Blayne has been practicing yoga seriously for over a decade. She started practicing Bikram yoga when she heard it would help heal the patellar tendonitis she suffered from as a result of many theatre and dance performances. After her first 4 months of regular consistent practice, Blayne never needed another steroid shot in her knee again! Not only did she feel better physically, but the mental benefits were just as rewarding. In addition to decreasing her high anxiety levels, Blayne’s passion for studying psychology and mental health grew, and she went on to earn a Masters in Education in 2011 for Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University.
After working as a counselor in the addiction field for a couple of years, Blayne decided to go to Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in the Spring of 2013 and has been teaching and managing for bodē nyc ever since. Blayne also completed a 200hr Vinyasa yoga teacher training certified through Yoga Alliance in Winter 2016. She currently teaches the Traditional Hot Yoga 90, 75, 60 minute classes as well as the bodē flow level 1/2 classes and private lessons. Blayne is very passionate about the therapeutic benefits of yoga and truly believes a regular yoga practice is one of the best methods for self care.
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.