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About The Artist



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Hello. My name is Shannon and welcome to my store. I have been teaching yoga since 2013. I have a love of yoga scripture and a passion for animal activism.

My dog Molly crossed over the rainbow bridge on November 23, 2015. She is the inspiration behind The Mala The Mission, where I combined my love of yoga scripture and my passion for animals. 

I specialize in high end gemstone malas, and I am the original creator of the three bead tassel you see on many of my designs. I donate part of the proceeds from the sale of my gemstone japa mala beads to animal rescue. Every item I sell includes a donation to multiple charities. Some of the organizations I donate to are:

Foster Dogs, Inc. of NYC

Humane Society of Chittenden County, Burlington VT

World Wildlife Fund Australia for the Australia Wildfires

University of California, Davis in support of Wildlife Disaster Network for the California Wildfires

RescataMe of Punta Cana, Domincan Republic

Montego Bay Animal Haven of Jamaica

You can view videos of my creations by visiting my Facebook or Instagram (@themalathemission) pages. I'm very proud of my art and I love being able to share it with you.

When you make a purchase from The Mala The Mission you receive some of the highest quality gemstone tied into a truly intentional heirloom. Your purchase has helped save lives and made the world a safer, kinder place to the animals. 

Thank you for sharing in the journey with me. The divine in me sees and honors the divine in you.

Humbly yours,