15 hours ago
as I bask in the rays of my Virgo Sun
I gather the reflections of my moon
and direct my 1st Eye towards the North Node
~ Faith Hunter, 7.8.20
enjoying a few hours of doing nothing before I jump on an afternoon 300hr YTT mentoring call. 🌞 the next 4 days will be devoted to my Winter 2020 Yoga Teacher Trainees. This is their final weekend, and on Sunday we celebrate their journey. they started the program in February with in-person sessions at @embraceyogadc, but now it’s July and we honor their growth virtually.
the unprecedented imprint on our hearts has taught me to slow down even when I have shit loads of stuff to do, be more compassionate with my body, and breathe comfort around the edges of the unexpected.
where’s one of your favorite do nothing spots?
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2 days ago
3 days ago
I stand in my worth. 👸🏽 these are my boundaries. ~ #spirituallyfly
we are all shifting, growing and expanding. when you state your boundaries, please know some people will not understand, and many will push back because they aren’t doing the emotional and spiritual work. remember, it is not your responsibility to justify your stance, or explain the boundary you’ve set. when the universe sends a test, it’s your time to step up, expand, and ELEVATE into your fullest.
BTW, an element of my astrological triad is a Moon in Capricorn 🌑 I guess you can assume this has been a fascinating period for me. oddly enough it has been soulfully surprising, divinely releasing, and even more clarity than I anticipated. It has also giving me space to reveal the moon side of my being, and fully breathe in all that I am.
thank you @empoweressyogi for always being there as I navigate this world! you got my back and I’ve got yours! #sistersforlife
#fullmoon #fullmoonincapricorn #doyou #youareworthy #breathe #capriconmoon ...
5 days ago
listen to my latest poem. I felt the need to read this one on today, July 4th. writing it was emotional, but I had to get it out. so many thoughts raced through my mind around this day.
no more echoes of pain touching my lineage
I call on the values holding the tears of my Indigenous great grandmother
I hold the heart of my 5000 year old mother
for she did not know where her daughters and sons would land
~ except, Faith Hunter, 7.4.20, #spirituallyfly
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6 days ago
be your divine self without apologizing! ~ Spiritually Fly Sutra 1.7, Faith Hunter
as we move into the weekend saturated by a Full Moon and Eclipse in Capricorn, I invite you to gaze inward and examine your soul. see how you’ve engaged self destructive talk, suppressed your dreams, and/or been told to dim your light by society, your family/parents, friends, or even romantic partners. give yourself time to see the road you’ve traveled, how far you’ve come, and where you desire to go. be okay with looking at old patterns, decisions, and pull out the soul nuggets that elevate your spirit and serve your community. ✨ finally take a moment to write down how you wish to move forward. get clear about how you, as a divine being aligned with humanity, will show up for yourself and those you serve (family, friends and community). 🦋 trust me, I’m in this with you, and I will continue to do the emotional and spiritual work to be and give my best!!
If you wish, join me tomorrow morning on Embrace OM TV (@embrace.om / @embraceyogadc) for a Special Full Moon Kundalini Yoga + Meditation experience designed to do all the above. we will move the body, chant, meditate and journal (July 4, 11am-12:15pm). 🧘🏾♀️click the LIVESTREAM link in my bio to register.
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1 week ago
YOGA and MEDITATION Training Programs 2020 ✨ Over the past few weeks I’ve received several DMs about yoga teacher training programs, and if I offer them. 🦋 YES! I’ve been training teachers since 2007, and we are currently wrapping up our latest 200-hr training. Here’s a list of what I’m offering over the next few months.
200-hr Yoga Teacher Training INFO Session: Sunday, July 5, 4pm. Join me and our training manager, @empoweressyogi for a 20-minute online chat, followed by a Q&A session. This virtual session is a great opportunity to get a sense of what you will learn and experience during the training.
AWAKEN ~ Virtual Breathwork + Meditation Teacher Training (Level 1): July 25-26 (2pm-6pm). I’ve designed a unique breathwork and meditation training based on my 20+ years of personal and teaching experience. This foundation course shares practical techniques on how to energetically teach breathing and meditation practices as tools for authentic living. Open to All, 300/500-hr YTT module or Yoga Alliance CEUs.
Energetic Sequencing ~ Chakra Healing: Sept 4-6 (1:30pm-6pm). Discover the healing power of the Chakra System and its origins in India, Africa and other ancient cultures. In-depth exploration of each Chakra, and take home a teaching toolbox brimming with techniques to incorporate into your teaching practice. 300/500-hr YTT module or YA CEUs.
200-hr Yoga Teacher Training: Sept 25, 2020- Jan 24, 2021. Myself and a team of experienced and inspirational instructors, will offer an opportunity for you to dance on a sea of self-discovery, learn how to embrace your yoga practice, your life and become a positive changemaker in your community.
Our 200-hr and 300/500-hr programs are FULL YTT Certification Programs w/ YA Registration.
