The Bowen Technique Training

i1The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia (B.T.A.A.) offers a training program nationally accredited by the Australian government and by many other countries (New Zealand, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Canada, some states in the USA). We favour a modular system consisting of 4 x 4 day seminars of training, taking you from the introductory module through to your accreditation. Thousands of students have  already undertaken Academy training and have appreciated this modular format.

i2In-depth experience
The 4 training seminars offer the student adequate time to assimilate the material presented, to gain good understanding through practical experience and a chance to experience the effectiveness and therapeutic potential of the Bowen Technique on their own body. Our promise to you is that if you use the Bowen Technique in the way we demonstrate it, the most outstanding results can be achieved.

Outstanding course material
Students receive the most comprehensive and detailed training manuals, with charts and explanatory notes, translated in all the languages of the countries where seminars are organised.


Ongoing training and support
Even after your accreditation as a Bowen practitioner, we offer postgraduate training by way of “specialised” Bowen courses. The specialised work is very profound and part of the learning process, which not only enhances your practical skills but also deepens your understanding and appreciation of Tom Bowen’s work. There is also a supporting network of over 100 qualified instructors worldwide who may be contacted for advice.

Our supportive network
As a Bowen Academy student, you become part of a much bigger “community”. We like to think that you don’t just attend a course but that you become part of a family that is ever-growing and into which you become an important part. You will then belong to a group of people, get to know them, rely on them, and who will provide support for you. We share common goals and objectives; we share our years of knowledge and aim to give you the best start we can in your career as a Bowen practitioner.

A significant experience
When people train in the Bowen technique they often find that it is a turning point in their lives; a deeply profound and significant experience. Our instructors have already experienced this turning point and we are committed to ensuring that you get the most from your training, and that it is enjoyable and memorable for you.

We make it simple
Although Bowen is a dynamic and profound technique, we aim to keep the training as simple as possible. Too many people like to complicate the learning process and make the technique ‘sophisticated’ and ‘mystic’ in some way, perhaps even offering their own interpretation of it. Tom Bowen’s philosophy was just the opposite; to keep things simple, but at the same time ‘do the simple things well’.

We make sure that The Bowen Technique is taught simply.

Andrew Zoppos, senior international instructor of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia, is dedicated to preserving the technique and ensuring that it is taught in its original and pure form, as it was taught to him by Oswald Rentsch, the man authorised by Tom Bowen to teach his work.

The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia

9 to 12 months training comprising of 7 modules

The Bowtech training consists of four courses of four days each, organised approximately every 3 months. This time between courses is necessary for the students to practice what they learned and to get accustomed with the procedures.

The classes are held by an accredited instructor of Bowtech in Romanian language, or English language with consecutive translation in Romanian, and all the manuals are in Romanian language (or English language upon request).

The first three courses comprise of two modules each, and the last one, Module 7 (approx. 9-12 months from the beginning of training) includes the written and practical assessment for acquiring the practitioner diploma, issued by the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia (Bowtech). The time between courses cannot exceed 12 months, otherwise the last course must be attended again, as revision (20% discount).

Module 1 & 2 4 days basic course, 32 hours
You will receive the most comprehensive and detailed training manuals, with charts and explanatory notes.
  • For practice with family and friends.
2250 lei
Module 3 & 4 4 days course, 32 hours
  • Revision of Module 1&2.
  • Including new manual with new specific procedures for sport injuries and general pathologies.
2250 lei
Module 5 & 6 4 days course, 32 hours
  • Revision of all previous modules.
  • Including new manual with new specific procedures for professional standards.
  • Written and practical assessment.
2250 lei
Module 7 2 days revision + 2 days course, 32 hours
  • The first 2 days - revision of all procedures.
  • The 3rd and 4th days - written examination and practical assessment.
2250 lei

IMPORTANT: The necessary criteria for obtaining the Bowen Proficiency Diploma, issued by the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia and for becoming a member of the local Practitioners’ Association, affiliated with B.T.A.A. are:

  1. Completion of Module 7 (128 hours minimum).
  2. Successful completion of written and practical exams from Module 7.
  3. Handing in of 10 case studies.
  4. 80 hours Anatomy and Physiology.
  5. Senior first aid certificate.

Being a member of local Practitioners’ Association will give you the right to have your name listed on, on the local association site, and participate at “Advanced” and “Masters” optional courses.

In order to keep your Asociation membership, it’s necessary to attend a two days Bowen course once a year, or a four days course every two years, for revision purposes and for maintaining the accuracy of the technique.

