Castle Hill Fitness offers a multitude of formats in which to improve your health and fitness. In our small group, multi-week class series, you will receive focused attention and experience progressive learning objectives. Our one-day workshops provide an opportunity to dive deep into a particular topic or training type. We also offer in-depth teacher trainings and instructor intensives for those that want to take their passion into a profession. Keep scrolling for our upcoming calendar of events in Fitness, Pilates, and Yoga.

Iyengar Hard Work

with Devon Dederich

Sundays at 12:30pm
The beginner student learns how to do the pose. The intermediate student learns to observe.

In this 6-week series, we will explore the properties of asana - moving from beginner to intermediate level asana and effort in each session.

Each week explores one of these asana family of poses: Week 1: Standing poses Week 2: Back extensions Week 3: Twisting poses Week 4: Forward bends Week 5: Inversions Week 6: Arm balances

Each class begins with review or relearning of the individual roles the muscle, joints, and bones have in forming the outward movement and shapes of asana. That strong foundation opens to more subtle actions and understanding. This combination of basic effort and subtle observation will help us approach several challenging asanas each week.

The unique value of a two-hour class is having the time to develop that intermediate level of observation and connect the effects of the poses on the organs, circulation, nervous system, and mind. This time allows us to be more hands-on while teaching adjustments and explore the use of the new props in the room.

Appropriate for Iyengar levels 2-4

March 15 - May 3 6-week series Sundays 12:30-2:30pm in Chakras

$150 for all 10% VIP discount

Drop in option: $30 per class

About Devon Devon Dederich, BA Anthropology, MA Geography, RPCV, Intermediate Iyengar Yoga teacher, has studied with most senior Iyengar teachers in the US, and has studied in Pune under BKS Iyengar, his daughter Geeta and son Prashant. She has taught Iyengar Yoga for forty years, and brings the practical experience of posture and the subtle experience of philosophy into her work. She can (almost) always find a way to help students approach a pose safely and with benefit.

Conditioning Camp

with Robert Reed

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 6am

WAKES YOU UP BETTER THAN COFFEE!

This class gives you a different body-transforming workout 3 mornings a week. That's right. Your Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings could be spent with Robert Reed doing lunges, strength training, kickboxing, and plyometrics. Find a new you. All levels, but no injuries please. 

Sign up for two months at a time and save!

March 2-30 April 1-29 May 1-29

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 6:00-6:55am Mondays and Fridays in the Arena; Wednesdays in the Martial Arts Room maximum 15

3x/wk; paid monthly members: $250/month non-members: $275/month

2 months discount: members: $400/2 months non-members: $450/2 months

VIP MEMBERS: EXTRA 10% OFF

 

Meet Robert  Robert is an ACE certified Elite level personal trainer, 5th generation 7th degree black belt in Kajukenbo self defense system and 2nd degree black belt in American Kenpo. He pulls from his experience in athletics and martial arts to give a unique workout that will challenge your limits! 

Total Strength and Conditioning

with Amid Archibald

Wednesdays at 6pm
CHALLENGE YOUR FITNESS LEVEL AND ACHIEVE NEW HEIGHTS! This 6-week program is specifically designed to push you outside your comfort zone. It's all about getting out of the regular routine and providing the body with a much-needed change-up! We will incorporate kettlebells, med balls, box jumps, TRX suspension, sandbags, sled work, agility movements, Olympic lifting PLUS the addition of martial arts conditioning that only Amid can bring to the mix. This is an intermediate to advanced level series. Please be injury free for the past 6-months.

Actions speak louder than words. Sign up and let's work! Questions?? Email amid@castlehillfitness.com 

February 19-March 25 April 1-May 6 Wednesdays 6:00-6:55pm in the Arena limited to just 8

$175 members $210 non-members VIP MEMBERS: EXTRA 10% OFF

Drop in option: $29 per session - members $35 per session - nonmembers

About Amid As a lifestyle trainer, Amid has a passion for delivering focused results to his clients. After struggling with body image issues and injuries for years, Amid understands the obstacles present in the path to better health. Known for keeping it fresh, you can expect Amid's workouts to be high energy and full of surprises!

Yoga for Addiction and Recovery Training

with Kirtan Marcotte

Saturdays and Sundays at 12pm
Substance abuse usually begins as a way to separate from our pain, but prolonged use separates us from ourselves and our spiritual connection. 

Addiction is not limited to drugs or alcohol, and is a topic that has likely touched all our lives. Join Kirtan in this specialized training exploring addiction and the path of recovery. Over two weekends, you will learn practical yogic tools and life skills to help with early recovery and relapse prevention. Dive deep into the scene of addiction, practice and discuss ideas for creating self-regulation and resilience, learn creative yoga sequencing for classes held specifically in recovery centers and hospitals, and gain an understanding of trauma-informed teaching. 

