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Raat Rani Collective

Raat Rani Collective strives to inspire women to prioritize their

physical and mental wellness with the support of a like-minded community.

Who We Are

 

Raat Rani Collective (RRC) was founded by Dr. Harita Raja with the intention of creating a community for women that promotes physical and mental wellness through movement, connection, and education.

 

In Hindi, Raat Rani means “night-blooming jasmine,” a fragrant flower that blooms only at night. Like the night jasmine,

the changes and growth women experience often

goes unnoticed.

 

Together, we pursue better health and well-being, celebrate accomplishments, encourage and empower each other through  different phases of life, and cultivate deeper

social relationships.

 

*Dr. Raja is a board certified psychiatrist that specializes in women’s

mental health. RRC is based in Montgomery County, MD with members

ranging in age from 20 to 70.

What We Do

1

Promote wellness
through movement

We offer an average of

10 movement classes per month for women of varying skill levels.
Our core classes include Bollywood Zumba, Yoga, and 
Strength Training.

2

Promote wellness
through connection

We value meaningful conversations, cultivating deeper social relationships and supporting our community. We organize social gatherings, retreats, wellness activities, community service opportunities, and engage in candid conversations about mental wellness and cultural taboos through our Community Circles.

3

Promote wellness
through education

Shakti (“power” in Hindi) is our health education and promotion series that provides evidenced-based and research-informed educational sessions on key health topics, particularly those affecting South Asian women. By partnering with subject matter experts in women’s health, we aim to help our members establish and maintain healthy behaviors.

We create and promote opportunities for physical and mental wellness with considerations for cultural context and varying life stages.

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Welcome New Members!

 

Interested in joining Raat Rani?

  1. Complete the RRC Waiver. Complete and submit the waiver so you can join us for a class!
     

  2. Attend a Bollywood Zumba class! This will give you the opportunity to get a feel for our classes and meet our community. Each class is $15 and can be paid through Zelle (301) 910-8220 or our website.

    Upcoming classes:
    * May 2 | 7:15 pm
    Dawn Crafton Dance Connection in Rockville, MD
    * May 18 | 5:00 pm
    ZSweat Dance & Fitness in North Bethesda, MD
     

  3. Join us on WhatsApp. We believe in meaningful connections and a supportive community. Our WhatsApp group adds another layer of depth with conversations, challenges and masti (lots of fun!). You can join our WhatsApp group after attending a class.
     

  4. Become an active member. To remain a member of Raat Rani, you must attend at least one movement class every month (Bollywood Zumba, Yoga, or Strength Training). This is also required to attend our social events.
     

  5. Welcome! We are excited you have decided to join our community and we can’t wait to meet you. If you have questions or are interested in learning more, you can contact us at raatranicollective@gmail.com or follow us at @ranicollective_ on Instagram.

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