The Global Mala Project is a worldwide effort spearheaded by Shiva Rea, Sean Corne, Michael Franti, and yogis, performers and activists around the world. Composed of 108 beads, the mala is symbolic of the prayer for peace, hope and charity. The purpose of the Global Mala is to unite the yoga community from every continent, school or approach to form a “mala around the earth” through collective practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108.
Every year, studios and communities offer their form of a Yoga Mala according to their yoga tradition and inspiration. Each Global Mala event is dedicated to practice or to practice and “seva” – service by integrating local action, and raising funds for the organization of their choice.
Through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, the DC Global Mala Project has raised $55,000 since its inception in 2006. All proceeds from the DC Global Mala have gone to support the work of Anahata Grace and like-minded organizations.