Best Start Package

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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.

Your Guide to Yoga at Castle Hill Fitness

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Who Are We Wednesday: Ashley & Tracey

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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by Courtney Bell

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

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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

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by Anna Gieselman

  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

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by Anna Gieselman

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

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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

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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.

What is Iyengar Yoga?

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by Anne-Marie Schultz

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

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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

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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.

‘Lighting the Fire Within’ by Charly Pivert

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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.

‘Above & Beyond’ by Charly Pivert

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“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.

Ashtanga Primary Series Chart

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© 2008 by Ashtanga Yoga Canada   Current Yoga Classes at Castle Hill Fitness

Yoga Diary – Mysore Recap by Jenny Wicke

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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.