Mala Making and Meditation Workshop with Carla Swope

Malas aren’t just beautiful, they are used as a tool to help the mind focus on mediation or count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. In this workshop you will learn to design and string your mala choosing from a variety of natural stones and wood beads, over refreshments and good company. You will then be lead through a meditation incorporating the use of a mala, to learn the more traditional ways to use the mala for practice.

Event Info

Saturday December 2nd, 2017
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Cost: $30 for the workshop, plus $20-$50 for your mala kit*

*You will choose you mala kit during the workshop. Payment for the kit will be made direct to Carla, by cash, credit, debit or PayPal.

About Carla Swope

My passion for creating unique jewelry is something that I’ve had since I was young. I’m constantly inspired by our natural environment, drawing my design ideas from the mountains and valleys where I live in Chilliwack, BC, and beyond. The jewelry I create is constantly evolving: I love to work with unusual colour and shape combinations, and these change with the seasons. I would say that Mother Nature is my muse, with all of my pieces balancing the elegant feminine with earth’s elements.

Impeccable high-quality craftsmanship and a keen eye for detail have helped me to build a successful business over the past 15 years. I’ve participated in many juried art shows, community craft shows, markets and events. Additional experience includes being the owner of Beadifferent bead shop in Hope, BC until 2010, as well as being a certified yoga instructor. I teach jewelry design as an instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley, as well as with local arts councils, community centers and schools. I also became a mom three years ago, and I love the freedom that working on my craft at home affords me. My studio is always a busy place to be.

Yoga Workshops

Workshops give you the opportunity to study, practice and refine a specific aspect of Yoga, with direct instruction from an experienced teacher. Kushala offers regular workshops from visiting and regular instructors on topics including yoga postures, breathing and meditation, lifestyle, ethics and philosophy.

Workshops are an excellent way to compliment and inspire your regular practice, and bring new skills and insights onto your yoga mat, and into your daily life.

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The Calm Before the Holidays with Shelly and Heather

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Take some time for yourself, create peace, centre your body and breath, balance the yin and yang by indulging yourself in this 2.5 hour restorative workshop, where we will guide you through deeply nourishing restorative poses, to soothe your nervous system, release tension and create a natural flow of energy throughout your body.