“How do I pick out my mala?” As the owner of Atma’s Offerings, I get this question a lot. When teaching How to Make Malas, we always discuss this important topic, along with other major points around malas (when it breaks, why 108 beads, how to use it…) I can tell you to use muscle testing to choose, run your hand over a few if they are on a table and sense which one is it, or google every stone ever written about to see what you are needing. I can give you all sorts of other tips to choose your mala, including using our Vedic astrologer to look at your chart and give you a prescription! And / But the easiest and best way is this: It is the one you keep being drawn to. When looking at the malas online or in person, it is the one you keep going back to and looking at. It’s really just that simple. If you are reading this newsletter, at one of the yoga festivals with us, taking yoga, doing meditation or any sort of self-inquiry, you have “enough” intuition to decide for yourself. Your intuition has been developed enough to know what is right for you. Well dang…I do believe I stopped talking about malas and am now talking about your life! Actually, I’m talking about both. Choosing your mala is like choosing your life: You know what you need. I love this. This week, we are offering a very special deal for you. Get free shipping on all our single bead malas! These beauties are listed here. The free shipping code will be found when you check out. It’s 108freeship. Be sure to follow us on our social media sites for special offers, inspiration, and our...Read More
Discipline is remembering what you want.
Sometimes I miss a day and I don’t beat myself up (like I used to). I think of it as a comb. If my comb has a missing tooth (is that what they are called?), it still works for me. If it starts to miss a bunch of teeth, well, then it’s not good…
I’ve got a very special offer this Fall for you. Take a look….
By high request, I’ll be leading again an amazing opportunity for women. This is an 6-week study group using the book, Wild Feminine by Tami Lynn Kent. This book single-handedly changed my and many women’s lives. I’m leading a workshop at the SE Yoga Festival in Atlanta, two How to make a mala workshops in Austin.
In this month’s newsletter, I want to share with you some information on a questions I get from people, which is “My mala broke, what do I do?”
Usually, it’s a tough moment because we become attached to our malas, having chanted and warn them for some time. But, according to the yogis, once your mala breaks, you no longer need that one. Meaning, the relationship/karma associated with the mala is complete. So, it is a time to celebrate the end of that connection. I say Congrats! Connect with us, share your story and receive a 50% code for your next purchase! And come join me for a once in a lifetime yoga vacation!
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! To you, who are reading this today. To you, who have purchasing our products to support this small, women-owned business. To you, who stop by our booths at festivals to say hello. To you, who write us emails to share your stories. To you, who attend Alyson Atma’s classes far and wide. To you, who follow your heart’s calling to brighten the world. To you, who express all aspects of life as fully as you can. To you, who are faces of Spirit in every form. And lastly, to you, who we just met at Summer Solstice in New Mexico! It was so much fun to be with you all. You all got a postcard from us with a 10% off your next online purchase. Always remember, “Gratefulness makes you Great.” For those of you coming to Women’s Camp, I’ll be teaching all week, so be sure to introduce yourself if we haven’t met! Interested in Bali? Now is the time to start planning this Yoga Adventure with me! Get $200.00 off if you register by August 1st. Click here to find out more! Lastly, I will be back teaching my regular classes at Sanctuary Yoga starting July 9th. I’ve got new music, yoga sets, and inspiration to share with...Read More
I just returned from leading my retreat in Costa Rica & it was amazing. We had the best group of people we could have asked for. I miss each of every one of them! Taking a week of to reflect and rejuvenate out of our normal daily lives is a must for all of us. The big news is we’ve just secured a location for our 2016 retreat, and it’s official…. I’ll be leading a group to one of my favorite places in the world, Bali! Y’all, I’m so excited! Join me there May 29-June 5 for a week of Hatha, Kundalini, jungle, beaches, organic food, excursions, and all the beautiful culture Bali offers! We’ll be staying at Soulshine, a very special retreat center co-created by Michael Franti, which is a beautiful blend of Balinese and Chic Eco-Architecture, surrounded by a bubbling river and picturesque rice terraces. Five minutes outside the cultural hub of Ubud, it’s perfect to get a real flavor of what makes Bali so amazing. I was here last year and can attest, it’s a fantastic place to go! Sign up before August 1st and receive $200.00 off. We can bring along 20 of you, and have already filled 2 just today. Check it out quick, if you’re being called to this magically healing place, a deposit will ensure your space. We’re also happy to help you with a payment plan. Click here to reserve your spot or to find out more about our Bali adventure! Kundalini Summer Solstice Celebration June 18-27 Alyson is teaching a tender and powerful class, Yoga and Bereavement: Surviving the Loss of a Loved One. Atma’s Offerings has a booth in the bazaar. Stop by our booth for a free gift! Women’s Kundalini Camp June 29-July 5 Alyson is teaching 4 classes during this sweet week in Shakti Valley. Hatha Yoga for Kundalinis, Pelvic Rejuvenation, Yoga for Food and Body Image, and How to Make a...Read More
