Bowen Teachers

In addition to being experienced and busy Bowen Practitioners for over two years, they have undertaken over three hundred hours of Bowen Teacher Training and can be regarded as the most qualified teachers of the Bowen Technique in Europe. CBS has a policy of continuing support and training for teachers. We consider ourselves to be a team, working together and supporting each other in order to provide the best possible training and support for our students.

Paula Esson

07780 900 283
Address: NIHP, Durham Road, Sacriston, Durham, DH7 6FE

Paula Esson. BSc (Sport Science) Adv.Basketball Coach. Cert.Ed. NHS. Pain Management.

The phrase…if I was a stick of rock you would see “The Bowen Technique” written all the way through has been applied to 20 years of involvement with this inspirational therapy. I started my career as a Sport Scientist and Basketball coach. Injuries being a common theme in this environment, I was always looking for innovative ways to help my players and students on the road to a fast recovery. Bowen crossed my path in 1998 and I’ve never looked back. It has formed the “backbone” of every business decision from this point. I ran a successful Bowen clinic for 5 years from Claypath Medical Practice Durham then became a teacher for CBS for 12 years.

Northern Integrative Health Practice was then launched in 2009 and now has clinics over UK and Europe. We specialise in the caring management and resolution of chronic pain and muscular skeletal injury through teams of experts. We are also providers for the NHS in England meaning we have “won our stripes” for quality to deliver in this arena. Bowen is my passion and my main therapeutic approach, now fluid from 20 years of knowledge, anatomical understanding, research, clinic and a tenacious desire to see the work recognised by the public in my working lifetime. The client and the student are always at the centre of my attention and desires for success and personal therapeutic outcomes.

I approach all teaching with fun, analogies and stories created from decades in the field and adore imparting this experience to new practitioners and those taking their careers to a new level. A long teaching background leads to a great learning environment. I look forward to seeing you on the next course.


Julian Baker

01373 461812 / 07778 641171
Address: 126b, London Road West, Bath BA1 7DD

Originally from London, Julian Baker undertook training in The Bowen Technique when he was living in Australia. He initially trained in reflexology but he sought out Bowen training after being impressed by very successful treatment for an acute neck injury. Returning to Britain in 1992, he initially ran a busy clinic but soon began teaching the technique full time in response to the tremendous demand for training. As a result of his devotion and boundless energy, he has been responsible for the rapid growth of the technique in the UK, traveling throughout the country teaching and promoting it. Julian’s first career path was catering and he was involved in the regional apprenticeship and training scheme for eight years. As a result, his teaching is what has been termed by some as “lively and innovative”. Julian uses ‘hands-on-hands’ teaching, demonstrations, analogies and case histories to pass on The Bowen Technique in a unique and animated way. Many people comment on the fact that as well as having learned an extremely valuable tool, they have had a course full of relaxed fun, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and have points clarified. Julian is the most experienced Bowen Therapy Teacher in Europe and has used this experience to develop a comprehensive teacher training programme. Julian has recently started to work with the subtleties of the technique, moving into an intuitive approach and addressing the role of the therapist in the process of treatment. Still a keen cook, Julian also plays golf and studies Buddhism.


Michael Morris

01775 725 059 / 07775 608607
Address: Tonic Health, 6, Broadgate House, Westlode Street, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 2AF

2016  FHT complementary therapist of the year award. 2016-fht-excellence-awards-300x83

Michael qualified in sports massage in 1996 and then completed the two-year advanced remedial massage and manipulative therapy at the Northern Institute of Massage. He has been working within sport and for professional sports teams for much of his career. Michael’s understanding of bodywork has undergone significant changes since he began working with Bowen in 2002. He runs a very successful Bowen practice in South Lincolnshire treating a wide range of conditions both sporting and non-sporting. His interest and belief in the treatment prompted him to take the next step into teaching. Like all ECBS teachers, Michael uses the most up to date 3D computer software in his teaching, making the learning of the necessary anatomy more interesting and understandable.

He brings energy and enthusiasm to his courses, with an emphasis on the practical application of this highly effective treatment. Michael completed a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree through the Open University in 2007, and his PGCE (post grad cert in education) through New College Stamford in 2008. Michael has written and leads Assessment and Neuro Workshops, which are available to students and graduates of Bowen. He also looks at postural analysis, body movement and incorporates basic orthopaedic-style joint tests to assist in your examination and decision making with your clients.


Sylvia Wilkinson

01584 890 989 / 07971 428701
Address: Misty View, Cross Hands, Coreley, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 3AR

Sylvia was born in mid-Wales and educated at Llandrindod Wells Comprehensive School. Upon leaving school, she commenced her State Enrolled Nurse training at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. After completion of training, she met and married Kevin and moved to Worcester and continued nursing the elderly in a Residential Nursing home.

During the next few years her two children were born so she worked part time nights at a residential home in South Shropshire where the family have made their home. It was due to an injury in her early nursing career, followed by the birth of her children that exacerbated a lower back condition. Having spent numerous months in hospital on bed rest, her prospects of returning to nursing were failing fast. It was at this time that she was introduced to Reflexology which had remarkable effects and encouragement to learn the therapy. This really started her career in complementary practice. She then trained in the following: remedial massage, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, allergy testing and reiki. It was in 1994 that Bowen entered her life when an old injury reoccurred and she found the treatment enlightening and beneficial to the body and mind.

In 1992 she commenced teaching reflexology on a sports therapy course at a college in mid- Wales and over the years has taught holistic therapy to numerous students. In 2002 she became a teacher with CBS and gained her PGCE from the University of Wales, Cardiff. During the week she runs a busy clinic for private clients with wide ranging problems and enjoys treating expectant mothers and babies in her local village and a picturesque village near Llandrindod Wells. Sylvia’s classes are always filled with a dedicated level of commitment to learning with a calm, patient, sympathetic and fun approach.


