Mala Making

Facilitated by: Phil Lacey
Room: Arts Room
Cost:  €65 including lunch and materials
Dates: Saturday 16th December
Time: 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Please be advised that booking is essential. A minimum of 4 people required for the workshop to go ahead.

Join Phil for this unique workshop where you will design and create your own Mala, learn about Japa and experience using your Mala for Japa Meditation.

Workshop includes lunch and all the materials for your creation.

A Mala is a string of 108 beads plus a Guru bead.

Malas are used as a tool to help focus the mind on meditation whilst saying a mantra, prayer or positive affirmation. The practice of repeating a mantra using a Mala is called Japa (which translates as ‘muttering’ in Sanskrit)

Prayer beads have been used for generations in various spiritual traditions, for example – Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism and Sikhism.

No experience needed to partake in this relaxing and enjoyable workshop.


“Had the most amazing experience ever making Japa Beads with Phil. An experience that will last forever in our hearts. Total love Om mani padme hum. Total gratitude Aum.”

-Valerie Gillespie

“Making the Mala with Phil was truly a lovely experience at Creacon. I could make my own decisions in choosing the colours  & beads etc. Phil is such a charming person and her support was delightful! This workshop was worth it and my Mala already did positive work on me”

– Sarah Soiron

Meet the Facilitator

Phil grew up in Wexford, moving to London after college and from there was fortunate to enjoy travelling, experiencing different cultures and belief systems. She also spent many years living in the UK and the US.

As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner, & EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner, Phil works with clients in transforming the cause of the issue presented. Sensitive and kind, she builds an easy rapport with clients – essential for trust and the integrity of the work. She is also a practitioner and teacher of the Rising Star Energy system and Prema Birthing modality. Phil facilitates classes – Heartful Meditation and Japa Meditation – as well as facilitating workshops.

With an innate curiosity about life and human behaviour, she is continually seeking to deepen her understanding by studying ancient teachings & philosophies.

Phil expresses herself creatively with Mala making (used for Japa Meditation) which has over time evolved into facilitating Mala making workshops, which are fun and meditative. She loves nature and walking, taking the time to quietly Be.

Also check out the overnight Mala making retreat: Self Expression & Manifestation