Upala Mala

A jewelry line dedicated to elegant Mala Necklaces. Made from only genuine gemstones threaded on 100% silk.

Every piece is handmade to inspire, elevate and empower your Meditation and Yoga practice.


Laila Reiss - Adishakti

is the founder and designer of Upala Mala.

Born and raised in Germany she holds a Design Degree from London based Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.

Coming from a family of Yoga teachers, Laila grew up closely with asian and yogic philosophies and practices. She developed a love for the healing arts and transformational power of gemstones early on. Still in her teens she was trained in the Energy Medicine of Pranic Healing by Master Choa Kok Sui directly. She then studied under Kundalini Yoga Master Yogi Bhajan, and lived close to him in New Mexico until his passing. He gave her the name ‘Adishakti’, meaning the primordial force of the cosmos. Laila is a Yoga Alliance certified Kundalini and Pre-Natal Yoga Teacher since 2002. 

Since 2007 Laila studies under Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and practices his Dzogchen teachings. In 2012 she graduated as one of the first Doctors of Traditional Tibetan Medicine outside the Himalaya Region. She shares some of the treasures of Tibetan Medicine on her website HIMALAYANREMEDIES.COM .

Laila is a Mama of three star children and lives with her family on Maui, Hawaii.