Mala Making Workshop

Date & Location

01 Nov 2020, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Reiki Refuge, Kuala Lumpur (map)

Event Details

Get meditative and creative! Walk away with a personalised mala necklace designed and handcrafted by you!

Design and make your own mala necklace with crystals, knotting, and finishing with a handmade tassel. Making a personal mala is so meaningful – you get to choose crystals to suit your intention and needs, and by putting your own energy into the making of it, this mala is truly yours and one-of-a-kind!

Malas can be worn as an accessory or they can serve a more spiritual purpose in helping your meditation practice. Learn how to handcraft a mala necklace. Each mala is completely unique and you will be activating it with your own positive intentions while crafting it.

What Is A Mala?

A mala is a string of beads used in meditation practice. A tool to help count mantras, it acts as a tactile guide as you contemplate in silence. Malas can be made with a variety of materials – from gemstones, to semi-precious stones, rudraksha seeds and even sandalwood.

For thousands of years, mala beads have been used by yogis and spiritual seekers to help focus their minds during meditation. First created in India some three thousand years ago, malas were originally used for a specific style of meditation called Japa, meaning “to recite”.

A mala represents different things to different people. It can be a guide for meditation, used for its healing properties or simply worn as a fashion accessory.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to thread and use a guru bead
  • Hand-knotting between beads. This is a specialized skill used in fabricating beads. You will be taught a few different methods of knotting to obtain perfect results
  • How to seamlessly finish your necklace
  • A brief intro to malas: its symbolisms and its use in meditation

What Will Be Provided

  • 24 gemstones of your choice
  • 1 string of rudraksha seeds
  • 1 guru bead of your choice
  • Silk beading cord for stringing
  • Silk thread for making tassel
  • Additional beads and charm accents can be purchase
  • Tweezers, needles, scissors and other tools will be provided

Who Will Be The Instructor?

The workshop will be conducted by Michelle Leow.

Michelle’s journey into the world of semi precious stones and making mala beads is an extension of her love for her ashtanga yoga practice. She loves the beautiful colours of these gemstones and the good vibrations they release.

Sitting down and knotting mala beads is very therapeutic for her and she wants anyone who learns to make their own personalized mala beads to feel the same way she does.

You can find her work showcased in her Etsy store.


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