The Vitality Collective
Health and Wellness
A year-long Seasonal School to return HOME to your Self
through deep embodiment, joy, and pleasure through your 5 senses.
This course is designed to get you in sync with the natural rhythms inside
and outside of you, for deep, regenerative health
12 weeks of seasonally aligned wellness
Upgrade your habits
for deep vitality
& a buoyant mind
What To Expect
This is a year long program, split into 4 Seasons, which run 12 weeks at a time. In this virtual course where we'll align with 10 particular habits to bring us into deeper harmony with our Selves and our environment. Each week we'll cover an essential topic of Ayurvedic health and wellness, and pair it with a habit to bring deeper vitality to mind & body. The habits will build on each other, and by the end of the course, we'll have new tools and ways of being to function more optimally in our lives. We'll cover food & nutrition, sleep & energy, breathwork & meditation.
It will be a fun, tactile, and tantalizing journey
through your body, mind, and senses.
*This is a 45 min. session to explore your current health and see if this course is the right fit for you!
Week 1: Orientation & Connection to your goals
Week 2: Food, Energy & Time
Week 3: Deep Sleep & Rested Living
Week 4: Morning Rituals
Week 5: Breath & Movement
Week 6: Nourishment for your Dosha
Week 7: Self massage (abhyanga & your lymphatic system)
Week 8: Meditation & Somatics
Week 9: The Energetics of Food
Week 10: Sustainable "Self Care"
Week 11: Easeful Living
Week 12: Integration & Closing
This program is specifically designed to reduce overwhelm
and help you focus on effective practices
to support you in working with the seasons.
You’ll learn practices to improve your energy, sleep, digestion, immunity, and get grounded in your body while having support of an intimate community.
Class size is limited!
Improved energy (so you can do the things you're passionate about!)
Deeper hydration (for a juicy body & happy cells)
Clearer, softer, more supple skin
Knowing the best foods & spices for your mind-body type
Improved digestion (a happier belly!)
Deeper, more restful sleep
More graceful emotions (knowing how to work with your feelings when they arise)
Are you overwhelmed by "self care" and never know which practices to focus on?
Do you wish you had more sustained energy throughout the day?
Do you struggle with getting deep, restful sleep?
Do you struggle with knowing which foods work best for your body?
Do you wish you understood your symptoms so you could solve them?
How to Know if this Course is right for you:
*This is a 45 min. session to explore your current health and see if this course is the right fit for you!
Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner
Hillary Mendoza is a Certified Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner specializing in helping clients achieve optimal health with customized nutrition, herbs and habits to support their body’s unique rhythms and cycles. She’s helped clients with PCOS, anxiety, depression, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, allergies, skin conditions, chronic yeast infections, and helps people get deeper sleep and recover their energy.
With Ayurveda, you learn to make more informed choices for deeper health. Hillary creates highly personalized plans for each client, and supports them through the process of establishing new habits.
Hillary received her certification as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Therapist from the California College of Ayurveda in 2015, and from the Dhyana Center in 2019 with an emphasis in lymphatic massage, women’s health & breast care, and Ayurvedic Health & Wellness Coaching.
I wanted to up level my connection with my body and Hillary was the resource I’d been looking for. I’ve been on a health journey for the past year, deepening my ability to listen and give my body what she needs to thrive… and then I hit a plateau.
I wasn’t sure what else to do, and I didn’t know how to create the harmonious energy I desired. Working with Hillary, I’ve learned how to move from just being able to hear my body, to enabling supportive changes that have allowed my body to soar!
My sleeping, eating and most importantly waste removals systems are elated with the changes. Yes she’s helped me poop regularly, and this has been a lifelong challenge. I’ve been able to release a lot that wasn’t serving me and implemented nourishing, sustainable habits.
I cannot say enough about Hillary’s enthusiastic and kind heart. She listens, she asks deep questions to get to the source of the problem, not just treating the symptoms. Deciding to work with her has been one of the greatest gifts to my soul and by extension my family, my art, my community. Do it immediately if not sooner!
Working with Hillary over these past three months has rewired my brain to be in harmony with my body. It’s been a gentle and enlightening journey to understanding how to work with the natural rhythms and cycles of nature as well as my own internal cycles. I have found more peace and stillness within, which has had a profound effect on my external life.
My work life has been flowing easier since working with her! She’s been able to help me process unresolved trauma. She also referred me to a functional patterns therapist to assist me in chronic pain I’d been dealing with for 24 years. I’ve never had so much internal and external support in my healing journey!
Hillary is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. I couldn’t recommend her enough for a holistic approach to health. If you’re thinking of working with her, just do it! You’ll be happy you made this choice for your body and your life!
Hillary is such an amazing guide! She holds a sacred view of the universe that fully supports my body, mind and spirit work and is just wanted I needed to progress. I had never studied or done any work in Ayurveda, and she made it fun and easy to learn and incorporate into my daily living.
