Interview with Anna Alfaro

What are your favorite places on the island of Mallorca?

The truth is that I find it difficult to choose! We always say with my partner that this place, this island is “endless”. I love the landscapes, the towns, the sea, the mountains, the city … Everything, honestly, although I have recently discovered the Betlem area and I find it beautiful, there are some paths with beautiful sea views and incredible lost coves. Also the entire Serra de Tramuntana (Sóller, Valldemosa, Deià, Fornalutx) and the area of ​​central Mallorca, an interior that I did not know until a few months ago. I love Es Trenc, Sa Ràpita for the bond with my family, Palma is of course ideal as a city …

What places do you recommend to friends who visit the island?

I love the weekly markets, I am a big fan of them. My favorites (without having visited all of them!) Are Alaró and Sineu. I also find the  Circle Carbon Labs project very interesting, from whom you can buy directly from their fields, fruits and vegetables.
Then the cafes in Palma, there are several specialty ones (La Molienda, Riutort) or in Sineu, Sa Mola. I also love Café Social, a lovely stop at the fruit and veg markets, it seems like a great idea!

Buy bread at Rustic or if you are not near Binissalem, at Colmado Sant Jaume or Mama Carmens, both in Palma. I love the Sa Caseta project, I have yet to pay a visit to Nagore! The space and furniture of Tine K Home in Valldemosa and the perfumes of Arquinesia for a natural alternative to perfumes.

I also really like the lifestyle proposal that the Mimar store in Santanyí has ​​and the delicious food take-away project of Deborah Piña Zitrone, in Forn de la Llotgeta. Eat delicious in Patiki Beach, the B·Conscious store in Artà with respectful, natural, ecological proposals … and of course the ecological market in Plaça dels Patins, in Palma.

What inspires you here on Mallorca?
I think it is an energetic thing. I have always felt at home here. I have been coming for years (my mother and her partner live between Barcelona and Mallorca) and I have always felt that I would love to live here. I feel at peace, calm, it is home. I am inspired by the nature that is everywhere. That sea and mountains that come together, those charming secondary roads or roads from which you see fields and more expanses that honestly give me goose bumps. The sunsets, in summer and winter; the authentic, the lifelong, to be able to buy directly and easily from the producer, the beautiful villages, the city of Palma that you can walk from top to bottom.

What are your tips for living a more conscious life?
First of all, I believe that it is something that has to be decided with full conscience (precisely) and freedom, without forcing. Once the decision is made, I would say that it is important to start small, not wanting to make drastic changes or all at the same time. Take it easy, go little by little and introduce what feels most natural. Small gestures, routines, go progressively. Read, get inspired, surround yourself with people who can enrich and guide you on that path, work with someone if you need it, practice with other people …

Where can we work with you live / online?

I do online coaching sessions via Skype or Zoom as well as courses and workshops, talks and meetings through those same platforms. My proposal also has a lot to do each one at their own pace and on their own (ebooks for example) and the best way to stay in touch with me and follow what I am sharing is via my Instagram or Newsletters.

To know more about Annas courses, talks and workshops, here is her web: Anna Alfaro
Photos: Susan Ros & Anna Alfaro