Learn Bowen

Margaret Spicer is a registered Bowtech trainer and assessor, offering regular courses in Sydney. She has been a Bowenwork practitioner for more than 20 years, teaching Bowtech, the original Bowen Technique since 2000. She has co-developed and taught the Mind Body Bowen Workshop since 2002.

Become a qualified Bowen Therapy practitioner

In Australia, Bowen Therapy training is a nationally-recognised course, taught through the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Bowen Training Australia RTO#41134.

Two qualifications in Bowen Therapy are available:

  • Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT
  • Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy 10847NAT

The specialised Bowen training for Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT takes the form of a series of seven two-day, hands-on training modules, which need to be completed in sequence. Training Package units are available by distance learning through Bowen Training Australia.

In the first module, Module 1, you will be introduced to the Bowen move and relaxation procedures and be exposed to the power of Bowen as a healing modality.

Further modules take you step by step through the Bowen training, introducing new procedures to address a wide range of problems that clients may present with.

Each Bowen module is taught over a two-day period. Margaret teaches 2 modules (e.g. Modules 1 & 2) over four consecutive days. The timing of the training allows plenty of time to revise and consolidate techniques between modules.

A Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy 10846NAT will involve further study, after the successful completion of the Certificate IV 10533NAT/10846NAT (or equivalent.)

Click here to make an enquiry with BTA trainer and assessor, Margaret Spicer.

Further details available in an information pack here or by emailing Margaret here.

Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT

Module 1 (Wollongong)May 15-16, 2021
Module 2 (Wollongong)June 19-20, 2021
Module 3 (Wollongong)December 4-5, 2021
Module 4 (Wollongong)January 29-30, 2022
Module 5 (Wollongong)March 26-27, 2022
Module 6 (Wollongong)May 28-29, 2022
Module 7 (Wollongong)July 2-3, 2022
Module 1 (Sydney - North Sydney)January 22-23, 2022
Module 2 (Sydney - North Sydney)February 27-27, 2022
Module 3 (Sydney - North Sydney)April 30-May 1, 2022
Module 4 (Sydney - North Sydney)June 25-26, 2022
Module 5 (Sydney - North Sydney)August 20-21, 2022
Module 6 (Sydney - North Sydney)October 8-9, 2022
Module 7 (Sydney - North Sydney)December 3-4, 2022

To register or for further information, click here.

Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy 10847NAT

Pre-requisite: Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT (or equivalent)

Module 8June 4-6, 2021
Module 9November 19-21, 2021
Module 10February 18-20, 2022
Module 11May 13-15, 2022
Module 12August 12-14, 2022

To register or for further information, click here.

Additionally, Bowen Training Australia offers a wide range of continuing education workshops (see below & Mind Body Bowen tab). While these workshops are not part of the nationally recognised training, they are Bowtech-accredited and eligible for Continuing Education points with Bowen Association Australia.

Practitioner Review Days provide the opportunity to address all covered procedures from a practitioner and clinical aspect, whilst gaining CE (continuing education) credits.

Day A includes all the Module 1-7 lower body procedures, Day B, the upper body procedures. Day C covers Lower Body assessment of the lumbar, pelvic, hip and lower limb, related SP1 Procedures and clinical aspects from a practitioner perspective, and  Day D includes Upper Body assessment of the neck, thoracic, shoulder and upper limb areas.

Additionally, any day/s reviewed from the Bowen Module 3 to 6 program provide a CEU option too as specialised workshops – see Mind Body and Bowen for more information.

SP2 Master Class (Sydney - Randwick, NSW)February 5-6, 2022
Special Revision (Sydney - Randwick, NSW)June 4-5, 2022
SP2 Master Class (Sydney - Randwick, NSW)September 17-28, 2022

Note: Any day/s of Modules 3 to 6 may be attended for CEU hours. Dates as listed under Certificate IV and Intro Courses tab above.

To register or for further information, click here.

Margaret, in conjunction with Anne Schubert, also a Senior Bowtech Instructor, has been instrumental in developing the Mind Body Bowen Workshops. They have taken this continually evolving practitioner workshop around Australia since 2002, the U.K. and Europe from 2004, N.Z. from 2005, U.S.A. from 2006, Canada from 2007 and Singapore 2009.

What is Mind Body Bowen?

Mind Body Bowen (MBB) takes the Bowen move/s and together with mindfulness explores the relationship of the moves to the body’s bio-electric fields, muscle/meridian and fascial links. MBB is an aspect of Bowen especially useful for clients with chronic conditions or returning problems. Each session is individualised to the client’s needs.

The Mind Body Bowen Workshop explores:

Bowenwork links with the field of mind-body healing, the ‘when less is best’ principle, priorities for treatment, components and post-traumatic stress issues. Addressing links to the subtle anatomy of the body (e.g. muscle/meridian correspondences) the holistic nature Bowen therapy linking the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual can be explored.

For full details, workshop outlines, venues, dates and registration, click here.

Please note that while Mind Body Bowen is not part of the nationally recognised courses, it is Bowtech-accredited and eligible for CEU points with Bowen Association Australia.

Current Mind Body Bowen Workshops

Australia 2022

Brisbane, QLDMarch 5-6, 2022
Melbourne - Brunswick, VICMarch 19-20, 2022

International 2022

Nelson, NZ22-23 May 2022
Linz, Austria9-10 & 12-13 July 2022
Zurich, Switzerland16-17 July 2022
Schlüchtern, Germany23-24 July 2022
Milan, Italy30-31 July 2022