"This gym is not merely a place to workout like a gerbil in wheel. Castle Hill encourages you to make health and fitness a lifestyle. "
Amy S

"I love Anna Gieselman's Hatha Yoga class on Tuesdays. She was substituting the class for Paula but I would love to see her teach more classes at Castle Hill in general and..."
Yoga Client

"The Castle never lets me down!!! This month is my 3 year anniversary!! I could not ask for a better gym or a more delightful group of dedicated athletes to staff it. "
Anna Krachey

"Thank you Celeste. My experience with Mo today was great. John definitely has competition. She focused appropriately on my problem area and found other adjacent areas that were an issue...."
Massage

"Erin is an experienced cyclist, a mom, and a great athlete (although she is modest enough to say that she really isn't). Fantastic teacher and excellent personal trainer."
Marina

"Mandie is very knowledgeable and took the time to not only explain how to do the exercise on the equipment, but why the equipment was created. She was very patient with the..."
Pilates

"Erin is a great personal trainer. I'm looking forward to maybe scheduling some more sessions with her, esp. after my 14-day trial expires and if/when I sign up for a basic membership...."
Paul B

"I'm still a very happy member of Castle Hill. I was sad when Montserrat left but grateful for the year I had working with her. I was recently inspired to..."

"Can't tell you how fortunate I feel to be hooked up with Carol and Tracey. They are knowledgeable, professional and both way cool. That gym is a lot cooler than I thought..."
Patrick K.

"All three instructors I have taken yoga with have been much better than average: articulate, knowledgeable and attentive to their pupils. "
Byron Thomas

Class Schedule

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 Wednesday, Apr 23rd Instructor Length Level Room
6 amAshtanga Mysore *separate program pass

Juan Anguiano
    Juan Anguiano, E-RYT 500, ACE-CPT is dedicated to transmitting the Ashtanga Vinyasa method according to the teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Many years of practice and dedication have affirmed his confidence in the wisdom of learning Ashtanga according to abilities and not the demands of the ego. His teaching style illuminates the importance of setting and accepting limits in the practice so that patterns present throughout Ashtanga are understood and connected into an enjoyable harmony of movement and growth. Juan first experienced yoga as a child when he was introduced to some pranayama techniques to help with severe childhood asthma. He began practicing yoga asana in his late teens and explored various styles of yoga with nationally and internationally known prominent yoga teachers. He experienced Ashtanga Yoga around age twenty-one on his travels in California. Juan is a direct student of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy and brings more than fifteen years of experience teaching yoga and mentoring and training budding yoga teachers. Juan has established successful Mysore-style programs in Dallas and the first successful Mysore-style program in Austin, Texas at Castle Hill Fitness in 2005. Juan became more dedicated to other forms of fitness when he purchased his first Pinarello road bike from the Castle Hill Cycles and began triathlon training with Castle Hill personal trainers. Juan’s dedication to embracing other forms of fitness led him to obtain his personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise in 2010. He is a firm believer in integrating yoga and western styles of fitness. He is currently pursuing a degree in Kinesiology through the University of Texas at Austin. He is working toward a degree as an Athletic Trainer which will allow him to specialize in preventing, diagnosing and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses for athletes and the general population. His professional goals are to further synthesize the practice of yoga, sports and general wellness through practice, scientific research, and study.

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Juan Anguiano
 Ashtanga Mysore *separate program pass

Ashtanga Mysore Style - Juan NEEDS SEPARATE PROGRAM PASS Mysore style engages students in a self-paced, individualized practice in a group setting. This class format allows for each student to move at their own pace and to receive adjustments from the teacher. Beginners are welcome. Fridays are a program specific Led Primary class, but students can also practice Mysore in the back of the class. Mixed Levels

 

 
Juan120 minMixedChakras
6:30 amYoga for Athletes COMMUNITY CLASS

Ari Witkin
    Ari Witkin is an experienced yoga teacher, leading vinyasa style classes. His classes are challenging, yet bring balance throughout the whole body. In addition to his yoga practice, he is an avid runner and multi-sport athlete, competing in various running, swimming, triathlon, and IRONMAN events. Additionally, Ari is the Community Affairs Director for Conley Sports and The LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon and Half Marathon where he serves as the primary liaison with neighborhood, religious, business, civic, non-profit, educational, and governmental groups to facilitate and expand community engagement. He is also the Managing Director of 26 Miles for 26 Charities, the philanthropic organization of the marathon that brings together 26 different Austin area non-profits. Having served as an Analyst for the Texas House of Representatives and Senior Associate at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, Ari brings a wealth of public affairs experience to Conley Sports.

