Yoga tradition is rich with practices to help you deepen your embodied experience and navigate challenges of everyday life. One such practice is the use of mala beads, a string of beads that has been traditionally used for meditation. This workshop incorporates movement, breath, mantra, meditation and the creation of a 27-bead wrist mala.
We’ll start with a mindful, breath based, movement to help us cultivate some clarity, focus, and relaxation. After our movement practice, we’ll discuss mantra repetition as one meditation technique and how to incorporate a mala into this practice.
You’ll then create your own 27-bead wrist mala by selecting from several “bead kits” personally created using semi-precious stones such as jasper, carnelian, agate, and onyx, and Bali silver. You’ll be taught the symbolism of the mala and guided in making your own. After that, you’ll be led in using your wrist mala in meditation and mantras helping to center, support, and steady your path to a more balanced life.
Amanda Griggs is the owner of a traveling yoga studio called Root River Yoga that serves the rural SE MN communities. Amanda’s commitment is to inspire others to realize their own gifts and powers for leading the way to stepping fully into their most authentic self.
Kim Hammer is a maker, shopkeeper, student of yoga, and world traveler. After a successful career in the healing arts, she established Sutra Imports in 2011 to bring ethically traded contemporary craft to the Driftless Region. She travels annually to SE Asia, leading tours and directly sourcing handmade beauty in India and Bali.