temporal currency

photo credit:  james jackson

photo credit: james jackson

i fell into a very fascinating conversation regarding time this past weekend. i am one of those folks who is perpetually busy. with the exception of the hours i use for sleep, my days are usually fully scheduled. it had never occurred to me that this was a “problem” because in my mind, i was choosing this way of life. 


as far back as i can recall, my schedule has always been full. while in conversation, effortlessly, the words “you know why i do this, right? when i was a girl, in order to avoid being abused by my step-father, i scheduled myself for activities after school” flew out of my mouth. it was as if something was speaking through me — a new portal of insight. and here i was, still scheduling myself for activities even though there was no longer anything to hide from. 


it is amazing what happens when we accept the responsibility of being an aware, conscious, and softened human being. habits long formed are willing to reveal their source and permit the path for reformation. what a gift in this life to work through the anatomy of our being and recreate a harmonious world within ourselves. i have been over scheduling myself for nearly two decades and it is just now that i can clearly see why.


what is the source of some of your habits? 


in honor of slowing down and assessing how i use my temporal currency, i will be taking a teaching sabbatical beginning july 1. you can still practice with me through the monthly satsang in my home and through private instruction.


enjoy final days of practice with me at georgetown yoga this month on tuesday june, 13, 20, 27 and thursday june 15, 22, and 29 at 7:45pm. satsang this month is on sunday, june 25 from 10:30am to 12:00pm. reserve your spot here. coffee, discourse, and pastries to follow.


so with that, use your temporal currency well. i wish you the best of everything.


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.