Over the past number of months, Hilary has been my teacher and guide in various capacities: She’s been one of my teachers and co-developers of the 1st ever teacher training program at The DEN Meditation, she’s expertly guided me through numerous guided meditations via drop in classes and has been a mentor throughout my journey of transformation. Hilary is incredibly knowledgeable, fascinatingly articulate and has clear respect and passion for meditation, specifically and becoming a better human, in general. She 100% embodies her teachings and I trust her completely, because she lives what she’s passing on.

Lauren Armstrong
Life Coach

At age 56, the idea of embarking on a meditation practice seemed akin to following the mystical New Age practices that emerged in the 1970s. I had no interest and anyone who praised the benefits of meditation only provoked my cynicism. Then my husband – perhaps the most cynical person I know – signed us up for a mindfulness meditation course at UCLA. Our instructor introduced us to The DEN, where I met Hilary, and have been coming nearly daily for a over a year. Hilary clearly lives a deeply spiritual life, but never pushes her beliefs on her clientele. Instead she shares practical techniques for calming the mind and remaining in the present, without layering every thought with a complex, anxiety provoking story. She is incredibly wise about the human condition, and while she takes her practice and the teachings very seriously, she never takes herself too seriously. You will learn this the first time you hear her engaging, raucous laugh!

Joanne Valli-Meredith
Higher Education Consultant

Hilary is incredibly inspiring with her dedication and profound respect for the practice. She creates a more than accessible experience for the student. It has been an honor learning under her within the DEN’s Teacher Training and look forward to learning under her again. It is a privilege to be able to call her my teacher.

Orlee Klempner
Yoga Teacher

I never imagined I could enter such a deep state of meditation in a group class. Yoga Nidra with Hilary is consistently an astounding experience for me. I am able to get to a place that is unlike any of the meditations I have done in the past. I feel such a sense of clarity, peace, and insight after this class. I highly recommend trying this with Hilary!

Be Solomon
Fitness & Wellness Pro

I just finished the Teacher Training at the DEN Meditation and I was really lucky to have Hilary as my teacher. Her warmth, generosity and passion are really inspiring. The material was very serious, but she made it such a joy to learn it with her and her wonderful giggles. Her knowledge and love for meditation are immense and she shares them through her teachings. She is my inspiration. With Gratitude and Love, thank you!

Randa Haffar
TT Student

Hilary is one of the most authentic teachers of our times. Her dedication toward her craft is impeccable. You will be refreshed, inspired, and rejuvenated after a private session with her or a meditation class.

Chandresh Bhardwaj
Spiritual Advisor & author of 'Break the Norms'

I have studied under Hilary in the DEN’s 400-Hour Meditation Teacher training and I’ve practiced with her at The DEN Meditation and via the Insight Timer app. I highly recommend her accessible and modern approach to self-transformation.  Hilary is a very systematic, insightful & encouraging teacher, a caring soul with a playful sense of humor!  As a teacher, Hilary inspires me and as a practitioner, Hilary’s approach helped me alleviate insomnia and reduce stress through consistent practice of Yoga Nidra AND further develop stillness in practice and increase overall wellness through Body Steadiness.

Wendy Caldwell
Executive Director

Sleep class is the best possible form of relaxation.

Eleanora Grousman
Senior Programmer Analyst

Such a wonderful practice. Truly life changing. I’ve been attending Yoga Nidra Sleep Class for over a year. I look forward to this all week, every week. I just wish it was offered daily.

Yolanda Otañez
Executive Assistant

This is an essential part of my week for balance, relaxation and grounding. It makes a huge difference in my energy and focus.

James Smith
Senior Digital Specialist

Sleep Class is such an important part of my week. I look forward to being rejuvenated each time I come. It has such an amazing impact on my overall wellness.

Karla Augustine
Senior Compliance Advisor

OMG! So amazing! Hilary’s Sleep Class is my favorite wellness class of the week. It brings such a sense of peace and relaxation to my busy week.

Priscilla Colmenero
Marketing Specialist

Hilary’s Sleep Class resets my entire day…

Roland Palencia
Community Benefits Executive Director

Sleep Class is awesome! It helps me learn to listen to my entire body.

Puja Shah
Planning Architect

What a wonderful way to rejuvenate and revive in the middle of the day. Hilary’s Sleep Class is also a fabulous opportunity to get in touch with myself and become more aware.

Sandra Mayfield
Employee Benefits Specialist

Hilary is a great teacher – I try to never miss this class. The feeling you have afterwards is incredible and indescribable.

Bill Bittner
Senior Buyer

It’s not an exaggeration to sat that meditation has changed my life profoundly and having Hilary as my most regular teacher has been a huge part of that. Her voice and her presence are soothing to my anxious energy and encouraging and challenging to my curious, exploring energy. If regular meditation practice is already part of your life, Hilary’s classes are a perfect addition to take you deeper. If you’re new to meditation and have been looking for an accessible, friendly teacher, you couldn’t ask for a better guide.

Carolyn Sharp
Actor & Writer

Since I’ve started meditating with Hilary I’ve noticed a definite increase in my awareness and my ability to remain present to a mind-body connection. Hilary’s classes have also helped me relax a good deal. I always make sure to come before a big audition as she always guides me to a deep place within myself.

Lukas Gage
Actor

I first met Hilary at The Den Meditation when I took my first group meditation class. Hilary is an informative and accessible teacher with a ton of knowledge and a great playful sense of humor. She takes the intimidation factor out of meditation by making it accessible, meaningful and fun. Her passion for meditation is sincere and infectious. I love that she is always happy to explore any question with you to help deepen your practice.

Melanie
Filmmaker & Educator

Yoga Nidra with Hilary is something I NEED regularly in my life. Days when I am tired, Hilary’s Yoga Nidra classes leave me feeling relaxed. When I am awake and energized, Yoga Nidra makes me feel even more alert and focused. Nidra is exactly what you need it to be in that very moment. To make it even better, Hilary always greets the class with her infectious laugh and light hearted attitude, which really helps to set the tone before diving deep into meditation.
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Laurasia Mattingly
Student & Nidra Enthusiast

Meditation is a conscious choice to accept the present moment, exactly as it is. – Hilary Jackendoff

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Hilary is so warm and loving and open it is hard not to be instantly fond of her. Her classes are always so accessible and enjoyable that they have quickly become a staple in my daily life. Even after just a couple of months of taking classes with Hilary, I feel completely hooked. I can’t imagine a time when that isn’t an option for me! Hilary is absolutely awesome.

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Actor