Mike Pierce has practiced with a variety of teachers from varying backgrounds which include Ashtanga, Kundalini, Power Flow Vinyasa, Rootist Yoga with Jennifer Buergemeister, and received his 200-hour teacher training from Kimberly Castello of Yoga Flow Institute, LV. He completed his second 200-hour yoga training in Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga with Sadie Nardini, E_RYT. Completing his power yoga and pilates training with Bootie Camp Yoga, Michelle Leilanai Trabelsi RYT. Recently in 2022, he completed his 300-hour ceremonial yoga with Hibs Yoga, from Las Vegas.
Mike's teaching style integrates each of these practiced traditions while threading together every class that inspires a happy, healthy & strong core. He guides a challenging practice that is called, Rootist Yoga, which contains mindful sequencing with a focus on alignment, partner yoga, & ceremonial yoga in a fun, loving, nurturing environment - always leaving students with a smile.
After completing a Pilates 500-hour teacher training in 2012 from The Pilates Institute of Las Vegas, under the guidance of Mary Jane Kleinman, Mike is focusing his second 400 pilates teacher training with Pilates Plus Yoga under the instruction of Jodi Tallo in March 2016.
Mike is grateful for the introduction of yoga and meditation in his younger adult life. He has also been guided by his friends and varying teachers over the years from his personal practice. Mike fell in love with a regular yoga practice first while in college and then again some years later after being reintroduced to yoga again via his instructor, Jennifer Buegermeister.
While Mike ended up with a fast-paced career in the Convention Audio Visual & Television Production industry & still maintains his full-time career with Encore Event Technologies, managing & producing corporate events at Caesars Palace, he has maintained his passion for practicing yoga.
Mike has been involved in many creative projects ranging from short indie films to indie television shows. He has helped produced and managed the audio-visual needs for the Texas Yoga conference from 2009 until 2013. In 2014 he co-presented with his former teacher, Jennifer Buegermeister, on Rootism and Rootist Yoga.
Mike has also been teaching & doing speaking engagements on Rootist Yoga & Yoga Flow at Burning Man and several other regional festivals since 2012. He volunteers for various non-profit fundraisers around the Las Vegas region. Recently, in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, he volunteered for the Shakti and Bhakti yoga festivals as an audiovisual professional and teacher assistant.