giveaway! an ethical mala from wear peace

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.

  1. beautiful!

  2. That is so pretty…

  3. WOW! What a beautiful mala! I would wear it with pride. 😀

  4. A great blog, and gorgeous mala.

  5. love!

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. Lovely!

  13. Om shanti!

  14. Pretty ! I want!

  15. Jai Ganesh!

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

  17. yours is one of my (select few) fave sites

  18. ooooh! yes, please!!

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

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

  21. a beautiful offering!

  22. 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!

  23. Beautiful

  24. Gorgeous Mala!

  25. Que bonita! Thanks for always giving excellent reading and keeping it real! Shanti 🙂

  26. So beautiful!

  27. Beautiful mala and beautiful gesture

  28. Maahh-valous Mala:)

  29. Just gorgeous!

  30. 🙂

  31. ♥ this!

  32. What a gem! Love it

  33. Absolutely beautiful!!

  34. Ah, so pretty.

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