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A woman with tenacity, confidence, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a distinct point of view when it comes to holistic beauty and wellness. Women that our founder, Jena Covello, admire most.
A Pilates connoisseur, Nwando Emejulu is New York City’s go-to instructor. The Paris-born, Gabon, Central Africa-raised, and current NYC resident has been teaching Pilates for five years and recently co-founded Move With Purpose (MWP), a nonprofit club dedicated to actionable support of Black lives through physical movement. Meet Agent Woman, Nwando Emejulu.
Name: Nwando Emejulu
Daily uniform: A supportive and stylish bra, leggings, and grippy socks.
AM ritual: First thing in the morning, I make my bed; otherwise, I feel very disorganized. I put on one of my favorite inspirational podcasts and I burn white sage to start the day with positive energy and purify the air in my apartment. I boil raw ginger root and two lemons for 15 minutes. Then I add 1 tbsp of chia seeds and 1 tbsp of raw honey. Et voila, my healthy morning elixir.
PM wind down: I write in my journal for about 15 minutes before bed –its a guided journal by Michelle Obama—with one of my favorite candles by DW Home. When I go to bed, I put on a guided meditation by Deepak Chopra.
Feel-good song: 'Say so" by Doja Cat, "Feeling Good" by Avicii, and
"Sunrise" by Simply Red.
A mistake you've learned from: Trust your gut instinct no matter what. A lot of mistakes I made were because I didn't use my "trust muscle."
To your younger self: Believe in yourself and your magic.
A wellness expert who has significantly helped you: Well+Good.
Favorite wellness/beauty book: The Wisdom of Sundays by
Go-to stress remedy: A quick 15 to 20-minute workout.
Supplements you can't live without: Omega-3 fish oil, liposomal vitamin C, lemon balm extract, and turmeric pills.
Three things you're really into right now: Self-help workshops and podcasts, healthy cooking at home, and my nonprofit club, "Move with Purpose."
Your ultimate indulgence: Homemade purple popcorn with truffle salt and nutritional yeast.