My training programs and studio (@embraceyogadc) have always been environments where BIPOC, LGBTG, and ALL have been seen, heard and welcomed with open arms. We also offer payment plans and limited scholarships. This is who we are, have been, and will continue to be!!!! **Links in my bio. PLEASE SHARE***
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into the fire I run
I wrap rings around purpose
riding the smoke of purification
my essence soars
~ Faith Hunter, 6.27.20, #spirituallyfly
spirituality is neither passive or disengaged. it doesn’t matter what you practice or how you tap into source, it doesn’t lead to floating away in peaceful unicorn bliss. my practices craft solid foundations. they cultivate inner awareness and keen insight. even in the moments when I feel confused, anxious, fearful, angry, or frustrated, I know my spiritual practices are there to realign and reset my soul.
they serve as tools of refinement so I can be a better human, and live up to the hopes and dreams of my ancestors. ultimately, I am able to harness the bravery to show up unapologetically in a world laced with racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and generational oppression. ✨ my spiritual practices are about taking action to build a better world.
photo by @lissa_ryan
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self-care is a sacred practice that nourishes my soul. ~ Faith Hunter, #spirituallyfly
I was taught to push forward, don’t slow down, and be strong. I deeply value these qualities in myself, and the teachings from my mother, aunts, grandmothers and other dynamic black women have fueled my commit to humanity. This way of life and mindset can be stressful, layered with anxiety, and cause you to keep giving when the cup is empty. That’s why incorporating self-care practices into my daily life are essential.
A few days ago @the_flowing_lotus complimented my skin. It was hard to take the compliment, but I received it fully with an open heart. You see, after a month of wearing a face mask 😷 I had extremely dry patches, sensitive areas, and random pimples. That meant I had to adjust my skin care routine. Drinking water throughout the day is my normal protocol, but I needed to do something different. So I created a special night time self-care routine that includes Clarifying Gel Cleanser by @weleda_usa. As many of you know, I’ve used Weleda products for years, and it’s always a joy to share products I trust and fully believe in. This cleanser purifies my pores, rebalances the combination areas of my face, and leaves my skin baby soft and smooth.
As a a reminder, slow down and engage in at least one self-care practice each day.
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Meditation has been an essential part of my life. It supports, holds and gives my body, mind and soul time to breathe, feel, and heal. The past few weeks have unearthed an assortment of emotions while at the same time inspired me to continue on my spiritual and human infused path. From suppressed pain, fear, anxiety, and years of ancestral trauma, I’ve felt it all, and I know you have as well. As a result, I’ve had to slow down, and give myself extra attention beyond my normal yoga and meditation practice. Sometimes I have to push away the computer, take deep breaths and just be still. These short meditative moments during the day enable me to press the reset button, and they drastically reduce mental pressure and busyness.
On that note, I decided to offer short 15-20-min meditations livestream on my wellness site Embrace OM @embrace.om. Starting next Monday, July 29, myself and several amazing @embraceyogadc instructors will offer daily WE PAUSE Meditation classes as part of our weekly virtual offerings. These sessions are designed to give you time to pause, breathe, and connect to your soul. We hope you are able to cultivate calmness, equanimity, and personal healing. Open to all! As a offering to the community, use promo code ~ wepause. You also can make a donation of $5. As always, my goal is to ensure access to wellness, so please share this with family, friends, health care workers, advocates, frontline protestors, and anyone that needs a few moments to be still.
Click the Livestream link in my bio to register next Monday, 6.29, 6:30pm.
photo by @lissa_ryan
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3 weeks ago
breathing into memories
drifting past the light
seconds minutes hours
flashes of time
moving along rails of vision
circling my existence
diving into the experience
waves of emotion
craved along edges
~Faith Hunter, written in 2016, #spirituallyfly
my father was in the military, and for the bulk of my childhood (post-Vietnam) he was stationed in Germany, Texas, and finally Louisiana. He wanted stability for the family, so my brothers and I grew up in Grambling, Louisiana around our extended family. There was always a pull on my heart, and yes separation sucked; however, there are a million memories we experienced before his death.
His primary line of inspiration during my years of ballet, dance competitions, and pageants was, “look in the mirror, breathe, and psych yourself up. you can do this!” It was such a simple yet power statement that touched me at age 4, and continues to ring through my insecurity and self-doubt today. I laugh as I write this, I can only imagine “tiny Faith” standing in the mirror hyping herself up 😆. BTW, I’ll drop a few if his other lines in my IG Story.
My Father lives within me and he is me!! So many layers, aspects and elements of my personality come from him and his family line. I’m honored to be his daughter, . ✨ SWIPE to see some of my favorite pics of him. In addition, I added a photo of my younger brother Mark Hunter @wholeedoss. I’ve watched him grow, evolve, and become a supportive, responsible, loving, and devoted father and husband. Mark...You are a good MAN!✊🏾
#FathersDay #BlackMen #BlackMan #HappyFathersDay ...
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