Bill Thwaites

Bill Thwaites one of the UK’s most senior and highly acclaimed 26&2 Bikram Yoga teachers, who personally has taught the likes of Lady Gaga, Benedict Cumberbatch, Hayley Atwell, Olivia Williams, Toby Jones, Maxine Peake, Gemma Arterton and Robert Downey Jr. 


As the former founder of London’s highly successful group of Sohot Bikram Yoga studios, Bill has extensive experience training thousands of students and yoga teachers from all over the world.


Bill's unique insight often challenges established dogma helping students gain a more enriched perspective.


By getting students to remove the standard construct of getting the body to stretch into postures and instead, use the postures as a framework to expand the body open, Bill has proven students instantly eliminate their back pain or joint pain, restoring mobility and gain superior level coordination, balance and awareness.  Over the years Bill has refined and perfected this functional approach to Bikram yoga which he calls Sohot Method.


Bill Thwaites, is an author of the upcoming book ("Perfect Freedom: How to Reach a New High in Physical and Mental Health") in which he details the science behind why he changed the way he practises and teaches Bikram yoga, creating the Sohot Method.


"There is too much smoke & mirrors in the world of yoga that makes it more complicated than it really is.   If you correctly target your effort yoga is straightforward, even if you have a physical wreck of a body." - Bill Thwaites




Bill's Students


“It’s not what we don’t know that gets us in trouble.  It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t’ so” : Mark Twain