UK School & Practitioners

United Kingdom School

‘It is important to take this experience of healing into the world – this experience of our true being’ – Marion Rosen

The Rosen Method’s UK school was set up by Annabelle Apsion and Ingrid-Maria Nordgren, two practitioners who live in England but who trained abroad. They wanted to offer the Rosen Method training at locations in the UK and, in 2004, they started organising the country’s first short workshops and week-long ‘intensives’. A number of practitioners have since qualified from the UK training centre.

From the beginning the school aimed to be international. It invited teachers and practitioners from training centres abroad to lead and participate in the workshops. It did this partly for practical reasons – there were initially no qualified teachers in the UK. But it did it also because Annabelle and Ingrid-Maria believe that cultural differences can have a big impact on the teaching and expression of Rosen Method. It is now an underlying aim of the UK school to welcome teachers and participants from abroad to encourage its courses to embrace the full richness of the human spirit.

The UK training centre organises workshops in the UK both for personal development and for professional training. Each year it aims to hold at least three intensives and a larger number of weekend workshops and short retreats. For more information on location and dates please see our events page.

International Schools and the Rosen Institute

Rosen Method Bodywork is taught and practised in many places around the world, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.

Professional Associates


Alan Fogel, PhD

Alan is a professor of psychology from the University of Utah and has been an active contributor to research on the development of embodied emotional communication for the past 35 years.
He is also a teacher of Rosen Method Bodywork and  teaches internationally.

Alan is the founding editor of the Rosen Method International Journal ( and is the author of the book ‘Body Sense: The Science and Practice of Embodied Self-Awareness’ (2013, Norton).


Gloria Hessellund

Gloria is the Director of Teaching for Rosen Method in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Australia and the Berkeley Centre in the USA. She holds a masters’ degree in Dance/Dance Therapy, and practised as a dance therapist for 12 years before dedicating her professional life to Rosen Method. Gloria was a close colleague of Marion Rosen’s, sharing many years of co-teaching with Marion and her earliest proteges. Working and travelling as a senior teacher for 25 years, Gloria has enjoyed the opportunity to contribute to the development and evolution of Rosen Method Bodywork.

Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar

Dr Asaf Rolef Ben Shahar, PhD

Asaf developed Integrative-Mindbody-Therapy (IMT) out of his work with many forms of psychotherapy, hypnosis and body psychotherapy.  He was the keynote speaker and a workshop leader at the Global Rosen Congresses in 2010 (UK) and in 2012 (Sweden). His new book, ‘Touching the Relational Edge’, was published in 2014 by Karnac.

Lotti Vialle-Maibach

Lotti Vialle-Maibach

Lotti is based in Lyon in France where she has a private practice. Multilingual, she teaches in several different countries, both Rosen Bodywork and Rosen Movement. Lotti particularly appreciates the simplicity and non-judgmental approach of Rosen Method. She enjoys exploring and working with the differences and similarities between the bodywork sessions she gives and the movement classes she teaches. Lotti is a leading member of the team in the German Rosen Method School, in charge of the Rosen Movement training ( and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Rosen Journal (RMIJ) (

Johan Siegnul

Johan Siegnul

Johan Siegnul is a senior teacher in Rosen Method, as well as a Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner and a smallholding farmer.  Johan is a popular Rosen facilitator who has taught internationally for many years.


Alexis Hindle

Alexis Hindle worked in the yachting industry for ten years then returned home to start his own company focusing on website design and social media management. He has recently undertaken the task of improving the social media footprint of Rosen Method UK


Jane Turney

Jane Turney has combined a 20-year career in journalism with work and study in complementary medicine, wellbeing and human potential. A former director of Alternatives’ mind-body-spirit events programme in London, and Principal Officer of The Society of Analytical Psychology, she provides PR and editorial services to Rosen Method Bodywork UK.

UK Practitioners

Rosen Method Movement Teachers


Georgia Apsion

Phone: 07973 269 155