Gus De La Querra

01993 893 000 / 07909 556 222
Address: Oxford Bowen, Witney Lakes Resort, Downs Road, Witney Oxon, OX29 0SY

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Gus spent the first 15 years of his career in the Fitness industry as a successful Personal Trainer before immigrating to the UK in 1999. A qualification in Sports Therapy allowed him entry into the world of body work, leading him to open his own clinic in the town of Witney, on the edge of the Cotswolds in Oxfordshire. Gus stumbled upon the Bowen technique two years later and whilst very sceptical at first, could not deny the amazing results yielded by this simple technique. He has been using the technique exclusively for the past 8 years in his busy and successful clinic. His relaxed style of teaching filled with passion and humour promotes learning in an extremely informative and enjoyable environment. Gus is also a loving husband and proud father to two beautiful teenage daughters. He is a keen musician and will sell his soul for a bar of dairy milk chocolate.

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Julie Eeckhout-Duff

+352 621 389 596

Address: Luxchiro Wellness, 239 Val des Bon Malades, Kirchberg, Luxembourg

Julie was born and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland and relocated to Luxembourg when she was 28 years old. She has always been very active in sports since a child, developing this to become a fitness teacher and running this alongside her 9 to 5 job in Human Resources. Since moving to Luxembourg and starting her own family of 3 boys, she experienced her first Bowen session after sustaining whiplash from a car accident. Her short recovery time amazed her so much so, she felt she had to learn the technique herself, to be able to help others. Julie is no stranger to working intuitively on the body and prefers to work with Bowen as her main bodywork therapy and studied to become a Bowen Teacher. She brings a smiley, fun way of learning in the classroom and you can see the passion emanating from her when talking about this beautiful technique.


Vibeke Brems

0047 22 92 03 67 / 0047 92 21 04 51
Address: Olaf Bulls vei 66, 0765 Oslo, NORWAY

Since 1991, Vibeke has been interested in personal development. She has also been keen to help people suffering from structural imbalances and in response to this she initially studied craniosacral therapy and kinesiology. In 1999 she attended a talk about the Bowen Technique and in 2000 she qualified as a Bowen practitioner. Since then, she has taken the opportunity to attend many Bowen advanced courses and workshops in order to deepen her knowledge and practice of the Bowen Technique.


Jórunn Símonardóttir

Location: Iceland

Jórunn Símonardóttir was born and raised in a large family in the beautiful Icelandic countryside. As a young adult she moved to Reykjavík where she studied to become a machinist, and then worked as both a machinist and a carpenter for a number of years. She also spent some time working as a jack-of-all-trades in the UK and moved to Thailand for a half year to learn Thai massage.

After her first son fell ill, she became acquainted with the Bowen Technique and immediately fell in love with it. She studied with Iceland’s only Bowen teacher, Margeir Sigurdarson, and quickly became his assistant teacher. After two years, she started her teacher training at the CBS. She currently runs her practice in Reykjavík, works in the countryside, and teaches. Her students describe her as an adroit, excellent, and fun teacher who manages to disseminate her passion for Bowen in a relaxed, yet thorough style of teaching. Jórunn is a loving wife and mother of two boys and a girl. She enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family in the beautiful nature of her home country.


Jo Wortley


01284 336114 / 07855 734877

Address: 4 Broomley Green Lane, Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk IP32 7GD

Jo made the transition from a successful but unfulfilling career in industry, into Bowen in 2002. Alongside Bowen, Jo has training and experience in other areas which have added to her practice and post-graduate teaching, including: Meridian Energy Techniques (EFT); Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP); Mental Toughness development; Stress Management, Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness techniques. With the business experience she had gained, and whilst raising a family, Jo successfully built up her present practice in Suffolk which incorporates a busy Bowen children’s clinic. Jo has significant experience in working with babies and children, and was the BTPA Children’s Clinics Coordinator for several years.

In 2013 Jo was approached by Howard Plummer to continue with the development and training of his popular Fascia Bowen Workshops, in order to facilitate his retirement from this area.    Since then she has updated Howard’s body of work and has been teaching this with a “contagious enthusiasm” as she firmly believes that Fascia Bowen is something every therapist needs to have in their toolbox - an opinion backed up by those who have attended her workshop.

Jo has embarked on her career at CBS with this same level of passion and endeavours to tailor her teaching to maximise the learning potential of everyone in her class. She is a very bubbly, approachable therapist and tutor, creating a friendly and relaxed environment within which to learn this remarkable technique.

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0141 551 9678

Address: Bowen Clinic, 19 Greenhead Street, Glasgow Green, Glasgow,G40 1ES

Colin’s passion to help others combined with his background in management, led him to open a successful health clinic located in Glasgow in 2009. He first studied The Bowen Technique with the College of Bowen Studies in 2009 and has been a full time Bowen practitioner in Glasgow since 2010. Such is his desire to help others Colin is also qualified in Sports Therapy, Reflexology and Reiki. Colin’s decision to become a Bowen instructor was spurred on by his belief in this remarkable technique, often witnessing The Bowen Technique’s remedial abilities daily. As an instructor Colin encourages an open forum with an approachable manner engaging his students with a friendly but informative teaching style.

Colin believes in promoting a healthy life style mentally and physically. He retired from teaching martial arts in 2004 and now enjoys mountain biking, hill walking, golf and swimming in his spare time. He lives in North Lanarkshire with his younger step son and is looking forward to becoming a Grandparent in April 2017.