YogaDork Giveaway: ‘The Living Mala’ By Nancy Alder And Liz Vartanian

Luck is a lady…times two! Or maybe that’s 108. We’re especially excited for this giveaway 1) because the book is co-written by two fabulous longtime pals of YD and 2) we really love it!

The Living Mala by Nancy Alder and Elizabeth Vartanian is just what the title suggests: a way to bring our intentions to life. In other words, bringing more of what you do on the mat off of it, too.

This is the kind of book you pick up and flip to any page for inspiration. You could also follow it page by page for 108 days, because it just so happens there are 108 actions—just like the beads on a mala—that help remind us to strive for presence not perfection. It’s not always easy to bring yoga into our lives, but this book is a tool to help make it happen even if it’s sometimes in the tiniest of ways. Practice, practice, practice…right?

More about the authors:

Nancy Alder is a mom, yoga teacher and writer based in Connecticut. Find her at and IG: @therealflyingyogini.

Elizabeth Vartanian is a yoga teacher, writer and mama in Austin, TX. Find her at and IG: @theblissfulbetty.

Bonus: Their second book, The Living Mantra, was just released! For every sale of either book this month 10% will be donated to Exhale to Inhale, a yoga organization bringing free classes to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We will be making the donation for the three books in this giveaway.

WIN: We’re giving away 3 copies of The Living Mala by Nancy Alder and Elizabeth Vartanian. Woo!

TO ENTER: Spring has sprung! Finally. Let’s bring some light to the season. Tell us your favorite part about spring—even if it’s not your favorite time of year we bet there’s something good about it you can share. Post your entry in the comments below. That’s it!

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm, Friday March 24th, 2017. Three winners will be chosen at random soon after. Good luck!