What are malas
What do I need?
Your Yoga Hive mala kit will come with everything you need to create your new mala during the workshop, including the strand and guru beads, the stringing/knotting thread, the tassel thread and even the kneedle to string your beads.
It is helpful to have a few simple extra things on hand as you create your mala. You may not need to use them, but at least you'll be ready if you do! Grab a scissors, a pointy toothpick or maybe even a sewing needle (for helping untie wayward knots - don't worry - it happens to all of us!) and maybe even a small bowl to set your beads in or a hand towel to lay on your work surface to keep the beads from escaping your space.
E-RYT 500, Sattva Yoga Master Teacher
and owner of Yoga Hive Wisconsin & Montana
Mollie Busby is a driven entrepreneur with the spirit of a summer camp counselor and a kind, midwestern smile. Mollie is a seasoned yoga and meditation teacher and off-grid home builder with her husband, Sean. Although the pair now calls Alaska their home, they have deep roots in the Flathead Valley, and Mollie commutes back to Montana and Wisconsin to manage her two yoga studios.
Wherever they are, the Busbys choose to live close to the land off-the-grid and pursue their life’s work. The pair started Riding On Insulin, which Mollie ran as Executive Director for 7 years, until Sean took over in 2017. It was then that Mollie shifted much of her focus to Yoga Hive, and now, to Yoga Hive Studios, taking the brand beyond Montana. Yoga Hive is known for its inviting vibe, friendly instructors, and willingness to show anyone that yoga is for everybody and every body.
Regardless of the method, Mollie sees her purpose on this planet as cultivating community in small groups of women — whether in a yoga retreat setting or during the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings she runs in Montana, Colorado and beyond. She enjoys spending time outdoors skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer, and playing with their dogs all year round: Daisy (a Weimaraner), Glacier (Border Collie/Great Pyrenees Mix), Milo (husky/Shepard mix), Powder (Alaskan Husky) and Coldfoot, or Coldie for short (Alaskan Husky).
E-RYT 200, RYT 500
and owner of Yoga Hive Colorado
Blaine started her wellness journey when she became a certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer in 1991. Over the next two and a half decades she immersed herself in a healthcare career while teaching others to live active, healthy lifestyles and competing in running races and triathlons including 30+ marathons and 4 Ironman triathlons. Blaine also became a certified holistic health coach in 2012. After significant soul searching and meditation, Blaine decided to leave the corporate world and create a space where her community can gather to work on physical, mental and emotional growth in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Blaine opened Yoga Hive Colorado in 2017.
In addition to a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Hatha Yoga, Blaine is a Master Energy Medicine Yoga Teacher, studying directly under Energy Medicine Yoga Founder, Lauren Walker and has completed a 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Energy Medicine Yoga. Blaine has also completed a 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Meditation and Kriya in Rishikesh, India. Blaine is currently studying Eden Energy Medicine as created by Donna Eden.
A vegetarian since age 12 and vegan since 2009, Blaine works with individuals and families to transition to a plant-based and more compassionate lifestyle. Blaine leads yoga and vegan retreats and is the leader of the Boulder Chapter of Vegan Ladyboss.