✅ Mariana Salinas & Sadhana Works our new Hidden Icon.
A new project landing in Mallorca, based in Bendinat. Professionals who give you a hand to guide you on your journey to become the best version of yourself.
▷ In a Snapshot
The frenetic world and the modern circumstances lead us to ask ourselves if we are happy with our current situation if we want to modify something of our lifestyle and be able to enjoy it in the best possible way.
Many times, even that analysis is reached more or less easily. The complicated thing is always to take the next step. How to change, how to start…
That’s when Sadhana Works, a company led by Mariana Salinas, comes into play. They will help you start and improve your daily lifestyle and bring out the best in you.
We interviewed Mariana Salina, CEO and founder of Sadhana Works.
1.- SADHANA WORKS. How did the name for your project come about and how could you explain to our readers what “Sadhana” means?
The name Sadhana Works is very much the heart of this company. I am used to practicing what is known in Eastern traditions as Sadhana, the personal practice of meditation that is usually done very early in the morning, preferably before the sun rises. In that moment of silence and calm, I clearly heard “Sadhana Works”-that must be the name of the company! I knew without hesitation that that would be the name and that in its name is the destiny of this company to serve and help people find ways to express their full potential and become the best version of themselves.
“Sadhana Works” means that the lifestyle we invite you to explore with us really WORKS if there is a commitment on your part to improve some habits, explore your inner world, and discover new and better ways to relate to yourself and others.
Sadhana Works is also a game of words in which we talk about the Works done in a spirit of service and raising consciousness and on the other hand, we affirm that “It Works” WORKS. Sadhana Works is a lifestyle that guarantees that your life will become a much more exciting adventure of exploring, feeling, expressing, and sharing.
2.- DECISION. All change requires a first decision, wanting to change. How do you help push people sometimes when they know they want to change, but are afraid to take that step forward?
From my own experience, I know that the inner journey, is not always easy to achieve. In many cases we have to wait for experiences of adversity or pain to happen before we start to consider living a fuller life in health and consciousness.
However, I am convinced that the new moments we are living force us all equally, to a lesser or greater extent, to look inside ourselves, to ask ourselves what are the things that really matter to us and to look for the tools to redirect our lives with greater health and awareness. In Sadhana Works we support you to do it in a very professional, close, and personalized way and always based on love, respect, and compassion.
3.- GUIDE. The object and core of your company is to help people enjoy and achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle. How do you help or guide them?
We are a team of highly trained professionals and above all, very committed to our own personal growth. In Sadhana Works we know that we cannot give what we do not have in us. Each one of us has made a long journey to be able to offer today our knowledge and tools to those who need them. Our approach is holistic and very personalized. Each person is special and has their own path of growth and development. We are here to listen and share with you the experience of exploring and expressing your maximum potential, with gratitude and joy of life.
4.- CREATIVITY. During the confinement we have been able to see in social networks, how you have not stopped and have worked hard to be able to help the most disadvantaged. Please tell us more about these actions.
From the first day of confinement Sadhana Works took a proactive attitude towards the circumstances of adversity that we have faced collectively. My immediate impulse was to start teaching Kundalini Yoga Therapy classes openly, freely, and always at the same time to support emotionally and physically those who might need it. My children followed me in this initiative and for eight weeks we were teaching through Instagram LIVE, me in the mornings, and them in the afternoons.
Little by little, the community was growing and when the restrictions began to relax for some, I decided to continue with my daily class space for Instagram however, following the first impulse of total service, I decided to make a donation and with the proceeds begin to bring food to the families most affected by this situation. I am from Mexico and it is impossible to remain unaware of the situation of enormous poverty that thousands of families are going through there. Thus, supported by my Mexican family, we managed to create 150 basic food boxes and distribute them in two very poor communities in the state of Puebla in Mexico.
Therefore, all my classes at Instagram Live @Sadhana_Works of Kundalini Yoga Therapy, are by donation and 100% of the proceeds go to the neediest families here and in Mexico.
In two weeks we have been able to reach 350 families between Mexico and Mallorca.
My deepest wish is that more people know the enormous benefits of doing kundalini yoga and meditation and thus are encouraged to participate in the classes while helping hundreds of people.
5.- COVID-19. The economic and health consequences that this virus will leave us, more or less we all have an idea, but what do you think it will bring “beyond”, what values will be returning to people?
I am convinced that it is time to return to Earth, to understand that if we do not take care of our home, of our Great Mother, nothing will go well. It is time to look at each other in a brotherly way and take care of our environment if we want to survive as a species. There is no time to lose and it is urgent that each of us commit to working hard to become the best person possible, the person you are meant to be.
6.- RELAX. This confinement has served to see people taking their time, meditating, doing sports, since Sadhana Works you have bet on yoga and meditation… In these new phases, are you going to continue with the classes, what do you have in mind for the near future?
I am very lucky to have Rosario Calvo, an extraordinary Naturopath, chef, Shaman, and a tireless creative mind.
Together we are designing new experiences in the field so that people can participate in yoga and meditation classes while enjoying a healthy lunch prepared on the spot with products from the orchard.
We also continue with the therapies, online or in-person, and of course, our campaign: “Help yourself and others” which consists of Kundalini Yoga Therapy classes every day on Instagram. The classes are by donation to help the underprivileged, with this we will continue indefinitely.
✨ Hidden Recommendations
Mariana Salinas, tells us her hidden tips of Mallorca. The recommendations to live and enjoy the authenticity of the island: Hidden gems and Hidden places.
I like the sea very much, however, after three years of living in Algaida I could say that I have become an inlander. From this countryside, these landscapes of plains and hills, where time without time tells me, through long walks that I enjoy doing in silence, the thousands of incredible stories that rest on these roads, in the stones, the monasteries, the houses and above all, in the wisdom of the Mallorcan grandmothers who have no equal.
My favorite Mallorcan jewel is called Joan Valent.
≫ Joan Valent, Mallorcan, composer and music director. On the personal side, the husband of our interviewee, Mariana Salinas.
✅ Mariana Salinas PhD, CEO and founder of Sadhana Works. A company with a goal that we hope will reach many Mallorcans, in the search of becoming the best being that each one of us can be.