Episode 5: Jill Knouse on The Business of Yoga

Today's interview is with leading yoga instructor and business owner, Jill Knouse. In 2005, Jill left the corporate world behind to pursue her love of yoga full-time (she's pretty bad-ass ya'll and this interview rocks).
Jill has completed and led numerous teacher trainings. In 2012, she created and successfully launched Elevate Yoga Trainings, a mentorship program for yoga teachers looking to catapult their teaching to the next level and dramatically deepen their knowledge base. In 2015, Jill launched her very own 200-Hour Teacher Training Program.  In addition to her trainings, Jill currently teaches yoga events and workshops, she offers private sessions, yoga for large and mid-sized corporations and holds weekly classes in Portland, Oregon. She participates in conferences and festivals plus leads group yoga adventures somewhere around the globe twice a year! Jill’s enthusiasm, intuition and inspiration pour from her heart and into every one of her classes and trainings. 

She is passionate about sharing the healing power of yoga. Jill joyfully creates powerful and flowing sequences, linked together by breath and great intention. Her mindful teaching style naturally leads students to a state of strength, balance, flexibility and overall well-being. While Jill’s classes may be challenging, she makes them accessible to everyone. She strives to support her students in cultivating a devoted practice infused with immense joy.

She is dedicated to helping students and teachers discover what makes them feel truly alive. As a massage therapist, anatomy, safe alignment, loads of hands-on assists and nurturing support are a huge part of her classes. 

I LOVED this discussion because Jill shares her personal journey of leaving the high-power corporate job to pursue her passion of yoga as a full-time career. For anyone thinking of going out on their own to follow a dream, this is one episode you don't want to miss!

I hope you enjoy.

With love,


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