Build Your Own Mala Workshop
A mala is a set of beads used to focus awareness and concentration during meditation, mantra, breath, and relaxation practices. Malas have been used for thousands of years by practitioners from many cultural and spiritual traditions. When using a mala your mind becomes rooted in the unhurried, calm movement of the mala, creating the inner environment and attunement needed to experience meditative states. Your mala becomes a portable sacred space that is a physical representation of your practice and intentions.
In this workshop, you will create a one-of-a-kind full (108 beads) mala made with gemstones. You will learn about: the mala including its history and tradition, the importance of honoring the cultures that brought the mala practice to the West, the healing properties of the gemstones, how to make a mala, and how to use a mala to practice mantra. This workshop includes the repetition of a simple, universal mantra that you could bring into a daily meditation practice. This workshop concludes with guided meditation in a reclined position.
This workshop is wonderful for those wanting to explore yoga philosophy and come away with a tool to support a home practice. Participants comment that this workshop sparked their further exploration of the aspects of yoga beyond postures. Others comment that the healing properties of the gems have benefitted their lives. Others are delighted to have a handmade mala to adorn their practice. The lessons of this workshop are as varied as the people present, and it has a wonderful way of unfolding beautifully for all.
This workshop is for all levels. No previous meditation or mantra experience is necessary.
Date: Saturday, January 20th
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Location: Yoga in the Center
Cost: $60 ($30 workshop fee, $30 supply fee) if purchased by Dec 31st. $70 after Dec 31st
Registration closes January 14th
Refund Policy: Cancelled registrations are only eligible for a refund (minus $5 processing fee) up to three days prior to workshop date.
Facilitated by Samantha Brown