i returned from ethiopia early last monday morning. for the first time in my life of traveling, i slept through the first leg of the flight from addis ababa to dublin. one could even say, i had a smile on my face for the 6 remaining hours that i stayed awake until arriving in washington's dulles airport.

my homecoming has been jubilant, peaceful, and quiet, all at once. while adjusting to the time change, i have been up very early in the morning baking, awaiting the birds to rise, and enjoying the stillness. it has made me very heart happy.

i feel no sense of urgency. no sense of obligation. just a peaceful cloak around me as my eyes and ears re-adjust to the life i once lived. as i become one with my freedom, i am open to whatever is next. in my meditations, i have repeated the mantra, “clarity — direction — guidance” opening myself to re-alignment. as i watch the world around me travel at a pace that i am yet not ready to join, i embrace the stillness i found back in ethiopia and rest in its comfort. as the holiday rush begins, i hope you, too, find quiet moments to breathe, to make your coffee slowly, and to wait for the birds to rise.

in an effort to get your body moving this fall, i have teamed up with  core72 at cathedral commons to offer free community yoga on sunday november 5, 12, and 19 from 10:30-11:30am. registration is not required, all that we ask is that you bring your own mat.

the end of the year is fast approaching! the 4th annual New Year’s Eve intention setting practice is scheduled for sunday, december 31st from 6-8:30pm. i absolutely love leading this practice which is compromised of asana, chakra balancing, and intention setting. by reflecting on the year that has passed and inviting the new, we consciously create space to manifest what we desire in our lives. the evening has always been filled with the most exquisite energy that reverberates for the days, weeks, and months to follow. reserve your spot here, it is always sold out!

i am always delighted to support you through private instruction, and to share with you the gift of this yoga practice. send me a note to get together.

be still and watch the universe open up for you.


big love,




Nya Alemayhu

Nya Alemayhu is an author, entrepreneur, wellness coach, and yoga teacher based in Washington, DC. Nya began her physical asana practice in 2004 while attending university. She received her first teaching certificate in 2013 and has been sharing the gift of yoga ever since.