The DC Global Mala is a group of yoga practitioners who dedicate a collective practice each fall. The Global Mala Project is a worldwide project initiated by Shiva Rea, Sean Corne, Michael Franti, and yogis, yoga studios, performers and activists around the world.

The mala is made up of 108 beads and a symbol for the prayer for peace, hope and charity.  The purpose of the Global Mala is to unite the global yoga community from every continent, school or approach to form a “mala around the earth” through collective practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108.

Sacred activities can include:

  • 108 Sun Salutations (or variations of 27, 56)
  • 108 rounds of mantra such as the Gayatri or Maha Mrityanjaya
  • 108 rounds of a kriya
  • 108 minutes of meditation, kirtan or movement meditation

On September 18, 2011, Anahata Grace, a local non-profit will host the annual DC Global Mala!

Learn more here: http://www.anahatainternational.org/index.php/dc-global-mala/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anahatagrace

Have you ever been to the DC Mala? Tell us about it!

Events include:

  • 108 Sun Salutations led by DC teachers
  • Dharma Talk and Meditation
  • Mindful Marketplace sponsored by like-minded local studios and businesses
  • Fundamentals Clinic for first time Mala practitioners — all are welcome!
  • Yoga Nidra led by Anahata Founder and DC teacher Angela Cerkevich
  • Live Music thanks to amazing friends in the DC Drum Circle!
  • A chance to raise our community vibration beyond the borders of mat, studio, and style!
  • This year, all proceeds will support the work of Anahata Grace, a Washington DC-based nonprofit that works to share the physical and mental health benefits of yoga and holistic wellness services to individuals in need.