Optional courses

Professional Therapists' Course - P.T.C. Professional Therapists' Course - P.T.C. - Module 8
2 days revision, 16 hours + 2 days course, 16 hours
  • The first 2 days - revision of all procedures from Modules 1-6.
  • The 3rd and 4th days - Professional Therapists’ Course includes:
    • Elements of precision and finesse of the technique.
    • Discussing difficult case studies.
    • Bowtech's professional activity: how to organise a clinic, the atmosphere, the therapist's behaviour, the patient's file and the detailed medical history.
    • Evaluation methods from Traditional Chinese Medicine, metaphysical considerations, etc.
    • The "Less is Best" principle.
    • New procedures and complex approaches, combinations and protocols for chronic conditions.
    • Handing out of diplomas.

Instructor: Andrew Zoppos.
2250 lei
Module 8 allows you to attend the following Postgraduate Seminars (Modules 9, 10, 11, 12, Bowen for Sportive Injuries, and Bowen and Babies).
Advanced 1 S.B.P.1a – Module 9
2 days, 16 hours
  • At least 9 months after graduating Module 7.
  • New manual, 12 new specialised procedures that will assist you with difficult cases, chronic and neurological conditions.

Instructor: Andrew Zoppos.
1750 lei
Advanced 2 S.B.P.1b - Module 10
2 days, 16 hours
  • At least 6 months after Module 9.
  • Revision of all Module 9 procedures, new procedures plus written and practical assessment, obtaining diploma for S.B.P.1.

Instructor: Andrew Zoppos.
1750 lei
Masters 1 S.B.P.2a - Module 11
2 days, 16 hours
  • At least 6 months after Module 10.
  • Including new manual and new procedures.

Instructor: Andrew Zoppos.
2250 lei
Masters 2 S.B.P.2b - Module 12
2 days, 16 hours
  • At least 6 months after module 11.
  • Revision of all module 11 procedures.
  • Written and practical assessment, obtaining diploma for S.P.2.

Instructor: Andrew Zoppos.
2250 lei
Bowen for Sportive Injuries 2 days, 16 hours / 16 C.E.U. points
  • Sport activities may often cause accidents, more than 10 million sports related injuries occurring each year. Subjects can be professional athletes, people practicing recreational sports, or even children playing football at school. Athletes are usually young and healthy, so the Bowen procedures and moves on the area of concern can be applied in a different pattern than learned before.
  • Practitioners will be taught how to address any injury on the field as soon as it happens, and how to do follow-up treatments.
  • The course includes a 30 pages manual, with illustrations for each common injury, description of the symptoms and pathology, explanations and procedures.

Instructor: Andrew Zoppos.
1750 lei
Bowen and Babies 2 days, 16 hours / 16 C.E.U. points
  • Although the title of this course refers to babies, it’s much more complex and it includes the Bowen technique for infertility, women at all stages of pregnancy, birth and possible complications, young mothers' challenges and solutions, correct approaches for nursing, babies' and children's common conditions.
  • Bowtech can help so many couples that can't conceive and we can assist young parents to embrace and enjoy the miracle of having a baby, without the stress, exhaustion and fears that often come as a package. That's the purpose of this course: to teach Bowen practitioners how to better assist parents, babies and children, because when you understand the cause of the problem, you can address it easier and faster. Love, knowledge and empathy - that's what it takes to help people in the most beautiful part of their life, to experience it with joy and happiness!

Instructor: Andrew Zoppos.
1750 lei

In order to secure your participation, a deposit of 500 Lei should be paid. In case of cancellation, participants should announce to the office at least three weeks before the course begins, otherwise the deposit is not refundable. The rest of the seminar fees must be paid on the first day of the seminar.

If the necessary number of students is not gathered, the organiser can change the dates and will inform the participants in due time (at least one month in advance).

Attendance at Bowen courses requires you to have:

  • Short cut nails (after the procedures demonstrations you will learn to do the moves practicing on each other, and for the correct positioning we will work on bare skin, so we must make sure we won’t leave marks on our colleagues)
  • Comfortable clothing and “working equipment” – short trousers or bathing suit, so on.
  • An eyeliner (to mark the correct position of the moves on the skin)
  • Two big towels (one to have on the massage tables for you to lay on and the other to cover you)
  • A notebook to take notes
  • Good mood!

The course starts at 10:00 and finishes at 18:00 every day. There will be two coffee breaks (one in the morning and the second in the afternoon), for which we shall provide water, tea, coffee, biscuits, cookies, etc., and a lunch break between 13:00-14:15, when everybody should choose on their own where to have lunch.

For further information, please contact your local Bowtech office / organiser.