Welcome to Moondog Treasures: yoga jewelry for women and men, mala bracelets, Sanskrit mantra necklaces, and wire-wrapped beaded crosses. I'm a yoga teacher, and these are my creations. On this blog you can read the story behind the jewelry. You'll also get to meet other talented Etsy artists whose work I admire. Contact me at moondogtreasures@live.com.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Moondog Now Selling in California

A dream come true!!  California is one of my favorite places on earth.  Last month I was contacted by Asha Yoga Studio in Sacramento to work on a custom order for their studio.  It has been a true pleasure.  I only wish I could fit into the box with the jewelry and make my way to Cali right now!
From their web-site:  "At Asha Yoga we value authenticity, connection, kindness, quality over quantity, a mindful physical practice, intelligent sequencing, Spirit, breath and a lot of LOVE. Our mission is to teach, practice and live in alignment with our values and help a lot of people along the way. "
−Cori Martinez

Sari Wrap Bracelets from Moondog Treasures

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

September is National Yoga Month

Buy a Mala, Help a Cause

Every September since 2008, Moondog Treasures has been donating 54% of the sales of all mala bracelets to charity in honor of The Global Mala, a world-wide yoga event that goes on across the world in late September and raises money for charity

Where the money has gone

2008 Trees for the Future
2009 Yoga-Recess in Schools 
2010 Gayla's favorite charity to help kids in Peru
2011 American Brain Tumor Association 
2012 Yoga Bridge
2013 Yoga Bridge

The first couple of years, I donated to the charities that www.globalmala.org supported.  The next couple of years, it got personal.

In 2010, my dear friend/co-worker/pregnant-at-the-same-time-as-me sister, Gayla, lost her battle with liposarcoma, a very rare form of cancer.  She spent her last year volunteering in Peru.  My money went there.

Last year my sister's husband was diagnosed with brain cancer.  He lost his battle 8 months later.  My money went to fund research for brain tumors.

Where the money goes now

This year is full of hope. 54% of the sales of all mala bracelets from my shop will be donated to an effort that I am personally involved in - Yoga Bridge.  Yoga Bridge offers free support for cancer survivors through the practice of yoga, breathwork and meditation. 

Yoga Bridge Cancer Class in Denton, Texas

A colleague and I co-founded this organization last August and have been working at it ever since.  We co-teach a free Breast Cancer Yoga class weekly at a local hospital, thanks to the support of Foundation 56.  We also run a program of classes and workshops where part of the money collected goes back into a fund to keep the cancer yoga classes free.

54% of all mala bracelets purchased during the week of September 7-14 this year will help pay for free yoga classes for cancer survivors and buy props that we will use in class.

How did this all begin?

I donate in honor of my friends, and in honor of the Global Mala.  My yoga teacher, Shiva Rea, is the original coordinator of this event.   I've gone to California many times to study yoga with her, so this event is very close to my heart.

Click on the pictures below to see more malas (for women and men) from my store or to purchase a mala bracelet.

Malas for Women

Malas for Men

Thank you

A sincere thank you to all who have purchased malas throughout the years and have helped all of these wonderful causes.


I'm the creator behind this blog and Moondog Treasures: yoga jewelry for women and men, mala bracelets, Sanskrit mantra necklaces, and wire-wrapped beaded crosses. I use this blog to share what I do and to feature other talented Etsy artists whose work I admire.
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Summer Trunk Show at Gratitude Yoga

Moondog Treasures will be at Gratitude Yoga in Mansfield on Saturday, June 22nd with The Blue and White Collection.  I've added lots of new pieces that I will be showcasing on that day, including my new Vayu bracelets and necklaces.
Lapis Lazuli on Waxed Linen

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring Trunk Show

Trunk Show

The Turquoise and White Collection by Moondog Treasures

I'll be returning to Move Studio in Dallas on Saturday, May 4th from 9:00am-12:30pm for my 2nd Annual Trunk Show there.  Moondog Treasures shares its treasure chest of sea-inspired pieces with the new Turquoise and White Collection.  This selection brings to mind the brilliant blue and turquoise waters and the striking sun-washed buildings of Greece. 
I'll have on-hand my mala bracelets, precious silver pendants and necklaces, and my new wrap bracelets. Last year's trunk show there was a great success.  Read more about it here.  I'm so glad to be returning.  Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Moondog's Customers Say...

I'm so grateful that I do what I do, and that people appreciate it!!  Here is some recent feedback for Moondog Treasures:
From Moondog's Sanskrit Collection
"Absolutely wonderful and beautiful piece which I get so many compliments on !!! I just love it !!! Seller is GREAT and WONDERFUL TOO !!! THANK YOU !!!" ~ Scott

"I adore it. I wear it every day."  ~Lori

"The necklace is gorgeous! I can't wait to wear it!!!"  ~Elizabeth

"The bracelet got to me super quick! The quality is top notch, and it's super comfortable on the wrist. Bully!" ~Joshua  (I like the "bully" comment.  hehe)

"Awesome necklace! Absolutely beautiful! Excellent craftsmanship! Thank you!"  ~Cyndy

"Incredible work, simply put."  ~Cody

"Just wanted to let you know that I received the necklace today.  It is so gorgeous!  Thank you"  ~Lisa