    Ari is currently a Lululemon Ambassador for running and yoga.

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Ari Witkin
 Yoga for Athletes COMMUNITY CLASS

This all levels class is designed to give the benefits of yoga to the overused and tight parts of your body. Bring Ari your hamstrings, hip flexors, and shoulders for a 60 minute routine. This class will bring strength and balance into your body whether you’re a runner, cyclist, triathlete, or just looking for a total body stretch. All are welcome to improve their performance and agility with this class.

Ari60 minAllLotus
9:30 amYoga Basics COMMUNITY CLASS

Julie Westervelt
 Yoga Basics COMMUNITY CLASS

Yoga Basics is a slower tempo class focusing on the alignment of basic yoga postures. If you are new to yoga, coming back from injury, or coming back from a long yoga break this class is perfect for you to ease into a regular practice.

Julie W.60 minBeginnerLotus
9:45 amShakti Flow

Jaime Benevento
    Jaime began to kindle her love of yoga through offering Seva. It was through volunteering her time in studios from New York City to Vancouver that she has observed, and received insight, from teachers of all walks of life and many different yogic traditions. Jaime completed her 200hr teaching certification from Laughing Lotus NYC. She also completed a year long training to become a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner. The combination of learning how to teach a strong vinyasa, paired with the practice of mindfulness and meditation cultivated as a yoga therapist, inspired Jaime to offer gentle flow classes accessible to all levels. With this background she aims to invigorate students with the strength to explore, test, and re-acquaint themselves with their unchanging nature.

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Jaime Benevento
 Shakti Flow

A full spectrum, in-depth Vinyasa flow practice that encourages and challenges each student to dive deep and explore. Using creative and classic asana sequencing to inspire transformation on the yoga mat and in life. Infused with spirit and music. Levels 2-3

Jaime (sub)80 min2,3The Studio
11 amPower Yoga

Kate Waitzkin
    Kate is a proud mama of three boys and lives with her husband and kiddos in her hometown of Austin, Texas. After living in New York and San Francisco for 12 years combined, Kate is thrilled to call Austin her home (again) where she teaches yoga, writes and, most importantly, does the mama thing. Kate completed 500 hours of teacher training with YogaWorks New York. She is also a certified prenatal yoga teacher. She taught in New York and San Francisco for six years (combined) and was part of the teaching team for YogaWorks’ San Francisco teacher training programs. Kate is forever grateful for all of the teachers who have taught, guided and inspired her including Jenny Aurthur, Jeanmarie Paolillo, Nikki Estrada, Erika Trice, Mynx Inatsugu, Elise Miller, Rod Stryker and Tias Little. Kate teaches a dynamic, flowing practice with a strong focus on the connection of thoughtful breath with precise alignment and mindful movement while encouraging exploration and self-study. Incorporating breath work, personal intention, music, mantras and lessons from the Yoga Sutras into her classes, Kate teaches with the hope that the ideas and inspirations that her students uncover for themselves on the mat may be translated into their everyday lives with balance and ease. Find out more about Kate at her website: kateyoga.net

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Kate Waitzkin
 Power Yoga

A dynamic vinyasa flow with emphasis on the connection of breath with mindful movement. Class is a continuous flow of movement from posture to posture to warm, detoxify and open the body, mixed with longer-held postures to build strength and endurance in both body and mind. Culminating with a delicious Savasana to allow the benefits of the practice to take root.
Kate W.60 minAllChakras
5:15 pmYoga Tone

Collette Hill
    Collette discovered yoga as a compliment to her breath and body work while majoring in Acting. After working as a teacher for a few years and receiving a Masters in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership, she moved to Austin and decided to take her yoga practice to the next level and completed her teacher certification. Collette strives to practice with intention -- both on the mat and off! For her, this means moving with an open mind, a happy heart, and compassion for herself and others. Through teaching, she hopes to inspire a sense of community and to encourage her students to push past self-imposed physical and mental limits. In Collette's class, you'll experience a light-hearted, dynamic, mindful and fun flow-based practice. Bring your sense of adventure and a smile!

