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Intro to Mala Making Workshop

A mala (the Sanskrit name for ‘garland’) is a set of beads traditionally worn and used for meditation. Malas are typically made of 108 beads (108 being a sacred number in many Eastern cultures) and serve to keep count of the wearers affirmations by focusing their awareness and staying mindful in the present moment.

Explore the therapeutic energy by creating and practicing your own mala during a 2.5 hour workshop. Inspired by tradition, you will be guided through making your own mala and how to use it to recite an affirmation or mantra. As you create, you will have the opportunity to infuse your mala with the power of your intention! A  variety of materials including wood, seeds and or gemstones will be used. All mala materials are provided - just bring yourself and your mat.

Connect with us to find out details on how to host an Intro to Mala Making workshop. 

 

Mala Making Workshop - level II {building on the power of intention}

In this (3) hour workshop we will explore the importance of ritual and creating a sacred space to support your meditation practice​. 

Learn the tradition of handknotting and enjoy the added therapeutic benefits of sandalwood and gemstone beads as you create a 108 bead mala.

(note: it is recommended that you have attended our Intro to Mala Making workshop and/or have some meditation experience) 

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Kids Workshop (4-8 years):

This {one hour} workshop will consist of a session of mindful movement and breath work, as well as the opportunity to create a mala bracelet and explore it's meaning and significance. 

Children are offered a variety of breathing techniques, yoga poses, games and songs to help create friendship bonds, and introduce mindful movement into their lives. Children are encouraged to sing, dance, and move their bodies in a way that feels natural to them, and are given the chance to enjoy their own company and find their own peace inside themselves.These classes are an amazing way for children to relax, honour their bodies & cultivate respect for themselves, each other & our world. 

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Youth Workshop (9-13 years):

This {one hour} workshop will consist of a session of mindful movement and breath work, as well as the opportunity to create a mala bracelet and explore it's meaning and significance.  

Providing the same benefits that you can expect from your own adult practice, but with a little more playfulness! Youth Yoga provides tools and strategies through mindful movement and breath practice (pranayama) to find peace and calm in your everyday. With the stress and tension that a youth lifestyle can have on their bodies and minds, allow them this time to learn the importance of self-care and slowing down, and most importantly, acceptance and self-love.

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