Join Elephant Academy’s Fall Session: Gain the skills to Empower your Dream Career.

Invest in yourself: become a professional mindful communicator. Join Elephant Journal‘s Academy where we’ll teach you how in only 12 weeks.

Every three months, we take on a new crew of would-be, could-be, should-be Apprentices.

Want to spend this Fall (September 26th—December 19th) finding your voice as a writer (and a, you know, human), learning how to edit winning marketing/PR, learning how to write truth and connect, and building a following on social media? Then we want you.


Apply to participate in Elephant Journal’s Elephant Academy Apprenticeship.

Flaky with commitments? Flake off.

Still interested? Then let’s do it to it.

Each new crew of Elephant Journal Academy Apprentices are self-starters, inquisitive learners, and open communicators who respect the written word and are viscerally inspired by Elephant’s mission: bringing together all those working (and playing) to create Enlightened Society.

Sound like you?

Work and learn with a fun community of like-minded peers from all over our world, famous and respected mindful mentors, as well as Elephant’s own team of dedicated Eleditors.

Want to learn…

...how to find your voice as a writer?
…editing with Elephant’s team of Editors?

…to run social media live with a major site?
…ethics as a search for truth, vs. today’s surge of fake news & clickbait?
…social media from an in-the-field team with proven success on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Youtube?
…mindfulness tips for everyday life?

Take a leap.

Elephant Academy Dates:
September 26th-December 19th.

Early Admission pricing now through August 29th: save $350 USD. 

Commitment: 10-15 hours each week
Live Participation: 75-minute weekly group meetings with Waylon Lewis and Academy staff on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. MST, & one weekly small group meeting with your Teaching Assistant & peers (multiple times available).

FAQs are on our website. Send questions to [email protected].

Yours in the Vision of Enlightened Society,

Waylon & the Academy team at Elephant Journal ~


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Kolya Lynne Smith Aug 17, 2018 10:25pm

And a week later, you post the same thing in August 16th daily email, without adding the "Elephant Academy" subtitle below "How To Make A Living Doing What You Love" - It's like you didn't take any of our opinions into account!

Kolya Lynne Smith Aug 9, 2018 2:13pm

Thank you! Exactly!

Kolya Lynne Smith Aug 9, 2018 2:12pm

Elephant Journal I disagree. The link should have mentioned Elephant Academy, before clicking on it. Updating the article is not the point!

Elephant Journal Aug 9, 2018 11:33am

Hi Kolya and Warwick Pelly, no clickbait here! We update this article with the start of each new Academy session, which often means freshening up our language. You will see a similar sentiment to "empowering your dream career" on much of our sharing for Elephant Academy, as it accurately represents what we aim to provide with the program :) ~ Emily

Warwick Pelly Aug 9, 2018 12:55am

my sentiments exactly Kolya ~ how is not being upfront "being of service"?

Kolya Lynne Smith Aug 8, 2018 7:13pm

Clickbait..completely different title than the original link "How To Make A Living Doing What You Love."

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