Welcome Friend!

Meditating daily has changed my life and it can help you be happier, less stressed and more emotionally stable. Whether your goal is learning to concentrate, reduce anxiety or grow spiritually, a meditation practice can give you the tools for a better life.  

Will you join me and start your new year off on the right foot?

Together, during the 30 Day Meditation Challenge, we will...

  • Cover the basics of how to meditate in plain English

  • Focus on habit formation and attainable goals

  • Send daily emails with tips and encouragement, 

  • Stream live online tutorials,

  • Host webcam and conference call meditation groups, and

  • Participate in an online community dedicated to meditation and wellness. 

I started meditating in 2007 because I was a mess. I was amazed at how much better my life got once I developed a daily practice. In 2014 I completed my Master's in Education where I focused on habit formation, specifically for people learning how to meditate. During the course of my research I worked with new meditators to help them increase their ability to meditate daily and benefit from a life of less stress and more joy.

I look forward to sharing what I learned with you. 

Anthony A. Cernera, M.Ed.
Founder & Lead Instructor 

Anthony A. Cernera, M.Ed. 
Founder & Lead Instructor

Anthony founded New Leaf in 2014 after starting to meditate in 2007 because of he was looking for a way to deal with depression and anxiety. 

When he isn't meditating, skydiving or playing with his cameras, Anthony is a non-profit fundraiser. He received a Master's in Education in 2014 and continues his research as doctoral student focusing on habit formation and motivation for new meditators.

Anthony says, "I have benefited greatly from a daily meditation practice and want to share what I've learned with others."