Our Expert Practitioners.
In addition to being experienced and busy Bowen Therapists for over two years, our expert practitioners 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.
The College of Bowen Studies 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.
Julian Baker is one of the world’s leading proponents, promoters and educators in the field of manual therapy, fascia and integrated anatomy.
As well as running Europe’s oldest and most respected Bowen Training College, Julian has been running human dissection courses for manual and movement therapists since 2007, attempting to redefine anatomical understanding in a way that is more relevant to the field.
Straddling the world of anatomical sciences and manual therapies, Julian therefore has a unique insight into the workings of the human that is difficult and presents his ideas in a way that is innovative and lively.
Unafraid of controversy or challenging established thinking in both the field of anatomy and therapy, Julian brings his own brand of humour and way of looking at the world into everything he does, whilst at the same time drawing strongly on scientific and evidence based thinking.
A hugely popular and sought after speaker, Julian Baker is an important voice in the world of therapy, health care and anatomy.
Going the extra mile could be Colin Murray’s slogan for life. A compassion for others and an enormous desire to help people underpins his whole ethos in business and life.
Colin’s patience and unique ability to understand the needs of those around him, make Colin a rare find in the world of teachers, therapists and human beings.
His steady and thorough approach to his successful Bowen clinic, running since 2010, his teaching style and his unswerving dedication to his clients and students, sees Colin receiving the kind of glowing accolades and feedback usually only handed out at funerals!
His commitment to seeking answers for people’s problems drives him to extensive study and has seen him travel all over the world to continue his education in the field of Bowen, anatomy and other areas of bodywork. His dissection classes with Julian Baker have deepened his already profound understanding of the human body even more and his continued search for knowledge and answers underpin his commitment to his practice and teaching.
Colin’s steady, reliable and approachable teaching style, combined with a fierce self deprecating wit and a sharp mind attract students from a wide range of backgrounds and his ability to relate to everyone makes Colin a uniquely talented and informative teacher and communicator.
Colin’s passion to bring Bowen to the masses and his determination and excitement about Bowen and its potential are remarkable: his ability to translate this in to clear and concise teaching, make Colin’s classes important events and powerful occasions.
There is an old saying that says, ‘Those that can do and those that can’t, teach.’ Jo Wortley is living proof of how wrong this can be!
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.
Kate has always had a love for biology, and in her first life she studied & worked in Malaysian Borneo for 9 years as a marine biologist. She has since forgotten all the Latin names of coral and fish that she once knew and swapped the observation of the tropical reefs for a more hands-on experience working with people.
Growing up in Hong Kong Jun is a quick-witted bilingual, English and Horse – and his four-legged friends often speak back!
Jun has a strong passion in helping and teaching others through Bowen Therapy, which sees him runs a successful clinic in Monmouthshire. Jun keeps his dynamic mind occupied with new knowledge on anatomy, neurophysiology and holistic approaches, bringing in new ideas to the CBS team.
Jun’s imaginative and humorous style of teaching will help students sail through their learning with laughter. Jun is going to bring that passion and enthusiasm into his classes, providing a unique and exciting style of learning to our students.
Beth was a member of police staff for 18 years in her previous role, where her keen eye for detail and attention to detail was highly useful as she provided frontline support for police officers before turning her talents to teaching. She is passionate about protecting the underdog, and provides a safe, caring and nurturing teaching environment. Beth always finds a way to help you learn, by wrapping her teaching arms around you, like Patrick Swayze with Demi Moore in Ghost.
One of Beth’s greatest passions are dogs and not surprisingly one of her greatest satisfactions in life is helping them using the Canine Bowen Technique, and she has built up a successful Canine Bowen Technique practice in addition to her human clinic.
Sarah has found her calling in life and she LOVES it! Her exuberance and joy make her a natural teacher, and she is passionate about inspiring her students, enabling them to deliver holistic, client focussed Bowen treatments. As author of Growing Your Therapy Business, Sarah knows that being a good therapist is much more than knowing ‘the moves,’ and empowers her students to take their skills beyond the classroom to create businesses that work for them.
With a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, a well-worn rucksack from travelling the world, and a career in charity, government, and education, Sarah runs two successful clinics in Suffolk.
As a practitioner with over 10 years experience Amanda knows the ins and outs of Bowen like the back of her hand. She runs a successful clinic in Essex and is looking forward to teaching you how to run your own!