A collection of health, fitness, beauty, ethical living and food inspirations…
Hi, I’m Yanar and this is where I blog about my passions in life. I launched this blog about ten years ago when sustainability and ethical living were still niche interests but now, thankfully, many more people are interested.
As a life-long vegetarian (since I was nine) and vegan for 13 years (long before the trend!), living conscientiously has always been something I strive to do. That’s why I enjoy championing brands, products and people who share that desire to tread more carefully on people and planet. I’m proud to be a Weleda Arnica ambassador (for 2020/21) and fourth-year running judge on Free-From Skincare Awards.
Fitness has been a huge part of my life since I was young. I’ve run six marathons (including one on Snowdonia) and for the last five years I’ve been training in CrossFit and Olympic lifting. This has helped me build a stronger body and mind, something that I talk about regularly on my Instagram page @YanarFitness.
I’ve been featured in The Telegraph, Metro.co.uk and Women’s Health talking about the importance of training with a purpose and always open to sharing my story and inspire and motivate others. I’m qualified in Level 1 British Weightlifting and I’m a qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer. This year I started a diploma in yoga therapy and blog about my journey and learnings at relaxdestressyoga.com.
If I’m not working or working out, you’ll find me cooking, eating or perusing secondhand stores, eBay or vintage shops in search for a vintage gem.
Thanks and enjoy.