Jill Weiss Ippolito is the founder and CEO of Yoga For Healing Trauma Coaching & Consultations as well as the internationally known nonprofit UpRising Yoga. Jill is a trauma-informed yoga educator and coach and has experienced firsthand the healing power of yoga. Jill leads online Trauma-Informed Yoga Training and is a writer, consultant, and community program developer. As the executive director of UpRising Yoga, a non-profit organization that focuses on juvenile detention facilities and teaches yoga life skills to "system-involved youth" and communities, probation officers, mental health professionals and many marginalized individuals. UpRising Yoga established over 40 consistent yoga classes a month in diverse communities and municipal organizations across Southern California and 18 drop-in centers for unhoused youth. Jill mentors and offers coaching in private and groups online. Jill remains at the forefront of the effort to change probation culture from punitive to restorative by being a vocal advocate to reform the juvenile justice system in California. In addition to developing a specific yoga curriculum, Jill has educated hundreds of yoga instructors, childcare providers, mental health professionals, and educators through her Trauma-Informed Yoga Training. This training has begun as part of a mandatory curriculum for many probation officers who work with incarcerated youth.