About Jessica & What Anew Moon Stands For

Through Anew Moon, I offers Yoga classes, Energy clearing, & Intuitive Life coaching. I founded the name Anew Moon based off my love for Astrology. 10 years ago I decided to take my Health and Lifestyle more seriously. Below is a summery of my Health and Healing journey.

My Health and Healing Story

I had my second child and was finally ready to make some serious changes. I started my journey in after my 30th birthday in 2009. I lost 62 pounds by focusing on portion control, nutrition, and exercise. It took me about a year to lose my desired weight and to reach my goal. in the fall of 2010 I started running and focusing on strengthening my body. I ran 2 Marathons, a couple Half Marathons, and several 5k’s & 10k’s. To me this in my life was so very empowering as I had very low self esteem and as I kept busting though personal road blocks. This led to be becoming certified as in Fitness Instruction, Yoga, Athlete Training Plans, as well as Weight Loss Management.

Although the above helped me to change my body physically and change my perspective about what I was capable of. That time soon shifted. Around 2015 I fell weak to panic and anxiety attacks, as well as depression. I separated myself from family, friends, as well as stopping all forms of running and working out. I pendulum swung to the opposite side and became a very unhealthy low weight. On a soul level I had hit the ground and didn’t know why. I went to counseling, took medication, and it didn’t seem to be working.

Finally after coming to the end of my rope emotionally I decided to enroll myself in a 3 month intensive Yoga program. It was one of the most healing experiences in my life.

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is this your first Yoga experience with Jessica?

You will want to wear comfortable loose fitting clothing, bring a Yoga mat, if your feet tend to be cold you might bring some socks as the studio is a no shoe zone, and if wanted a bottle of water.  Please arrive a little early to class as we have a waiver for you to sign. This also allows us to give you a brief tour of our space. Doors open for class 15 minutes prior to the start of class. Each Class ranges between 60 - 75 minutes includes a gentle warm- up as we expand our breathe and get our body ready to receive movement.

What is Yoga?

The physical movements and postures, plus breathing techniques. This is what most people associate with Yoga practice. Yoga probably arrived in the United States in the late 1800s, but it did not become widely known until the 1960s, as part of the youth culture’s growing interest in anything Eastern. As more became known about the beneficial effects of Yoga, it gained acceptance and respect as a valuable method for helping in the management of stress and improving health and well-being. Many physicians now recommend Yoga practice to patients at risk for heart disease, as well as those with back pain, arthritis, depression, and other chronic conditions.

What Kind of Yoga Does Jessica teach?

Slow Flow Yoga a flowing, dynamic sequence of poses that is one of the most popular styles of yoga in the United States. Also sometimes called “Vinyasa Flow Yoga,” this type of practice involves synchronizing the breath with a continuous flow of postures.

Gentle, Restorative, or Yin Yoga a restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Poses held for 3 – 5 breaths, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle back-bends. Restorative class may hold a pose up to 10 minutes. 

Jessica’s Philosophy

Jessicas philosophy is that each person has a responsibility for his/her own health and must be an active participant in his/her own healing. Clients and students are encouraged to be responsible for the daily care of their health through diet, exercise, lifestyle and attitudes about what constitutes wellness. I support my students every step of the way, helping them to make appropriate choices and take responsibility for their well being.

Core Principles of our Holistic Health Philosophy

  • Real health involves the “whole” person.
  • Mind and body are integrated and inseparable.
  • The body contains an energy system that underlies and enlivens the physical body.
  • Holistic health treats the “whole” person, not just symptoms and disease.
  • Real health is not just the absence of disease, but a positive state of being.
  • Real health is achieved with treatment of causes rather than symptoms, using natural and preventive approaches to health.
  • Each person has a responsibility for his/her own health and must be an active participant in his/her own healing.

A fundamental principle of holistic medicine is the knowledge that health is not just the absence of disease, but a dynamic state of balance in a living energy system. This core principle that individuals are in a constant and dynamic relationship to health and to illness, while always striving for the balance that reflects good health, is the basis from which Holistic practitioners assess and treat. A holistic approach demonstrates this principle.

The holistic approach emphasizes the interaction between an individual and his/her environment to discover what factors promote or prevent health and well-being. Harmony in these interactions reflects a state of wellness, while disharmony and imbalance results in disease. There are several major sources of imbalance, as demonstrated in the eastern mind body philosophy.

By understanding the causes of disharmony and making changes and adjustments in the energy system, harmony, balance and good health can be restored. True healing focuses not just on the treatment of symptoms, but on the underlying root causes of imbalance and disease.