April Showers bring May Flowers, …but for Atma’s Offerings, it brought a brand new beautiful mala! Our Faceted Tiger Eye is a powerful tool you will love wearing. It’s a great mala for grounding and stabilizing through changes. It enhances good luck. It also gives courage and self-confidence to the wearer. The facets are diamond cuts, which enhances the energy of the stones. This May, we’re celebrating by giving you 20% off all our faceted Malas, including Rose Quartz, Clear Quartz, Black Onyx, Carnelian, and our newest, Tiger Eye. See them all here Do you need to retreat right now?! We do have two spots left if you need a “last minute rejuvenation and relaxation on the beach unforgettable vacation”. Alyson and Kyla will be leading this amazing Costa Rica retreat May 16-23. Click here for more info Lastly, start making your plans for the Kundalini Summer Solstice Festival & the Kundalini Women’s Camp June 18 – July 5. Alyson will be teaching four classes, so join her in New...Read More
Vedic Chakra Mala:
What’s nice about our new Chakra Mala is that it touches upon on all the aspects of balancing were looking for: grounding and stability, creativity, personal power, love and compassion, speaking out truth, bring intuitive, and connecting with the Divine.
This Mala also balances all the elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether.Read More
With spring on the horizon, who’s ready for Spring Cleaning and Renewal? Check out our malas that help with this time of year. Take an extra 20% off these selected beauties throughout March!Read More
Love is in the air!! And we love you, so, to share our love with you, we are offering 20% off any of our lovely featured malas!Read More
Happy New Year! Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season…We did! Alyson had a beautiful time at the annual Solstice gathering in Florida after a month in Peru! Did you know over 80% of us break our New Year’s resolutions within the first month? Woah. This month’s newsletter is dedicated to those of you who need a little support on your resolutions. We have picked out a few of our favorite malas to support you in your goals for health, prosperity, and more. Enjoy…and as always, let us know how we can support you on your path. Order any of these eight beauties & get free shipping through the end of this month. Join Alyson Shabad Atma as she starts back teaching weekly classes in Austin at the Amala Foundation’s yoga space: Sanctuary Yoga. Unplug, Unwind, Experience the Pure Life! Join Alyson and Kyla on this tranquil, secluded 7-night beachfront retreat. Enjoy lush accommodations, daily Kundalini and Hatha yoga classes, delectable farm-to-table meals, an evening of ecstatic dance, and plenty of time to rest and rejuvenate, receive spa treatments, and explore the majestic Costa Rican landscape. May 16-23rd, 2015 Learn More or Register...Read More
Holiday Gifts are here for the month of December! We’ve picked a few gems we thing suit the yogis and other loved ones in your life. We’ll be posting weekly specials on our Facebook Page. Be sure to like us at https://www.facebook.com/AtmasOfferings. Annual Holiday Gathering and Trunk Sale Saturday, December 6th from 2-8 pm Wanderlust Austin Jewelry and Goodie Jam Sunday, December 7th from 12-5 pm 3ho Winter Solstice You’ll find us vending in the Bazaar. December 16-23. Workshop: Releasing Blocks for Pelvic Rejuvenation Wednesday December 17, 10:45 a.m. Water Tent at 3ho Winter Solstice Join Alyson this May in Costa Rica! Follow the link for more information and to reserve your...Read More
We are grateful for each one of you. Yes, you! We are each here to fulfill our soul’s destiny. You are doing it now. You are being it now. You are completely loved. There is nothing you can do wrong. You are an important part of this world and it needs you. We need you exactly as you are at this moment right now. You are following your destiny and for that, we are full of thanks. Remember to call on Grace whenever you forget how important you are. Or perhaps print this out and tape it on your fridge! Take a photo and pull it up anytime you need. With that, we’d love to give thanks to you by offering FREE SHIPPING this whole month on ANY ORDER OVER $40.00. Free shipping. All month. Use as many times as you like. Promo Code: thankyou108 Start holiday shopping. Or just get yourself a little something special. We also want to share something really exciting for Atma’s Offerings: If you didn’t hear, we have started carrying one-of-a-kind malas made by our very own Liz Nichols. She’s a yogini, she’s a gem nerd, vedic scholar-in-training, a jiu-jitsu powerhouse, and hand-makes the best malas around. Liz will search high and low for the best quality materials and research the best way to create your mala. Take a look at what she has available already or contact her for a 15 min free consultation on the mala you might be dreaming of. Take it a step further and get your chart read to find out what stones will be most beneficial for you. It doesn’t get any better than this! Take a look at her gorgeous malas here: atmasofferings.wpengine.com/atmas/custom-malas/malas-by-liz Mark you calendars for the Third Annual Holiday Community Gathering and Trunk Show at the Lotus House in Austin, TX. Saturday December 6th from 2:00-8:00 pm with Chocosutra, Moon Mantra body, XOXO Sadie upcycler, Healing room, and more. See updates at: www.facebook.com/AtmasOfferings Alyson is headed off to Peru in November for her Hatha Teacher Training with Global Yoga Shala, who supply our malas to new teachers all around the world. Follow her adventures here:...Read More
