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Malas, Mudras and More

YogaLife Institute of NH
Event organized by YogaLife Institute of NH

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with Nicolle Casey and Victoria Randall

Mala beads have become very fashionable in the recent years as jewelry and as an icon for spiritual pursuits. But what is the real purpose and how can we use them to deepen our spiritual practice? In this workshop we will discuss the use of Mala/prayer beads throughout history and the purpose of the garlands 108 bead structure. We will learn and practice techniques for using Mala beads to deepen our meditation practice, and invite an awareness of the subtle energies moving in our body through the use of Mudras. We will demonstrate the art, technique and mindful practice of constructing a Mala bead bracelet and everyone will have the opportunity to create their own.

Cost: $45 (includes bracelet materials)
Preregistration required.

For more information and/or to register call 603-969-8968, email brian@yogalifenh.com or register online at http://www.yogalifenh.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2018/05/11/11095/-/malas-mudras-and-more

Nicolle Casey has been practicing and teaching for over 10 years and received her teacher training through the YogaLife Institute of NH. Accredited as an E-RYT500 yoga instructor, Nicolle’s unique approach integrates the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga into daily living. Her healing and spiritual journey also led her to become trained in Reiki & Somato Respiratory Integration Breath Work. Through daily meditation and mindfulness, Nicolle helps her students attune to their natural rhythms, allowing them to enjoy the ebb and flow of balancing family, home, work, and reveals their gifts as active members of our community. The tools of Yoga can help us maintain physical and mental wellbeing and improve the quality of our life and those around us. Nicolle resides in Stratham with her husband and two children, dog, cat and 12 chickens.

Victoria's love of art and the natural world along with her passion to cultivate joy are expressed through her work in the creative and healing arts. After graduating from UNH with a BA in Art History and Architectural Studies, Victoria chose to make the Seacoast of NH home and has spent the last 20 years as a yogi and outdoor educator in skiing, snowboarding and swimming. As an inspired mother of 3, Victoria has expressed her passions further by writing and illustrating a children’s book, designing accessories, knitting, jewelry making, meditating, practicing Reiki, and by serving on the NH Sate Commission for Deaf and Hearing loss. In 2016, Moondog 108 was born from Victoria’s collective experiences and passions as a NH small craft business that uses mindful intention to create Malas as meditation and healing tools. Every Moondog product is crafted by hand and from the heart with respect to the earth by using all natural materials. Please share my journey on Instagram @moondog108