She brought a practical and deep practice in every area that was coming up for me, and her ability to look holistically and also share very specific actions is a real gift.
I have a fundamentally different view of food now, thanks to her cleansing workshop. And I highly recommend spending at least a full season working with Hillary as I did. It helped attune me to the natural rhythms of living and experiencing how it all works together with sometimes the simplest of shifts. From breath reminders to herbs, scent explorations, evening rituals, and so much more, I now have a more grounded practice to heal and grow.
For many years I've been struggling with bloating, overeating and knowing I really need to meditate. I have been studying health and nutrition for practically my whole entire adult life. Hillary takes it to a whole other level!
We don't know what we don't know. Hillary's knowledge is vast, it goes beyond just the physical. She addresses the whole body physically, mentally, spiritually and even our environment.
Hillary holds space and gives support for great and deep transformation. Her knowledge is truly phenomenal. At 63 I feel just as if not more vibrant than I was it was in my thirties. Hillary is worth every cent! I love that little sparkly being!
It 's difficult to find the words to express how profoundly Hillary has helped me work through past trauma and start living a much healthier, vibrant life. Hillary has been helping me for about eight months now, and because of her kind, intelligent, and knowledgeable wisdom, I have hope now. She has a deep intuition about how the WHOLE body works, and is able to apply this wisdom to each client individually, and she has years of professional education and training to back it up.
Each time I take one of her classes I learn new material about food, habits, and am able to go deeper with my self-care and get in touch with the inner intelligence of my body. She has a way of tapping into the root cause of my symptoms that sometimes leads to emotional experiences from long ago.
This has helped me more than any other type of therapy has. I am so happy that I found her and am currently enrolled in her year-round class offerings. I highly recommend her without hesitation.
Hillary is otherworldly. I feel like words don’t even come close to expressing how much she has helped me. Emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically. Her wisdom comes from deep within and long long ago.
I’m very particular with whom I let support me, and she is one of the few that can actually hold such a beautiful clean, clear, neutral space with the most profound listening, attunement, and advice.
I don’t know where I’d be without her. She is a natural healer but also has years of schooling and experience to back her up, including being so knowledgeable with herbs, food protocols, and Ayurvedic healing.
I LOVED the course so much. It was seriously the highlight of my week and I just loved having something to look forward to on Monday nights :)
Before the course, I realized some of my daily habits weren't great for my well-being. I felt as though I walked away from the lessons with tools to be more intentional in the decisions I make.
Simple tricks like slowing down when I am eating, or incorporating more foods that are best for my type have helped me feel more connected to my body and health. The course is such a wonderful holistic approach to a healthier lifestyle that is easy to understand and even easier to adapt.
I was experiencing fiery/hot indigestion and an uncomfortable pain in my stomach that persisted for months. It made me feel extra emotional and sensitive, due to the constant discomfort. I also felt uncomfortable during intimacy with my partner, which made me feel really sad.
Hillary helped me understand what was going on, and helped me with lifestyle shifts, habit changes, nutrition, eating tips, and the right spices to use. After working with her, I no longer have that hot indigestion. I'm feeling more emotionally stable now that it's gone, and I'm able to make more informed decisions and clear choices with foods that are right for me.
I have more energy than I've had in a long time, and I can connect more joyfully and intimately with my partner now that the discomfort and agitation is gone.
Before our paths crossed in 2013, I knew nothing of Ayurveda and was trying to navigate my own personal healing with Lyme Disease. Hillary was an instrumental system of support and wisdom for me. Over the course of a year and a half, I saw dramatic results and improvements in my health.
Fast forward 2 years later and I feel better than I have in years. What Ayurveda has taught me is a series of tools creating balance in my life and ultimately creating an environment where my body can heal itself and regain its vitality. If you're thinking about pursuing Ayurveda and are looking for a guide, I couldn't recommend anyone better than Hillary. She brings a deep passion and commitment to those she works with and is simply an incredible wealth of wisdom and support.
Going to Hillary was one of my favorite decisions I've made for myself. It felt so clear from the beginning how much she cared about my body and mind, as well as helping me make healthy and sustainable life adjustments. Her attention to detail made me feel so seen, and in the vulnerable moments of sharing information about myself, she met me with an open and affirming attitude. I love that she invests herself in her patients and is dedicated to learning more and more about Ayurveda every day.
Hillary started me on an Ayurvedic program by first determining my Dosha and then working from there. We adjusted my diet and started on a regime of yoga and lifestyle changes. I gained much insight into myself, how to rethink my being, and was able to progress to a deeper state of health. I am doing well now and feeling much better than I did before I started my Ayurvedic programs. Hillary was extremely instrumental in getting me on the path to good health and well being.
I worked closely with Hillary during our tenure at the California College of Ayurveda together.
Hillary is a dedicated hard worker who sees projects through. She is intelligent, creative, and respectful. She listens well and knows how to motivate and inspire those around her into greater health and wellbeing.