A premiere wellness footwear brand, ASTARA integrates footwear design with quantum mechanics, Earth resonance, and ancient healing techniques to marry style with spirit.
Each shoe is designed in Venice, CA, and locally handcrafted and hand embroidered by master artisan in downtown Los Angeles. We use vegetable tanned- leather, Reiki-charged and programmed crystals, and sustainable materials on all of our wares.
Lyons was inspired to create ASTARA by the notion that, “with each step forward on the conscious individual’s journey, we are not only grounding in beauty along our own path, but creating a global grid of individuals working towards a shared existence in community with one another and nature.”
“ASTARA sees footwear as the physical conduit from our body to the ground. We utilize Earth elements on each pair as a reminder to care for and connect our mind, body, and spirit, as well as our planet” says founder Mariah K. Lyons.
ASTARA is seasonless with a focus on conscious, thoughtful design. Each collection builds on upon a few key styles, asking the consumer to contemplate their personal collection while finding a holistic relationship with their everyday footwear.
The focus is on healing and grounding the modern individual, utilizing the research based facts of Earth resonance, quantum mechanics and meditative connection. ASTARA believes through a mindful connection to self, community, and the Earth, we heal individually and collectively.
We love Mother Earth, and we believe you can make beautiful fashion pieces without destruction. A portion of each purchase made goes directly into grassroots nonprofits promoting Earth conservation and sustainability.
Mariah K. Lyons knows shoes.
She spent years as a publicist at luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo, before leaving the corporate world to venture into her deeper calling of wellbeing and healing. Before her time at Choo, Lyons trained and danced professionally in New York and Los Angeles. She deeply understands importance of our connection between our feet and the ground in relation to body alignment and overall wellbeing.
After leaving her corporate gig, Mariah spent several years traveling the world visiting sacred sites to study under master healers and teachers, and to learn a variety of healing modalities before herself becoming a meditation teacher, reiki master and wellness designer.
Mariah is always looking for new ways to integrate crystal technology and earth resonance into the modern day lives of her global clientele. Having always been hypersensitive to emfs and electronic pollution, she wanted to find a way to shield herself from these rays in an elevated aesthetic. She developed ASTARA as a way to ground Earth healing into a modern, urban dwelling world, and as a way to fuse the luxury fashion market with wellness, blending higher consciousness concepts as well as local and sustainable manufacturing into the footwear world.