Occupation: Holistic Health Coach + Yoga Teacher
I am a full time Holistic Health Coach + Yoga Teacher. I’m stupidly in love with my life and can’t believe I get to work with amazing clients and students each and everyday!
I am the founder of The Wellness Project which offers coaching and one-on-one yoga classes to individuals who are ready to make a change in their lives. Together, with my clients, we tackle some major road blocks to living and being in your full glory! Digestion problems, lack of self-love, stress, exhaustion, little energy and more are some of the areas I focus on.
These are all areas that I personally battled with. Having always had digestion and stress problems it all got a little out of hand after leading a very unhealthy, physically and emotionally taxing lifestyle. Yoga saved me. It showed me that it was possible to feel better and even to look better. The breath, the stillness, the movement – it sang out to me and I responded! Eventually this re-ignited a passion for health and wellness bred in me from my family (my parents owned and ran a middle eastern wholefoods business).
Couple that with an innate ability to guide, coach and love people – not long after I found my calling to become a Holistic Health Coach.
Health IS everything to me. It’s not just something I hope for, clutch to. It’s how I live my life. From health. Feeling amazing in body, mind and spirit is a birth-right and it’s something I see as a non-negotiatble. It’s changed my life and allowed me to fulfill my true potential.
My philosophy is food that is REAL, WHOLE, FRESH. If your grandmother recognizes it, then it’s in my cupboard and fridge. I don’t get too caught up in fads and listen to my body instead. I’m not interested in what works for everyone else, I’m interested in how my (or yours!) body responds.
Me time – always making sure I carve out time in my day to press pause. That could be meditation, yoga, a walk, journaling. Sometimes it’s connecting with like-minded people face to face – getting away from work and the computer and instead laughing, smiling, sharing with beautiful souls. Switching off regularly. Nourishing my body and trying different things. But mostly, ROUTINE. Consistency makes me sane, whole, happy and balanced.
When I’m not at yoga I love doing the Bondi – Coogee walk. I grew up at Coogee and this walk is both filled with memories, a deep fondess but it’s incredibly stunning! Finished off with an ocean swim.
Every single health coach, nutritionist, advisor out there who is passionate about sharing true health and happiness to others. You people ROCK my world and I’m forever grateful to you for the work you do.
Home. Sydney. The beach. It’s where the love is!
At the moment I love a berry coconut yoghurt smoothie with sun warrior protein powder and lots of delicious superfoods.
I visit About Life often, Earth 2 Table in Bondi Junction and The Nourishing Quarter in Surry Hills.
Oh, so much! This year is about growth for me and The Wellness Project. I’ve got an e-book on the horizons and I want to build up my video blog offering. I’m eager to study again so will be furthering my coaching and nutrition skills. I want to plan big amazing health events. AND make sure I get away on retreat somewhere like Bali.
I’m also getting married soon, so that’s a very BIG DEAL.
Hi Jessica, I believe in synchronicity so when I was guided to you .on FB I was intrigued and inspired. I turned 46 last week and my husband bought me your book. I wanted to thank you for sharing your wisdom in such a beautifully presented way. My copy is now filled with tabs and post it notes with actual notes throughout. I am dairy intolerant since having my gallbladder removed 15+ years ago, I don't eat meat, very minimal gluten and was told 12 months ago my gut was not digesting my food properly so I wasn't receiving sufficient nutrients and taking supplements would be a waste of time. My weight fluctuates tending to gain rather than lose but now I believe I have a tool to help me bring my body back into balance that I need for my health and longevity of life - so again thank you. The first few steps to creating a stronger path forward for my health has found its foundation in your beautiful book, The Healthy Life.
With kindest regards Samantha
I'm writing this email because I wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and how you really helped me in my health journey. Thank you for sharing all your advices and experiences.
When I started my studies, I was drinking lots of coffee and I was eaten the wrong foods, and feel bad about it, I wasn't at my best. So I had done some research on the net but at first I didn't found advices that are for me, and then I found your blog. It was exactly what I was looking for, good advices and healthy recipes. Now I'm following your advices on rest more, and snacks between meals and prep the meals and take time for myself to reconnect with my body and let go my anxiety, etc, and I have a more balanced life and have a new relationship with food thanks to you.
I bought your book and it's honestly the best book I have ever bought. I suffer from IBS and anxiety. I have paid so much money seeing naturopaths however after reading your book and all of your tips I'm noticing so much of a difference, so simple and easy to follow. And symptoms have dramatically decreased. Also you have helped me to relax. Currently drinking the protein health smoothie! Thankyou your amazing.
Hey Jessica! I haven’t yet brought ‘The Healthy Life’, but I do have the clean life and your slim down plan! I would like to thank you so much for the knowledge your share and the message you put across about health and wellness. I’m studying Nutritional Medicine in Melbourne and absolutely love the philosophy that you share with your JSHealth community. The work you’ve done to show people that leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t boring, tasteless, difficult or depriving is amazing and hope to share the message myself one day. You’ve inspired me to start my own blog , to share the message and have taught me so many things about my own health! You should be proud of your achievements! Thank you again
I searched for help and tips through the Internet and found Jessica Sepel. This is seriously not exaggerated, but she was the reason why I have dared myself to eat again, to have snacks in between, to nourish my body. I could slowly improve my negative thoughts about my body image and my stupid anxiety of gaining weight. Besides, The Cleanest Gut was awesome too! A huge thank you! Especially from my mum. Seriously, without you I wouldn’t be where I am now!
Congratulations on your new book! It looks absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been following you on Instagram for a few years and you’ve inspired me to slowly but surely eat healthier without giving myself a hard time when I don’t. It made me so happy (and weirdly proud) to see the Daily Mail article on The Healthy Life. I remember trying out your recipes before you even had your eBook out! I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. Keep up the great work.
Cooking in this way truly brought out the foodie in me and has instilled a huge passion for health and wellness! Life throws you hard and frustrating things sometimes but I truly believe that this is where we learn more about ourselves and what our passions in life are! Thank you for inspiring me on my journey to health and wellness!
I am a yoga teacher in Johannesburg and am thrilled to have bought your book today. I love making healthy, nutritious food for my family, friends and fellow yogis! Thank you for this book and your inspiration (had to share a pic of my book on my recipe stand in the kitchen).
I bought your beautiful book during the week and told my bestie to go out and buy it also! I love love love it. It is the book I would give to my younger self if I could (I am 41 years old). Everything is just so sensible and informative and is definitely a book all teenagers should have. This should be a text book for girls becoming teens. I will love going back and re-reading it many many times and can't wait to make more of the recipes. Thank you Jess - you are an incredibly inspiring woman and you should feel so proud
My fiancé bought your book and we have cooked some of your meals. Amazing! I love your outlook on a healthy lifestyle and your hints and tips with preparing tasty meals are fantastic. Thanks for reviving us to live a healthier lifestyle and get our bodies wedding ready.
I want to empower you to make good choices, every day. I want you to enhance your understanding of health and nutrition. I'm committed to making sure you live the best life. Because you deserve it. Are you ready to start feeling great?
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