Being born and raised in South Lyon, Mi, who would have guessed this country gal would have such a story? Graduating from M.S.U.in 1979, in Child Development, provided Maria a perfect vehicle to see the world. She lived and taught Primary school in England, and traveled throughout Europe. She has spent time in: India, China, Egypt, Australia, and Hong Kong. Then she chose to be even more adventurous by taking a job teaching 2nd Grade in Kuwait for a year. From the Middle-East then to Virginia, she found herself once again the classroom.
After Maria returned to Michigan, her friend Penny called her saying “Let’s go do this Bikram Yoga.” The studio where she took her first class was in Ann Arbor. However she decided the distance was an issue. So she found Ernie and Melissa’s studio in Plymouth, MI. It was 2005 and ever since then Maria has known what she really wanted to teach wasn’t Elementary school, it was Bikram Yoga. But at that time there were 4 little children at home so Maria knew she would need to wait.