Yoga Classes and Retreats
THE ROSEWELL CENTRE | GRANTHAM | SOUTH LINCOLNSHIRE
yoga classes for all abilities
Discover and Enjoy Yoga
At The Rosewell Centre we encourage a holistic approach to yoga that increases awareness and sensitivity to energy, as well as improve flexibility of the spine through yoga postures, or asanas as they are termed.
The Rosewell Centre has a warm and comfortable yoga studio, what we like to call our yoga dogo, and when the weather is fine, yoga is practised outside in the beautiful south Lincolnshire countryside. A typical class will begin with warm ups, then moves on to asanas with breathing practices, followed by relaxation and mediation.
Sue Hix and Stefan Cunnington are fully qualified and highly experienced yoga instructors and teach a range of yoga styles, including beginners yoga through to advanced Hatha yoga.
What is Yoga?
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on flexibility, strength and breathing to enhance physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures, or asanas, which are a series of movements intended to increase flexibility, particularly of the spine, and enhance strength and breathing.
Yoga originated in India around 5,000 years ago and has been adapted overtime and across countries. Yoga, in its many forms, is now practised across the world.
There are many different styles of yoga. The 5 most popular types of yoga are:
- Hatha yoga
- Ashtanga yoga
- Kundalini yoga
- Restorative yoga
- Yin yoga
As well as tailored yoga types such as beginners’ yoga, aerial yoga, pregnancy yoga, children’s yoga and chair yoga.
Some types are more vigorous than others, while some may have a different area of focus, such as breathing or posture. Many instructors develop their own practice by studying more than one style.
What are the benefits of Yoga?
Plenty of research has been undertaken that shows yoga to be an effective and safe way to increase physical activity levels, particularly increasing flexibility, strength and balance.
Some evidence has shown that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with heart disease, high blood pressure and aches and pains (including in the lower back), stress and depression.
Can yoga help prevent falls?
Am I too old for yoga?
Yoga is a brilliant activity for people of all ages, for both physical and mental wellbeing. People often begin their yoga journey in their 60s and 70s, with many saying that they wish they had started sooner. The Rosewell Centre has classes for all age groups and abilities.
Do I have to be fit to do yoga?
No, the Rosewell Centre runs a range of classes that are suitable for every fitness level. For example, a mixed-ability class, advanced teacher training classes to chair yoga.
Do I need to be flexible to do yoga?
Yoga will enhance your flexibility and help you increase your normal range of movement, which in turn will make performing your yoga postures, as well as your day to day activities, easier.
Can I injure myself doing yoga?
Yoga-related injuries are uncommon. However, yoga is like any other exercise discipline – it is safe if taught by qualified and experienced instructors. With the Rosewell Centre’s team of experienced and qualified teachers, you will learn how to safely practise yoga at a level appropriate to your ability. Please discuss any of your concerns with your instructor, they will be happy to help.
Getting started with Yoga
Sue Hix and Stefan Cunnington are fully qualified and highly experienced to guide you in taking the first steps in getting started with yoga.
Yoga is practised on a one to one basis or as a group class. We also offer yoga retreats in the glorious South Lincolnshire countryside. Please see 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 Yoga Team
The Rosewell Centre brings together a group of dedicated people, all with the aim of promoting your health, wellbeing 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 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.
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.
Caroline Barrett started her journey to becoming a yoga teacher after being inspired by her daughter, who is a qualified yoga teacher living and working in Australia.
Seeing the passion and joy her daughter gained from her training and then teaching, Caroline put aside her fears that she was ‘too old’ to take her own yoga practice to the next level and began teacher training herself. You’re never too old for yoga!
Caroline has a real desire to bring inclusive yoga to her local community and share the enjoyment she has found in it with people from all walks of life and abilities. She particularly realises the benefits of Hatha yoga – a focused but relaxed style – whilst having fun in her classes.
Having also completed a meditation training course, she is able to bring this into her classes. Which, along with pranayama (breathing techniques) gives a holistic approach and brings balance and calm to body, breath and mind.
As well as teaching, Caroline also attends classes in all styles of yoga and meditation to further her experience and knowledge of the practice she loves so much.
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."