Olive Live: An Interview with Satya Scainetti, Founder of Satya Jewelry

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It’s no secret that I love yoga. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered Satya Jewelry, a jewelry line that incorporates semi-precious stones and yoga-inspired sacred symbols with messages of empowerment. Satya Jewelry is handcrafted with the modern, fearless woman in mind. I like to think that I fit into that group! Each Satya piece empowers adventurers to inspire and be inspired by the world, which is a message that I fully embrace and try to impart here to readers of this blog.

I spoke with Satya Jewelry’s co-founder, Satya Scainetti, about her latest collection, the Serpent Collection, finding balance in a super busy world and our mutual love of all things yoga!

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After 30 days of intensive yoga training in the Bahamas, Satya was given her spiritual name, Satya. She was unsure of the word’s meaning, but soon learned that it was “truth.” That evening, she had the dream to start making jewelry of all truths and donate to children throughout the world. She immediately called Beth, her best friend, to share her idea for starting a business. Beth had recently come back from a sabbatical in Thailand, and fell instantly in love with the idea. Now, ten years later, Satya and Beth are still designing jewelry that is beautiful, meaningful and inspiring. The Satya Foundation is a 501 (c) organization that has raised over $1 million for children’s groups throughout the world.

Olive: What role does yoga play in your everyday life?

Satya: Yoga is my life. Yoga is yoke the mind body and spirit.  I try to be mindful of all three parts of me and balance them as best I can.

Olive: What is your favorite piece from your collection? 

Satya: The Tassel Mala or prayer beads. They are a great layering piece and look beautiful with almost anything you wear.  I also use the mala as a metaphor for life. Each stone, each knot is like the challenges and triumphs in life.  You have to go through them to get to where you are going.  It reminds me of my ability to get through most anything in life and sometime the biggest challenges I can learn the most from.

The mala can be used for meditation to manifest what you desire but I love it most because it is beautiful.
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Olive: You are a businesswoman, wife, mother, avid yoga practitioner and traveler. How do you balance so many spinning plates? Do you believe that women can really have it all?

Satya: I do believe we can have it all but we cannot do it alone.  The way I balance my very busy life is I surround myself with a great staff, family, great friends, family and lots of help.  The statement it takes a village has been my mantra the past 10 years.  I think we are raised in this country to think we have to be independent to be successful.  I think it is the root to a lot of suffering, especially for young children and adults. We need each other and if we can all admit it and reach out to others for help, we can have it all….P.S. Remember to have fun enjoy and laugh!

Olive: What advice would you give to someone who is just as busy but unclear about their daily intention?

Satya: I always start out my day with gratitude. My children and I wake up together and we each say something we are grateful for that day.  It sets the intention for the day. From there I always work from my heart and check out my intention for each task. If it comes from your heart I believe the universe will carry you and things flow easily.

Olive: Your latest collection is the Serpent Collection. What is the significance of the serpent to you?

Satya: First, I think it is sexy!  The spiritual symbol for me is the energy it represents.  That we all have this energy that can be or is unlocked and from there everything is possible.  The kundalini energy is like a snake inside ourselves that can be unlocked with yoga and meditation and it is said to it can bring you to your truest potential.

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Olive: Satya Jewelry donates a percentage of sales to children’s organizations through the Satya Foundation, which provides monetary assistance and opportunities to children all over the world. What experience encouraged you to create this foundation? 

Satya: My background is in social work and I have worked with many non-profits that struggled with carrying out the mission or intention because of lack of funding.  When we started the company over 10 years ago our intention was to make sure the money went right to the children.  We have been so fortunate to align ourselves with amazing grass root visionaries who are in line with what we believe.  The Satya Foundation focuses on education and helping children be all that they can be.

Olive: How does your jewelry line separate itself from the rest? 

Satya: I believe we are the pioneers in spiritual jewelry. When we started no one else was doing what we do.  I think we are unique in design and finish. It is all original and handmade.  We are designed for the journey.

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Olive: What is your favorite place to go in New York?

Satya: I love the High Line.  Its both urban and nature at its best

Olive: What is your favorite restaurant? 

Satya: Wild Ginger in Soho on Broome street.

Olive: Do you have favorite yoga studio?

Satya: Golden Bridge.

Olive: Where is your favorite place to travel? Why?

Satya: India.  As a designer of spiritual jewelry there is no better place.  It also reminds me of how privileged and fortunate I am to live in the United States and inspires me to do more for the world.

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About Satya Scainetti

satya_headshotSatya Scainetti is the CEO and co-founder of Satya Jewelry. A philanthropist, yogi and Reiki healer, Scainetti lives a lifestyle dedicated to giving back to the world community. After attending a 30-day Sivananda yoga teacher training in the Bahamas, Scainetti was ordained with the spiritual name, Satya, meaning ‘truth,” and realized she could use her talents to foster profound social change. Ever since, Scainetti has built a devoted global following as she creates beautiful, meaningful jewelry that resonates with each customer’s own personal journey.

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