Michelle Tanner Gruntz

Ayurvedic Wellness Coach

Certified Holistic Health Coach

200 E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP

A brief overview of my professional journey and trainings...

In my late 20s, I experienced a pivotal moment that I now know was a soul awakening. I found myself at 28 in a career as a pharmaceutical rep that by all appearances was the pinnacle of success. I knew there was a different path, one that would allow my mind, heart, body and soul to align with my dharma. I began my journey then into yoga and wellness, and for the past 19 years have dedicated myself to this path. I graduated from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2011 and am a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. I completed my 200 hr yoga training with Sean Johnson and Mitchel Bleier, a Bhakti based training termed Soul School, at Wild Lotus Yoga in New Orleans, as well as received my 95 hr RCYT from Next Generation Yoga, a yoga certification for teaching kids, tweens and teens. I taught at Wild Lotus for 6 years and developed the first dedicated tween yoga classes in New Orleans. I developed a yoga, mindfulness and wellness curriculum that I brought to many area schools, including Ursuline, Ben Franklin and Cathedral Montessori School, teaching all ages from 3 to 18 years old. In 2018 I opened Vista Yoga & Wellness, a community based yoga studio in Lake Vista, a neighborhood nestled in Lakeview, which offered family, kids, tweens, teens and adult classes, summer camps, parent nights out, workshops and privates in both yoga and health coaching. In 2020, as a response to the pandemic, I closed our brick and mortar and took our classes to the community via Zoom and outdoors. I was afforded personal space as well to dive deep into Ayurvedic studies. I immersed myself and studied with Katie Silcox and Shakti School to become an Ayurvedic Wellness Coach, graduating in December of 2021. I have taught well over 1000 hours of yoga classes/privates/workshops/camps and am a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.

Ayurvedic Wellness Coach

Ayurvedic Wellness Coach

Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher

Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with over 1000 hours teaching

Registered Children's Yoga Teacher

Registered Children & Teen Yoga Teacher

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider