good life

photo credit:  james jackson

photo credit: james jackson

in the past 3 weeks, i have celebrated the entry into my third decade, started a new position, and reflected on my move to DC exactly 7 years ago. i remember the morning i woke up in my studio apartment in the back bay of boston knowing it was time to leave. i had visited DC a couple of times throughout college and had decided it was the place i would move next despite that i knew nothing more than the fact that DC was considered a second Ethiopia. i cannot express how right that decision was and how much i have grown since moving here. i heard somewhere recently that the gateway to change has three phases: pre-contemplation, contemplation, and finally, change. i realize today that my life is a good life because despite how much i fear change, i tackle it head on.

which area of your life requires you to change?

for some of us, change is very difficult. it is almost as if we are allergic to it. some of us are "cold turkey" people ... wake up, decide, and move. and the rest of us, well, we take up that grey area ... the area that needs encouragement, guidance, and a bit of hand-holding to get to the next place. no matter which type of person you are, know that your process is perfectly fine, you are perfectly fine, and your life is a good life.

i have returned to guiding one studio class per week at fuse in foxhall. fuse is known as a pilates studio until this year where they chose to add a yoga component. i am addicted to building, cultivating, and growing something from scratch and i am excited about building a yoga program that can continue to serve DC and humanity as a whole. practice with me every saturday morning from 10:30-11:45. the flow, called mindful movement, is loosely inspired by my ashtanga practice. it is ethereally slow, alignment focused, and just the perfect thing on a saturday morning.

i love hearing from you, receiving your emails, texts, and phone calls and knowing how i and this yoga practice can serve you.

sending you love from my heart and wishing you a sweet valentines day!

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.