How To Train (as a Bowen Therapist)


The Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA) is not a training organisation.

However, we do accept students from all accredited teachers of the Bowen Technique working on humans or animals. Details of their courses can be obtained directly from the teacher/trainer and whichever route a student decides to take, completion of their course will get them well on their way to being able to join the BTPA register. Full members of BTPA will be added to the public list of professional Bowen Therapists.

In due course it is intended to add a Register of practitioners offering Animal Bowen alongside the Register we already hold of those practising Human Bowen.

In the meantime we are very pleased to announce that we have now begun to approve Animal Bowen training schools and they are linked from this page as are the BTPA approved Human Bowen training options.

Note that if you are new to Bowen you will need to train first in Human Bowen before undertaking the Animal Bowen training of your choice. Any Animal Bowen training you go on to do may count towards your ongoing BTPA CPD requirements.



We support Bowen practitioners and students at whatever stage of their learning (see membership benefits ). Full members who have completed all the requirements for the BTPA Human Bowen register will also be eligible to join the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council’s (CNHC) register for complementary therapists that are recognised by the NHS (click here for more information about CNHC).

As part of ongoing continuous professional development (CPD), BTPA expects full members to keep their knowledge and skills base up to date. To assist with this BTPA recognises and accepts a wide range of teachers and trainers including some in Animal Bowen.

Learn more about the CPD requirements for continuing BTPA membership.