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.

The Rosewell Centre, in partnership with Active Balance Yoga, also offers yoga teacher training courses accredited by Yoga Alliance and registered with the Independent Yoga Network.

Please check our Timetable and Events page for upcoming group classes or contact us.

Sue Hix Yoga Instructor

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?

Yes! Balance and muscle-strengthening exercises, such as yoga, and also Tai Chi and Pilates, practised at least twice weekly are recommended to reduce the risk of falls, especially in older people.

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.

regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with certain health conditions

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.

The Rosewell Centre can offer beginner classes to more advanced level yoga teacher training, as well as more specialist or tailored yoga, such as chair or aerial 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.

Upcoming Classes

Yoga Retreats

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.

Wellbeing Retreat

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.

Sue

Sue

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.

Stefan

Stefan

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.

www.activebalanceyoga.co.uk

Caroline

Caroline

Beginners Yoga Instructor

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.

Testimonials

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.”

Michael - Caravan Stay

"Absolutely amazing! The photos don't do this place justice. The caravan is a standard 2 birth, nice and clean. You are surrounded by green land. It feels so remote as you have your own land for the stay. Great place to have camp fires and kick back. The village is really nice! So many beautiful walks and animals to see. Great little pubs and village shop. Sue is a beam of sunshine and makes you feel welcome, then leaves you to it! Book this place, its rare!

Really loved my stay Sue, thank you!"

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.”

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.

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

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

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