A Mala is a set of beads that have traditionally been used in prayer and meditation. The purpose of the Mala, or Rosary, is to remind you to constantly repeat God’s name.
Usually made from 108 beads. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. This practice is known in Sanskrit as Japa.
In this workshop, you will learn how to make your own Mala beads while chanting mantras and bringing your awareness to your inner self, opening a space for observation and meditation.
The practice of making Malas with this consciousness will help you to learn how to focus, concentrate and elevate your vital energy.
Mafer Parvati is a dedicated yogi and has been making Malas for herself and for her friends for a few years. She uses special meditations when making the Malas to personalize them for the needs of each person.
Mafer – Parvati also enjoys creating fine Malas (traditional Indian rosaries), and sharing this ancient art-form in myriad workshops.
Mafe serves as a powerful inspiration to those willing and eager to transform their lives from the inside out. Through the integration of Yoga, Pilates, and Music, Mafer – Parvati works to serve the Whole. Her sincere devotion to her daily yoga practice gives her the ground of being to lift her students to new levels of awareness.
She holds Advanced Graduate Certifications from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Miami Yogashala, Green Monkey Yoga Studios, Skanda Yoga Studio and the Pilates Physical Mind Institute. Prior to her Yoga Career, Mafer – Parvati was a competitive gymnast for 13 years and a member of the Colombian national gymnastics team. She has also danced for various modern and contemporary dance companies both in Colombia and in the United States.