If you are a yoga teacher, healer or gemstone lover and would like to join our beautiful journey and family of KaMala Jewelry please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!
Mama, founder and co-owner of Virayoga, and co-author of Art of Attention, Elena has taught yoga for 16+ years. After graduating from Cornell University in 1992 with a design degree, she worked as a textile and apparel designer for 6 years, and has studied with master yoga teachers for over 10 years. Through her teaching, influenced by several traditions including alignment-based Hatha and Kundalini yoga, Elena offers yoga as a way to approach our world with realistic reverence and gratitude. Her classes are a masterful, candid blend of artful alignment and attention cues for your body, mind and heart.
From the Museum of Modern Art to the Great Lawn at Central Park, from the playa at Burning Man to the Eiffel Tower, Elena is honoured to offer larger-scale experiences of yoga, but her true service is in shifting awareness within the smallest interactions; one family, one household at a time. As a coach with the Handel Group, she coaches individuals and teaches courses, and she’s been featured in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, Element Yoga for Beginners DVDs, ABC News and NBC News.
Jeffrey Scott Duval, originally from Fargo, North Dakota, has over 10 years of experience teaching yoga in NYC. Jeffrey’s inspiration comes from his lifelong devotion to dance and movement. He is an assistant/apprentice with Samudra’s Global School of Living Yoga and teaches Prana Flow®, both founded by Shiva Rea.
Jeffrey teaches at Pure Yoga, Columbia University, teacher trainings and workshops at Sonic Yoga in Hell’s Kitchen, and dances with Tiffany Mills Company internationally. Visit Jeffrey Duval’s website Here.
Lily Kardon is a Brooklyn based Yogini. She received her teaching certification, along with a Bachelors Degree in Yoga Studies, from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Her practice has led her from the Colorado Rockies to the Big Island of Hawaii and, currently, the mean streets of NYC. She enjoys teaching gentle vinyasa yoga, cooking for friends in her loft, reading in bed, hanging out with her super rad family and fleeing to nature as frequently as possible.
“I love adorning myself in KaMala Jewels… Both on and off the mat. The unique designs are at once art, meditation, medicine and a place where those inspired disciplines meet. I feel blessed to rock these unique and beautiful designs as I watch the vision behind Kamala grow. My kamala Malas are my go to… Mindfulness and magic meet with these precious Malas. I’m all about it. Visit Lily Kardon’s website Here.
Kate Williams is a Wellness Advocate and Founder of Enlightened Earth Wellness Project. She is a baker, locavore, sustainable-ist, obsessive researcher and nontraditional teacher by profession, and by moonlight a yogi, gardener, and mama to a pup. She holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy and currently lives in Brooklyn, but escapes north to the mountains whenever possible. She writes and paints to detox, believes in asana and veggies as medicine, and optimism, liberation and love for all. Connect with her on Facebook, twitter and tumblr.
Kate Greer tries to offer from her heart in everything she does. Kate is a senior teacher based in Boston, where she teaches public classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings. Trained in Vinyasa, Anusara and Kundalini Yoga, she now studies with Scott Blossom, Chandra Easton and Matt Pesendian. Along with her husband, Richmond Dickson, Kate founded Open Hearts, a traveling yoga school that offers retreats and teacher trainings both domestically and abroad. For more info visit www.kategreeryoga.com and www.openheartsyogaschool.com.
Truthfully, I am not normally a ‘jewelry person’. But I am a spirit in a body and Kamala jewelry is adornment for both the body and the spirit. Knowing the care and intention that goes into each piece gives them a value of their own. Each time I wear my mala my own vibration is raised and I feel draped in love!
Cindy Marsch is a NH Seacoast based Holistic Natural Healer, Food Allergy Specialist, Certified Nutritionist and Reiki attuned lover of the ocean. And most importantly, mother of two very sweet boys. Cindy was called to holistic healing through the necessity to heal herself from a lifelong battle with the devastating effects of Lyme Disease. Her ability to heal herself drove her to want to share her knowledge and help others. She’s taught medical students the art of honoring and treating the patient as a whole person, worked as a Research Coordinator at a Neurotoxicology clinic in California and codeveloped individually tailored healing programs with her clients that encompass, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbs, organic therapeutic super foods, lifestyle practices and more. Her focus is building health in body mind and spirit by getting to the root cause of imbalances and working step by step to remove obstacles, replace, repair and revitalize. Cindy’s current work focus is acting as a consultant to executive chefs and restaurant managers.