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Collette Hill
 Yoga Tone

Yoga Tone combines basic yoga postures, light to moderate hand weights, and a rocking playlist to get your om and your tone in one! This a fun class and good for students who are physically active and time crunched. Combine the fitness benefits of yoga and weightlifting in this 45 minute class with Collette!
Collette45 min1-3Lotus
5:30 pmForrest Yoga

Tracey Silverman
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    Tracey is a Certified Forrest Yoga teacher and completed her 200 hr RYT with Ana Forrest in 2011. She brings positive, inspiring energy to every class and uses a caring, compassionate touch through hands-on assists to maximize your experience of each pose. Her classes are fun and playful, but challenge you to explore the physical and emotional landscape of your body. Tracey has been practicing yoga for 15 years and continues her studies by assisting Ana Forrest. She completed a year-long mentorship with Forrest Yoga Guardians Catherine Allen and Ann Hyde in 2012. It is through the practice of Forrest Yoga that Tracey is healing her body from the toll of twin pregnancy and college gymnastics - and finds her spirit, voice, and the courage to live her truth.

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Tracey Silverman
 Forrest Yoga

Forrest Yoga uses dynamic pose sequencing, taught with compassion, to deeply engage the breath into every cell while building strength, intelligent body awareness, and flexibility. In a warm setting, we infuse the benefits of sweating out toxins with teaching students to deepen their relationship with their authentic selves. The classes are a series of carefully constructed postures designed to strip numbness from your core, help you breathe and move in ways that release emotional shielding, and prevent and heal injury.

Tracey60 minAllChakras
6:15 pmVinyasa Flow, 2-3

Collette Hill
    Collette discovered yoga as a compliment to her breath and body work while majoring in Acting. After working as a teacher for a few years and receiving a Masters in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership, she moved to Austin and decided to take her yoga practice to the next level and completed her teacher certification. Collette strives to practice with intention -- both on the mat and off! For her, this means moving with an open mind, a happy heart, and compassion for herself and others. Through teaching, she hopes to inspire a sense of community and to encourage her students to push past self-imposed physical and mental limits. In Collette's class, you'll experience a light-hearted, dynamic, mindful and fun flow-based practice. Bring your sense of adventure and a smile!

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Collette Hill
 Vinyasa Flow, 2-3

Vinyasa Flow is an evolving form of traditional hatha yoga that focuses on intimately linking breath and movement. Throughout the constantly flowing sequence of asana (postures), there will be a highlighted focus on strength and endurance, alongside the usual elements of flexibility, balance, and alignment. This sequence will also be interspersed with the instruction and practice of the more advanced category of inversions and arm balances!
Collette75 min2,3Lotus

Our Class Levels are: BEG=Beginner 1=novice 2=intermediate 3=advanced 4=expert All=All levels
Your practice should be in tune with your level of fitness and flexibility: listen to your body!

NOT A MEMBER? No Problem! Our Classes are open to all non-members; click for prices.

COMMUNITY CLASS are $10 for non-members ($6 for Premier members)
All regular classes are Free for VIP members

NOTES on Ashtanga Mysore classes that display the symbol:
No practice on full moon and new moon days according to the Ashtanga tradition.
The no practice dates are: Jan 1, Jan 16, Jan 30, Feb 14, Mar 16, Mar 30, Apr 15, Apr 29, May 14, May 28, Jun 13, Jun 27.
Ashtanga Mysore evening classes and led classes STILL meet.

*Participation in Mysore requires a separate program pass. Click for details...

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