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.


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!


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.


Christy Brown

Christy Brown

Teacher

Teaching yoga since 2000, Christy has studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga yoga) and S.N. Goenka (Vipassana meditation) in India and in the U.S. with Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, T.K.V. Desikachar and H.H. the Dalai Lama. Emphasizing mindfulness, breath, alignment and core strength while drawing on Buddhism, Taoism, "Sacred Ecology" and other wisdom traditions, Christy weaves a creatively flowing, invigorating yet calming, centering yet expanding exploration of Self through Asana—for the benefit of the Earth and all beings. Christy also has a background in cultural and language studies with U.C. Santa Barbara and Harvard University. ChristyBrownYoga.com