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Melissa Marazis

Melissa Marazis
Director, HYD/Northville Detroit, Certified 1997.
This yoga saved my life! I had terrible asthma and allergies and I was overweight and stressed out. I was always sick and tired. And then I found Bikram Yoga. I struggled in every class in the beginning just to breathe. But I would feel soooo great afterward that I kept going back. This yoga class was the best thing that ever happened to me. Before I knew it, I quit my corporate job in purchasing management at General Motors in June 1997 and was standing before Bikram Choudhury in Los Angeles, California.
I practiced Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class twice per day for 75 consecutive days (except Sundays.) Bikram challenged me to sweat, bend, twist, and breath my way to radiant health. I gave up ALL medications and haven’t touched any since. I lost over 20 pounds and kept it off. When I finished my training I knew my calling was to teach this yoga to as many people as possible.
I became more forgiving, patient, accepting and loving. I have given birth twice, returning to my pre-pregnancy weight.
I credit my yoga “bank account” to my recovery. I’m so grateful to be blessed with the opportunity to introduce students to Bikram Yoga every day. I couldn’t ask for a greater job or a happier life. Bikram Yoga has taught me so much about health, life, God, and myself. Come join me!