Our Story


Our Story - Bali Malas

Bali Malas was founded in 2007, being the first western company to offer the sacred rudraksha seed malas/jewelry.  There have been several others to follow in our footsteps, yet we take pride in knowing we initially "planted the seed" of the rudraksha to the western yogi.

Our Values - Bali Malas

Our Values : Respect to People and the Planet

Fairtrade - bali Malas provides a sustainable living wage to producers and employees through transparency dialogue and partnership

Sustainable -  we use only local sustainably harvested Rudraksham. Through our direct relationship with the farmers (our founder is the first western woman to be granted this relationship) we insure the integrity of the rudraksha forests to stand for future generations 

Eco-friendly - we are conscious of our planet and the balance of life on a small island - particularly to the fragile oceans from where our products are produced. We have supported the movement to remove plastic bags from the island of Bali as well as enhanced recycling awareness

Authentic - we believe materials matter and we use only the finest, highest vibration, untumbled, not dyed, fully blessed rudraksham  seeds. following all ancient principles outlined for rudraksha seeds.   Made with love in Bali

Our Ethics - Bali Malas

Our Ethics : Community First

Being the first to introduce the sacred rudraksha to the west comes with a high responsibility. Through our over ten years of business we are proud to  have stayed in integrity with our mission - to bring this blessing bead into the world.  From our inception we are proud to support our community by donating to Bumi Sehat and the Bali Street Children Foundation.  

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Our Sacred Offerings - Bali Malas

Our Sacred Offerings : Rudraksha, Rudrani and Tulsi 

 Lovingly hand strung, hand knotted and blessed in Bali, Indonesia.  

We see the world as a place where all should enjoy the beauty of soulful adornments, infusing the routine with meaning. At Bali Malas, we make the daily desirable, the mundane magical, and the sacred essential. Authentically inspiring all to integrate their intention, explore their potential, invite healing, and manifest their dreams. 


Our Team - Bali Malas


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Christy Wandrei, Owner Anne Quinn - Minneapolis  Soma Temple, Manufacturer
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Mara Healy - North Carolina Eva Ball - West Virginia Amanda Viskowski - Idaho Kathi Castle - Wisconsin



Bali Malas is headquartered in Minneapolis and Madeline Island with satellites across the United States.