Join us at our upcoming 2019 Annual Conference in Melbourne!

The 2019 BTFA Conference is just weeks away!

‘Research Matters: Next Steps in Growing Bowen Therapy’

November 8th-10th, 2019
Mantra Tullamarine Hotel, Melbourne

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*** Please Note: If you plan on attending our conference, please ensure you register and pay before Friday 18th October for catering purposes. ***

About the conference

The annual two day BTFA Bowen Therapy Conference provides a unique opportunity for all participants to see old friends, meet new ones and network together with other members of the Bowen community around Australia.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Research Matters: Next Steps in Growing Bowen Therapy’.

Everyone is welcome – BTFA members, non-members and their friends.

The conference showcases new developments in techniques, a review of case studies and research that has helped a range of conditions, and is a time for Bowen therapists to network with other professionals. We also support our member base by connecting them with other local practitioners, to foster ‘circles of excellence’ in geographic regions across Australia.

When: Friday November 8th – Sunday November 10th 2019
Where: Mantra Tullamarine Hotel, cnr Melrose & Trade Park Drive, Tullamarine VIC 3043
(3 minutes’ drive from Melbourne airport)
Website: Mantra Tullamarine Hotel
Reservations: Tel. (03) 9093 6500 (direct) or 1300 987 604 (ask for ‘Mantra Tullamarine’).
Email: tullamarine.res@mantra.com.au
Evening Registration and welcome drinks: Friday 8th November
Presentations: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November

Confirmed speakers:

Julian Baker workshops:

In addition to speaking at the BTFA conference, Julian will give two workshops during his visit to Australia, either side of the conference dates.

 To register your interest in Julian’s workshops, please contact Jane Baker at jane@functionalfascia.com

Getting to the Mantra Tullamarine Hotel:
Check the location on Google Maps

From Melbourne Airport (3kms /3 minutes’ drive):
The Mantra Tullamarine Hotel runs an on-demand complimentary airport shuttle bus service to and from the airport, 24 hours a day. Once guests arrive at Melbourne airport and after collecting their luggage, they need to call Mantra Tullamarine (Tel. 03 9093 6500 and select Option 1) to organise a pick up.

As you come out of the airport, cross one pedestrian crossing and walk to your left.
Pick up location is from Zone E–G and marked ‘Hotel and Off Airport Buses’.
The shuttle bus is dark blue and will have ‘United Airport Parking’ in large yellow writing on the sides.
The shuttle bus carries up to 9 people per trip.

From Melbourne CBD:

Via Shuttle Bus
The hotel is located in Tullamarine, approximately 20 minutes’ drive from Melbourne’s CBD. While there is not a direct shuttle bus from the hotel to Melbourne CBD, you can take the hotel’s free shuttle bus to Melbourne airport to connect with the airport’s SkyBus service, Melbourne City Express which runs to and from Melbourne airport 24/7. Travelling from the airport, the bus arrives at Southern Cross Station in the city.

Self-drive
The hotel is easy to find and easy to reach, using Melbourne’s Citylink or major freeways. From Melbourne, taking the Melrose Drive exit, you will see the Mantra Hotel and United Airport Parking (big blue building) signs well before you arrive.

Hire cars are not available at Mantra Hotel reception; they must be arranged in advance for pickup at Melbourne airport. We recommend booking online for the best deals.

Mantra Tullamarine Hotel car parking instructions:
1. Enter United Airport Parking located at Trade Park Drive (directly behind Mantra) and press the button on the boom gate to collect a ticket.
2. Proceed to top floor (level 4 – open air car park section).
3. Scan the ticket at the boom gates on Level 4, retain ticket and proceed to drive through.
4. Prior to exiting the Mantra car park, your ticket must be validated at the Mantra Reception Desk. Parking tickets will ONLY be validated if parked in the Mantra car park section.
5. Only once Hotel Reception has validated your ticket will you be able to exit both boom gates.

Nearby attractions

Information about the immediate area can be found online here. Some nearby attractions include:

There are historic homesteads to explore and magnificent gardens where kangaroos can be seen grazing. A scenic drive takes you off on wine routes where you can sample some of the best wines and local produce within many family owned vineyards. The famous Malmsbury Bakery is well worth the stopover and the Glenlyon Nutty Fruit Farm is the perfect place to pick berries.

At the end of a long winding drive, nestled amongst mature trees, stands ‘Rupertswood’, the birthplace of The Ashes. This remarkable Victorian mansion echoes balls, hunt meets and weekend house parties and its unique gardens are an endless exploration.

Famous for its invigorating natural mineral spas, no trip to Melbourne is complete without a visit to the wonderful region of Daylesford. Be pampered with a variety of massages and spa treatments, discover fresh produce at local farms along the way and dine or simply stop for coffee in one of the charming village restaurants and cafes.