Canadian jewelry designer + yogini, Sonja Picard launched her eponymous jewelry line, the Sonja Picard Collection (SPC) in 2000, which now has over 350 pieces crafted in silver, gold, gemstones and Canadian diamonds and celebrates the yogic and tantric traditions of adornment. Today, Sonja puts her sculptural background to use as she first hand-carves each original piece in wax, invoking the human spirit and offering a sculptural organic quality to the jewelry. As Sonja launches the newest addition to her work, the SPC Bridal Collection, Yogue chats with her about Yoga, creativity, the eco aspects of her design process and of course bridal inspired yogic jewelry.
Feeling inspired after a “Cultivating Prana” a weekend of Vinyasa Yoga and Ayurveda with master teachers Dr. Robert Svoboda, Dr. Claudia Welch and Dr. Scott Blossom.
I thought I would invoke this icon of peace and compassion on Buddha Purnima, a day celebrated by Buddhists and Hindus the world over as the day when the Buddha was born, gained enlightenment and attained Nirvana.
Happiness is… one of my favourite quotes by Mahatma Gandhi, presented in a hip, modern way.
Originally from Whistler, Canada, Christy Feaver is a yogi and jewelry creator, who calls Bali home and it is here that she fashions her unique, striking designs, ranging from bracelets, earrings and necklaces that hint of sophisticated exoticism.