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Bikram Yoga changed my life. Having had a very low fitness level, I was able to complete most of the postures in the very first class, but also... see all

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our instructors

our instructors

All of our teachers have been directly trained and certified by Bikram Choudhury to teach the Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class series.  We are the first Bikram’s Yoga College of India to open in Michigan.  We opened in 2000 and have the most combined experience teaching Bikram Yoga of any other school in Michigan.  We’ve sent over 40 instructors to teacher training including the directors of all the metropolitan Detroit studios.  Bikram Yoga is our PASSION!!  We  want to be your teachers too so come see us today.

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Maria Wine

Maria Wine

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.

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Jozlyn Abrams

Jozlyn Abrams

Jozlyn Abrams has been practicing yoga for over 15 years.  She discovered that practicing yoga had the most profound benefits both mentally and physically.  Specifically, after practicing Bikram yoga she felt more calm, vibrant, happy, and healthy than she had ever felt before.  Feeling grateful and blessed to have found this practice, she wanted the opportunity to share Bikram Yoga with others and attended teacher training in Fall 2003.  In 2013, she received her M.S. in Kinesiology from Humboldt State University where her graduate research was on the "Acute Effects of Bikram Yoga on Ambulatory Blood Pressure.

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Jenelle Mazaris

Jenelle Mazaris

 I am eternally grateful to My courageous and inspiring sister Melissa for introducing me to Bikram yoga over 17 years ago. In 1999 I attended teacher training  and in doing so laid the foundation for a beautiful future.  My relationship with Bikram yoga and those 26 postures has been just that a relationship.  The practice itself has taught me so much about myself and has supported me through many of life's challenges and transitions; school, moving, marriage, motherhood...I am so grateful to have had the yoga to turn to like a friend, guide, and home along the way. 

I recently moved back to Michigan from Romania where I had been working as a yoga teacher and drama therapist for the past 4 years.  I am very happy to be back teaching and to be part of such a warm community that I have grown up with and hope to grow old with! 

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N'zinza Washington

N'zinza Washington

Bikram Teacher Training in Spring 2012

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Melissa Curnett

Melissa Curnett

Director, BYCI 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. 

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Ernest Curnett

Ernest Curnett

Director, BYCI Detroit, Certified 1999

“The best thing about our studio is the atmosphere. We’re down to earth and laid back…we don’t enforce discipline. I think the yoga does that on its own.”

Ernie Curnett was first introduced to yoga in a seemingly unlikely setting: Up North at a hunting camp during a weekend getaway with his girlfriend. “The heater was on, my cousin and I had had a few beers…and Melissa [now Ernie’s wife] was like, ‘C’mon, guys. Let’s do yoga!’ She was gung-ho, all about the yoga,” Ernie remembers.

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Anna Dean Guider

Anna Dean Guider

Anna Dean Guider, 21 years old, lives in Northville and graduated from Northville High School in 2011. She sang in both TheTreble Makers and The Chamber Choir. Anna also played 'Jemima' in a NHS production of the musical "CATS". She is extremely talented, playing just about every instrument and is a singer/song-writer. Anna is also a Raw Vegan and is presently working on putting together a cookbook.

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Susanne Gorman

Susanne Gorman

Susanne has been practicing yoga since the early 90s and began teaching hatha yoga in 2007. In 2006 she experienced her first Bikram yoga class. 

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Natalie Merkel

Natalie Merkel

Natalie Merkel

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Vince Fedel

Vince Fedel

I started doing yoga to stretch and strengthen my back muscles and core. Chronic low back pain brought me to Bikram Yoga, the heat and the back bends keep me in a regular yoga practice and more importantly away from surgery. I maintain a regular practice to keep my spine and all my joints healthy.In April of 2010 Bikram was hosting his Spring Teacher Training. I decided to retire from the Taylor Fire Department in March and 1 month later found myself in Las Vegas for 9 weeks of training. What an experience! Over 350 students from all over the world, all brought together to learn and share their experiences of how this yoga has helped them.

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Arden Bow

Arden Bow

“My wish for students is that they get a 100% benefit from all the postures, spontaneous healing, and miracles in their lives.”

When Arden Bow walked through the door of Bikram Yoga for the first time in 2003, he overlooked something major: the heat.

“I just saw the sign [outside the building] and came in…I had no idea it was hot!” Arden recalls. “So when I first came in, it was definitely an eye-opener for me.”

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Walter Bow

Walter Bow

Bikram said to me: “Your brother’s a smart man. You should thank him…he saved your life.”

Playing golf is a major passion of Walter Bow ’s, and if you ask him how often he plays, he’ll tell you “not often enough.” But one thing Walter does with consistency is Bikram Yoga. Walter generally teaches the 7 a.m. weekday class before going on to his other profession, truck driving, for the rest of the day. “I go from one extreme to the other,” Walter says.

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"Yoga is the only exercise in the world you can do at any age. There is always some posture that will improve your health, mind and soul." It′s never too late, you′re never too old, too sick, too fat, too anything to start from scratch again. Get your leotards on (shorts are just fine!-melis) and get to work!" - Bikram