Let's get together

Stay tuned to all the happenings, gatherings and events we are part of


Rooftop Meditation / The Freehand Hotel

November 11th, 10 - 10:40am / $20

Join us Upstairs at the Ace Hotel for an open air meditation session led by Mariana Orkenyi.

After meditation Vital Proteins will be serving delicious Matcha Teas and Lattes!

All are welcome & no previous experience is necessary.

Rooftop Meditation / Ace Hotel 

September 16th, 10 - 10:40am


Join us Upstairs at the Ace Hotel for an open air meditation session led by Mariana Orkenyi.

All are welcome & no previous experience is necessary.

Free for hotel guests. 


Talk: On Meeting Myself Where  I am


7:30pm $25

Come join us for an evening of enlightenment with Mariana Orkenyi from Communal. This evening's discussion and guided meditation topic: MEETING MYSELF WHERE I AM. 

This is our starting point. The journey of self discovery starts from your point of origin, the place you are right now, not where you wish you were or think you should be. For the process of looking within, we must meet ourselves where we are.

In this session, we are going to:  explore concepts of awareness, understand the mind: our thoughts, beliefs, patterns, inclination,  discover the levels of consciousness, find out where we're standing in the spectrum between contraction and expansion. From here, we can take inventory to start a path of discovery, acceptance and integration. This talk is an invitation to look deeper within and get more tools to start flowing with life in a more grounded way. 

Talk will be followed by a guided meditation and q+a.


Mindfulness & The Creative Process / LA Design Festival

June 8th / 3pm Main Stage

Founder and creative director of Marbury, Jessica Comingore, will sit down with Janessa LeonéSatsuki Shibuya, and Mariana Orkenyi (Communal) for a panel discussion on topics ranging from mindfulness and the creative process, what it’s like to run a business in Los Angeles, growth at various stages of your brand, and how to approach work-life balance as an entrepreneur.

Please join us for a candid conversation, and stick around for a Q&A to have your questions answered by this diverse and dynamic group of women.


Dialogues : Conversations on meditation / LA

September 26th / 7:30-8:30pm


We are putting this out to support, to connect, to take some time to dive a little deeper, to share, to breath with intention, to EXPAND!

In the first part of this gathering, we have a talk on a topic around meditation and the second part of the gathering Mariana guide a meditation.

This takes place at our studio in Highland Park, LA. Address will be provided upon confirmation. 

Space is limited.


Learn to Meditate Course / Mexico City

¡México, vamos a meditar!

En mayo estaré en la Ciudad de Mexico con el curso de meditación y otros servicios:

Curso: Aprenda a Meditar

Meditaciones Guiadas

Sesiones Privadas



The Expansion Circle / The Space by Mama Medicine NYC

April 13th 6:30 to 8:00pm

I'll be leading an Expansion Circle at Space by Mama Medicine, followed by breathing practices and a guided meditation. We'll explore:

- living in contraction x expansion

- what happens when we meditate

- how to access and cultivate our center, fluidity and softness

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Morning Meditation with Just Sit Authors / NYC

April 12th/ 9-10am

Join me and the authors of Just Sit The Book for a talk and guided meditation at Shop Anthom at Soho.



Quiet Mornings MOCA / LA

April 7th

Quiet Mornings is a one-of-a-kind event, pairing a guided meditation exercise with the opportunity to experience a truly unique, immersive artwork. After an acclaimed run at MoMA in NYC, our partner Flavorpill is bringing the inspiration to LA. Join us for Quiet Mornings LA on Saturday, April 7 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Little Tokyo. 

Enjoy The Theater of Disappearance, Adrián Villar Rojas' powerful site-specific work, and a group meditation session led by Mariana Orkenyi. 

Mariana Orkenyi is a Certified Meditation Teacher and studied Mindfulness at UCLA. She founded Communal in 2014 to share integrated meditation teachings. Mariana was born and raised in Brazil where she studied Spiritualism and later lived in Mexico City and Barcelona where she continued to deepen her knowledge and education. She currently lives in Los Angeles and gives regular meditation courses, talks, and guided meditations around the world. To learn more about Communal, visit communal-la.com or follow on Instagram @_communal_


Meditation Basics Talk / LOOM

November, 8th 1:30 -2:30pm

Join me for a free talk on meditation basics at Loom.

I'll explore what meditation really is, what are the levels of the mind and our mind-breath connection. 

I'll work with breathing practices to relax, calm and ground the body and lead a guided meditation