Best Yoga/Pilates Studio

Red Hat Yoga named Best Yoga/Pilates Studio

Great news today... Red Hat Yoga has been named Winner in the Muddy Stiletto Awards 2018 (Best Yoga/Pilates Studio, Warwickshire).This would not have been possible without everyone who voted for Red Hat Yoga. The amount of support I've received is overwhelming. Thank you all very much.

THE STORY CONTINUES...

I'm just about to take a break for a couple of weeks to attend a very special Personal Development Program in France with Sue Knight. I'll also be teaching yoga and facilitating Yoga Nidra sessions as part of the course. I will share my some of my learning and insights though Mat Chat (internet connection willing!).

I'll also be taking time out to plan the next stage of development for my little business, how best to serve the growing Red Hat Yoga Community and continue to introduce Yoga to people who might not initially think it's for them. It's my mission to introduce 1000 new people to yoga in ten years. A big but very worthwhile goal. I'm in year 4, there's still a long way to go but moving in the right direction.

With love Caron x

Constructive rest for resilience and wellbeing

As a local yoga and meditation teacher, I use Facebook to promote my classes, workshops and retreats. I use it also to keep in touch with the local communities I serve and get a sense of the ‘collective mood’. 

My work is informed by what I observe. I see people rushing through their lives, overscheduling every waking hour of the day, unable to let go of their anxieties even in sleep. Why is it that we feel compelled to take on so much?

Whatever the reasons, it seems to me that we have become addicted to being busy, squeezing every bit of juice from the time available. With little or no downtime, non-stop busyness takes its toll on physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. 

I have learned from experience that what busy people need most is to give themselves permission to stop and take time for rest. Rest is a skill and a habit that can be learned. Taking time out for yourself in this way isn’t self-indulgent, it’s essential if we want to stay healthy and be able to bounce back from life’s inevitable curved balls. 

Emerging themes help me create sessions that are relevant to modern life. People often say to me: “I feel that the class was designed for me today. How did you know that’s just what I needed?”

Most yoga classes will include some aspect of rest, usually at the end of the practice. It’s the part of the class that people really look forward to and that keeps them returning each week.

My curiosity in the power of rest for resilience and wellbeing led me to study Yoga Nidra with several leading experts. In a nutshell, Yoga Nidra is the practice of conscious rest for the body and mind. It combines relaxation techniques with mindfulness and meditation. It helps you switch off, refresh and experience a deep sense of calm and wellbeing. If you feel anxious, depressed, are overwhelmed by stress or have trouble sleeping, then you might find that a regular Yoga Nidra practice will really help you to rebalance.

Now I specialise in teaching Yoga Nidra to others. Yoga Nidra classes are held at The Barn, Houlton in Rugby, every Tuesday evening at 8pm - 9pm . Sunday Essential Rest sessions are held regularly throughout the year and private sessions for families and groups of friends are available at a time to suit you. If you'd like to try Yoga Nidra for yourself, then contact Caron Lindley

“I loved last night’s Yoga Nidra class. Your classes are deeply relaxing and empowering.” Jacqui
“It gave me time to myself every week when things felt full on. Yoga Nidra calmed me and put things in perspective. I am feeling more optimistic about life and dealing with problems that might occur.” Pamela
“Beautiful evening of yoga Nidra that relaxed me but also awakened long forgotten thoughts and feelings. I can't explain how enlightening Caron's session was. You should definitely try it for yourself.” 
Rebecca

This article has also been published in Sofya Style (March 2018)

Yoga comes to new Houlton Village

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Red Hat Yoga has launched a new Mindful Yoga class on Wednesday morning at The Barn, Dollman's Farm in Houlton, the new village community that's being built on the outskirts of Rugby. The class is suitable for all levels and abilities. Those new to yoga will be warmly welcomed.

The class takes place at 10am to 11.15am and, due to its proximity to The Tuning Fork Cafe, you can relax after class and enjoy coffee and cake with your friends. 

Mindful yoga is a gently form of yoga which encourages you to slow down and become aware of how your body is responding to the flowing movement. You'll also learn to breath better and relax deeply.

Caron Lindley, Yoga Teacher, says "People who try Mindful Yoga love it. I encourage everyone to practise at their own pace and offer props to make poses more comfortable."

If you'd like to try the next class, then you can book online here. Your first class is £5.00!  Places are limited to 12 people so booking is essential to secure your place. If you have a question about the class, then contact Caron 

Autumn Yoga Classes in Rugby, Crick, Lutterworth, Ravensthorpe and Daventry.

Grab a yoga mat and salute to the sun this Autumn. In just two weeks Red Hat Yoga will be launching the new term of weekly yoga classes. With ten classes on the Autumn timetable, you've a wide choice of times and local venues to suit all schedules. Classes are mixed ability and everyone is warmly welcomed.

Unlike most yoga classes, you don't have to book for a whole term. We get it that you're busy and sometimes life just gets in the way. So you can come when you can. All we ask is that you book and pay for your place online, in advance, so that we know to expect you. The exception to this is Yoga for Beginners which is a 6 week course.

Classes are busy so book early to avoid disappointment! 

We're also very excited to be offering new classes at the gorgeous new Sheaf Street Health Store in Daventry, which open its doors on 8 September. 

Take a peep at the Autumn timetable:

MONDAY
1.30pm - 3pm Mindful Yoga @ Daventry Mecure Hotel
7.45pm - 9pm Mindful Yoga @ Lutterworth Town Hall 

TUESDAY
1
0am - 11am Mindful Yoga Hour @ Sheaf Street Health Store, Daventry
11am - 12noon Yoga for Rest & Recovery @ Sheaf Street Health Store, Daventry
12.15pm - 1pm Lunchtime Calm Space (Introduction to meditation) @ Sheaf Street Health Store.

WEDNESDAY
10am - 11.30am
Mindful Yoga @ Overslade Community Centre, Rugby
6.00pm - 7.00pm Yoga for Beginners: 6 week course @ Old School Church St, Crick
7.30pm - 8.45pm Mindful Yoga @ Old School Church St, Crick

THURSDAY
5pm - 6pm Twilight Mindful Yoga @ Sheaf Street Health Store, Daventry 

FRIDAY
9.30am - 10.45am Mindful Yoga @ The Village Hall, Ravensthorpe

For full details of class prices, venues and how to book, click below:

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