visceral responses

photo credit:  james jackson

photo credit: james jackson

i have long believed that visceral responses are guidance from the divine. it took me a very long time to tune in, but ever since, i have not looked back. in fact, if i do not receive a visceral response from my everyday life experiences, i have been programmed to believe that whatever it is, it needs further exploration. 

when i reflect on the months before i moved to DC six years ago, it was a visceral decision to leave Boston in search of something bigger --- deeper. and to trace back even to the move from Addis Ababa to Maine, while it wasn't a solo choice, it was a shift that was motivated by something deeper. thus, i have come to rely heavily on my biofeedback and what it has in store for me.

there has been a lot of rumbling in my soul, and i imagine it is so for the collective conscious. the world is so traumatized by an orchestra of events ranging from rights to our bodies, to terminal illnesses that claims lives seemingly over night. every day, headlines are taking our attention away from the virtues we want to cultivate such as compassion, gratitude, and loving-kindness. now is the time to tune in. to sharpen the vision. to listen more. and to walk fully into our light. if you have yet to feel a ***shift*** within wait, it is coming for you.

what are you being called to do?

practice tuning in and listening to your biofeedback through asana practice. i am teaching at georgetown yoga on tuesday's march 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 7:45-8:45pm. and hosting satsang in my home on sunday, march 19 from 10:30am-12pm.

if you have yet to attend satsang, i invite you to join in. you can liken it to a relaxing sunday morning with good coffee, sagacious discourse, friends, food, music, and some yoga. we'll be covering backbends from cobra to wheel. reserve your spot here, space is limited.

also for the month of march, i am offering 20% off a 5 class pack for private instruction. if you are new to yoga or want to deepen an existing practice, private instruction is the best compliment to your every day activities. the great thing is that you do not have to do this alone, you can share the 60 minutes with up to three other friends. if you would like to take advantage of this offer, send me a note

i wish you love and light from the depth of my heart and hope that at least today, you find the courage to walk fully into your divine light. 

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.