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:
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 Here
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.
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.
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 spot!
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.
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:
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: www.instagram.com/atmasofferings
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 path.
I can’t wait to hear it!
It has been a great month being back in the States! I got to spend time in Austin and a few cities near for festivals and teaching. It hasbeen a nice transition into the Fall weather coming in. Fall is a perfect time to study and grow, so I hope you can join me for one of the unique workshops I am offering.
Waynesboro, PA, October 8-12.
Sat Nam Fest Information
Long Time Sun Apparel, Newport, RI
Radiance Yoga, Alexandria, VA,
Hi friends and family!
We have quite a few new offerings coming up this September!
We will be offering some new precious items from our trip to Bali.
Be sure to like our Facebook Page to see what we have for you!
Holla for my Mala
Saturday Sept 27, 1:00-6:00,
The Lotus House, Austin, TX.
A Kundalini Experience with Keri Ports
Tuesday, Sept 16, 7:00-9:30 pm
Event Location TBD, Oklahoma City, OK.
All updates about this event will be posted on Alyson’s Facebook Page.
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.
Click here to check out their upcoming teacher trainings!
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
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 Boston
May 31, 2:00.
Holla for my Mala Workshop 3HO Kundalini Summer Solstice Gathering at Ram Das Puri, NM
June 20, Water Tent, 2:00
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:
Click on any of the featured Malas below to receive 20% off!
Discounted throughout the whole month of May!
Saturday May 3rd
Sunday May 25th
Saturday May 31st
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!
shown wearing her Citrine mala
shown wearing her Lapis Lazuli mala
shown wearing her Lapis Lazuli mala
All of these malas are 20% off this month, in support of our Atma Ambassadors!
Stay tuned to our upcoming newsletters. We will feature one of our beautiful yogis at a time, letting you get to know and adore them as much as we do!
We also want to give a special thanks to Andrew Masi, who took these beautiful photographs. You’ll be seeing more of his work with us.
Check him out at www.masifoto.com.
A Weekend of Psychic and Mediumship Development co-taught with Keri Ports
March 28-30th at 7pm – 8:30pm. Lotus House, Austin, Texas
Bereavement and Yoga: Surviving the Loss of a Loved One
Saturday, May 3rd. 10am – 4pm. Lotus House, Austin, Texas
Kundalini of Sound at Yoga Yoga
Mondays at Yoga Yoga North, 6:00 pm
Sat Nam Fest
April 17 – 20th. Joshua Tree, California
Saturday, April 19th. Portland, Oregon
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