Guided Meditation and Meditation Retreats
THE ROSEWELL CENTRE | GRANTHAM | NR STAMFORD | SOUTH LINCOLNSHIRE
OPEN YOURSELF TO FAR-REACHING AND LONG-LASTING LIFE BENEFITS
We often live with distractions in our head, our mind is on autopilot, our thoughts go here and there, exploring the past or the future, and essentially, not being present in the moment. Take some time out here at the Rosewell Centre to become present in the moment and reap the benefits of feeling calmer and lighter in your life.
Sue Hix and her team are experienced and qualified meditation instructors who bring inspiration, healing and connection to their guided meditation classes that are low cost, user friendly and shared widely to democratise transcendence into new consciousness. Meditation can be practised as a group session or on a one to one basis at the Rosewell Centre in Grantham, near Stamford. We also offer meditation retreats in the glorious South Lincolnshire countryside. Please check our timetable and events page for upcoming meditation classes and events or contact us.
What is Guided Meditation?
The aim of meditation is often therapeutic, but its greater objective is awareness and non-judgmental appreciation of the present moment.
Guided meditation is extremely accessible – there is no need for any level of experience – only the capacity to listen or read. Because of this it is a brilliant starting point for meditation beginners, as well as for those looking for a deeper intellectual understanding of meditation practice. Practicing breathing and meditation techniques helps us to calm our thoughts, to pause and decide what we would like to focus on. Essentially, meditation helps us to have a healthier relationship with ourselves and, by extension, with others.
Little by little, meditation practise can lift our consciousness into vibratory levels of peace which ripple out into our world creating a reflection of our inner work.
“To pierce the veil beyond our usual senses buddha quote “what we think we become””
What happens in Guided Meditation?
Guided meditation usually follows a simple step-by-step format with an instructor explaining about how the mind works, before leading you through the sequential steps of a specific meditation technique. This is often followed by suggestions on ways to integrate meditation practice into daily life.
There are many types of guided meditation, encompassing a diversity of practices from various religions, cultures and spiritual traditions. Most are based around a certain theme or focus such as mindfulness, peace or loving-kindness, and they often incorporate techniques such as breath awareness and progressive relaxation.
Most styles of meditation use an object of focus on which to train the mind, such as breath, chakras, mantra, physical sensations or visualisations. The objective is to observe when the mind has been distracted and return to the object of focus to cultivate a more focused, quieter state of mind – a contented balance between awareness and relaxation.
How is Meditation practiced?
The Rosewell Centre’s meditation sessions reflect the variety of meditation styles from both Taoism and yoga backgrounds but also include modern approaches such as using solfeggio sounds and mindfulness techniques. It is important to emphasise that you do not have to do anything except make yourself comfortable, let go and be open. You will be asked to rest in a comfortable position, this could be in a sitting position on the floor or in a chair, or lying on a mat on the floor. You can try different positions with the support of blocks and bolsters until you find what is comfortable for you. Then the meditation session would usually start with some breath work and some mindful stretches to release the head, neck and shoulders to allow the spine to become more comfortable. Then we start diving inwards using colours, chakras and attention to body parts. We use our kamala yantra as a focus for eyes-open meditation and focus on our intentions and reinforce positive self-talk and try to set up our day or week with some direction and a positive vibe.
WHAT Is THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN Meditation AND MINDFULNESS?
Where mindfulness can be applied to any situation throughout the day, meditation is generally practiced for a specific amount of time. Mindfulness is the awareness of “some-thing,” while meditation is the awareness of “no-thing.”.
What are the Benefits of Meditation?
The popularity of meditation practise is increasing as more people discover its many health benefits.
Meditation can be practised to manage a broad range of health conditions and practise is based upon the understanding that all forms of matter, including cells in our body, vibrate at different frequencies. Factors such as anxiety, depression, stress and disease cause cells and organs within our bodies to vibrate at suboptimal frequencies. There are different layers to our being which may be the root cause of our discomforts. Meditation helps to access and shine light on those root causes which allow us to apply forgiveness and understanding, thus healing ourselves and evolving into a greater whole.
Get started with Meditation
Guided meditation can be practised on a one to one basis or as a group. Meditation can also be included as part of a wellbeing retreat in the glorious South Lincolnshire countryside. Please check our timetable and events page for all upcoming classes.
Connect to innate wisdom in your retreat, dive deep inside your soul, process in a safe caring environment. Feeling roots in the earth and spread out into the tree of knowledge, flowering your consciousness into the new Age of transparency and accountability. Come of age into your true Divine selves.
It is a grand vision for a weekend stay in the country but perhaps that is what your heart yearns for; time to bring more meaning to Life and find fearless help to manifest dreams.
The Rosewell Centre
Meet the Meditation Team
The Rosewell Centre brings together a group of dedicated people, all with the aim of promoting your health, well being and personal development.
Founder and Director
Sue Hix founded The Rosewell Centre in 1996 as a place to celebrate health and wellbeing from a holistic perspective. She has over 30 years experience of teaching healing and health practises and provides Shiatsu, Tai Chi and Yoga, as well as organising Rosewell Retreats.
In these times Sue is focusing on bringing inspiration, healing and connection, while respecting diversity of values and beliefs. Solutions to wellbeing that are low cost and user friendly which can be shared widely to democratise transcendence into new consciousness. Key elements of focus are – regulating respiration to shift physical and psychological states, – teaching how the nervous system regulates the body – presenting learning about hormone drivers and the effect of foods or substances which change our feelings – bringing transformative music into the arena, which soothes the soul and opens us to the capacity for awe.
Tai Chi, Martial Arts & Healing
Ray Pawlett began his creative journey in 1990, following a path of tai chi, martial arts and healing. He achieved Tai Chi champion in the UK competitive world, published 8 books and since meeting Tai Chi Qigong master Joe Lok in 2015 Ray has become one of a small number of fully qualified coaches for “Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessings”. Ray specialises in bringing depth, quality and humour into his coaching.
Ray facilitates Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation, Shiatsu and 9 star Ki astrology readings.
Sound Practitioner & WellBeing Therapist
Sally Warr is a fully qualified Sound Practitioner and a wellbeing therapist. She has been providing sessions with gongs since 2017 and more recently has become qualified as a wellbeing counsellor and coach..
Sally’s life focus has been the natural world, adventure and diverse cultures, exploring other ways of thinking and being in this world.
She was led to Canada in 1997 where she had the wonderful opportunity of undertaking a degree in Indigenous Studies for four years incorporating a 6-month study programme in Western Australia. These experiences opened her mind and heart to understanding the history of Indigenous peoples globally and varying worldviews and spiritual beliefs.
On returning to the UK Sally decided to undertake counselling training at Lincoln College and then a Master of Education in Counselling at the University of Cambridge. She has had her own private practice and been a gong practitioner since 2017.
Yoga Teacher Training
Stefan Cunnington, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, Dip.Med. Teacher, Course Leader and Principal of Active Balance Yoga School
Stefan’s yoga journey began in home country, Romania, where he trained intensively for eleven years during the 1990’s. He gained extensive knowledge and experience of teaching a variety of styles of yoga which underpin his current teaching practise.
In 2003, Stefan relocated to England with his wife, Teodora, to continue promoting the knowledge and practice of yoga. Since then Stefan has trained with a Power Yoga School and Yoga London (ashtanga vinyasa). He qualified in Anatomy Studies For Yoga Teachers.
He conducts yoga and meditation sessions in a challenging and fun way and is truly dedicated to supporting others to achieve their full potential.
What our Customers Say
"I am so glad I have discovered Shiatsu massage after so many years. Shiatsu was a revelation unlike any massage I’ve ever experienced. Sue locates and works on particular areas of tension/stress - where pain gathers. The whole body shiatsu experience is intensely relaxing and therapeutic. I recommend thoroughly Shiatsu at the Rosewell Centre."
"I have had many aromatherapy massages before but Rose’s is different in a most significant way - she has a deeper understanding of what you and your body needs and her tailored way of matching your needs is unique in my experience - a very gentle and therapeutic experience. I recommend it without reservation."
“I have been participating in Sue’s early morning yoga class for many years. It is very enjoyable as the routines vary with new poses and ideas, the most recent addition being aerial yoga. The use of silk hammocks adds a new dimension to practice, challenging different muscles to traditional yoga postures.”
“I had a lovely meditation with Sally’s Ocean Therapy Gong Bath, the sounds were very evocative. I heard the waves on a beach and whales singing! All sounds were very relaxing and I felt 6 inches taller after. It was well worth the drive from Wiltshire!”
"Although I had attended regular yoga classes over the years, I hadn't heard of Yin Yoga before so I thought Id give it a try! Sue provided us with the most comfortable, resting environment in which to practice this type of yoga and I felt that her wonderful soft and gentle tone and approach to the class enhanced the whole experience for me. Sue has such a vast amount of knowledge and understanding which I found incredibly useful as we went through our positions and I enjoyed both challenging myself and the wonderful opportunity to relax and reflect. As if this wasn't enough, after each session, I had an exceptionally restful nights' sleep! I would highly recommend this type of yoga and Sue."