“My heart swells and I’m humbled by the testimonials noted throughout this site; from both my students and fellow yoga teachers. As equally as I have touched your lives, you have touched mine!!  In deepest gratitude…thank you for being!”  

 Jill K.

crop-1_2“There’s nothing else like Elevate Yoga Trainings in the country and I was so privileged to share the afternoon with Jill and the Elevate teachers.

Sometimes we forget that teaching yoga is a powerful journey that gives us the opportunity to reach people really, really deeply.

Each class, each student, each moment counts.

Of course that is easily forgotten when we are teaching the 3rd class of the day and the 18th class of the week.

Thus the power of Jill, Elevate, and staying connected.”

David Romanelli – Yeah Dave!

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942939_10151649094340359_696302858_n“The Elevate experience is incomparable to any other teacher training I have attended. The structure of the program helped me define intentions behind my teaching, how and what I wanted to offer my students, and how to go about goal setting and make thing happen!

I am grateful for Jill’s warmth, guidance and mentorship. Her ability to give constructive, articulate feedback on all aspects of our teaching, as well as, offer support right when we needed it most, led to an overall rich experience.

The in depth studies were mind blowing and helped deepen and reaffirm my own passion for my practice. The list of incredible teachers we were exposed to and learned from was incomparable.

I entered the program feeling a little shaky after my 200hr training as to whether I really had what it takes to teach. Three months later I was teaching 4 classes a week to the people I most wanted to reach. My journey has blossomed and continued to grow since my Elevate training. I am grateful to have been a part if this amazing community.”

– Jodie Snyder, Yoga Instructor

macala pic“Jill Knouse’s Elevate program has changed my life! I received my 200 hour teacher training from India because the opportunity presented itself. Although I learned a lot about anatomy, asana and philosophy I was at a loss about what to do next. I was sure I did not want to teach.

Fast forward to today and I know I have to teach!!! Jill’s program is amazing. She has brought in the best instructors from different lineages and styles to help us each find our own authentic voice. Although we are currently only halfway through, I can say this program is a life changer. Jill pushes us to grow in a way that is filled with love and nurture. I have met an incredible group of people who are in similar situations which is invaluable for growth in a supported manner. I can not recommend this program enough! Because of this program I am filled with hope and confidence for my future as a yoga instructor!”

-Macala Shon, Yoga Instructor

dsandoz“Elevate has been one of the most powerful things I’ve done for myself. It has cracked me open on so many important levels, while providing the structure and support to lovingly support me along the way. Jill’s journal assignments have been masterfully crafted and sequenced – you will find your edges, and that’s where the good stuff happens!

I had the pleasure of experiencing a one-on-one session with Jill. I haven’t met anyone as giving of themselves, their time, and their knowledge – an amazing opportunity to access all of her experience in a focused, personalized setting with that special Jill-style-love. Having found a like-minded group of travelers on this Elevate journey has been a wonderful addition to my world.”

-Danika Sandoz, Yoga Instructor

nasello“The cool thing about Elevate is that you don’t have to be at the same level with the other yoga teachers. In fact, most of us are along different levels of proficiency in teaching. What Elevate does is get you to take what you’re already doing, and take it to the next level.

We’ve had some really good workshops covering topics like Chakra flows, adjustments, and teaching inversions. We have continuing opportunities to teach, and it’s awesome to geek out on yoga with other yoga teachers and get into things a little more deeply than just asana.

I feel that many of the things we work on, I’m able to immediately take it into my classes and put it to use. My Saturday morning class that I’ve been teaching for the past year has typically had about 5 or 6 people in it. Over the past couple months the class size has consistently been 10-15 students. I’ll certainly attribute Elevate with allowing me to bring greater energy, confidence, and power to my class.

Jill is fantastic, and I feel that Elevate has been a great investment in me!”

-Johnny Nasello, ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, TRX, RYT 200

justin“Jill is pioneering the path for fellow yogis and instructors to help develop and discover their own journeys and it’s unprecedented. For the people who have taken a passion and don’t know exactly what’s next. For the people who have the skills, talent, and energy, but don’t know how to share their gift with the world. For the people who know what a wonderful and powerful tool yoga is but are afraid. Jill has offered her voice to help all of us express our own voices.”

-Justin Saylor, RYT 200

Laurentrank“When Jill mentioned that she was putting together a yoga teacher mentorship program, I inquired immediately. She promptly followed up with the details and I knew that this was an opportunity that could not be missed. Jill’s teaching style has continued to evolve since she began teaching 8 years ago. She is dedicated to her students while using her knowledge, energy, creativity, and passion in every class. Thank you, Jill for developing this program and offering it to those of us who strive to become more like you! I am excited about sharing this newly cultivated confidence with my students.”

-Lauren Trank, Yoga Instructor

angie“Jill Knouse’s Elevate Program helped give me the confidence I needed to take my teaching to the next level! Jill brought in people who are top-notch in their field of expertise on a whole variety of topics.  She also made herself available and open to feedback, ideas and requests every step of the way! Through this amazing process, I have gained clarity and insight into my unique teaching style and how to let that shine through.  The journey continues and I feel greatly inspired, I’d recommend Elevate to anyone — no matter what level of teacher they believe themselves to be!”

-Angie Clark, RYT 200, Treehouse Yoga & Yoga OMazing

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“I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Jill as a teacher, leader and mentor. Jill places her heart and soul in everything that she does. As a Teacher, Jill leads a dynamic, powerful flow and delivers amazing assists to help her students get deeper into postures. As a Leader, Jill has developed an amazing program with Elevate. The program structure, content and support provide an environment for community and individual success. By layering in visiting teachers, Jill creates a foundation that is provocative and expansive for body and mind. As a Mentor, Jill, gets to know her Elevate Tribe and helps each one find their core essence through a balance of self-guided discovery and personal support.”

-Susan Burns, Talent Synchronicity 

photo (1)“Elevate is a phenomenal program. It is most definitely not your average teacher training. Jill Knouse has created a nurturing and safe space in which to explore who YOU are and how to bring the best YOU forward while teaching yoga. I was especially drawn to her program because she was not affiliated with a specific studio, but rather drew together different teachers and schools of yoga, thereby perpetuating sense of inclusivity throughout the whole program. I am one of those RYTs who has been deathly scared to get her voice out there and become visible, but I feel safe and held in this community. The homework and assignments are thought provoking and revealing, not just busy work and memorizing. The people I’ve met in Elevate have blossomed into friendships that I know will last and support me.”

-Erin Houlihan, Yoga Instructor