Best Start Package

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.

We’ve Got Your Work Week Fitness Covered!

You already schedule all your other meetings – time to start adding these fitness classes into your work week calendar. Our 360 location has mid-day classes that could perfectly coincide with your lunch break every Monday… Read more.

Staff Spotlight: Morgan Malia

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.

Vacation Retreat: Adventures in Santa Fe

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.

Three Cooling Yoga Poses for Texas Survival

  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 with Restorative Yoga

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.

Deeper Downward Dog? Open the Door!

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.

Quick Guide to a Correct Chaturanga

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.

The Fluid Nature of Form

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.

Your Guide to Yoga at Castle Hill Fitness

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.

Staff Spotlight: Anna Gieselman

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.

What to Expect from a Yoga Immersion

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.

Who Are We Wednesday: Kim

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.

Unbinding The Rope- Yoga for Fascial Release

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.

Who Are We Wednesday: Ashley & Tracey

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.

We Love Our Grads: Juan

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.

#superfunpopup with Super Fun Yoga Pants

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.

December Meditation Challenge

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.

Hip Tips to Beat the Heat with Yoga!

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.

Core Complex by Forrest Yoga Teacher Tracey Silverman

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.

Hands-On-Healing Workshop Weekend Recap

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.

Prana Yoga, Thursdays @ 7:15pm

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.

Dogs Out Loud Fundraiser Yoga Class

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.

December Meditation Challenge

  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.

Gobble gobble…grumble

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 & Profound Rest, by Kori Jones

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.

Member Spotlight & Interview! Meet Julio Otazo

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.

Some Like It Hot, Some Do Not

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.

What is Iyengar Yoga?

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: Building Community and Mama Strength

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.

Bon Voyage! to Jenny and Sharon

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.

‘Above & Beyond’ by Charly Pivert

“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.

Yoga Diary – Mysore Recap by Jenny Wicke

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.

An Athlete’s Attempt at Being a Yogi

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.