Street Style: Yogi Waves

By Kestrel Jenkins

Alex Warneke :: Yogi / Marine Ecologist

Marine ecologist and science communicator by day :: yoga instructor by night :: Alex is committed to a life inspiring others to create positive change, for themselves and the world around them. First and foremost, as an ecologist, Alex’s research focuses on the effects of anthropogenic pollutants on the chemical communication between the inhabitants of our oceans.

She is also a strong proponent of unconventional science communication and extending the broader impacts of science to the general public. Working with fellow scientists, she helps run the non-profit, Beneath the Waves, a film festival dedicated to raising awareness regarding critical marine issues, fostering the advancement of science, and promoting the protection of our oceans.

When not in the lab or frolicking through the California Kelp Forest, Alex can be found on the mat pursuing her other great passion, the yogic arts. As a yoga teacher, she is dedicated to empowering her students to find their own path and to walk it with intention. Alex is passionate about living the good life and helping others on the journey.

Pants & Top (by Beyond Yoga, made in USA)
Scarf (reused)
Earrings (purchased and made by local artisans in Coimbatore, India)
Rings (by Mermaid By Hand, made in San Diego, CA, USA)
Bracelets (purchased and made by local artisans in Isla Mujueres, Mexico)

Photos by Micaela Malmi Photography


Kestrel JenkinsAbout The Author

Kestrel is a globetrotter with small-town Wisconsin spirit. She has lived in Chile, London, Madrid & New York, soaking up and absorbing every moment of fashion and difference along the way. She has worked with People Tree, Global Action Through Fashion, The GreenShows, FashionMeGreen, Fashioning Change, Ecouterre, Inhabitat & EcoSalon. She loves words & garments, and reorganizing them both. For Kestrel, fashion is her favorite way to share stories. Her most recent endeavor, AWEAR, is a style-driven project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who makes them.


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