Vision, Mission and Values
At Mala Collective, our vision, mission and values are something we're very proud of. It's a check in point as we grow, make decisions, and something that keeps us all connected. We believe it's the foundation of who we are and why we're here.
Our vision: “Inspiring Mindful Evolution”
Our mission: “Offering tools and practices that empower people to live with intention.”
- Authenticity Honoring truth, tradition, and growth
- Integrity We hold ourselves accountable to act with honesty, respect & trust
- Connection Cultivating positive relationships with ourselves, and community for a higher purpose
- Elevation Providing education and support for personal growth
- Peace It’s why we’re here!
The journey of Mala Collective started on the lush island of Bali, Indonesia.
It’s where we first discovered the beauty and healing qualities of mala beads. As many people do, we headed to Bali after hitting a cross roads in life. We had found our 'perfect' jobs, but weren't feeling fulfilled. We were busy for the sake of being busy. Our work-life balance was way off. We knew something was missing.
So we took a leap of faith – we packed our bags and travelled as far as possible with as little as possible. A few months later we ended up in Bali doing yoga, surfing, and meditating.
We also fell in love with a yoga studio — the Yoga Barn in Ubud — where we found the unique rudraksha bead jewelry. The texture was different. The gemstones were mouthwatering, and the healing qualities were inspiring.
During our stay we couldn’t stop picking up the pieces and turning them over in our hands. One purchase turned into another, and then another. (And yes, then another!)
Mid-flight from Bali to Thailand, a tall, beautiful woman with long dark hair sat down next to us. She was ‘drawn to our aura’ and simply wanted to chat, she said. After a few minutes, she noticed our bracelet — lava and rudraksha for strength and clarity. She happened to be the maker of the jewelry. (“We love it!” we said.)
We listened as she shared her story inspired by her spiritual guide to spread peace through rudraksha jewelry. He told her the more people wearing rudraksha beads in the West, the more the world would be at peace.
We're thankful for this new journey, spreading the intention of peace and mindfulness to a new generation. And we agree with this beautiful woman and her guru — the rudraksha beads are a symbol of compassion for humanity — a reminder of a higher consciousness within.
We know you’ll love them as much as we do.
Mala Collective co-founders Ashley & Matt