Focused Studies

Focused Study classes provide a deeper exploration of specific topics related to the application of Bowenwork to particular client populations, gaining a deeper understanding of the human body, and practice building. In the table below, click any class name to see a full description of it.

The table includes the prerequisite for each continuing education class and the number of hours of credit awarded by the American Bowen Academy and, where applicable, by one or more of the “partner” accrediting boards that are listed in the right-most four columns.

(Click on class name for description)LEVEL I500 HRSAOTACABRNOBNMNCBTMB
Anatomy and Physiology for BowenworkersHome studyNancy PiersonMod 1430120120 - - - -
Anatomy by the ModulesHome studyNancy PiersonMod 16066 - - - -
Anatomy and Physiology PlusHome studyEssential Training SolutionsMod 72001616 - - - -
Associate Instructor TrainingHands-on Nancy Pierson
Karin Twohig
Mod 9860323232323232
Bowtech ConferencesHands-onMod 1Varies44 - - - -
Bowen Business BlueprintHome studyChris ReedMod 716088 - - - -
Bowen - Inside OutTeleseminarChristos MiliankosMod 717588----
Bowenwork for Professional PractitionersHands-on Abby LaRockMod 7220888888
Bowenwork for People Living with Cancer Hands-on Sandra GustafsonMod 1215888888
Bowenwork for Women's WellnessHands-on Sandra GustafsonMod 9430161616161616
Bowenwork Practice During COVID-19Home studySandra GustafsonMod 1404---
Building Bowen BuzzHome studyVicki MechnerMod 419588 - - - -
Business Skills for a Successful Bowenwork Practice Home studySandra GustafsonMod 13851630---Pending
Clinical Practice for BowenworkHands-onAll InstructorsMod 1215/4308/168/16----
Deep Anatomy: Exploring Structure and ChoiceHands-on Nancy Pierson Mod 6430161616161616
Deep Anatomy of Modules 11 and 12Hands-on Nancy Pierson Mod 114301616 -16 -16
Deep Anatomy of SP2-Part 1:Iliacus Release, Gluteal Release, Adductor Magnus Release
Home StudyNancy PiersonMod 117533
Dissection for BowenworkersHands-on Nancy PiersonMod 67401616 -16 - -
Distance BowenworkHome studyNancy Pierson
Karin Twohig
Mod 112088----
Dynamic Fascial AssessmentHands-on Nancy Pierson
Karin Twohig
Mod 94451616 -16 -16
Equine Bowen Hands-on Tanya Baker
Small Animal4301616 - - - -
Ethics for the Bowenwork PractitionerHome studyNancy Pierson
Mod 180 + textbook88 - - - 8
Fascia: What is it and why it mattersHome studyNancy Pierson
Karin Twohig
Mod 84301680 -16 -24
Independent Home Study and Teleseminar for Bowenwork Instructor TrainingHome study
Nancy Pierson
Karin Twohig
Associate Instructor1000 down payment for instructor boot camp2424248 Home study
16 Teleseminar
Independent Study for Students/PractitionersHome studyNancy Pierson
Karin Twohig
Mod 66002424 - - - -
Introduction to Equine BowenworkHands-onMichelle PattersonIntroduction to Bowenwork750 (+95 for
if needed)
Kinesiology Taping and BowenworkHands-on Abby LaRockMod 143016161616 -16
Mind Body BowenHands-on Anne Schubert
Margaret Spicer
Mod 44301616 -16 -16
PathologyHome studyRuth WernerMod 15001660 - - -60
Review Class In PersonHands-onVariesMod 61728
Review Class TeleseminarVariesVaries85 per class hour
Small Animal BowenHands-onTanya Baker
Mod 44301616 - - - -
The Lympathic System and BowenworkHands-onNancy PiersonMod 64301616 -16 -16
The Lymphatic System and Bowenwork Home StudyHome studyNancy PiersonMod 72251616 -16 -6
Visual and Manual AssessmentHands-onHarry WharffMod 64301616-16-16
Workplace Hygiene, Health, and SafetyHome studySandra GustafsonMod 115066 -6 - -

In addition to clicking on the class name in the table above, you can find all currently scheduled continuing education classes by using the Find a Class search tool, which is listed under the word “Academy” in the banner on every page of our website.

If your search for a class turns up empty, consider contacting the instructor(s) listed in the table to let him/her/them know that you are interested. You may also contact the American Bowen Academy office.

Reminder: Taking any class requires being current with the American Bowen Academy’s annual fee.

Partner Credits

The following professional accreditation boards credit completion of some Bowenwork module classes and many of our Focused Studies classes toward their own continuing education requirements, at the rate of eight contact hours per class day:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association (Provider #7074)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP15344)
  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (Provider #393313-00)
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (Provider #PDP-BOW)