Jiva is the Sanskrit word for Self-Individual Soul

Jiva Essential Wellness was conceptualized by Sara Hilgendorf in 2010 after returning to the States from her studies abroad in Southeast Asia. Sara customizes sessions to address the needs of each individual, carefully listening to their desires and goals for growth. Within this process, she fosters great compassion, empathy and encouragement to achieve the bond needed to break the stored patterns and truly heal the Self- Mind. Body and Soul.

Jiva Essential Wellness is more than a physical place – it is an embodied commitment to the human journey. Sara’s personal mission is the education of the body, on an individual basis and as an integration of community on a holistic level.

Sara is thrilled to be expanding her Mind-Body practice to her second home in Playa Chiquita, Costa Rica. As a respected master-level teacher, Sara leads trainings in Anatomy and Body Mechanics for Yoga Alliance Certifications; certifying Level I and II Thai Massage therapists for the Thai Ministry of Health and Education, as well as co-creating and writing a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training curriculum certified by Yoga Alliance. Sara splits her time between Costa Rica and Colorado with her family.