This course is designed for those looking for a deeper understanding and ways to assist others on their personal journeys to wholeness. 

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Recovery is a restart or rebirth. With a yogic perspective, there is hope and joy. 

All levels welcome. 

Training Dates: 

April 4-5 May 2-3

Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm in the Studio

min 10, max 30

$375 for all

About Kirtan Since 2008, Kirtan has lead mindfulness meditation, yoga, and life skills groups as an Occupational Therapist at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA, and at Promises Austin, a residential recovery center. Assisting people with stress reduction and inner connection are her passions along with sharing space with students of all ages and abilities. 

Pelvic Floor: The True Core Workshop

with Jaime Fruge-Walne

Saturday at 2pm
Experience the "true core" work in this 2-hour workshop designed to introduce you to your pelvic floor. The pelvic floor, an often elusive part of the body, is the foundation for healthy and pain-free movement. Join Jaime on the mat and learn how to access this forgotten part of your core, how it supports your overall health, and why it's important. Discover how supporting the pelvis can assist in alleviating and preventing a host of pelvic and back problems.

No Pilates experience required. All levels welcome.

Take what you've learned with Jaime home with you! A "true core" package including a set of yoga tune-up balls, rubber bands, small Pilates ball and workout routine will be available for purchase following the workshop.

Saturday, April 4 2-4pm in Lotus

min: 3, max: 20

$40 members $50 nonmembers 10% discount for VIP

About Jaime Jaime works with clients of all ages and abilities ranging from dancers and athletes, prenatal and postnatal recoveries, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and seniors. She believes Pilates can transform a person's life by incorporating its somatic principals into daily life and designs each workout based on her client's goals/needs for that specific day.

Uncorking the Bottle: How to Open the Shoulder Girdle

with Devon Dederich

Saturday at 1pm
For Experienced Beginners and Intermediate Students

The shoulder joint is designed to be mobile in almost all directions, making the arm attached to it both versatile and vulnerable even in light use. Join Devon in this 2.5 hr workshop using asana to increase strength, stability, and a healthy range of motion involving the entire shoulder girdle - not just the joint itself. Asana will also be used to look at how a strong and free shoulder girdle is essential to a strong and free rib cage and spine.

Appropriate for experienced beginners to intermediate students. Levels 1-3.

Saturday, April 4 1-3:30pm in Chakras

$50 for all 10% discount for VIP members

About Devon Devon Dederich, BA Anthropology, MA Geography, RPCV, Intermediate Iyengar Yoga teacher, has studied with most senior Iyengar teachers in the US, and has studied in Pune under BKS Iyengar, his daughter Geeta and son Prashant. She has taught Iyengar Yoga for forty years and brings the practical experience of posture and the subtle experience of philosophy into her work. She can (almost) always find a way to help students approach a pose safely and with benefit.

Donation Yoga Classes

with Austin School of Yoga Graduates

Sunday at 2pm
Join the Graduates of the Austin School of Yoga 2019 Training Program in a public, all-levels class. 

Donations will be accepted at the door. Proceeds will benefit an organization of the teacher's choice. Cash only, please. 

April 5 with Marianne Shivers May 31 with Bill Billingsley

2-3pm in the Studio at Castle Hill Fitness Downtown

 

About Austin School of Yoga

A 200-hour Yoga Alliance-certified teacher training designed by Ashley Cheng, 500 E-RYT, and Tracey Silverman, 200 E-RYT, with the cornerstones of self-care, awareness, curiosity and compassion to discover your own voice, whether or not you plan to teach. ASY meets for 9 weekends for an exquisite combination of yoga (asana, breath work, meditation, self-massage, philosophy), personal development processes, embodied anatomy, and empowering teaching methods. Join Austin School of Yoga starting April 2020! 

Kettlebell Series

with Minna Harman

Tuesdays at 7am
Build lean muscle and improve cardio health while effectively working your entire body! In this small group training series you will learn and use correct Kettlebell technique and biomechanics, reduce your risk of injury, and gain fast results both in strength and endurance. We limit the group size to allow individual attention for each participant. Kettlebell training improves coordination and teaches your body to use the entire kinetic chain to improve athletic and sports performance. Build a leaner YOU with Kettlebell!
 
Open to ALL levels.
*If you have injuries, please seek prior approval. Email minna@castlehillfitness.com to discuss.
 
March 3-24
April 7-28
Tuesdays at 7am 
in the Martial Arts room
 
$130 members $140 non-members VIP Members: Extra 10% off
Space is limited to max 8

Meet Minna Minna Harman is a IKFF Certified Kettlebell teacher and Master Personal Trainer. She will get you started on the right foot to add a dynamic component into your training regimen!

Pilates 101

with Brooke Howard

Wednesdays at 6pm
This introduction to Pilates will cover the fundamental principles of movement. We will explore breathing, strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. You will have the opportunity to practice on each piece of equipment. Whether your goal is to join a class or gain a deeper understanding of your body, this class is designed to educate and inspire. You will leave feeling taller, stronger, and more knowledgeable of your body.

