Focused Studies

Focused Study courses provide a deeper exploration of specific topics such as applying Bowenwork to particular client populations, gaining a deeper understanding of the human body, or building your practice. Click the course names to see details.

Prerequisites apply for all continuing education classes.

Additional Contact Classes and Review of the Basic Work

Associate Instructor Training (Nancy Pierson/Karin Twohig)
Bowenwork for the Professional Practitioner (Abby LaRock)
Bowenwork for People Living with Cancer (Sandra Gustafson)
Bowenwork for Women’s Wellness (Sandra Gustafson)
Deep Anatomy: Exploring Structure and Choice (Nancy Pierson) *
Deep Anatomy of Modules 11 and 12 (Nancy Pierson)
Dissection for Bowen Workers (Nancy Pierson)
Dynamic Fascial Assessment (Nancy Pierson/Karin Twohig)
Kinesiology Taping and Bowenwork (Abby LaRock)
Mind Body Bowen (Anne Schubert & Margaret Spicer)
The Lymphatic System and Bowenwork (Nancy Pierson)

*Deep Anatomy counts as 16 hours towards the 100 hr minimum Anatomy and Physiology requirement.

Animal Bowen Classes

Equine Bowen Level 1 (Tanya Baker)
Small Animal Bowen Level 1 (Tanya Baker)

Non-contact Classes

Anatomy by the Modules* (Nancy Pierson)
Anatomy and Physiology for Bowenworkers (Nancy Pierson)
Anatomy and Physiology Online Plus (Essential Training Solutions)
Bowen Business Blueprint (Chris Reed)
Building Bowen Buzz (Vicki Mechner)
Bowtech Conferences
Ethics for the Bowenwork Practitioner (Nancy Pierson/Karin Twohig)
Fascia: What it is and why it matters (Nancy Pierson/Karin Twohig)
Independent Study for Students and Practitioners (Nancy Pierson/Karin Twohig)
Pathology-60 hours (Ruth Werner)
Workplace Hygiene, Health and Safety (Sandra Gustafson)***

*Anatomy by the Modules counts as six hours towards the 120-hour minimum Anatomy and Physiology certification requirement.

**Ethics for Bowenwork Practitioners fulfills the 8-hour bodywork ethics certification requirement.

*** Online Workplace Hygiene, Health, and Safety fulfills the 6-hour hygiene/safety certification requirement.

Bowenwork Procedure classes count as contact hours and many count as review of the basic work.

Partner Credits

Bowenwork satisfies some other organizations’ continuing education requirements. For example:

American Bowen Academy is recognized as an approved continuing education provider by American Occupational Therapy Association (Provider #7074), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP15344), Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (Provider #PDP-BOW) and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (Provider #393313-00). Continuing education credit is given for all module classes and designated Bowtech-endorsed courses. Each day is equivalent to eight contact hours.


The easiest way to find continuing education classes is to visit the Find a Class page. You may also contact the American Bowen Academy office.