In a fast-paced, modern age of international travel, computers and high-powered professions, it’s all too easy to get swept away in day-to-day life. Many people are taking active steps to live more consciously, developing an awareness of the world and how they interact with it. Some of these people have taken to social media and have written blogs to share another way of living with like-minded followers. If you feel like you’re sleepwalking through life, here are seven top conscious living influencers you should follow.
1. Angela (@yo.angelaa)
Conscious living incorporates many ideas: Personal well-being, environmental awareness, healthy eating, sustainable living and mindful travel. Angela embraces all of these aspects and more. Her Instagram feed is a series of photographs showcasing the tranquility of conscious living, giving her 13,000 followers a “wish you were here” experience. Angela established Diwa Siargao with fellow Instagrammer Chrissie Torres, an eco-house where it’s possible to book a space to relax, unwind and reconnect.
2. Chrissie Torres (@chrissietorres)
We couldn’t include Angela on this list without also including Chrissie Torres, who co-founded Diwa Siargao. This fitness, travel and mindful living influencer boasts 17,200 followers on Instagram. She’s also a “raw food faerie” having founded the superfood healthy snack brand Mana. The Mana brand uses “all-natural earth goodies,” avoids single-use plastic and is associated with healthy food workshops in The Philippines. Both Chrissie and Angela use the hashtag #GirlsofDiwa to make it easier for their followers to find content and make connections between the various endeavors.
3. Emma Fretts (@emmafretts)
Some conscious living influencers focus on one aspect of a happier, healthier you, such as food, meditation or conservation. Emma Fretts spreads her net much wider, covering content on mindfulness, self-love, spirituality and veganism. She uses Instagram to share beautiful images, her own poetry and inspirational messages with more than 84,700 followers. She also has a YouTube channel where she shares tips and recipes.
4. Guru Jagat (@gurujagat)
If you feel like you need to regain control of your life, you need someone like Guru Jagat. She’s a poet, and the author of the self-help book, “Invincible Living.” She’s the CEO for the RA MA Institute for Kundalini yoga and meditation, and she created RA MA TV for training, livestreams and workshops. As if that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she also created Robotic Disaster, her own line of upcycled, hand-sewn, all-gender meditative streetwear. Her personal Instagram account has more than 49,600 followers.
5. Jay Shetty (@jayshetty)
Jay Shetty is one of the superstars of conscious living. The former monk and life coach is a storyteller and video maker on a mission to make wisdom go viral. He’s doing a pretty good job, appearing on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and amassing more than 4.9 million Instagram followers. Jay also has a YouTube channel with more than 3 million subscribers. He creates new video content every Tuesday and Thursday, so his fans always know when new wisdom is going to drop.
6. Regena Garrepy (@regenagarrepy)
At the other end of the scale from Jay Shetty is micro-influencer Regena Garrepy, who has slightly more than 1,400 Instagram followers. Working with and following smaller influencers is often beneficial as they are in a position to engage with followers on a more personal level. This helps to build a sense of community and place for everyone. Regena is a “coach mentor, shadow alchemist, foodie, essence guide, ritualist” and the founder of Red Hot Soul Circle, a virtual meet up for women. Her guiding principle is to “be the leader of your life without guilt or apology.”
7. Liz Earle (@lizearleme)
Liz Earle is a top-selling Amazon author, speaker, podcast host and household name. Her extensive library of published books includes titles on hormone replacement therapy, menopause, weight loss, staying healthy at Christmas, eating well and skin care. She has her own line of Fair Trade jewelry, and she’s the editor-in-chief for Liz Earle Wellbeing magazine, a publication on food, beauty, health and well-being. She uses Instagram to supplement her magazine content, sharing top tips and helpful hints with more than 36,500 followers. She also has a personal Instagram account with more than 60,000 followers.
Final Thought: A Conscious Decision
Conscious living is a vast subject, covering everything from the food you eat and clothes you wear to how and where you work and travel. There are many influencers and gurus working within this field, keen to impart their wisdom and help people live their best lives. If you want to develop an influencer marketing campaign around conscious living, your first step is making a conscious decision to use influencer discovery tools. Make a positive change in your life by registering with IZEAx Discovery, the largest marketplace of its kind for 100 percent opt-in content creators and influencers. In moments you’ll discover conscious living influencers with the right skills to give your brand a new lease of life.