BOWEN Therapy in INDIA


Mumbai born Farida Irani lives in Sydney Australia where she runs a busy complimentary medicine, natural therapies clinic called Subtle Energies with her daughter Khursheed. They both visit India on a regular basis as India is their second home and they love to give of their time and expertise to their people.

She has been treating people voluntarily in Mumbai and Pune during her visits to India for several years. When she learnt the Bowen Technique in 1996, she started treating people using the Bowen technique and as the numbers grew, the Cusrow Baug Leagues Club (in a Parsi colony in South Mumbai where Farida comes from originally), kindly offered their facility to her to run voluntary camps and treat people from all walks of life. Her friend and colleague Dr Hufrish Basta , a well known renowned Homeopath gave her the idea of the club.

Since people were feeling the benefits there was a need to have Bowen practitioners locally.

In 2002 when she gave talks on Bowen therapy, there were a few who claimed to be practicing or teaching Bowen, but to Farida’s dismay neither were they practicing Bowen nor were they trained by the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia.

Her dream and her passion was to establish this unique modality and science in India in its true and pure format so that Indians from all walks of life could avail it. Till today she continues running her voluntary works during her visits to India.

The first batch of practitioners qualified in 2004.

Now in 2012, several more practitioners have qualified and we have them in Mumbai, Pune, and since last year, in Bangalore and Delhi.

Vimla Rao, a Fiji born Indian living in Australia was trained by Farida in Sydney as a practitioner and now also as an instructor. She is a visiting Instructor and has trained a few very zealous practitioners in Delhi since 2011.

Farida’s dream has finally come into fruition. Her dedicated team of practitioners have been successfully running their own busy practices and also doing voluntary services with the blind and slum children, the mentally challenged and the disabled on a regular basis carrying on the work that Farida initiated. Freny, Delna, Zeeba, Purnoor and Kaizeen regularly give their time to various NGOS. Shirley through her Yoga has promoted Bowen to many including medical specialists who refer people for Bowen in Mumbai.

She is also training Freny Palia (a practitioner since 2004), to be an instructor in Mumbai.

After all these years of persevering and through the hard yards done by Farida and her team of dedicated Mumbai and Pune practitioners, Bowen is spreading by word of mouth from the results that people are seeing and experiencing and so the need for an Association came about.

With the help of Vikram Doshi, who is Bowen practitioner Kavita’s husband in Pune, the Bowen (Bowtech) Therapy Association of India was formed in 2010.

Farida’s sister in law Zenobia Pajnigar who was the only Bowen practitioner in Pune for several years has now got three very enthusiastic zealous practitioners, Tejal, Kavita and Rashmi to support the tremendous work she undertook all alone and we have three more dynamic practitioners in Pune! Zenobia is the national coordinator for India and she is instrumental in encouraging many to learn the Bowen technique

Now in 2015, several more practitioners have qualified and we have them in Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Goa, Nasik, Bangalore and Delhi.

Freny Palia (a practitioner since 2004), is about to become an instructor in Mumbai. Khursheed Irani who is now an accredited Bowtech Instructor will be teaching in India soon and three more Trainee Instructors are in the making in India.

When people ask who is your best practitioner Farida replies ‘all’ as they all are very competent and she ensures they only qualify when they have achieved the highest standards of being good practitioners on all levels.

Her mission is to see people succeed as practitioners in their clinics and also to do voluntary work by helping our underprivileged society and those less fortunate wherever we can. Being an Ayurveda practitioner, she follows the Ayurveda philosophy that life is all about balance and what better way to achieve this than helping our brethren when they need it.

Details of Farida and all her qualified practitioners are available in the Locate Practitioner section of the website.

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