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elevate your teaching

Discover a better way to teach yoga and transform lives.

Are you a yoga teacher looking to take your skills to the next level? Do you crave soul-enriching education, a supportive community, and expert guidance? Look no further than Elev8 Academy, the ultimate resource for yoga teachers at every stage of their journey.

Does this sound Familiar?

What if there was a better way?

After working with yoga teachers for more than 20 years, I understand the unique challenges you face.

That’s why I created Elev8 Academy, a comprehensive continuing education and professional development membership designed to help you navigate your teaching journey with confidence and excellence.

you’re not alone

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The 8 pillars of Teaching Yoga

At Elev8 Academy, we believe that exceptional yoga teachers
continually pursue excellence through 8 distinctive avenues:


mentoring & coaching

Personalized support to address your unique challenges.



Connect and collaborate with like-minded yoga teachers


teaching excellence

Elevate your technical proficiency and expertise.


techniques mastery

Fine-tune your personal practice and guiding skills.



Modify practices to make yoga accessible to all.


holistic living

Embrace a mindful approach guided by yoga principles.


roots of yoga

Study classical texts and enrich your understanding of history and philosophy.


business booster

Navigate the transition from aspiring to professional yoga teacher.


Elev8 Academy

(Honestly, it’s the resource I wish had existed throughout my career!)

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What's included in Elev8 Academy?

on-demand training

24/7 access to courses, workshops, and programs categorized by pillar.

mastery modules

New lessons, challenges, and live sessions added regularly.

mentoring & coaching

Tap into 24 years of yoga experience via email, Facebook group, and live calls (if needed).


Engage in meaningful discussions and share experiences in a private Facebook group.

additional resources

Access templates, worksheets, class plans, sequences, scripts, and more.

earn CEUs

Many courses included in Elev8 Academy earn Continuing Education Units.

Here's a sample of what's inside the Elev8 Academy Membership (worth over $3000




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Elev8 Academy is for you if…

Success Stories From

past students


terry g.

“I love the monthly themes!! They have made planning my classes a lot smoother!!”


ros g.

“Thanks to Shannon I’m now a confident teacher and enjoy planning classes.”



“As a new teacher, I’m always looking for new ideas, new ways to put classes together and your materials are great.”

Joining Elev8 Academy is easy!

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✨ Exclusive Access to a treasure trove of resources, courses, and workshops led by an industry expert (me!).
✨ Peer community through shared experiences, exchanging of ideas, and continuous support.
✨ New Mastery Modules, challenges, and live sessions added regularly!
✨ Earn CEUs as you complete certain modules, showcasing your commitment to professional development.

Option 1

$ 37 Quarterly
  • save $8/quarter
  • all-access pass
  • new monthly content
  • Peer community
  • earn y.a. ceus

Option 2

$ 127 Annually
  • save $30/annual
  • all-access pass
  • new monthly content
  • peer community
  • earn y.a. ceus

The FAQs

Elev8 Academy includes access to ALL the workshops, courses, programs, and products I’ve created over the years. PLUS new mastery modules and challenges. PLUS a private Facebook community. AND coaching and mentoring via email or community group.

Not all YTTs are created equally. Joining Elev8 Academy will provide you with a different perspective because all lineages are different. Plus, you’ll have direct access to a teacher-trainer with more than 24 years experience.

Yes! You’ll get instant access to courses to help you teach different styles of yoga that include class plans. The included Sequence and Script Library will give you fresh ideas and new material and help prevent burn out!

There are no guarantees the price will remain the same. As the membership grows, the price will reflect that. Plus why put off connecting with other like-minded yoga teachers and a mentor at your (almost) beck and call?

All the Teach Yoga Now courses are eligible to earn CEUs. Each course comes with instructions for obtaining a certificate of completion displaying CEUs.

Some of the Teach Yoga Now courses and provided templates come with instructions for making them your own.

You will need to join Canva (there’s a free version) to access the templates. You can update them with your own colors, logos, and photos. You must create your own title for the courses, journals, and other templates.

Due to the nature of digital products, there are no refunds available. You are able to cancel at anytime on any of the subscription plans through your account or by getting in contact with us.

why listen to me?

As the founder of Purple Lotus Yoga, the oldest, continuously running, Yoga Alliance approved program in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, I’ve been teaching yoga for 24 years and transforming regular women into yoga teachers since 2003.

I know what it takes to create positive client experiences on and off the mat, and it’s not about being a certain age, size, or having perfect pose-ability. All you need is the desire to learn and lead by example.

Invest in your growth as a yoga teacher with Elev8 Academy. Stop piecing together random internet sources and start elevating your teaching in one place. Join now and unlock your full potential!

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