michelle Ballon

HERMOSA BEACH, CA, United States
YTU Training Type: 
Yoga Tune Up® Certification Training
Hips Immersion
Core Integration Immersion
Yoga Tune Up® Certification Training
Breath and Bliss Immersion

Michelle is passionate about helping being move better in their bodies. She discovered Pilates when she took a community college course as a teenager. She quickly became curious about movement and fitness. She shifted gears while in college and started practicing yoga to relief her anxiety. She was so excited to learn more that she enrolled in back to back 200 and 500 hour teacher trainings taking her all the way to India. Wanting to incorporate functional movement into her yoga classes, she started studying Yoga Tune Up under Jill Miller, where she learned the importance of movement variety and self-care techniques to ease pain, relieve tension, and relax the nervous system. 
  She began practicing Pilates again to rehab a knee injury in 2016. Her curiousity led her to enroll in both the BASI  Pilates and Wundabar Pilates teacher training trainings. Michelle is a forever student who is always on the hunt for more information.
Her teaching style is playful, challenging and a little goofy. She specializes in intertwining Yoga and Pilates inspired movements with self-massage techniques to craft one on one and small group sessions for her clients specific needs. When not working with clients, you can find her having a living room dance party with her husband, cat and Justin Timberlake loving dog! (really though.. ask her about it!)