Director, Co-Founder and Lead Instructor
*RTT Instructor Level
Paul Fowler was named the “Best Thai Massage Therapist in Chicago” by Chicago magazine in 2005. Featured in Time Out Chicago, Fox News, WGN morning news, and public television, he is a 2001 graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy.
After spending nearly a year in Thailand in 1999, studying with Pichest Boonthamme, perhaps the greatest living teacher of the art, he began teaching Thai massage in 2001. He goes back to Thailand yearly to reconnect with his teacher and deepen his practice and understanding.
Before discovering Thai massage, he taught for seven years in the Chicago Public Schools. He combines his years of teaching experience, his many hours of dedicated practice, as well as his authentic training in Thailand, to communicate his extensive knowledge simply and thoughtfully. He currently takes clients at the Board of Trade Center in downtown Chicago.
*RTT Advanced Practitioner Level, RYT-500
Paul began his Thai Massage and Yoga practice in 1996 in Santa Monica, California and has helped thousands of people find greater health and wholeness through the benefits of these healing arts. He has studied and apprenticed intensively with numerous teachers, including Saul David Raye and Pichest Boonthamme.
In 2000, Paul founded The School of Thai Yoga Therapy in Chicago. Since then, he has become a respected and well-loved teacher in the Chicago area and nationwide. Paul has been a featured presenter at the Yoga Journal Conference and the Midwest Yoga Conference.
He has donated his time and effort to outreach organizations such as Heart Touch Project, The Cancer Wellness Center and the Young Onset Parkinson’s conference.
Paul holds Advanced Certification in Thai Yoga Therapy, a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. His teaching is enriched from experience as farmer, writer, dad and a deep love for music.
Although Paul W. doesn’t currently teach the Big Program at Blue Lotus, he checks in regularly and occasionally teaches stand alone workshops covering various topics around Thai bodywork.