Together you will develop a unique formula for your personal mind-body-spirit connection — which is the key to staying motivated and reaching
Lynn has been teaching for over thirty years and has built up her skills and reputation to be considered a master teacher and leader in the hot yoga community. Not only has she has founded and operated seven tremendously successful Bikram Yoga schools in the San Francisco Bay Area — including the popular and eclectic Funky Door Yoga chain — she has traveled to India to study with the Iyengar family to deepen her knowledge and expertise, immersing herself in the culture and traditions that she continues to pass on to others.
Early on in her career, Lynn received permission from
Serving as one of a few select head judges for National and International Yoga Asana Competitions, Lynn worked closely with Rajashree Choudhury, a noted yoga therapist, and has played an integral role in the development and expansion of the International Yoga Asana Championships and what is known today as, USA Yoga.
Her honest, concise, and direct practical teaching and consulting style makes time with Lynn a valuable source for any student, teacher, or studio owner, as she delivers the information you need to know to be successful. Known for her quick wit and “to the point” advice, Lynn is known as the Judge Judy of her domain.
Through Lynn's decades of experience, she is able to lay a solid foundation for the raw beginner, guide the injured, develop the intermediate practitioner, and challenge the advanced yoga student. The teacher’s teacher, she also guides yoga instructors towards becoming their best and offers sage advice to studio owners, assisting them towards gaining their own success in the competitive field that is the current yoga industry. Time with Lynn Whitlow is time well spent.
An expert in her domain, Lynn's candid delivery of practical, effective, and honest guidance has many comparing her to Judge Judy. Discover the benefits this "to-the-point" advising style brings by reading the service offerings below.
Get unstuck and strengthen your business — and yourself — with studio development from Lynn.
Build skills and community-spirit with teacher development from Lynn.
Lynn Whitlow offers
With her wide-reaching experience, up-to-date information, and an uncanny eye for detail (with the ability to convey it), Lynn challenges, inspires, and elevates at every level.
“Everyone had a great time and was very receptive to everything Lynn had to say. Every time Lynn pays us a visit the students feel so refreshed and enthusiastic about the yoga. It takes them to a different level. ”
“ I'm no longer stuck! I have a clear vision and direction for my studio, its community, my teachers and myself. I would highly recommend Lynn Whitlow to any studio director who wishes to strengthen their teachers, their studio and themselves. ”
“A master class sounds intimidating, but with Lynn it is not. She breaks down the postures and you are free to ask questions during the class. I found even if I wasn’t the one to ask the questions I could still apply the answers to my practice. I would highly recommend to a newer student as well as someone with a longtime practice. Lynn sees the yoga as a healing practice as it should be.”
“Lynn provided me with the education, energy, and kick-in-the-asana I needed for my own practice….I appreciated the modifications provided for other students who have limitations due to anatomy, illnesses, and/ or injuries. Aside from the actual yoga, what stuck with me the most was that you said we do this yoga to heal and allow ourselves to do the activities we want to do and live the lives we want to live 10, 20, 30 years from now. ”
“As a studio owner that often feels stuck in helping teachers grow, and as a teacher that needs new stuff to work on, the teacher workshops are invaluable. Her workshops are a wonderful way to continue your education and keep you and your teachers challenged and excited about teaching.”
“My favorite is when she talks about why we practice yoga and what the yoga does for our bodies, our minds, and sense of well-being. It validates the time and hard work we put into our practice. It’s so motivating. I can’t imagine anyone hearing her talk about this and not deciding, if they hadn’t already, that they will practice this yoga for the rest of
“Three things I loved about the Lynn Whitlow seminar I
1. She made me hear the dialogue as if it were new again, and I’ve been paying even closer attention to how I set up in the postures, making sure to address alignment before moving deeper.
2. She knows her stuff, and is clear about what is 'correct' and what is meant by the dialogue.
3. I gave excellent personal corrections that have helped to address some knee and hamstring issues.
I hope she comes back soon!”
“Lynn helped me with how to bring my business to the next level. The result was — and still is — amazing. Our business is growing and thriving because of her expertise. She is very honest and straightforward. She will tell you exactly what you need to hear (whether you want to or not). She doesn’t just bring her expertise ... she looks at the culture of the studio and what you want to cultivate. I found the experience to be beyond my expectation. ”
“Lynn helped us to dramatically change the way we look at our business. She asks hard questions and helps us see our blind spots — bringing issues and opportunities to our attention so that we can maximize growth. We love Lynn's directness combined with her personal care. We saw significant ROI as our profits increased as a result of her consulting services.”
“Every time Lynn spends time with our teachers, our community notices a positive shift in the studio's teaching. Time invested with Lynn as a team pays off as we have clearly outlined goals, common technical knowledge and greater camaraderie.”
“Lynn Whitlow's seminar for Bikram teachers is the most effective and motivating continuing education I've experienced. In the seminar, each instructor taught a class that was evaluated by Lynn and the other teachers — in a structured and supportive way.
I learned so much from Lynn and from the other teachers! The format really works. The workshop brought us closer together and was very motivating. My goal is to constantly improve as a Bikram teacher and this workshop was tremendously helpful!”
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