Michelle Gierst has been surfing, standup paddling and practicing yoga for many years. After getting Pilate’s certified with PSC in Encino, California, she decided to advance her practice by getting Yoga certified with Yoga Mittra in Manhattan Beach, California. Michelle’s love of the ocean and of yoga combined brought her to start teaching SUP yoga here in the South Bay. SUP yoga changed everything and brought her practice back to ground zero. Michelle soon realized the benefits of combining yoga, pilates, paddling and surfing and wants to be able to share this excitement with everyone. Michelle is 550 hour Pilates PMA certified and over 350 hour Yoga Alliance Certified. Currently Michelle has been traveling the globe teaching and setting up retreats in exotic and luxurious locations.