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Swan River Yoga Arabi Community Center
7011 Saint Claude Ave, 2nd Floor, # 213, Arabi, Louisiana 70032
“Malas are important tools of both worship and healing. When we use a mala with our mantra recitation, the power of the mantra enters into the beads of the mala, which become energized at a subtle level. The more often we use them, the greater their power becomes. The mala gathers and magnifies the power of the mantra forming a sphere of energy and protection around us.” ~ David Frawley
Join Alyson Atma Simms for a special workshop where you’ll learn not only how to use a mala, but also how to make your very own! This yogini is an expert on malas and has been making, selling, and teaching about malas world-wide.
Everything you need to make your very own 27-bead wrist mala will be provided. While you are crafting your sacred jewelry, you will learn about the history of malas, the various ways to work with your mala, the energetic properties of various woods and gems that can be used, and the planetary properties of each finger used to move your mala. Lastly, you will get to practice using your mala with traditional yoga mantras.
What the students will learn and experience is:
1. How to make a mala
2. The benefits of mala meditation
3. Energetic properties of stones used in making malas
4. Mantras to use with a mala
5. The three levels of chanting and their benefits
6. Planetary influences and properties of each finger used to move the malas
7. How to choose a mala
8. What do to when the mala breaks
«I had no idea how malas could make meditation easy and fun!» Susan
«This was a sweet experience. It felt like coming home. Alyson delivers complex material in a down-to-earth, easy-to-understand way.» -Cyndi
«What I love about Alyson is that she is radiant and beautiful from the inside out and brings a realness or authenticity to her classes. She conveys her knowledge and spirituality in a very graceful way.» -Emily
«Alyson's teachings are deep yet very accessible. Her style is friendly, open and engaging. She's light and fun and it rubs off on you.» — Amy
Cost of class: $35, includes all materials.
To sign up for this class: RSVP on our website at the event description or email Alyson at alyson @atmasofferings.com.
Alyson Atma Simms, E-RYT 500, is a natural bridge between the earthly and divine realms. She was drawn to her first yoga class in 2001 and her life became one of devotion to all forms of yoga and healing. Her teaching style brings an intensity of spirit, while enveloping you in grace and humor. With a degree in Art Education and a long time interest in gems and jewelry making, it only seemed natural to bring these into her love of yoga. Her teachings in Hatha, Kundalini, & Meditation have led her around the world to teach. Her business, Atma's Offerings, atamsofferings.com, supplies delightful malabeads and other devotional products.