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Saturday, February 11 • 14:30 - 16:00
Japa Meditation

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The Mala Necklace is quickly becoming a noted personal accessory. It’s a popular addition to many outfits, seen in yoga classes or on a special altar at home. However, do you know its roots? Do you know where these powerful tools for prayer came from and what powers they hold? In this workshop, we breakdown the ins and outs behind the mala necklace, and their energetic components - the Rudraksha seed. We complete class by applying our new knowledge and participate in a uniquely designed Japa meditation.

The creator of the Shanti Collective, Rachel Hurst, began to truly appreciate her first mala when she used it as a tool for meditation. In Japa meditation, your hands stay busy while you use your mala to count to 108. Simultaneously, you use your voice to chant a soothing mantra, prayer or soulful tune. With all the energy bundled during this workshop’s community-based meditation, you’re sure to leave feeling at peace and more in tune with the power of malas + meditation.

(**Malas will not be provided. Bring a new or old mala to this workshop. Don’t have one? Come find the Shanti Collective at the Marketplace this weekend before the workshop - if you are signed up for this class, you will receive 15% off your mala necklace!)


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Rachel Hurst

Rachel Hurst has been practicing yoga and meditation for many years. As a young girl she was taught to count her breath. Her mother stressed that this simple exercise could improve every activity done in a day. Breath, her mother said, is what links us all together. Rachel’s yoga background is primarily in Vinyasa and Alignment Flow, but it wasn’t until she took a trip to Southeast Asia that she found her favourite practice: japa... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Upper Lounge Student Union Building, University of Victoria