The limit is just 6! This is a small group series and no Pilates experience necessary.

Now with TWO options:

April 8-29 Wednesdays with Brooke 6-6:55pm

April 9-30 Thursdays w/ Heather 1-1:55pm

Both options in the Pilates Studio.

$112 members $124 nonmembers VIP save extra 10% Please sign up in Advance

About Heather and Brooke Heather and Brooke were both introduced to Pilates during their time as dancers and took their passion to the next level becoming certified instructors. Each instructor works with clients of all ages and abilities. With Pilates 101 you can expect to gain more body awareness, strength, and balance!

Pilates Through Every Phase: Pre-Conception to Post-Birth

with Jaime Fruge-Walne

Saturday at 2pm
DOING PILATES DURING ALL STAGES OF PREGNANCY HAS ITS PERKS.
Join Jaime in developing a low-impact Pilates workout that benefits both you and baby from pre-conception to post-birth. The perks of incorporating a Pilates practice during all stages of pregnancy are exhaustive and will even help with post-natal recovery. Take this 2-hour workshop to learn more about how to accommodate your body as it changes, and develop a take-home mat practice that meets your specific needs for all phases. Modifications will be given for all exercises allowing for a personalized plan.

Learn more about: -what is your pelvic floor and how to engage it -what is Diastasis Recti and how to treat it -how to tone the entire body in preparation for birth -how to recover from birth in the fourth trimester and beyond

No Pilates experience necessary. All levels and all stages welcome. Questions? Email jaime@jaimefruge.com

Take what you've learned with Jaime home with you! Purchase a "workout in a bag" including a small Pilates ball, theraband, and workout routine available for a discount following the workshop.

Saturday, May 2 2-4pm in Lotus

min: 3, max: 20

$40 members $50 nonmembers 10% discount for VIP

About Jaime Jaime, a recent new Mom, works with clients of all ages and abilities ranging from dancers and athletes, prenatal and postnatal recoveries, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and seniors. She believes Pilates can transform a person's life by incorporating its somatic principals into daily life and designs each workout based on her client's goals/needs for that specific day.

Floating Pilates Series

with Deborah West

Noon Mondays, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 a.m. Thursdays or noon Fridays

BUILD STRENGTH IN THE CORE, FLEXIBILITY IN THE SPINE and length in the limbs with Pilates! If you are at the intermediate or advanced level, join Deborah in this small group series to progress your practice to a new level. Four days and times to choose from, sign up for 10 and combine as it fits your schedule. Spots Open for:  February 24-May 1 (No class Monday, March 2 - make up date on Tuesday, March 3 at 2pm)

4 Times to Choose Mondays at noon Wednesdays at 5pm Thursdays at 6:30am Fridays at noon

 

10 1-hour sessions members: $330 non-members: $360 VIP MEMBERS: EXTRA 10% OFF

Deborah keeps the pace high, please email her before registering for a day to make sure the series is appropriate for your current fitness level and experience. email: deborah@castlehillfitness.com

Drop-In Small Group Training at Downtown

with Various

FIND YOUR SQUAD

If you're curious about personal training but want a more affordable option - try our ongoing small groups! 

Small Groups offer personal attention at a great price! Drop in to any small group training class or purchase a package of four to receive a small discount. 

30-Minute Ongoing Small Group Rates:  Drop-in Single (member/non-member): $28, $33 Package of 4, 30-minute sessions (member/non-member): $80, $120

60-Minute Ongoing Small Group Rates:  Drop-in Single (member/non-member): $41, $46 Package of 4, 60-minute sessions (member/non-member): $120, $160

Limited to just 5-8 people per class. 

Online sign-ups for ongoing small groups opens 7 days in advance. You can cancel your spot up to 24 hours prior to group start time. 

 

Monthly Breathwork and Soundbath Class

with Kirtan Marcotte

2nd Wednesday of the Month at 6:15pm
A SPECIAL MONTHLY EVENT OFFERING TOTAL RELAXATION

This restorative class is only offered on the 2nd Wednesday of each month!

An evening of special nurturing and healing through breath and sound. Indulge in a guided meditation flowing in a sound bath with gong, crystal bowls, and chimes. Leave feeling lighter and more connected to yourself. 

Save the Dates: 

January 8 February 12 March 11 April 8 May 13

Meet Kirtan Kirtan brings years of experience having taught Kundalini yoga and meditation to thousands of students since training in 2004. Assisting people with stress reduction and inner connection are her passions, along with sharing space with students of all ages and abilities. Having transformed herself through adopting a daily yoga practice, she is now here to support you on your journey. 

SEE KIRTAN'S WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE:

Online registration opens 48 hours in advance.