In this month’s newsletter, I want to share with you some information on a questions I get from people, which is “My mala broke, what do I do?” Usually, it’s a tough moment because we become attached to our malas, having chanted and warn them for some time. But, according to the yogis, once your mala breaks, you no longer need that one. Meaning, the relationship/karma associated with the mala is complete. So, it is a time to celebrate the end of that connection. I say Congrats! Of course, as a business owner, I am always happy to replace a mala that breaks within a 30-day period. But, back to the yogic philosophy….I suggest taking some time for reflection after a mala breaks. Take a moment to re-read the card that describes the stones on the mala. Take note how and why that particular stone (or seed/wood) showed up in your life when it did. Reflect on how it’s worked for you from the time you received it to the time it broke. Maybe it broke at a poignant time? Maybe it was a gift from someone who needed to be in your life at that time? Maybe you now embody the energetic property it offers? Ask yourself these questions and hear your own truth. When you mala breaks, it’s a good idea to end your relationship with it, with palms together, head bowed. Do this with reverence as if you were making an offering, giving thanks and gratitudes. It is not recommended to throw the broken mala into a drawer because you are “going to get to it later”. You don’t want the energy of a broken mala lying around. Remember how excited you were when you received the mala? It was the beginning of a new relationship, so have that same stance/energy as you complete and end this relationship. For example, take the mala apart and spread the beads around your garden or your home. Upcycle the beads into another form. Bury it. Whatever you do, do it with gratitude and closure. Once my pearl mala broke on a retreat right after I had an “ah-ha” moment, I got to experience that surprise, loss, and amazement. I took the beads apart, spread them on the ground with rose petals (my favorites!) and gave thanks. Enjoy this photo I took as an inspiration as to what you might be able to create after your own mala breaks. I have had the pleasure of hearing so many stories about malas breaking at life-changing moments in people’s lives. If you feel called to share your story, I’ll love to listen. Email or video me your story at email@example.com and receive a 20% code for your next purchase! Every one is an amazing testament that these beautiful gifts from the earth can truly help us along our...Read More
We have quite a few new offerings coming up this September! We will be offering some new precious items from our trip to Bali.
Also – we’re so excited to feature our friends, Yoga Works! It just so happens that you can find our mala necklaces in all 30 of their studios! What we love about Yoga Works (beside the perfect name: Yoga…it Works!) is all their teachers are 500 hour certified. They have a great teacher-training program and three trainings are starting soon in San Francisco, Santa Monica, and New York City.
Hello from lovely Bali! We hope you are feeling the love of the sun this bright summertime. We are looking forward to bringing you some new beautiful tools from Bali to help you deepen on your path. So, we have put some of our regular items on close-out sale prices to make room for the new precious gems coming your way. For the entire month of August, all of our regular pendants are marked down from $36.00 to $11.00. That’s over half off! These beauties are hand-painted (except the lotus flower), with sterling silver on the back, protected by glass on the front. These will go fast, so grab yours while you can. We also want to introduce you to our beautiful Atma Ambassador, Shelby Autry. This gem owns and teaches vinyasa at BFree Yoga in Austin, Texas. She completed her 200 hour certification through Gioconda Yoga, who is a past Atma Ambassador! Shelby builds her classes around a creative flowing sequence deeply rooted in alignment to move you out of your head and into your body. She speaks to liberating yourself from past limitations and restrictions and moving into possibility. Her classes are creative, progressive, vigorous, challenging, and full of vitality. Lastly, be sure to check out Alyson’s retreat next May in Costa Rica.Mention the Atma Newsletter and receive $200.00 off! This offer is only good through August. There are payment plans for the retreat, as well.Come relax, do yoga, adventure, or live in the spa all week! Find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or One Yoga...Read More
Atma Imports is now Atma’s Offerings!
