Here at Nature Sacred, we strive to support our Firesouls and their communities as best as we can! From Enrichment grants, including opt-in virtual and in-person programming, there’s so many benefits to being part of the Network.
We are always here to help support our Firesouls by sharing resources and programming strategies — and here’s a neat resource that many of you have been asking for. We are kicking off our list of vendors and providers by highlighting BIPOC owned companies. We’re sharing providers and vendors, local to the Maryland area, but also available nationally that may help augment your programmatic efforts, enrich your community and support some BIPOC-owned providers!
This list is just the beginning of our overall resources list. If you know of, or are a vendor or provider, please feel free to reach out — we would love to expand the list!
Remember, all Firesouls are eligible to apply for Enrichment Grants to cover the costs of these providers and others like them.
Inner Workout (Virtual/National)
Need a little mindfulness? Inner Workout is an organization that blends mental and physical wellness practices to holistically engage in self-care. Using what they call the ‘FiveDimensions of Wellbeing ™ : Physical, Energetic, Mental & Emotional, Wisdom, and Bliss. “Inspired by yogic philosophy + informed by science, the five dimensions allow you to care for the whole you.”
You may remember that last year, we partnered with Inner Workout to bring the Firesoul Network a series of virtual mind and body wellness sessions. We garnered such great feedback — there’s no doubting the importance of full-body wellness!
Photography: Ruby Ella Photography (DC, but travels)
Interested in hiring a professional photographer to capture the magic of your next program or event? Ruby Ella is a Washington D.C based photographer who specializes in weddings, parties and events.
Last year, Ruby did an amazing job of capturing the energy and joy that you all exuded at Firesouls Fest, a gathering hosted by Nature Sacred and Washington Parks & People in August of 2021.
Ruby is available for travel upon request. Visit her website for more information.
Event Planning: Naimah Sharif Event Planning (Baltimore/DC only)
Make your next event one to remember! Naimah Sharif is a Baltimore based event planner and promoter, and founder of Nlife, whose work hones in on fostering culturally relevant community connection to enhance programs and events. Naimah’s work has always been action and solution oriented with a strong passion for bringing people together for positive causes. A dear friend of Firesoul Atiya Wells from BLISS Meadows, Naimah supported BLISS Meadows’ Mother’s Day Tea Party in May. Participants were thrilled to see what creative event and programming possibilities there are.
A testimonial from Atiya Wells: “She [Naimah] is an amazing and gifted event planner, and can truly bring the visions from your mind to life.”
At BLISS Meadows’ Mother’s Day Tea event this year, guests dined under hanging Wisteria and enjoyed live music and fresh baked goods from Two Crabs Bakery. Guests also enjoyed a variety of tea blends from Cuples tea shop, a Black owned small business local to Baltimore.
Naimah is sure to bring creativity and life to your next program or event. Visit her website for more information