giveaway! an ethical mala from wear peace

Feb 1, 2013 by

ray-malaIt’s February! It feels like 2013 started just yesterday, but here we are, already 1/12 of the way through this new year. In Montreal, it’s a brisk -24 degrees celcius (with windchill) – and nothing warms my heart on a cold winter day like giving away stuff to beloved IAYB readers!

So I’m pleased to offer a beautiful Ray mala from Wear Peace. This 16″ mala is made of rudraksha beads and citrine gemstones, and bedazzled with a 22k gold plated silver “om” symbol and a tea stained tassel. Citrine promotes success, increases creativity and relieves self-doubt. Rudraksha beads are believed to destroy negative thoughts and grant the wearer peace of mind, clarity and purpose. A mala is a string of (usually) 108 beads used for chanting or reciting mantra in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions.

Ray malas are handmade in Bali by Aum Rudraksha Designs and distributed by Boulder, Colorado-based small business Wear Peace. The rudraksha beads (made from the seeds of the rudraksha berry) are sustainably harvested, fairly traded and ethically produced.

With a retail value of $163US, I have just one of these beauties to give away to a lucky IAYB fan. To enter, simply sign up for the IAYB mailing list (if you’re already a subscriber, leave a comment below). Sign up by 5pm EST, Tuesday, February 5. One name will be drawn at random and notified by email.

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  1. Jane


  2. Kathleen

    That is so pretty…

  3. Leanne Jernigan

    WOW! What a beautiful mala! I would wear it with pride. :D

  4. Raye Rose

    A great blog, and gorgeous mala.

  5. Doris Maat

    It’s beautiful.
    Thanks for this giveaway and for your blog. It was through this blog that I learned about the whole Yoga Journal/Hyatt story. Really appreciate the stuff that you cover on your site.

  6. Lovely!
    I just gave birth to a sweet baby boy-12 hours ago! ;)
    Would love a new mala to signify this right of passage.

  7. amanda

    I just bookmarked this site yesterday after falling in love with their malas! What a lovely giveaway!

  8. Sarah B

    What a gorgeous mala! I just started a meditation practice and was thinking of getting a mala to help with setting intentions for the day.

  9. Kat

    This is gorgeous! I’ve been seeking out the right mala for me, and this could be it. Would love to wear it as I’m beginning my new life after 18 months away!

  10. Jennifer H

    This is gorgeous and I am LOVING this blog! Thanks so much for all of the great yoga info. I am soaking up all of this knowledge like a sponge!

  11. Audrey M


  12. Tara

    Om shanti!

  13. Susan G.

    Pretty ! I want!

  14. Linda

    Jai Ganesh!

  15. Betsy

    Beautiful mala! Great to support businesses and practices with values I believe in.

  16. sbinder

    yours is one of my (select few) fave sites

  17. EastEndYogi

    ooooh! yes, please!!

  18. Just found your site…GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!

  19. Beautiful. Thank you for your good labours, Roseanne.

  20. Joshua

    a beautiful offering!

  21. Sophia Z.

    A gem in a sea of so many yoga blogs! I love it, and I would love to have this beautiful mala. Thank you for the opportunity!

  22. Andrea


  23. Amy

    Gorgeous Mala!

  24. Sarah

    Que bonita! Thanks for always giving excellent reading and keeping it real! Shanti :)

  25. mirela

    So beautiful!

  26. Estelle

    Beautiful mala and beautiful gesture

  27. Lalana

    Maahh-valous Mala:)

  28. Lindsay

    Just gorgeous!

  29. Rochelle

    ♥ this!

  30. What a gem! Love it

  31. Karo

    Absolutely beautiful!!

  32. Ah, so pretty.

  33. thanks for entering, everyone! i’ve picked a winner and they’ve been notified. stay tuned for the next IAYB giveaway!

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