About PrayerMalas

Providing workshops, private lessons, kits, malas and custom orders. The workshops facilitate how to make your own PrayerMala as well as ways to use it daily in your spiritual practice. Each Prayer Mala is hand made using gemstones or other materials to create a product that is beautiful, inviting and personal. I began using and making PrayerMalas when I was taking a class called Spiritual Practices for Daily Living. This was so enlightening, so healing for me that I knew that I wanted to make PrayerMalas for others to use. Each Mala is hand made using gemstones or other materials to create a product that is beautiful, inviting and personal. It is my desire to share the enlightening and healing spiritual practice of prayer, mantra and chant with the use of PrayerMalas. • A Full Mala has 108 beads plus the Guru bead and a matching tassel. • A Half Mala has 54 beads plus the Guru bead and a matching tassel. • A Hand Mala has 27 beads plus the Guru bead and a matching tassel. It does not stretch. • A Wrist Mala stretches and has 21 beads for a small wrist and a few more beads for a larger wrist, has a Guru bead and a matching tassel.

“Strung with Love” is Coming to Brookings, Oregon!

Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using Your Own Prayer Mala is coming to Brookings, Oregon! 

  • Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at Gypsies, 549 Chetco Avenue, from 1pm to 4pm
  • Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at the Event Center, 800 Chetco Avenue, Unit B, from 12 noon to 3pm.

prayermala-test-snipHave you ever thought your mind was too busy to sit still long enough to meditate? That was my experience until I learned about Prayer Malas and how they help to still the mind through chant and affirmations. In this workshop, we will learn some of the history and background behind Prayer Malas and how to make our own prayer mala to enhance our spiritual practice. The act of crafting a mala is also a calming experience and sharing it with other people is quite special.

I have been teaching and giving workshops on how to make and use Prayer Malas for the past eight years and I am so excited to bring this experience to the Southern Oregon Coast.

For questions you can contact me, Sue Robson, at malas@sonic.net or click on the below 3 1/2 minute video.



Strung with Love Workshop Video

Strung.with.Love.USBI am happy to announce that “Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using your Own Prayer Mala” in now available on a custom USB drive and includes all the content from the workshop as well as bonus videos and handouts. It includes a simple wood mala kit that has everything you need to make your own Prayer Mala including the tassel as you follow along with the video and and work instructions. To learn more about “Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using your Own Prayer Mala”, watch this short 3 1/2 minute video.


Mala Workshop for Teens!!!

On Sunday, December 9th, my workshop “Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using Your Own Prayer Mala” is coming to the Teen Group at the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa, CA from 1pm to 4pm. Come and learn about how beads are used allNew Malas over the world for different spiritual practices. If you are 13 to 18 and have been looking for a group that accepts you just as you are, no matter what faith tradition you practice and you would like to learn how to make your own Prayer Mala, call the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa before 12/5, and ask for Susan Robinson to let her know you would like to attend @ 707-546-4543.

You can also watch this short video on what to expect at the workshop.

Click here to watch video

Strung with Love… Workshop coming in October 2018

Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using your own Prayer Mala workshop, is coming Saturday, October 13th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm @ Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa, CA 2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Heather's.TasselCome together with others to learn how to make and use your own Prayer Mala. We will go over simple beading techniques including tassel making. We will learn about the sacred histories of other faith traditions and how they use beads for meditation and prayer.  We will end the class with a mantra using our newly made Prayer Mala. No prior beading experience is needed; only your desire to be creative.

Cost: $30 per person and mala bead kits are available for purchase at the event. You can bring your own beads as well.

For a 3 minute video preview of the workshop, click HERE

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To purchase your workshop ticket ahead of time, click on Tickets



Morning Chants

I woke up one morning this past week with this mantra chanting in the back of my mind. I grabbed my mala and joined in. It is a good mantra for health and healing. I am sending this out to everyone. May Health and Healing be evident in your life and in the lives of your loved ones. We are a reflection of Divine Perfection! Namaste. 

 Om Shree Dhanvantre Namaha 

Strung with Love: Video Trailer

Laughing Cat Films – Louis Ekrem Studios just completed the video trailer for my Prayer Mala workshop called “Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using Your Own Prayer Mala.” If you have ever thought about taking the workshop, or wanted to know more about it, click on the link below. 🕉

Strung with Love Video Trailer



Strung with Love is coming to Oakland!

Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using Prayer Malas is coming to Oakland Center for Spiritual Living on Sunday, July 30th from 1pm to 4pm. In this workshop you will learn the some of the history and background behind prayer malas and how to make your own mala to enhance your spiritual practice. See below for price, location and phone number to reserve your spot. Mala kits will be sold at the workshop.


Mala Repairs: Restringing it with Love

Do you have a mala that needs to be repaired? This mala, purchased elsewhere, was sent to me for repair. It was missing 4 beads and I was able to provide an alternative including a new tassel.  

The mala took on a new look. The next step is to make the tassel. The tassel is also where the main knot hides to secure all the beads. When repairing a mala, I assure that it is “strung with love” and it is returned in a condition that honors the practice for which the mala is used.


The completion of a mala. The tassel is important as it is equated to enlightenment. It is the gathering of chanted mantras, where vibration and bliss resonate. A perfect ending for a Summer Solstice evening… Strung with Love!

Let me know if you have a mala that needs to be Restrung with Love. Cost does vary depending on time and materials.



Change of Meditation

Just as in life as we may be taking a supplement or medication, and later our body changes, their effectiveness may lack. So, too, in our meditation practice. I use my mala to chant mantras, but recently, I have changed up my practice.

I truly was lead by my Higher Divine Self to try something new. I knew I wanted moreTime.to.Change from my practice. This change has brought awareness to areas that have needed light and healing. Some of you may know that I use Insight Timer as a mediation tool. It is an app that you can download and customize to your needs. I mostly was using it as a timer w/ an ambient sound in the background as I meditated or chanted and it would let me know when my time had been reached. I switched to guided meditations, that are also available on Insight Timer, that use specific chants to open chakras and bring healing and clarity.

What a concept! Change your meditation as you would change or fine tune your medication and watch how we dial in to Spirit; awakening and fine tuning ourselves to something that was never really out of reach.

If you use Insight Timer, click on the “Guided” button and search on chakras. I am specifically working with Davidji’s meditations on the app as he integrates guided mediation, imagery, and chanting.

Changing it up,