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.

Inner Compass

with Maricarmen Wilson

Sunday at 10:30am
Discover the Magic of Mindset with YOGA and the Inner Compass deck.
Consisting of 49 carefully and intuitively curated cards with an accompanying guide book, Inner Compass helps navigate your journey of self-discovery. Designed with intention to aid in personal growth and awakening, the cards open new life pathways and perceptions exploring alternative themes and patterns. Let your subconscious unravel the many layers of universal wisdom and symbolism within it’s depths and remember, all the world is yours.

Yoga practitioners already have a beautiful framework in place to incorporate Inner Compass. In combination, the two offer potent medicine of self-reflection and integration.

Sunday, January 26 10:30am-1:30pm in the Studio

3 hour event includes an Inspired Shakti™ asana lab on Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana (Compass Pose), Inner Compass Workshop, treats and a special crystal for each student.

Event cost: $75 + $50 for your own Inner Compass deck. Please bring the $50 on the day of the event.

Space is limited to 15 women. Please sign up in advance.

Meet Maricarmen and Inner Compass Maricarmen, E-RYT500, YACEP, has been practicing and teaching Yoga for 25 years. She is deeply committed to empowering women to positively affect change in their lives and the world through yoga. Visit her site: www.inspiredshakti.com

Eclectic in nature, Inner Compass was activated from a combination of ancient wisdoms linking maya mythology, taoism, buddhism and the i ching. By arranging these sources along a specific algorithm, one card contains many levels of depth and interconnectedness so every being will benefit from their use. Rooted in clear, affirmative imagery and forward moving language, Inner Compass cards lead you toward light, love and prosperity. May they guide you well along your path for many years to come.

Enhance

with Rachael Bercey

Mondays at 11:45am
ENHANCE Better your daily well-being.

Join Rachael in this focused, therapeutic series developed to enhance one's quality of life. Classes will involve exercises to improve strength, balance, coordination, mobility/stability, and reduce the risk of falling. Props will be used to assist throughout class.

Any injuries? Email rachael@castlehillfitness.com prior to attending class. Beginner and intermediate levels welcome.

January 27-February 24 Mondays 11:45am-12:30pm 5-week series in Lotus

 Full Program Pricing: $60 members $75 non-members Drop-in rate: $15 per class

VIP members save extra 10%

 max 10
 

About Rachael Rachael specializes in neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue sports massage, and myofascial and trigger point therapy. In order to understand the process of injury more clearly and how to educate the client about how to help themselves, Rachael earned her Personal Training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2007. She is a self-proclaimed education junky who enjoys painting, exercising, and spending time with family.

Austin School of Yoga Meet and Greet

with Austin School of Yoga

Tuesday at 6:30pm, Saturday at 2pm
Upcoming Yoga Teacher Training starting in April

Join Ashley Cheng, 500 E-RYT, and Tracey Silverman, 200 E-RYT, for a free 45-minute all levels class at Castle Hill Fitness, and stay after to discuss our yoga teacher training starting this Spring. Whether you know you’d like to teach or not, come chat with us to learn more!

About Austin School of Yoga

A 200-hour Yoga Alliance-certified teacher training designed with the cornerstones of self-care, awareness, curiosity and compassion to discover your own voice, whether or not you plan to teach. We meet 9 weekends for an exquisite combination of yoga (asana, breath work, meditation, self massage, philosophy), personal development processes, embodied anatomy, and empowering teaching methods.

Save $300 toward the program when you register at the Meet + Greet!

Tuesday, January 28 6:30-8:00pm in Chakras

Saturday, March 7 2-3:30pm in Lotus

Free to all. All levels welcome. Register in advance. Email questions to: info@austinschoolofyoga.com
 
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. 

January 12 with Taylor Fox February 2 with Jill Carpenter March 1 with Teri Hubbeling March 8 with Campbell Miller April 5 with Marianne Shivers

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! 

 

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

February 2-March 8 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!

February 3-28

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! 

Kettlebell Series

with Minna Harman

Tuesdays at 7am
Swing into the New Year with more lean muscle 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.
 
January 7-28
February 4-25
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!

