Certified Yoga Teacher and Influencer, Marinka Essel

25. Helsinki, Finland

I started my modeling career already at an age of 11 and found yoga when I was 13. The world of modeling, fitness and beauty has inspired me ever since and as I started blogging in 2008, I've only continued to expand. Along with yoga, my other obsession is skin care and I hope to launch my own skin care line one day. I took a break from modeling when I went to get my Bachelor's Degree in Radiography and Radiotherapy. After, I returned as a freelancer and decided to keep the focus on my blog. A degree in radiology has helped me to expand my view on human anatomy and that has helped me as a yoga teacher as well.

My first online yoga video was uploaded in September 2014 and I received my 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training in Bali in April 2017. There now is over 500k views on my yoga videos. Yoga and meditation continue to be a big part of my life and I love helping others finding some mindfulness in their lives. My blog experienced a big change in October 2016 when I committed to a vegan diet and wanted to begin to inspire others on that path whom are interested.

My goal is to encourage, educate, and inspire through my personal style, fitness and diet, beauty secrets and travel tips.