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.