Yoga can change your life!
Hello! I'm Caron Lindley, yoga teacher and founder of Red Hat Yoga & Wellbeing. My passion to pass on the gift of yoga to others who might be seeking change in their lives led me to set up Red Hat Yoga & Wellbeing in January 2014.
If you're interested in becoming more healthy, getting to know yourself better, gaining peace of mind and making the most of your life, then I invite you to explore the power of yoga with me. It's never too late to start.
Although I'd practiced yoga on and off for many years, it wasn't until I was in my early fifties that I discovered yoga was much more than physical exercise. This 'awakening' came at a time of crisis - I had a full-on marketing job with a long commute and little time for anything else. Life was no longer joyful; I was exhausted, stressed, and had lost sense of perspective.
Returning to yoga was like coming home. It helped me switch off - to quieten my busy mind and allow my body to relax and breathe. This was yoga with a difference! My yoga teacher skilfully weaved asana (posture work), pranayama (breath work), relaxation and meditation into thought provoking, life enhancing themes. I became captivated! Aches and pains from long hours of sitting at a computer started to go away. I slept well at night. I was calmer, more positive and happier.
Journey of self discovery
My teachers encouraged me to attend workshops and courses to learn more about yoga, its philosophy and psychology. And that was the start of a whole new journey of self discovery.
I have always loved learning and have taken several personal development courses that have been inspiring and empowering. Yet it's yoga's ancient wisdom, as relevant today as when it was written thousands of years ago, that resonates with me.
Yoga qualifications, CPD and teaching experience
2012 Yoga Foundation Course (British Wheel of Yoga)
2013 Part 1 of Yoga Teacher Diploma (British Wheel of Yoga)
2014 Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance)
2014 Teen Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance)
2016 Yin Yoga (Yoga Alliance)
2017 Irest Yoga Nidra Level 1 (Irest)
2017 Restorative Yoga (Yoga Alliance)
2017 Total Yoga Nidra Training (Independent Yoga Network)
I have taught yoga full-time since April 2014. When I’m not teaching I continue to study in order to develop my skills and knowledge.
2016 Yoga Natarani/Ayurveda Yoga (Independent Yoga Network)
2019 Ayurveda 9 day Immersion Certificate (International School of Dru Yoga)
I have recently adopted an Ayurvedic lifestyle and have been so impressed with the deep changes I’m experiencing in all areas of my life that I’m embarking on a diploma course to deepen my knowledge. I see this as an investment in my health now I’m in my seventieth decade. How did that happen!!
Coaching qualifications, CPD and experience
2001 NLP Practitioner (Performance Partnership)
2002 NLP Master Practioner (Performance Partnership)
2003 NLP Coaching Skills (Performance Partnership)
2003 Life Coaching (Coaching Academy)
2005 Coaching for Personal and Organisational change (Go Mad Ltd)
I have practised as a Personal Development Coach since 2003 and work with people who want to transform their lives in one way or another.
I am grateful to the encouragement, guidance and wisdom of all my teachers, on and off the mat, including:
My family - Cherry Dolan, my mum, who introduced me to yoga in 1971; my husband David Lindley, writer, poet and translator of the Bhagavad Gita.
Ayurveda Life Style Coach and Teachers - Shona Sutherland and the wonderful Ayurveda Teaching Faculty at Dru Snowdonia.
Personal Trainer - Sarah Partington at Pose Fitness who’s saved my having a hip replacement.
Yoga Teachers - Diane Lee; Pamela Deal; Vicky Meikle; Natalie Wiltshire; Lizzie Giles; Sheila Baker; Andrea Newman; Kailash Mistry; Paul Thomson; Brigitte Riley; Charlie Merton.
Yoga Teacher Trainers - Lesley Isaacson; Mary Mills; Deborah Berryman; Dawn Wright; Charlotta Martinus; Sarah Lo; Katy Appleton; Caroline Suggett; Elizabeth Bourdin; Uma Dinsmore-Tuli; Nirlipta Tuli; James Reeve, Sujatha Menon
Authors - Sarah Powers; Elena Brower; Judith Lasater; Donna Farhi; Erich Schiffman; Anodea Judith.
And finally…my fantastic students who have supported me over the years - you’re my greatest teachers from whom I continue to learn and develop.xx