We are ecstatic to announce our new website is up and live for you to see! We’ve made a few changes and are really in love with the new look. Let us know what you think, we always love hearing from you.
And if that isn’t enough excitement, we are also announcing a fantastic opportunity to study with Alyson Simms in Costa Rica! May 16-23, Blue Osa Retreat Center, on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Register by August 1st and receive $300 off AND if you register by the end of TODAY (June 30), you will also get a $100.00 gift certificate to Atma’s Offerings or Long Time Sun Apparel.Read More
Meet Kewal Hausmann… one of our Atma Ambassadors for 2014. We adore this guy! We are so excited for you to get to know him throughout the month via our Facebook Page. Be sure to LIKE us while you’re there, Atma’s Offerings, in order to keep up with Kewal and our other Atma Ambassadors! Kewal has been teaching yoga almost as long as he’s been taking it. He walked into an advanced Ashtanga class and struggled to keep up. “All I knew was that some lady was telling me to do stuff, and we kept moving, and I couldn’t keep up, and then I began to sweat and then I couldn’t stop sweating. It was over so quick, and I was lying on a yoga mat thinking ‘What was that?’ and ‘I need more!'”, Hausmann recalls. Sharon Moon directed him to take more classes and eventually, teacher training. Kewal teaches classes in almost all of the types of yoga offered at Yoga Yoga. Kewal is Yoga Yoga’s most diverse teachers, and a big part of the yoga community in Austin. He teaches regular glasses in Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Hatha Flow, Vinyasa Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga. He is also certified in Kundalini and will become a Yoga Therapist in August. You can find Kewal at Yoga Yoga North because he teaches nine classes a week there!Kewal is a painter, massage therapist and Reiki practitioner. He also enjoys reading, knitting, and playing softball. To learn more about Kewal’s adventures check out his website: www.daringyoungman.com To celebrate Kewal and his commitment to being an Atma Ambassador, we are featuring two of his favorite malas for the month of June! We’re taking 20% off of Lapis Lazuli and Faceted Clear Quartz. Tap into your inner Kewal this month at AtmasOfferings.com. Click on the malas below to get your discounted mala! Holla for my Mala Workshop Kundalini Yoga BostonMay 31, 2:00. Holla for my Mala Workshop 3HO Kundalini Summer Solstice Gathering at Ram Das Puri, NMJune 20, Water...Read More
Shabad Atma (Alyson Simms) explains the reason behind 108 beads, the guru bead and the tassel of a mala.Read More
The Story Behind The Beautiful Beads Atma’s Offerings was created to equip yogis, healers and artists with one-of-a kind tools to enhance and deepen the beauty of your practice, whatever it may be. Through our company’s passion for yoga, we have carefully selected malas, handmade journals and sacred jewelry that can bring a unique elegance to your teaching, service or spiritual exploration. Our intention is to bring devotional items from around the world to yogis and others who desire to serve with creativity and make a lasting impression on your clients and community. Our Malas Every Atma’s Offerings mala is hand inspected to ensure that it is in line with our standards for energetic quality and beauty. Atma uses only the highest quality semi-precious stones and sacred seeds. All the malas contain 108 beads, 1 “guru bead” and 1 “lotus petal” tassel. Traditionally malas are used as a counting tool for mantra repetition or affirmations. They can also be beneficial when worn on the body or kept on an altar. Setting intentions with them is another great way to utilize their unique energy. Each mala assists in attraction of the energetic properties you desire to have in your life. Our Journals Atma’s Offerings also brings to you beautiful handmade journals. Each one is unique. Some are printed, some are hand-sewn with recycled sari material, some have flowers embedded in each page and all are brilliantly colored and vibrant. Each journal is made with 100% recycled hand-pressed paper. This allows for the writing experience to be fluid and full of ease. Each page is a treat for the senses. Our Pendants Lastly, Atma’s Offerings carries one-of-a-kind sacred deity necklaces. Each design has been delicately hand-painted. Each pendant is backed with sterling silver and covered in glass. Favorite designs include the OM symbol, the image of Lakshmi, and delicate, fluttering butterflies. Each necklace is sure to bring delight as it sits over the heart center, a reminder to let