on healing

"now is the season to know that everything we do is sacred." -hafiz

healing is a topic of life that i am deeply interested in and devoted to. i became conscious of my own healing journey about 18 months ago when i hired a therapist to help me understand my individual traumatic blueprint. it has been an awakening and awe inspiring journey, and while sometimes painful, it has been worth every hour we have spent together. i had always interpreted healing to mean that it was an inside job, but what i have learned is that healing is actually an outside job. the depth of ones healing isn't fully realized until there is an interaction with the universe where one is shown that they are actually learning acceptance, intimacy, safety, and trust. when these states of being are mirrored back to you from the universe, healing is accomplished.

i thought it would be a joyous exercise to jot down some of what healing means to me and perhaps this will inspire you to create a fun list for yourself.

healing to me means...

lots of sleep
long days of living without doing
listening to the birds sing
a long hot shower
lighting a candle
hot lemon water
living my best life
baking bread
a beautiful glass of wine
kneeling for prayer
long aimless walks
taking care of mom

what does healing mean for you?


i am on sabbatical and focusing on each part of what healing means for me. satsang is on july 25 from 10:30a-12pm focusing on balance and standing postures. reserve your space here. coffee, discourse, and pastries to follow!

keep a pulse on me this summer through my social media outlets, or shoot me a note.

sending you healing in abundance!

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.