Under the tutelage of Bikram Yoga Petaluma’s director, Lynn Whitlow, seasoned instructors lead a foray into flexibility with a schedule geared toward beginner Bikram enthusiasts but that is demanding enough to benefit even the most masterful yogis. Deposit sole-huggers at the shoetree before unfurling cushiony mats and morphing through a series of 26 postures that can flush toxins, promote weight loss, and prepare muscles to shimmy through doggy doors. During each 90-minute class, students will stretch, twist, and bend in high heat, which facilitates muscular malleability and handlebar sweat-staches.
Quirky artwork adorns the whimsical studio’s walls, and antimicrobial carpet, which wicks away moisture, blankets the floor. The studio receives a weekly scouring to eliminate grime and round up leftover chakras. Parents can bring their tireless tykes in for childcare during all Wednesday and Saturday classes.