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Active Balance Yoga is a training provider that offers a 200 hour yoga teacher training programme and children’s teacher training as well as a range of CPD courses in yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

Stefan Cunnington, the founder of Active Balance Yoga, has been teaching yoga for more than 30 years, both in the UK and overseas. His mission is to inspire the next generation of yoga teachers by providing exceptional training opportunities based on a modern understanding of traditional wisdom and practices. 

Active Balance Yoga is accredited with Yoga Alliance US, the Independent Yoga Network, and the Complementary Medical Association. The standards of the School promote high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching and training. Students and graduates of Active Balance Yoga benefit from membership with reputable professional bodies, access to industry relevant insurance, and professional advice and mentoring throughout the duration of their training programme and beyond. 

We are delighted to support each one of our students and graduates on their journey to becoming a yoga teacher. We believe that our in-person model of programme delivery equips our graduates with the knowledge, skills, and experience to safely and confidently share their passion for yoga and its wonderful benefits with anyone and everyone no matter their age or ability. We know how invaluable practical experience is in this process. Therefore, from day one, our students gain in-person teaching experience within a safe and nurturing environment with the guidance of highly trained and experienced teachers.


Active Balance Yoga's purpose is to effect long lasting positive change, one student at a time, by building a community of compassionate yoga teachers. 

Meet the Team


Stefan Cunnington

ABY Principal and Programme Leader

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Brendan Murphy

Aqua Yoga Teacher Trainer


Sue Hix

Senior ABY Teacher Trainer


Claudine Fignon

ABC Yoga Teacher Trainer



What Our Graduates Say About Active Balance Yoga.

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Allison Glover YRT | Qualified Yoga Teacher

Yoga Teacher Training

"An inspiring and extremely knowledgeable yoga teacher. I feel deeply privileged that Stefan has been my teacher and mentor for the last fifteen years. He opened up the world of yoga for me in a safe and authentic way; training and supporting me to also become a successful yoga teacher. I would highly recommend his teacher training courses."

my teacher and mentor for the last fifteen years. He opened up the world of yoga for me in a safe and authentic way; training and supporting me to also become a successful yoga teacher. I would highly recommend his teacher training courses."

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Stephanie Maxwell-Smith | Qualified Yoga Teacher

Yoga Student

"Stefan is a fountain of knowledge.  He is inspiring.  He is funny.  He is kind. He was my inspiration to become a teacher and he is my rock, now that I am a qualified yoga teacher.    A true professional, once you have met Stefan, you will fall in love with all subjects yoga."

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Caroline Barrett| Yoga Teacher Trainee

200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training

"I've just completed my 2nd weekend of teacher training with Active Balance Yoga and Stefan at the Rosewell Centre, Castle Bytham.
I was apprehensive when I first started as I wasn't totally sure I wanted to teach and thought the weekends might be too long but I was so wrong.
The time just flies by listening to Stefan's amazing teachings and insights into yoga and the history and theory of it.
I have never practiced for more than about 1 hour in any one session but we complete over 2 hours practice in the morning and it just doesn't seem like it. Stefan gives lovely clear instructions and keeps the session flowing but pauses when necessary for teaching points or just to give us a short rest!
I'm so excited about my journey to becoming a yoga teacher now and wish we could train every weekend.
I highly recommend this training and if you get a lovely group like mine it'll make the experience even better."


Liz Langford YRT | Qualified Yoga Teacher

200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training

"Motivational, encouraging, supportive, inspirational - just some of the words I would use to describe Stefan’s style as a teacher, mentor and exceptional human being. If you are a beginner looking to study yoga and/or meditation or you are seeking a more advanced understanding of principles and practices then Stefan has the wonderful ability to pitch his encyclopaedic knowledge at the perfect level to engage whilst sparking a desire to learn more and improve. He challenges, champions and cheers on his students with a sense of fun and humour. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending a class or event led by Stefan. He is a true Yogi in every sense of the word."

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Megan Brook | Yoga Teacher Trainee

200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training

"I am currently two months in to the Yoga Teacher Training course with Stefan. I am absolutely loving it so far. I already feel like I have learnt so much! Stefan is incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable. The sessions are intense but also really fun. He gets the right balance between imparting his knowledge, yoga practice, and being able to practise our skills on each other. 5 stars for sure."

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Lauren Ross YRT| Qualified Yoga Teacher YRT

200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training

"... Stefan is a passionate and knowledgeable teacher who was always available if you needed extra support and help ... Teaching was made easier by discussing each pose in detail with emphasis on contraindications and modifications which reassured me that I had the knowledge to teach a safe and inclusive class in the future ... The theory content of the course was taught with respectful reference to tradition and with examples in a modern context which made it easier to understand and apply it to our lives ..."

Teacher Training

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200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training

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Children's Yoga Teacher Training


Aqua Yoga Teacher Training

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Meditation Teacher Training

Active Balance Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga Teacher Training

Teacher Training
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Contact Us

Rosewell Centre,

Hollywell Road,

Castle Bytham,



NG33 4SL


Tel: +44 (0)7 963 542 356

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