About Us

Hi, I'm Zana, Founder of East Street Bazaar.

East Street Bazaar (ESB) was founded on the eastern notion of holistic wellness, that prevention is better than cure. Put simply, the concept is based on the premise that illness occurs when there is an imbalance in the body. This can be prevented by having a healthy mind, body, spirit connection, rather than treating symptoms retrospectively.

My goal is to provide you curated and effective tools to elevate your day to day, and meet you wherever you are on your journey.

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My Story

It all began in 2019 when I quit my demanding role as a corporate lawyer and purchased a one-way ticket to Sri Lanka. Let me set the scene, my days would start with early mornings strolling down dirt paths to a yoga class, walking past colourful peacocks and meditating on a roof top shala hidden in the jungle. So close to the tree tops you could see playful monkeys jumping from branch to branch. This would be followed be evening dips at the local bay with the water warm from the heat of the sun and waves so gentle you could dance across them on handcrafted longboards, and balmy tropical nights sipping on cocktails at a local beach bar.

Initially deciding to take some time to get to know myself again and reset my body and mind from years of stress and burning the candle at both ends, I began to learn about Ayurveda (a holistic concept of wellbeing that encompasses yoga, meditation and seasonal eating amongst other things) and realised that what we learn about these concepts while living busy city lifestyles is a diluted version of how they're truly intended to be practiced.

And thus, ESB was born. A space where people can learn about various practices to support your wellbeing at a holistic level, and a place to come back to as you expand and build on your own practice at home. Whether it’s a new skin care routine, a breathwork ritual, a daily smoothie filled with nourishing supplements or a few cocktails with friends, we’ve got the tools and inspiration to help you.

My Mission

Now back in Australia, I want to provide you with all the wealth of untapped wellness wisdom the world has to offer. Introducing self-care and wellness is the only way I can avoid the burn out of busy city life, and I want to encourage you to enjoy self-care without the guilt, knowing that this journey is not only fun to explore, but is actually good for you.