Canadian Jewelry Designer and Artist Sonja Picard will teach you how to make scared 108 gemstone bead “Mala” on silk and take you on a journey of the ancient world of adornment and its rituals. A mala is an intentional meditation tool, made from 108 beads, a sacred number in reference to many spiritual disciplines. It is said that after chanting a mantra (mind tool) or repeating an affirmation 108 times we are cellularly lifted to a higher vibration of consciousness and peace. The state of meditative concentration in which mind and body are in unity alone with a mantra or affirmation will elevate its power to the universe.
This 5 hour workshop will begin with gentle movement, breathing techniques and a guided meditation to connect to your three words of intentions for your mala. You will learn how to make your mala with knotting your silk between each bead while holding a mindful focus to “invoke” your intentions into your mala. Upon completion Sonja will guide you on how to activate your mala and begin to properly use your mala as a meditation tool. Sonja will also share how to store and cleanse your mala and the ancient principles of adorning yourself with purpose and intention.
Rose quartz beads for love and a special Shakti om with Baby Lord Ganesh will be the mala we will be making. All supplies are provided. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.
$295.00 per person