Our Team

Teachers

Lynn Whitlow

Lynn Whitlow

Studio Director

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 Hedgeman

Noshy Hedgeman

Teacher

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.


Kathryn Keown

Kathryn Keown

Teacher

Raised by a little known sect of Monks that worship chocolate biscotti and People Magazine, Kathryn was once considered a 'child prodigy' for teaching her first yoga class at the age of 18 months. After garnering fame and fans from around the globe, the 'Janice Joplin of Yoga' was forced to leave the mirrored room for a short time due to overindulgence in coconut water, Chia and skimpy shorts. With the help of spiritual leaders, spray tans, and swearing off laughing at her own jokes, Kathryn is now a calm and motivating teacher known for flipping people off in traffic.


Ryan Nolan

Ryan Nolan

Teacher

Ryan Nolan AKA DJ Ry Toast is a yoga teacher by day and award winning DJ by night. She brings passion, intensity, and swagger from the turntables to the podium at Bikram Yoga Petaluma.


Erin Paulsen

Erin Paulsen

Teacher

Erin's class is always a surprise. You never know what's going to come out of her mouth - because neither does she. Leave you sense of humor at the door because this girl has plenty to go around.


Lisa Isley

Lisa Isley

Teacher

Lisa has been looking for something more mellow and calming then her last job. As a Dragon Trainer, she face long days making sure she didn't get burned, eaten or mangled. But she loved being able to help dragons learn to fly and do tricks. Sadly one day her coworker was eaten, and the business was shut down. Luckily for us she has found what she was looking for at Yoga Hell!


Beth Warner

Beth Warner

Teacher

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.


Paul Ainger

Paul Ainger

Teacher

Paul moved from Los Angles to Petaluma, because he was over the city life. He pursued his hobbies of botany and ecological restoration! In his green house he tried to make the perfect fertilizer to help plants live longer. However, the fertilizer made the plants grow hundreds of feet and it damaged many buildings in the neighborhood. Yoga Hell was one of the building destroyed and, to pay for damage Paul had to become and instructor.


Hannah Yurth

Hannah Yurth

Teacher

Hannah is a local, who is a Yoga Hell instructor by day and Elastigirl by night. Her life was changed when a freak accident happened on a romantic date one night. When happily eating her sweet potato fries, little did she know it was coated with Chemical X. Thanks to Yoga Hell Hannah has a secret base can teach classes to future vigilantes.


Leslie Metoyer

Leslie Metoyer

Teacher

Leslie works at long and hard days at Yoga Hell, and every Sunday she like to reward a long week with her favorite cheat meal fried chicken! After picking up a bucket at the local farmers market, she hears a cheep. She opens the bucket to see, she was given four baby chicks instead. Leslie went back to the market to return her chicks, however everyone was gone. She took the chicks back home, and her puppy Ravi was excited to receive siblings.


Amy McCleary

Amy McCleary

Teacher

Amy a trained assassin moved from place to place so she wouldn't be caught by the league she left behind. She loved traveling the world and being on the move with her family, however she knew this wasn’t the life her son or her three pets deserved. Recently she has moved to Petaluma and gone under cover as an instructor at Yoga Hell. Amy loves the life she has built here, but keeps he eyes open for upcoming danger.


Studio Staffs

Jacquie Solomon

Jacquie Solomon

Studio Concierge

She moved to California from Arizona a while back to live her dream. She can be found working the front desk at BYP with her two Yorkies, Coco and Charlie. Jacquie loves fashion, yoga, her family and long walks on the beach. If she’s not working she most likely is shopping or on vacation.


Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

Studio Concierge

Kelly is from Alaska where she worked as a penguin farmer with her pet moose Wayne. She practiced Bikram Yoga alongside Sarah Palin during the long, dark freezing cold winter months to stay warm. She may not agree with her politics but sure does like her camel.