Andrea Row is the owner/operator of
Malas by Andrea, LLC. She is a Mala maker, Reiki Master, grad student, Clinical Mental Health Counseling intern with a focus on grief and trauma, and parent to two wonderful teens.
When I first was learning how to meditate, I struggled with staying focused. I was looking for a way to meditate that didn't require the use of my phone or another person, and the Mala is where I found the most success. It turned out to be one of the best beginnings of my healing experience. In 2019, I decided to start making them because I think they are so beautiful and fun to make, and Malas by Andrea, LLC was born!
When making a Mala, I put myself in a good mental space, listen to soothing music, and use that time to meditate by repeating affirmations or by simply focusing on my breath with each bead that I add to the cord. This helps to give the Mala good energy. Once the Mala is finished, I sage it to clear any negative energy and then infuse it with Reiki for additional healing benefits. I enjoy experimenting with different materials, color combinations and tying techniques for the tassels, and combining various healing stones, crystals, and other types of beads for the counting beads. I've found so many fun guru beads to use as well- the combinations and possibilities are endless!
I have written many healing affirmations have helped me immensely (and continue to do so). They touch on many different topics that are healing in mind, body, and spirit- such as anxiety, shifting habits, grief, and even simply reinforcing the feeling of being loved, protected and supported. I've put all of them into the Blog on this site so that you can benefit from them as much as I have. You can also find them, as well as many other inspirational posts, on the social sites at the top of this page.
I am so very grateful to those who have supported my little business during this challenging time in our world, and thankful for the trust you put in me to inspire you all on your healing journey!