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Make Your Own Mala with Susan Fauman

July 29 2017

Saturday, Jul 29, 2017

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern


Matrika House

159 State Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME, 04101

Ways to Attend

Create your own, hand-knotted traditional mala!

One of the most personal tools used on our spiritual path is the mala, a hand-knotted string of 108 beads. Malas are used for counting repetitions of mantra during spiritual practice, for protection, healing and for their natural beauty.

What you will Learn

  • An overview of the history of malas and how to use them in your own practice
  • How to craft your own knotted practice mala, or a mala to wear
  • Some simple grounding and intention-setting practices

No experience with either malas or beading is necessary. Susan will have some beads available for purchase the day of the class, but it is recommended that you purchase your own beads and center  bead before the workshop.

A $6 materials fee is included in the workshop fee and includes traditional silk thread.

You will need 108 beads and one center bead.

You can purchase beads locally in Portland, Maine at Caravan Beads or The Bead Hound.

Here are some online shopping resources. Shipping can take anywhere from 2–6 weeks: Mala Making Resources Document (PDF)

About the Teacher

Susan has practiced yoga since 1996 and taught since 2001. In 2007, after years of apprenticeship and study, she also began teaching Ayurveda for self-care and wellness. An artist since childhood (and with a BFA from Oberlin College), her favorite medium has always been Jewelry. Susan has been blogging and teaching Ayurveda and Yoga online since 2012 and in 2016 she launched her line of handcrafted jewelry inspired by yoga and Ayurveda. You can find her educational offerings online at  Check out Susan’s amazing jewelry on her Etsy shop. 

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