Melissa started practicing Bikram Yoga in December 2012 at the insistence of her mother. She tried her first Bikram class and loved it immediately. During her school years, Melissa was involved in dancing, cheerleading, and gymnastics which took a toll on her body. She tore her Achilles tendon and ACL which both had to be repaired surgically. She tore her ACL a second time and doctors advised her to have surgery again, which she refused. After a few months of practicing, she started to experience the physical and mental benefits of Bikram yoga and knew one day she would want to teach. MJ is a graduate of Bentley College in Waltham Mass. Melissa attended the fall 2016 Teacher Training in Thailand where she was selected to be part of the graduation demonstration team. She is excited to share her passion for this healing yoga with the world.