I’ve never had so many pieces from one jewelry designer at once. I’m in love with Kamala Jewels! It started from receiving a gift of one of Katy’s blessed malas which I carry everywhere with me for strength and clarity and renewed my devotional chanting. From there I began to envy the pieces I saw Katy wear when we would meet for tea and had to have some luxury splurge items for myself! They dress up any basic look to make you look like a million. The energy and luxury of these natural gem stone based pieces radiate and enrich with the love that Katy puts into them. They look beautiful in the pictures but to wear them, feel the weight and quality and e n e r g y of these gorgeous hand crafted pieces is an experience that makes you feel so special. They are one of a kind and unique in every way. Love in the form of adornment!
Adoring mother of 3, RN, Polarity Therapist and creative Foundress of VYANA (HastaPada,Vedi*Vaahans-Charming portable talisman), Helena has taught yoga for over 13 years in the Syracuse area. After graduating nursing school and working as an intensive care and operating room nurse she stayed home to raise her now – 3 young men and eventually discovered sanity in yoga.
Infusing the art of movement with therapeutic touch and the heart wisdom of life, Helena teaches mindful loving classes in a mystical, magical and grateful way through the art of lyrical breath within asana as an evolutionary method of embodied transformation and radiant health. She has written articles for yoganonymous and elephant journal as well as her addiction to Instagram and blog. She teaches HastaPada, Ayurveda and Embodying the Female Pelvis workshops.
A devotee of Shri; Helena can be found wearing her KaMala Malas, when she teaches her public and private classes, gypsy traveling at the yoga conferences and workshops across the country or dancing the night away.
My name is Lindsay Holden-Shannon. In 1996 I moved from Boston to the Bay Area. I’m married to Patrick and have 2 wonderful little ladies: Lilian, age 5 and Ruby, age 2. After having kids I decided that I was going to never work for somebody else. I’m a stay at home mom, I work helping Autistic children, and this year I started my own Facebook-based “private chef” operation, “Lindsay’s Meals In Heals.” I prepare from scratch –and deliver– healthy meals to local families. As you can tell, I’m a “helper”. I love making people’s lives easier and find it extremely fulfilling.
My love and belief in healing jewelry started when I was 16 years old. I had ruptured a disc in my back and was in chronic pain. That same year, a friend had gone to Australia, met with an Aboriginal artist, and came home with a very special piece of hand-made jewelry for me. It had a symbol on it that means “strength and courage”. I swear that from the moment I put it on, my pain lessened. I wore it for years and was nervous to take it off because I truly felt it healed me. On day it finally wore out I walked into a tattoo parlor and had the symbol permanently inked on my ankle.
Patrick’s father died late last year. It’s incredibly hard to help people that are suffering from the great loss of a great man. I had met Katy around the same time. I purchased a healing necklace for my mother-in-law and a bracelet for my husband. Both wear them every day. Not only are they beautiful pieces; they also give them the strength to live, heal, and be supported. It also made me feel good that with this gesture I could help them with the benefit of Katy’s creativity, knowledge, and the purpose she puts into her pieces.
I came to yoga like many people do, looking to heal something in my life. What I found was so much more. The yoga experience is empowering, heart opening, and really liberating. I love the joy that yoga has brought into my life. The practice has kept my body strong and gives me mental clarity. But what I enjoy most is the community that is created by yoga.
My class setting is sacred and safe. As a Boston based yogini, I am known for the space I hold for my students. You will definitely get a great workout from my class but what is most important to me is that my students leave feeling centered and peaceful.
Hannah Harpole, founder of Makara Studio, is interested in how the physical act of creating space between the joints, muscle, tendons, ligaments, cells, blood of our bodies results in space within our thinking. Her classes are physically rigorous. She is equally dedicated to the Ashtanga and B.K.S Iyengar lineage. Hannah recently traveled in India where she was honored to study in Mysore with Sharath and be part of creating a garden at Odanadi, an orphanage/shelter for people who have been trafficked. She also studied in Rishikesh with Usha, and in Dharamkot at the Himalayan Iyengar Institute and was taught traditional Tibetan Meditation by Sonam, a Monk of the Dalai Lama’s family.
Hannah has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Dance with an interest in the evolution of movement and Masters Degree in Education. She also creates performances, films, cooks vegetarian food and is a DONA-trained Doula. Creator of the collective Brooklyn Doula Project which attends a birth with a woman living in women’s shelters for every ten families are able to pay.