Lynn Whitlow is the director of Bikram Yoga Petaluma – Lynn has been teaching all her adult life, serves as a judge for the international yoga championship, and has owned and operated 7 world renown yoga studios. Lynn was the founder of Funky Door Yoga – the world renown Bikram yoga studio with locations throughout the San Francisco Bay area. She is one of only a few people authorized by Bikram to teach seminars and workshops, and assisted Bikram with his teacher training. She is sought by teachers and students around the world and we are VERY LUCKY to have her teaching in Northern California! Lynn teaches regularly at her Petaluma studio when she is not traveling the globe doing yoga seminars.
Noshy worked on and off for Jeff Renfro digging ditches at Plug Buster Plumbing. After getting arrested for his 67th time, Lynn petitioned the courts to parole him directly to Bikram's Teacher Training in 2001. Noshy has been teaching ever since, using his earnings to finish High School and earn his College degree.
I took my first Bikram Yoga class 13 years ago. I went for a 6 mile run before class so I could get a ‘real’ workout in prior to yoga! :-) My first Bikram class was harder than running a marathon. I hated it! After a few weeks of going 3-5 times a week, I started to feel good. For the first time in my life, I started to get muscle tone and flexibility. I met people and made friends. My life was totally transformed. Food tasted better, I slept less, but more deeply, I laughed more and felt more empowered…everything in my life became easier and more joyous. I did yoga throughout my pregnancy, and was back in yoga two days after I gave birth. I had none of the symptoms associated with pregnancy like swollen ankles, sore back, gestational diabetes or issues with digestion. I was back in my regular clothes about 3 weeks after I had Claire. My daughter is a happy, warm little girl…in other words, a yoga baby! I cannot imagine my life without this yoga. I hope to see you in class!
After her four year stint with the American Gladiators Emily could barely walk. She hobbled her broken body into a Bikram class and never looked back. Instead of angrily slamming people into the mat, now Emily teaches people how to heal themselves on the mat.
Beth is the thunder from down under. She travels back and forth from Melbourne, Australia to Petaluma, California. Beth wrestles crocodiles when she is not teaching.
Ryan Nolan AKA DJ Ry Toast is a yoga teacher by day and award winning SF DJ by night. She brings passion, intensity, and swagger from the turntables to the podium at Bikram Yoga Petaluma.
Erin's class is always a surprise. You never know what's gonna come out of her mouth - because neither does she. Please bring your sense of humor; because this girl has none.
Monika hails from Texas where her yoga practice and passion for teaching first began and has since then grown to become as big as the Lone Star State. Practicing Bikram yoga makes Monika the best version of herself and hopes to share the joy that this yoga brings her with others!
Abria is a world traveler, he has taught in places such as Greece and Holland.
She got her teaching skills at Sea World with beluga Wales and Dolphins, and now she teaches above water at Bikram Yoga Petaluma.
Shannon may not be a teacher but she will whip you into shape. Literally...