This past August, Yoga Instructor Anna Gieselman and Pilates Instructor Jae Hoon escaped the summer heat and led 8 Castle Hill members on a week-long Pilates and Yoga retreat to the slightly cooler Santa Fe, New… Read more.
No matter what season the rest of the country says is happening or how surrounded by pumpkin spice we are… fall weather takes a while to hit in Austin. While we unfortunately can’t usher in… Read more.
TURN THE SWITCH OFF In our modern day society, we spend a lot of time in the ‘ON’ position. We are like light bulbs burning bright all the time, until we burn out. We are living… Read more.
Go Deeper in Downward Dog on the Door You don’t need a fancy yoga wall to enjoy the benefits of a supported yoga posture! Yoga Instructor, Anna Gieselman, is here to show you that even a… Read more.
Chaturanga, or ‘Four-Limbed Staff Pose’, is a foundational yoga pose that appears in many vinyasa flows – commonly referred to as a Low Plank. Though Chaturanga is utilized even in beginner yoga classes, it is a… Read more.
Achieve Less Pain and Greater Ease with Fluidity Most of us understand that moving with good alignment and form is important to avoid injury and strains. When we exercise with a focus on form we also… Read more.
Get the best start to achieve your fitness goal! This introductory package of 3, 60-minute private one-on-one sessions will set you up for your best year yet. Choose your discipline: Strength, Pilates, or Yoga. This package… Read more.
Austin School of Yoga is back with a new installment of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at our Downtown location! Ashley and Tracey met here at Castle Hill Fitness as instructors, and later combined efforts… Read more.
Mothers are the center of the household…and the walls, and the foundation, and the roof – and we get it, it’s exhausting! But no fear mama, we got you! Our fitness trainers and instructors have the… Read more.
At Castle Hill Fitness, we are proud to offer Austin’s finest yoga instruction in a supportive, encouraging, and relaxing environment. Our center encompasses four beautifully appointed studios across two locations, fully equipped with an array of… Read more.
When you come to Castle Hill Fitness, you’re entering so much more than just a gym. You’re entering a community – an innovative hub of talented professionals who are here to support your fitness and wellness journey. Between our… Read more.
Starting this March, and over the course of 6 weekends, Charly Pivert will be leading students in a 100-hour Immersion of the life-affirming philosophy of Anusara Yoga®. As a pre-requisite to the Anusara Yoga teacher training, this… Read more.
Kim has been teaching yoga since 2006 and has a gift for guiding her students through the hard work and challenge of asana practice with laughter and humility. Her clear and encouraging teaching style allows even… Read more.
Next month, Maricarmen Wilson will host a workshop for women that will guide participants to create Fall season rituals through vision boards and meditation. But why Vision Boards? And why are they an important tool to… Read more.
I’ve been working at Castle Hill Fitness for 4 years and practicing Yoga on and off for ten, but I’ve always been curious and a little bit intimidated by the Ashtanga Mysore class offered in the… Read more.
September 3rd is the first of four yoga workshops focusing on fascia. We will cover the Superficial Backline aka the Dorsal Sheath in this first class. For more information read Anna’s blog below and click here to… Read more.
Ashley and Tracey have been teaching yoga here at Castle Hill Fitness for 3 and 4 years, respectively. They actually met here and later combined efforts to create Austin School of Yoga and we’re super honored… Read more.
Juan Anguiano is one of our yoga instructors- you can find him at Castle Hill Fitness most days at 6:30am teaching Ashtanga. He’s also a personal trainer and he ALSO just graduated from UT. (Whew!) He recently… Read more.
On March 2nd and 5th, 2016 we hosted our 1st #popup event- brought to the Castle by Super Fun Yoga Pants, who- “believe that a life full of your own personal mood-brighteners is a life better led…. Read more.
Welcome to the December Meditation Challenge! Click the links below to listen to each days meditation and enjoy! Intro to the Meditation Series: December 1st: Photo of River Rock Finished with Gold Leaf by Andy Goldsworthy December… Read more.
It is important to keep up your daily practice in hot months. We need the mental and physical stamina that yoga practice provides. We want to practice in such a way that generates useful heat and… Read more.
My core is not a new exploration for me, but like any meaningful relationship, it’s one that evolves, deepens in understanding, and challenges me to no end. It’s part of me that beckons and often times screams for attention. My… Read more.
On the last weekend of February 2015, Castle Hill Fitness Forrest Yoga teachers Tracey Silverman (left) and Ashley Cheng (right) led Hands-on-Healing: Master the Art of Assisting, a weekend Yoga immersion combining asana practice, discussion of principles… Read more.
What is Prana Yoga? From the roots of Yogic language, “Prana” is a Sanskrit word meaning “Life Force. Prana Yoga is a form of Vinyasa with Tantric roots for developing strength in the body, mind, and… Read more.
On Sunday, February 25th, Castle Hill Fitness donated space for a fundraiser held by Dogs Out Loud. This is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2012 to provide the training and behavior intervention needed to help… Read more.
MEDITATION CHALLENGE December 1st-December 31st You may be familiar with our annual Fitness Challenge which encourages folks to stay on top of their physical health regime. This is the same approach except it is geared… Read more.
The holiday eating season is upon us and the truth is that many of us are going to overeat at some point or indulge in rich foods that are not in our regular diet. As a… Read more.
Restorative yoga is the exploration of one’s ease, relaxing into what is, and restoring the physical body, nervous system, and mind to a place of equanimity. It serves as an antidote to one of our society’s… Read more.
Castle Hill Fitness (CHF) Member Spotlight Interview CHF: How long have you been a member at Castle Hill? I have been a member at Castle Hills since the fall of 13.’ I’ve been attending classes +… Read more.
1) When did you graduate from Yoga Illumined Teacher Training? Dec 2013 2) What inspired you to take Yoga Illumined? After growing my yoga practice in Austin over 7 years, a friend recommended the… Read more.
Kerry Hugins asked me to write a blog on how our yoga practice can help us deal with the brutal heat of Texas summers. I was quite keen to write about this aspect of yoga practice…. Read more.
People often ask me what is Iyengar Yoga. Simply put, Iyengar yoga is the style of yoga that is taught by BKS Iyengar, his family, and those who study the method. The national Iyengar web site… Read more.
Prenatal Yoga creates a community space for new mamas + experienced mamas alike to build camaraderie in their unique, beautiful and challenging experiences. The asana helps women prepare their physical bodies for giving birth by cultivating… Read more.
We’d like to bid farewell and good luck to Jenny Russo and Sharon Moon, two of our veteran Ashtanga Yoga teachers, as they leave Castle Hill at the end of the month. Jenny Russo will be… Read more.
Recently one of my students asked me, “Is it better to stay longer in a pose or repeat the pose with a shorter timing?” The word Hatha as in Hatha Yoga literally means, “to strike “… Read more.
Yoga is not about being bendy. Can’t touch your toes with your legs straight? I’ve been there. Those of us in the tight hamstring club actually have an advantage. Sounds crazy right? Truth is, the tight-in-body… Read more.
“Above & beyond” is where the practice of Yoga leads us. Yet, before we expand “Above & Beyond”, we always start with our connection to “Below and within”. At the beginning of each practice we start… Read more.
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I’m not typically a blogger but some of you have asked about my recent trip to India. I probably told you “it was relaxing” or that “mostly I sat on the beach.” More specifically, this journey… Read more.
My name is Erin and I don’t stretch. I run, cycle and sometimes I swim. Every thing I do from driving in my car to sitting at my laptop has me going in the same direction…. Read more.