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. Recently completing his power yoga and pilates training with Bootie Camp Yoga, Michelle Leilanai Trabelsi RYT.
Mike's teaching style integrates each of these practiced traditions while threading together every class with a main theme connected to a yoga & pilates philosophy that inspires a happy, healthy & strong core. He guides a flowing, challenging practice that is called, Rootist Yoga, that contains mindful sequencing with focus on alignment, some partner yoga & core strength building that heats up the core from within, in a fun, loving and 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 reintroduce 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. Eventually, he made the leap of faith, to pursue teaching yoga part-time thanks to the wonderful influence of his former employer/friend, Jodi tallo and has been blessed with doing what he loves ever since.
Mike has been in 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. He 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, he volunteered for the Shakti and Bhakti yoga festivals as an audio visual professional and teacher assistant. As an avid athlete Mike is also a rock climber, hiker, cayoneer enthusiast, bike rider, drummer, and meditation practitioner. He holds a B.A. in Communications, and is 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified.