Yoga Teacher Training


Accredited with the Independent Yoga Network

Become a Yoga Teacher

The Rosewell Centre has teamed up with Active Balance Yoga to deliver the Active Balance Yoga Teacher Training programme. This programme is open to anyone who wants to become a yoga teacher or who simply wants to advance their theoretical and practical skills as a yoga practitioner.

Successful candidates will receive two qualifications:

1. Yoga Teacher Diploma
2. Meditation Teacher Diploma

The yoga instructor training course covers a period of 11 weekends, one weekend per month. For upcoming dates, please see our events page.

How to become a yoga teacher

What does the Yoga Teacher Training Programme cover?

The Active Balance yoga teacher training programme covers in detail, specific theoretical knowledge and practical skills:

Practical skills include:

• An extensive range of yoga poses (asanas)
• Specific breathing techniques (pranayama)
• Mudras (a posture that channels energy into particular chakras (plexus) and in turn affects the organs to which it is connected) and bandha (lock, involving contraction of the muscles and organs causing energy to accumulate at a particular plexus)
• Concentration and meditation techniques (dharana and dhyana)

All techniques will be studied in detail and from a balanced perspective in terms of a modern understanding of, but not limited to, anatomical alignment, indications, contraindications, preparatory poses, contraindication, follow up poses and modifications as well as the age-old values of an authentic yoga lifestyle.

Theoretical skills include:

• The anatomy of yoga – applied elements of anatomy and physiology
• The energetic anatomy – in-depth exploration of the chakras and the nadis (power lines), their influence on our wellbeing and as tools for personal development
• Yoga philosophy and how it applies to our practice and daily life
• A good understanding of Sanskrit terminology
• The art and science of teaching yoga classes
• The business of yoga: training, membership to professional bodies, insurance, licencing, current relevant legislation, marketing, professional boundaries, ethics of teaching yoga and more.

The Active Balance Yoga Teacher Training programme will focus on Integral yoga as a style; bringing together Hatha Yoga, Principles of Vinyasa, as well as Swara Yoga, Laya Yoga, Yantra Yoga, Karma Yoga and Raja Yoga.

Achieve your potential towards a career as a yoga teacher​

The yoga teacher training programme will aim to support you to achieve your potential towards a career as a yoga teacher, or to enforce an informed knowledge as an advanced yoga practitioner.

If you are ready to start your yoga teacher journey, request your application form from the Active Balance Yoga website.

The Rosewell Centre, in partnership with Active Balance Yoga, runs regular courses throughout the year. See our events page for details of our upcoming yoga teacher training course dates.

Become a qualified yoga teacher

Interest-free payment in instalments is available with discounts for early bird booking with full payment a month before the start of the Yoga Teacher Training.

Enrol on the Yoga Teacher Diploma Course in three easy steps:

1. To embark on this exciting career, request your application form from the Active Balance Yoga website.
2. If accepted onto the course, you will need to reserve your place by paying a deposit.
3. The rest of the tuition fee can be paid in full, before the start of the course, or in instalments over an eleven month period, interest-free.

Note: All payments are non-refundable and the course tuition fee must be paid in full before your certification.

Successful completion of this course will offer two certificates:

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Diploma, accredited with Yoga Alliance, and  Independent Yoga Network (IYN).
and a
Meditation Teacher Certificate accredited with Complementary Medical Association (CMA) and registered as a post-graduate diploma with IYN.

During the course, you will be able to gain public liability insurance and register as a Yoga Teacher Student with the Independent Yoga Network from the fifth weekend of your course. After the successful completion of the course, you can teach yoga and meditation classes to the public, private and corporate sessions.

Yoga Teacher Training courses in South Lincolnshire

Take the next steps on your yoga journey 

Stefan Cunnington, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, Dip.Med. is the Course Leader and Principal of Active Balance Yoga School and is assisted by the Rosewell Centre’s Sue Hix.

The Yoga Teacher Training course takes place at The Rosewell Centre in Grantham.

For upcoming courses, please see our Events page, contact us or see the Active Balance Yoga website for future course dates.

The Rosewell Centre

Meet the Yoga Team

The Rosewell Centre brings together a group of dedicated people, all with the aim of promoting your health, wellbeing and personal development.



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.



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 well being 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.


What our Customers Say

Kirstine - The Rosewell Centre

"Sue is committed to the wellbeing of humanity and living proof of the benefits of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga and Shiatsu.”

Jo - Yoga

"I find yin yoga is both energising and re-balancing. It is a great tonic to a busy day and I had the best night's sleep in years after one of Sue's sessions" 

Beth - 14 Classical Meridians for Equine Energy Work Book by Sue Hix

Thank you for sending it out! A few of the people on my course have your book and it's really helpful and clear!

Justin - Aromatherapy

“Aromatherapy massage helped me no end.  Thank you.”

Hilary - Shiatsu

"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."

Viv - Time Out for Peace event


Thank you for such a special afternoon, it just seems this is how life should be all the time.
Came away feeling totally comfortable and relaxed.

Thank you.

Hil - Aromatherapy

"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."

Raymond - Yoga

“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.”

Vanessa - Gong Bath Meditation

“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!”

Elizabeth - Yoga

"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."

Caroline - 14 Classical Meridians for Equine Energy Work Book by Sue Hix


"This is a fabulous book. Thank you so much."