S A L I Y A Life Wellness
That which weaves, connects & brings together since 1994.
A COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL IMPACT
Why S A L I Y A?
Because Everyone LOVES a good Love story, right?
Prince Saliya was heir to the throne, being the son of King Dutugamunu, the most powerful and legendary King of Sri Lanka.
Saliya fell in love with a beautiful girl named Asokamala, a commoner.
He renounced the throne and all privileges of a royal Life choosing Love, marrying Asokamala.
The word “Saliya” is rooted in Dravidian languages meaning “spider”, a symbol of weaving and connection.
The traditional story is that the Saliya people were a caste of weavers who wove clothes with sacred silk thread for a royal family in India.
Weaving and particularly calico has a rich history.
Mahatma Gandhi, an icon for peace and social contribution, (who was not a perfect man), recognised the importance of education, self-reliance and self-sufficiency.
He learned how to spin thread and weave his own cloth.
The spider as a symbol is steeped in rich legend, seen in various traditions as representing creativity, wisdom keepers, creators and helpers.
A “sutta or “sutra” refers to threads or teachings of knowledge in both Pali (the ancient language of Theravada Buddhism) and Sanskrit (an ancient language of India).
The threads are the Essence.
Fabrics and blank canvases represent INFINITE possibilities and continuous improvement.
While the final painted canvas or woven fabric is important, the detail & SPIRIT of what has gone into this item is fundamental.
S A L I YA is internationally known and renowned by clients and students.
The Owner: A person who has worked with people and has had a career in international healthcare, education, mediation, conflict resolution and yoga from the very beginning.
S A L I Y A stems from the vision, love, dedication, devotion & determination of one woman.
By integrating education with independent travel, cultural understanding, a talent for creative design and historical appreciation,
Colleen & S A L I Y A goes beyond standard Yoga, Alternative Dispute Resolution & educational expectation.
What her friends say: She’s INSTINCT & DIRECT.
The Loyal, reliable, responsible friend with a Heart and Voice of Reason, who listens before she speaks.
What her family says: She’s BRINGS balance & understanding, a sense of humour to the table and always finds the silver lining.
What she says: HumanKind is our future.
❤️ L E A RN H E A L T H R I V E ❤️
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