Jill Weiss  Ippolito

Jill Weiss Ippolito

Jill Ippolito is the Founder and Executive Director of UpRising Yoga, and has been practicing and teaching yoga for over twelve years. She is dedicated to bringing yoga to incarcerated youth, foster youth and the communities they come from. Since 2011, UpRising Yoga has taught in juvenile detention facilities, group homes, schools and community centers. Her work includes Trauma Sensitive Trainings for all, not just yoga teachers. Jill believes that practicing yoga is something that can be done anywhere at any time and is for every body. Her overall mission is to ensure that yoga is seen as a healing modality and an effective tool to rehabilitate incarcerated youth in this nation. UpRising’s key principle can be summed up in the mantra that is shared in every class: “Yoga is a gift; no one can take it away from you.”