“Hilary taught the guys Laughter Yoga. Yes, in prison…..laughing…for no reason other than to practice smiling, laughing, breathing, being at peace. We were making faces, moving in slow motion, acting like we had big bellies, acting like we were politicians and had to exaggerate our introduction to one another using a form of language known as gibberish and driving imaginary cars around the room.We had 100% participation. Thank you Hilary, you were amazing being so present and fun!”
Judy Osuna, Freedom Light Prison Ministry, FCI, Terminal Island
- “ It’s a good option for getting the endorphins in your body to do their job. You feel absolutely lovely when you leave. Childlike. Everyone was really willing to get into the game of it. And those who were slow to warm up were definitely encouraged by our friendly leader, she was great! Lots of freeing fun and laughter with complete strangers. Nothing strange about that…I think everyone should try it. It should certainly be one of the professional company retreat exercises!”
“Laughter makes you a happier better person and Hilary rocks! By the end of class you laugh at everything!” Jennifer
- “Hilary is GREAT! Her laughter is infectious and she has an easy way about herself. I hope she continues this!”
“This is a great tension release. Hilary was a great “laughter” leader. I shall spread the word!”
- “Catharsis without crying.”
“If someone is really stressed or doesn’t usually let go and laugh, this is for them”
- “Everyone needs the combination of laughing so hard and elimination of thinking things too hard once in a while.”
“Laughter is such healing medicine.” Debra
- “Laughter Parties are good for you.”
“Well led by the group leader – she was very enthusiastic ”
Therapeutic Yoga with an Ayurvedic Slant
“Yoga teacher and Ayurvedic practitioner Hilary Kimblin knows the strength and power of aligning with your true self during chaotic times. She also appreciates the value of getting outside, laughing, and not taking yourself too seriously. Kimblin’s approach to yoga is warm and exuberant — she emphasizes that spiritual growth and fun are not mutually exclusive. Kimblin encourages her students to find physical and emotional balance and to explore their mind/heart connection – all with a smile.“ Lauren Maher LA Yoga Travel Examiner
“Hilary is an excellent yoga therapist and teacher to patients who need a more holistic approach to their health in our ever-changing, and often confusing, healthcare system.”
K. Scheu, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
“ Hillary is amazing. She is full of such positive energy and is so grounded and connected to life! I just loved being a part of her hike/yoga class! ”
— Dina Buglione on Jul 15, 2011.
“ Hilary was well prepared and very thorough. The laughing yoga is always very amusing. It’s always good to have really good laugh from the belly. Hilary is excellent at bringing out the humour in us all. ”
— angela on Sep 20, 2010.
“ It’s a great way to find out about relaxing, rejuvenating, and healthful activities. ”
— Juana Chavez on Jul 1, 2010.
“ Lots of fun events and great people to do physical exercise with. ”
— Kim on Jun 4, 2010.
“ Hilary makes you feel at home while you practice the different Asanas and breathing exercises…her practice also includes some HasyaYoga (laughter yoga) exercises…….all of this in a fun flexible format suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners of yoga…enjoyable environment….good for the soul as well as the body!! ”
— Ramon on May 17, 2010.
“ If you are interested in beautiful natural surroundings and great exercise with like-minded sweet people, you would enjoy this group. ”
— Mary Passeri on Jan 31, 2010.
“ Because it’s a great time and yoga is amazing for the body and soul! ”
— Elina Kaufman on Oct 23, 2009.
“ Its a great way to start your day…Learning so much about Hatha yoga…. ”
— Maria on Mar 30, 2009.
Maternity ServicesOn the 9th month of my first pregnancy i was already going crazy as i would see my due date coming closer and my doctor telling me i was 1.5 cm dilated and i wasn’t feeling any indications of labor, i had heard about the benefits of acupressure massage as a natural inducing method and a friend referred me Hilary as a massage therapist that was knowledgeable in the field. I decided to call her, she came to my house and gave me the acupressure massage on a Thursday afternoon, next day, Friday at 8:00am i lost the mucus plug, around 2:00pm i had a routine Doctor’s appointment when she checked me she told me i was 3 cm dilated and didn’t know if she should send me to the hospital right away or if i wanted to labor at home. I chose to go home at around 8pm the contractions started to become more intense and decided to go to the hospital. I got to the hospital at 9:45pm and i was 7 cm dilated, and i felt the pain was manageable, i was not offered epidural and i didn’t ask for it either, at midnight i was 10 cm and by 12:27 am my baby girl was born.
For my second pregnancy i felt i had the formula to success on a natural labor and delivery process, and as the due date was coming closer i called Hilary to give her the heads up that i could be calling her for that wonderful acupressure massage any time, and the day arrived. It was a Tuesday morning this time i lost the mucus plug first and right away i called Hilary, she came in around 3:30pm i had the massage, by 6:30pm the contractions started to become stronger but again manageable, i arrived to the hospital at 9:27pm and was 10 cm dilated, my second baby girl was born at 10:14pm, almost 45 minutes later, again no epidural needed. I am not saying it wasn’t painful, it was, but what i am saying is that the labor inducing acupressure massage promoted a gradual and manageable pain labor, it was fast and natural, no need for any type of pain relief and not because i was trying to be a super woman, but i just didn’t feel i needed it. I am extremely grateful for Hilary’s knowledge and help in both of my labor process, needless to say i highly recommend her to any woman who would like to try a natural child birth.
“After finding out I was pregnant, I realized I needed something to help boost my health mentally and physically. Yoga with Hilary has really helped me build more strength, flexibility and confidence. Plus, the breathing exercises are great in preparing for labor.”
Mildred M, First Time Mom
“I can’t thank you enough for being such a great support while I was in labor! You were so patient and calm which made the labor so much easier to deal with.”
O. N. Mother of four
“I found Hilary through Goldenbridge Yoga when I was 6 months pregnant, and in need of a good massage. I was so pleased to find her because Hilary has a calming presence and a great touch. Throughout my pregnancy, she knew exactly how to release all my sore aches and pains and so I continued to visit her weekly. Now that I have a new baby, I am still very relieved to have her massages…Yes, I am one happy camper!”
Michelle Benyamin, First Time Mom
“Recently my neck muscles became so tense, that I could not bear the immobility or discomfort. Hilary managed to completely alleviate the pain and restore my mobility after only one incredibly healing and informative session. I was amazed!”
- “Thank you, Hilary! I wholeheartedly recommend your care to anyone who wants to feel like royalty.”
Dr. Lieberman, DC
I was lucky to take this treatment with Hilary Kimblin. Her graceful fingers created miracles as they precisely found problem places on my body, which they then carefully worked on. Every time, when I left Hilary’s treatment room, I felt lightness in my whole body, and an unusual emotional elevation and inner peace.”