Mala For Meditation & Prayer
Make a mala necklace using Czech glass beads, semiprecious stones, or wood beads along with glass seed beads for spacers. Each participant will learn to make a tassel from natural fibers to adorn the center of the necklace. Together, we will discuss the significance of the Mala and guide women in exploring meditation and prayer with Mala. Willow will share mantras and encourage participants to discover their own sacred practice.
Each participant will depart class a Mala as well as inspiration for a personal prayer or meditation practice.
This 2.5hr class will be offered twice during the May Session.
BRING: Writing utensil, journal, reading glasses (if needed for the small beads), shawl or cushion to sit on. Materials Fee~ $18-20 sliding scale
Willow LeTellier has been making jewelry since she was a child, always looking for the next special stone or bead to adorn with and draw strength and comfort from. Willow is interested in the energetic quality of materials used to make adornment pieces, whether it be stones, gemstones, wood, old beads, or pieces made in traditional processes. Mala making and wearing incorporate the energetic capacities of sacred adornment.
Willow had a successful jewelry business in the past. At this time, she makes jewelry mostly for pleasure, selling pieces occasionally. She studied Jewelry Design and Fabrication (Metals) at the University of Washington with Mary Lee Hu. Mary taught her so much, not just metal work, but history of body adornment, the importance of a finished piece, and thinking outside of the box.
Willow enjoys practicing yoga and meditation, and has studied with many practitioners in the Seattle area. Mala making is an intersection of two of her main interests: sacred adornment and meditation. Willow's other teacher in her life is her dog, Charlie, who is always living in the moment, in the Here and Now.