Blayne Zucker decided to give Bikram Yoga a try in 2006 when she heard it was one of the best solutions for healing pattelar tendonitis. She discovered that after years of trying different solutions such as physical therapy and orthopedic steroid remedies to alleviate her knee pain, Bikram Yoga was the only cure! Blayne decided to combine her love for performing, teaching, and helping to heal people by becoming a certified Bikram Yoga instructor. She completed Teacher Training in the Fall of 2013, and is honored to be working both as a teacher and weekend manager for Bikram Yoga NYC!

Blayne on working through discomfort:

One of our biggest challenges in the hot yoga room and in life in general, is working through discomfort. When I finally learned to stay on my mat and breath through the discomfort, I was able to face uncomfortable situations in and out of the hot room much more effectively and productively. This is a lifetime practice of learning to find breath and relaxation within the discomfort.

Amanda was born in Santa Cruz and grew up in Sunnyvale, CA. She moved to the East Coast to study music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, earning a BA in Professional Music. Amanda has several years experience teaching music and sings in NYC with her band.

She was introduced to Bikram Yoga by one of her voice students. After practicing for three years, she decided to go to teacher training, attending with her mom, who now teaches Bikram yoga in San Diego. Amanda has Type 1 Diabetes and manages her blood sugar levels with an insulin pump and a regular Bikram Yoga practice.

In 2012, Amanda took 1st place in the USA Yoga NY Regional Yoga Asana Championship for the routine below! To book a class with Amanda, please see her instructor page here.

Amanda Baisinger