Alysia Mendoza, Owner of The Wellness Village Inc.
Heather Colson: “Alysia's greatest strength is getting people to see themselves in the way that she sees them. She can find good in everybody and work with them to make them see it."
"She's truly one of a kind. Alysia dedicates her life to helping and empowering women. She knows a lot about mental health and focuses on making women feel better in all aspects. I knew that she would be perfect for this Homage because of her genuine care for women and the future of our community."
Many years ago, I began to realize that my passion for helping people exceeded beyond the walls of my counseling office. I have always known the benefits of exercise, but began to really look at the emotional and mental benefits in addition to physical. My background is Social Work with a Master’s in Counseling, I then added Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer to the list of licenses.
After my daughter was born, I began to take up Zumba classes to get back in shape. Those Zumba classes turned into boot camps, weight training, and led me to the multiple certifications I now carry. I have always been an avid sports and fitness lover. I played sports in College as well as community leagues. I love being active and taking individuals on my journey too.
My education and experience taught me that no matter where a person is on their journey, meet them there. Regardless where you are, transformation is here for you. We will look at internal as well as external transformations. We know that our strongest muscle is our Mind so we must train it, and train it well.
What is the purpose of The Wellness Village Inc...
The Wellness Village Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping you and your family's health and wellness challenges. It is a big part of our community -- we combine physical fitness, a little bit of counseling, and mental health support.
Why did I start The Wellness Village Inc...
I don't want anyone to not have the support they need because they can't afford it or don't have insurance. I firmly believe in doing everything I can, regardless of money.
Additionally, our area in particular is underserved in mental health. We don't have a lot of counselors or mental health hospitals. I wanted to provide a place where people felt safe and to provide necessary resources for my community.
At the end of the day, there is nothing I love more than helping others. I also love spending time with family; I have an amazing daughter and husband.
I love my BuDhaGirl All Weather Bangles. I wear 7 (because it's my number) and share the other 2 with my daughter. I teach her about affirmations and mantras as she puts them on individually. Everyday, I always say that I do not chase, I attract. I really believe that anything that is meant for me will simply find me.
I am mindful about...
I make sure that my cup is full so that I can help fill other cups.
How can members of the BuDhaGirl tribe help The Wellness Village Inc.?
We’re always looking for donations. You can learn more by visiting The Wellness Village Inc.