Meet the ECBS Teaching Team
In addition to being experienced and busy Bowen Therapists 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.
ECBS 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.
"I feel very well prepared and confident in the knowledge that the
college is there as back up with advice."
Lynne B. January 2012
01373 832340 / from overseas + 44 1 373 461 812
Mobile 07778 641171
The Corsley Centre, Deep Lane, Corsley, Wiltshire, BA12 7QF
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.
01584 890 989 / 07971 428701
Misty View, Crosshands, 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 ECBS 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.
07929 005 910
Reveton Farm House, Reventon Farm, Loddiswell, Devon, TQ7 4RY
Jihan began her teaching career in London as a riding instructor to both able bodied (BHS & ABRS) and severely disabled people (RDA). She also competed in equestrian events for a number of years and travelled extensively throughout Europe. After receiving treatments in 1996, she realised that longstanding childhood conditions which had previously been diagnosed as chronic and unchangeable were resolving.
She subsequently trained in Bowen and found that teaching the technique was a natural progression. Her vitality, combined with her compassionate approach to teaching enables students to draw on and build upon their existing skills and knowledge. Under Jihan's course leadership, students can enjoy a highly informative but relaxed and fun learning environment.
Based in South Devon, where she runs a busy clinic, Jihan also works throughout the UK teaching the technique as a senior lecturer with ECBS. Jihan's interests lie both in the physical well being of people as well as structural injury management and the tangible link to the mental/emotional state, making her approach to therapeutic body work and her clinical practice a truly holistic and integrative one."It was all really, really good. Jihan is an amazing teacher, with an amazing supply of biscuits! She made the course fun and exciting and had boundless energy. Definitely one of the best courses I've done." Jacqueline B
01775 725 059 / 07775 608607
Tonic Health, 1 London Road, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2TA
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 compulsory education) through New College Stamford in 2008. Michael has written and leads a new workshop, the Assessment Workshop, which is available to students and graduates of Bowen, and looks at postural analysis, body movement, and incorporates basic orthopaedic-style joint tests to assist in your examination and decision making with your clients.
Bookings and payments for Michael's courses can be made online via his website www.learnbowen.com
893 000 / 07909 556 222
Oxford Bowen, Witney Lakes Resort, Downs Road, Witney, Oxfordshire, 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.
07888 748 651
Tonic Health, 1 London Road, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2TA
Originally from Liverpool, Jenny has lived in London, Brighton and West Somerset before settling in Lincolnshire in 2007. She is married with 4 children.
With a background in administration and management, Jenny was appointed Head of Human Resources at a residential home for children exhibiting extreme challenging behaviour. She saw at first hand the effects of ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia, abuse and substance misuse on young people and developed an interest in alternative/complementary therapies as she sought a better means of helping the young people she helped to care for. She was also aware that these therapies could support her staff and help to prevent burn-out. Thus began her exploration of nutritional, dietary and behavioural techniques. Along the way, she acquired a Spiritual Healing qualification in 2005 and three years later she added Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy, Swedish massage and Reflexology to her therapeutic tool kit. In 2013, she qualified as a Naturopath Kinesiologist.
Having considered the Bowen Technique for many years, Jenny finally found time to complete her training and qualified with ECBS in May 2010.
Jenny is very experienced in treating people with MS and works at the MS Therapy Centre in Huntingdon as well as with Mutual Support, a support organisation for service personnel with MS.
01642 710145 / 07914 570207
Rejuven,Body, Skin and Beauty Specialists, 36 High Street, Stokesley, North Yorkshire, TS9 5DQ.
Karen is one of the region’s most respected practitioners and teachers in the world of complementary healthcare. Her passion for helping others and commitment to self-development makes her stand out from the crowd.
She holds a certificate in Education from the University of Sunderland, is fully qualified in Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology and Reiki, and holds a certificate in Palliative Care.
ECBS qualified since 2006, she currently works almost exclusively with the Bowen Fascial Release Technique due to the quick and lasting benefits that people experience.
For over 30 years she has skilfully trained hundreds of people in a commercial environment. 10 years ago she founded her holistic therapy business where she and the team help clients and students to improve their wellbeing and knowledge. People find her to be well-informed, accomplished, thought provoking and above all knowledgeable
“Always professional and precise, friendly and courteous. Karen shares her knowledge and expertise with ease.”
Teesside University, foundation degree complementary healthcare students 2008.
Karen’s style and energy ensure you will want to spend time listening to and learning about the Bowen Fascial Release Technique and she will help guide you along the path towards establishing an amazing career for yourself.
Lindsay Evans Therapies, 1 Bucks Copse, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 2QD
Lindsay has a genuine fascination for the human body and has over many years immersed herself in learning about its workings. Her voyage of discovery has so far led her to gain qualifications in Nutritional Science, Touch for Health Kinesiology, NLP, Stress Coaching and Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques and of course The Bowen Technique. Like many therapists, it was a critical diagnosis that was to be the pivotal point that caused Lindsay to walk away from her career in corporate marketing and turn her focus to the area of natural health.
For the past 7 years Lindsay has run a busy Bowen Therapy practice in and around Wokingham. During this time her friendly, down-to-earth manner and her dedicated and professional approach to her work have earned her a solid reputation as a caring, credible therapist and an informed and highly inspirational speaker. Through her own personal experiences and those of hundreds of her clients, Lindsay has developed a wealth of knowledge about the debilitating and widespread havoc that prolonged high levels of stress can have on the human body. Effective stress management is Lindsay’s specialist subject and at the very heart of her practice and ethos for achieving and maintaining good health. Lindsay’s passion for her subject is infectious! Her clear and articulate knack for presenting makes her an entertaining and effective teacher and an inspirational ambassador for The Bowen Technique.
Ashcroft, Cilgerran Road, Penybryn, Pembrokeshire, SA43 3NQ
Mark’s interest in the complementary health field began in the early 90s and in 1999 he learnt Bowen, a step which radically altered his career path from motor mechanic to full time Bowen practitioner. Since 2003, he has built and run a very successful Bowen and holistic health practice in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
Acclaimed for his teaching abilities and for his keen interest in and intuitive and holistic approach to health, he has always felt drawn to helping others – both clients and other therapists. It gives Mark great pleasure to mentor trainee and novice practitioners in a bid to help them avoid some of the pitfalls he encountered as well as to develop their skills. He is a tireless promoter of complementary health and brings a practical energy to his chosen fields (which include, as well as Bowen: dowsing, massage and allergy testing).
25 years in the motor trade have left him with a simple but profound message for us all: prevention is better than cure – regular maintenance is key.