Asana and Affirmations; Yoga and Mala Making
With Lucy Howlett & Helen Kathleen
Date: Sunday 17th September – 2:30pm – 6:30pm
After a brief introduction, we will start with a simple vinyasa flow style yoga class, led by Lucy Howlett. You will be encouraged to set your own affirmation to focus on during the asana practice and later to meditate upon with your Mala.
About Lucy Howlett and Lift Yoga
Lucy became a yoga teacher in 2013 after working in dance and fitness for over 5 years and realising that yoga was a path that was really calling. She adores sharing her knowledge of the body in movement, and reducing stress through yoga. Helen and Lucy met during their teacher training in 2012 and are very excited about collaborating for this workshop.
About Chant Malas
Chant Malas is the baby of Helen Kathleen, a Hove dweller, trained yoga teacher and mum of two. Helen began creating mala beads in 2014, around the birth of her daughter, when her own japa mantra practice (meditation using a mala to recite mantras) stepped up a gear as she prepared for the birth of her first child. Helen has recently given up her day job as a school teacher to focus on Chant Malas and creating high-quality mala beads at a range of budgets, something she feels passionately about. All Chant Malas, as well as materials used in the workshops, are vegan and ethically-/
About the Mala-making workshop
At a Chant Malas mala-making workshop, as well as learning about the history of mala beads and their use, you will create your own mala, selecting crystals of your choice and working with the Rudraksha mala. Rudraksha is a sacred seed from India which is said to be from the tears of Shiva himself. You will learn a basic stringing and knotting technique as well as how to finish your mala with a cotton tassel.
After creating your bespoke piece, you will bless your mala with your intention and we will join together to complete a japa mantra meditation, chanting a carefully-chosen Sanskrit mantra 108 times. This will give you the opportunity to connect with your mala and learn how to use it effectively.
You will leave the workshop with a personalised mala and an information pack detailing all ideas covered during the session.