Communal was founded in 2014 as a way to guide and support your inner exploration through meditation and contemplative practices - bringing tools, insights and inquiry to an ongoing process of inner integration and expansion. Founded by Mariana Orkenyi, Communal is a platform offering both online and offline services to support your process to know yourself through private sessions, corporate programs, classes, workshops and gatherings.
Mariana’s work unfolds based on the studies and teachings originated on the Buddhist Psychology, Neuroscience and Contemplative Practices. Her unique, personal and grounding way of approaching the journey of self exploration is one of cultivating awareness, integration, compassion and expansion. Mariana believes the more we see ourselves as multidimensional beings, the more we can integrate all the tools and practices we learn along the way to create more flow, more joy and more freedom. She holds a masters in Arts Management, as early on arts and creativity was the beginning of her journey to discover more about herself and others. Mariana is a writer, a certified meditation teacher by Ananda School of Meditation and Yoga and holds a certification on Contemplative Psychotherapy. She was born and raised in Brazil and from a very early age lived in different cities around the world which gives her a valuable perspective on human beings and cultures. Mariana currently lives in Los Angeles and teaches classes and workshops around the world.