yourself to be yourself, we’re here.

We, your sisters, welcome you with warm, open arms.

Because you are not alone.

By Imani

Mission

To create a community where every woman can feel supported in her unique one-of-a-kindness, reaffirm that we’re more alike than we are different, and remind each other that we are not alone.

Vision

A world where no woman has to suffer in isolation, and where the silent killers of our communities -- judgment, shame, self-hate, abuse, depression and anxiety are no more.

IMANI MONICA MCCULLOUGH, Founder, Life Engagement Coach, and Big Sis of Atlanta Meetup.

IMANI MONICA MCCULLOUGH, Founder, Life Engagement Coach, and Big Sis of Atlanta Meetup.

Life Engagement Coach, Speaker and Author Imani Monica McCullough is a vibrant voice for women worldwide. Through her transformative platform, You Are Not Alone (YANA) Sisters, she teaches women to connect more deeply with God, themselves and each other.

Beyond born to lead women, Imani is called. Her entire life, from struggling with extreme shyness as a child, losing her father as a teen, surviving an emotionally turbulent divorce as a young woman, and ultimately, watching her mom lose a battle to Parkinson's Disease; gave her a distinctive, personal perspective on pain and on the power of connection to heal. Imani has always felt somehow different from the world around her but those feelings of exclusion, coupled with her life experiences, only fortified her and drew her closer to her life’s work. It was just a few weeks before her husband’s mental breakdown that God whispered in her ear that she had a story to share, which led to penning her award-winning book, When I Was Broken. Prior to publishing the inspirational novel, God nudged her to write more, this time an acclaimed self-help book, which she titled You Are Not Alone.

As therapeutic as writing was, Imani soon realized the process was about more than books. She had something to say—to share—with women whose faces she hadn’t seen, but whose souls she intuitively felt. Her story was theirs and so was her journey. She knew she wasn’t alone—that there were women somewhere, everywhere—who were just going through the motions and desperately needed more. These women were waiting for a safe space, a spiritual space, where they could connect on a deeper level, and be acknowledged and affirmed.

And so, in 2013, YANASISTERS was born.

What began as a vision has taken on a soul of its own. YANASISTERS held its first Journey to Purpose and Passion retreat in 2013 for an intimate group of 20 women. Today, YANA has become a powerful, intergenerational sister circle where thousands of women laugh, cry, live and love—together. From the mountains of Georgia to the sands of the Caribbean, YANA is a collective and conversation that has grown organically and lovingly. The movement is on course to increase to 100,000 sister members by 2020 with retreats, conferences and affiliate groups across the globe.

Through her books and her intimate coaching programs, Imani continues to obediently respond to her calling to serve women deeply. She has been featured in numerous national publications and digital platforms, including Ebony.com, the Atlanta Tribune, Rolling Out and the Wellness Blueprint. Imani is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Howard University School of Law, and holds coaching certificates from the CAPP Institute, the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence and Life Purpose Institute.

Her third book, Bittersweet, was released in mid 2016.