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Bowen Instructors

Bowtech Founders Ossie & Elaine Rentsch

Dedicated to preserving the technique and ensuring it was taught in its original form, they founded the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia in 1987, eventually naming the technique Bowtech – The Bowen Technique. Since then, Ossie and Elaine have introduced Bowtech to many countries, honouring the promise Ossie made to Mr Bowen on his deathbead, to spread his work throughout the world. They are now supported in this teaching by a large faculty of dedicated instructors who are accredited by, and registered wi...

Claire Hampson

I am qualified and experienced QTS teacher both within early years and health and social care. My early years’ career enabled a great deal of travelling around the world and enriching experiences together with teaching post 16 yrs within FE state education where I have taught on the BTEC Level 2/3 courses. I am currently teaching within a university environment supporting students who have a variety of needs such as dyslexia, together with my role as a disability advisor where I ensure student success by e...

Diane Brown

I have spent many years of my professional life as a ‘hands on’ therapist……….40 years of experience practicing massage, aromatherapy with a background in aesthetics. I am trained in Reiki (Levels 1 and 2) and feel a strong spiritual connection with life. I discovered the Bowen Technique about 18 years ago after struggling with a very painful frozen shoulder that persisted despite trying various therapies that gave no relief. After months of suffering, I was delighted to find after three Bowen Technique...

Ellen Cobb BTAA, BTUK, BA(UK)

I have done a variety of things in my time. I spent my youth working with horses on a Farm and Racing stables, belonging to my friend's grandfather. I've managed a Poultry Farm, a Campsite in the Channel Islands, and I taught Judo in Prep Schools. As a teenager I wanted to be a Vet. or a Nurse, but due to circumstances beyond my control, this was not possible. I have always had a great interest in sport. Riding, Hockey, Badminton, Rally Driving, Judo, Windsurfing, Sailing, Parachuting & Golf to name a few....

Helen Perkins BTAA, MAR

Helen is a gifted complementary therapist and award-winning trainer whose reputation as an ‘intuitive and supportive’ teacher attracts students from all over the UK and overseas. A devotee of Bowen since she discovered its benefits while living in Australia, she loves teaching and feels privileged to be able to inspire the next generation of Bowen therapists. In addition to teaching the Bowen Technique, she also teaches her own method of sound and intuition reflexology known as the Reflex Resonance Tech...

Jacqui Hoitingh

I started out on a Bowen course in Glasgow in 1998, never having had a treatment nor did I know much about it. For some reason I was drawn to it and I followed my intuition. Thank goodness I listened! My life has changed so much since then. I am a great believer in following your heart and Bowen has opened up a different life and work which I love doing. I qualified as an Instructor in 2005 and I just love teaching, my aim is to get the best Practitioners out there, sharing this magnificent Therapy with...

Jan Ogden RGN, BTAA

I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1987, then went on to do a post grad course in Neuro-medical and Neurosurgical nursing. I then worked within the medical profession in various roles. During this time I became more aware about the health benefits people can gain from complimentary medicine. I heard about the Bowen therapy, and having suffered from a kidney complaint for almost 20 years, which gave me pain every day, I decided to give it a try. After having one treatment I woke the next...

Joanne Figov

After gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town and then a diploma in nursing, Joanne was led to explore the natural healing world. Joanne has been involved in holistic medicine for over 20 years and a Bowen instructor since 1997 when Ossie Rentsch invited her to teach. Her Bowen journey started in 1993 when she did one of the first ever 4 day seminars with Ossie and Elaine and has been hooked ever since. She has a full time practice in Southbourne, Bour...

John Wilks MA RCST BTAA

John Wilks has been practising the Bowen Technique and Craniosacral Therapy full time since 1995, and works at two clinics in the south west of England. He originally studied music at Balliol College, Oxford where he won an instrumental scholarship, but shortly after leaving university developed a deep interest in body-centred psychotherapy approaches along with yoga and meditation. This led him to train in various complementary therapies before specialising in Bowen and Craniosacral work. He is a former...

Michael Patrick

Mike Patrick is no longer an accredited instructor of Bowen Training UK and Bowen Therapy Training Academy (Bowtech) and is therefore no longer able to teach with us. Any inquiries should be directed via email to our office: bowentrainingukoffice@gmail.com...

Nickatie Morgan

Nickatie graduated from Hartpury College in Glos in 1992 with a HND in Equine Science. She knew she wanted to work therapeutically with people and horses but it took a while to find the right therapy. In 2001 she found Bowen and was so impressed with how it changed her horse she started her training to become an Equine Muscle Release Therapist graduating in 2004. Her human Bowen Technique qualification was gained a year later in 2005 with the Cat and Canine component being gained in 2009. In 2007 Nickatie...

Nicola Hok BTAA BA(UK)

Nicola Hok BTAA BA(UK) was among the first to study the Bowen Technique in the UK, learning from world authorities Ossie & Elaine Rentsch in 1993. She has a life-long interest in complementary medicine and a background in reflexology, massage and shiatsu. Nicola uses the Bowen Technique in preference to the other disciplines she has studied because: “Its all about effectiveness. Why make someone come to me with a frozen shoulder for weeks on end when one or two sessions with Bowen will probably do the...