the energy of the painting nourish the soul. Our Ethic of Giving Back 10% of all proceeds from Atma’s Offerings benefits an organization that is dear to our hearts. Based out of Austin, Texas, The Amala Foundation (www.AmalaFoundation.org) provides opportunities for personal growth through humanitarian service projects for youth, including local, immigrant, refugee, and international children. Amala’s largest annual event is the Global Youth Peace Summit (GYPS), which unites youth from Austin and around the world. In 2012, GYPS brought together 75 youth from over 25 countries for eight days of heart-centered dialogue, compassionate service, and cultural exchange. Atma’s Offerings teams up with The Amala Foundation to hit some of the best yoga festivals across the country, where we vend our precious items and discussed the work of The Amala Foundation. The community of support is growing! To find out what festivals we will be visiting,...Read More
We love our Atma Ambassador, Lilyana Frescas. We want to take this opportunity to share a few amazing things about her, and to give you 20% off a few of her favorite malas this month because we love you too! Lilyana is the owner and a teacher at Hyde Park Yoga Company. One unique thing about her studio is the Yoga Church gathering held every Sunday. After the inspiring and gentle class, stay for the potluck and mingle with your community! She teaches five classes a week, so check them out here: www.YogaWithLilyana.com Hyde Park Yoga Company will be holding there first Teacher Training starting this fall and Lilyana will be leading it along with Jenn Coats. More info here: www.HydeParkYogaCo.com Personally, there is a lot of exciting stuff in May for Lilyana. It’s her birthday on May 12, so be sure to wish this Taurus a happy bday! She and her hubby, Aaron, just moved into their new house in Hyde Park AND….. BIG NEWS! They are expecting baby Frescas in November…Congrats to them both! Want to know more about Lilyana? She’s always posting inspiring, fun, and beautiful photos for us to enjoy! So, find her here: facebook.com/hydeparkyogaco facebook.com/lilyanayoga Instagram @hydeparkyogaco Twitter @hydeparkyogaco Click on any of the featured Malas below to receive 20% off! Discounted throughout the whole month of May! Saturday May 3rd Bereavement and Yoga: Surviving the Loss of a Loved One Sunday May 25th Holla’ for My Mala workshop at Hyde Park Yoga Co. Saturday May 31st Holla for My Mala: Kundalini Style! at Kundalini Yoga...Read More
We are beyond excited to announce our new Atma Ambassadors program! We’ve picked this Spring season to share these four yogis and yoginis we love watching grow as teachers and members of their communities. These local Austinites love our products and are taking a yearlong leap to learn more about malas and gems for personal practice and their students. We want to support them in their visions and goals for this year and beyond. You’ll be hearing more about them in the upcoming newsletters, but let us introduce our 2014 Atma Ambassadors now!Read More
With spring on the horizon, who’s ready for Spring Cleaning & Renewal?
Check out our malas that help with this time of year. Take an extra 20% off these selected beauties throughout March! This includes, Tibetan Turquoise, Howlite, Citrine and Carnelian!
And March 8 come vist our booth at White Tantric Yoga in Millis, MA.Read More
Texas Yoga Conference January 31 – February 2 http://texasyogaconference.com White Tantric Austin February 1 http://whitetantrictexas.com Sedona Yoga Festival February 6-10 http://sedonayogafestival.com Denver Chant Fest February 14-16 http://denverchantfest.com Vending with Long Time Sun Apparel (http://www.longtimesunapparel.com) Yoga Yoga North Kundalini of Sound: every Monday night,6:00 pm http://www.yogayoga.com Sedona Yoga Festival Messages From Beyond: Fri Feb 7 2:30-5:30 pm Holla for My Mala: Sat Feb 8 4-5:30 pm http://sedonayogafestival.com/syf2014-schedule-2/ A weekend teaching with Keri Ports. March 25-27 in Austin, TX. Physic & Mediumship Development. Please private message for more...Read More
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! This month’s newsletter is dedicated to those of you who need a little support with your New Year’s resolution. Did you know over 80% of us break our New Year’s resolution within the first month?! That’s a high percentage, but don’t worry! We’ve picked out a few of our favorite malas to aide you in your goals for health, prosperity, and more. Enjoy and as always, let us low how we can support you on your path. Order any of these eight beauties and get free shipping through the end of this month!Read More