Love + Practice = Practice Love

Practicing + Creating (Jessica)

I have been creating with my hands for a really long time, as long as I can remember. From an early age, my parents and grandmother (my three parents) strongly encouraged me to use my hands in ways that allowed me to express myself - be it through playing the piano, by needlepoint, or by making friendship bracelets for those I loved. Most of my time growing up was devoted to these practices.

As life began to... accelerate, I guess you could say, I found myself focused on the practice of music, and so I created fewer physical expressions. Until recently, I think that I had forgotten how much I loved the practice of using my hands to create something that could be worn and that represented love - a constant reminder of a higher, elevated intention.

The yoga practice has taught me much about practice, and so much about the world. It has allowed me to connect with the world in ways that I could not imagine, and that I continue to explore every day, looking at the world and all of its beings with wonder and amazement.

For many, a mala is a tool used for meditation practice.

For others who choose to physically wear a mala (around the neck or the wrist), it becomes a reminder - of a mantra, of an elevated intention, of what it is that we wish to practice in our lives, with love and devotion. There are moments during the day (that I am sure that we all experience) where we perhaps feel less aligned with our most elevated intentions, as the rhythm of life is complicated. I cannot count the number of times in a day that I use a mala to reconnect with my intention - it grounds me and reminds me of what it is that is truly important, and to not lose my way.

Investment + turn around time + questions for you + other items

Step one: Send an email to let me know that you are interested in having a mala made for you (or as a gift for someone else).

Step two: Click on the following link - https://goo.gl/forms/trMJpwQvStUlvBPJ3

The questions in the form will allow you to share with me important details of what it is that you wish to focus on, what you are practicing (or what you are committing yourself to practice) and what intention or mantra you wish to infuse your mala with. I will create a piece for you, choosing stones that will help to amplify and solidify your intentions and your practice. Of course, if this is a gift for someone else, answer as many of these questions as you can to the best of your ability to help me create a piece that will resonate with them.

Your mala will be a combination of wood and stones - To me, this helps illustrate and represent our need for balance and contrast - a metaphor for our lives, if you will.

Investment = $90 (all 8mm wood beads and stones)

PayPal.Me link : paypal.me/JessicaDefoe OR e-transfer : jessica.jasondefoe.yoga@gmail.com

Turn around time = From 2 to 4 weeks (depending on stock of stones)

NEW! Wrist Malas

Step one: Send an email to let me know that you are interested in having a wrist mala made for you (or as a gift for someone else). These wrist malas are strung with cord, and have an adjustable knot.

Step two: Click on the following link - https://goo.gl/forms/trMJpwQvStUlvBPJ3

The questions in the form will allow you to share with me important details of what it is that you wish to focus on, what you are practicing (or what you are committing yourself to practice) and what intention or mantra you wish to infuse your wrist mala with. I will create a piece for you, choosing stones that will help to amplify and solidify your intentions and your practice. Of course, if this is a gift for someone else, answer as many of these questions as you can to the best of your ability to help me create a piece that will resonate with them.

Your wrist mala will be a combination of wood and stones - To me, this helps illustrate and represent our need for balance and contrast - a metaphor for our lives, if you will.

Investment = $35 (all 8mm wood beads and stones)

PayPal.Me link : paypal.me/JessicaDefoe OR e-transfer : jessica.jasondefoe.yoga@gmail.com

Turn around time = From 2 to 4 weeks (depending on stock of stones)

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