Breakin It Down to Build It Up

with Sara Garonzik

Saturdays at 2pm
SARA WILL TAKE YOUR PILATES PRACTICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Find out how to master and take your practice to the next level by diving in deep to individual Pilates movements. Using self-massage, flow, and movement exploration these workshops will give you insight into your body and your own personal practice. 

February 8  Mountain Climbers/Splits on the Reformer

Saturdays 2-3:30pm in the Pilates Studio

Pricing for each workshop:  $30 members $40 non-members 10% VIP Discount

min 4, max 12

Each workshop is designed for any level of practitioner. 

 

About Sara Sara is a certified Pilates instructor and is passionate about sharing her knowledge in all disciplines of fitness. In her classes, you can expect to gain a deeper knowledge of your body as she walks the line between challenge and form with humor sprinkled in. The only pre-requisite is an open mind and readiness to move better in your daily life! 

 

BFF Aerobics

with Erica Nix and Nikki DaVaughn

Sunday at 11am
Are You Ready to Love Your Body EXACTLY WHERE IT IS?

Are you ready to GET IN THAT AWESOME BOD AND REALLY START FEELING YOURSELF? Nikki DaVaughn from Fat Bottom Cabaret and Erica Nix, Austin's "Body Positive Ambassador" have been mashing their brains together to make movement classes MORE INCLUSIVE and MORE FUN! Each will take turns teaching their favorite dance moves and showing modifications throughout the class simultaneously so you don't miss a beat! 

Nikki has you covered with a lower impact array of songs featuring Beyonce and more booty shakin'. Erica brings more intensity with an 80/90's song focus. There's a little something for everyone and we couldn't be more excited to share them with our community. For many, it takes courage to go to group class or exercise at all, so bring a friend to BFF Aerobics at Castle Hill Fitness for an additional discount! 

Sunday, February 9 11am-12pm in the Studio at Downtown

min 8, max 30

$15 per person $20 for BFF pair - bring a friend and save! 

All are welcome! Grab your bestie and make sure to snag a dance spot! These two queerdos will make you laugh as much as they make you sweat, so expect your abs to be sore and your soul to leave happy. 

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.

February 12-26 Wednesdays 3-week series 6-6:55pm

$84 members $93 non-members
VIP members save extra 10%
 

About Brooke Brooke Williams Howard was first introduced to mat Pilates for strength and conditioning as a young ballet dancer. In 2003, she began regularly practicing Pilates on equipment at Castle Hill, and this is where her love of connection of mind, body, and spirit through movement began. The Pilates studio felt like a home-away-from home, so she fulfilled her dream in completing the Peak Pilates Comprehensive certification to begin teaching. Brooke is currently continuing her education through the 18-month “Discover*Move*Inspire” post-comprehensive teacher program.

Sharing the benefits of classical Pilates with for clients in all ages and stages of life motivates Brooke. She loves that clients always leave a session feeling better than when they arrived. Her personal favorite workout is mat work, but the Wunda Chair holds a special piece of her heart. Brooke’s greatest joys in life are her two daughters, Ruth and Rebecca, and she is grateful to be able to follow her two passions, being their Mom and a Pilates trainer.

Partners Yoga Workshop

with Anna Gieselman

Saturday at 12pm
"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." -Maya Angelou
This Valentine's Day, join Anna for a partners workshop all about giving and receiving therapeutic touch!

Class will start with partner assisted yoga where you will both experience hands-on adjustments that make each posture more enjoyable followed by a step-by-step partner massage tutorial! You’ll not only learn ways to help one another feel good but you’ll also leave feeling more relaxed and connected.

Lovers, friends and even family duos are welcome in this all-levels healing touch workshop.

Saturday, February 15 12-2:30pm in Lotus

$40 per couple (register individually) 10% VIP discount max 24

About Anna Anna is a Senior Prajna Yoga teacher and movement educator who has been teaching at Castle Hill since 2012. Through curiosity, mindfulness and movement she teaches students to become more grounded and aware of the inner workings of their body and mind.

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!

Womens Self Defense Workshop

with Robert Reed

Saturday at 1pm
LEARN THE SKILLS THAT MIGHT SAVE YOUR LIFE ONE DAY. 
Self defense is what every woman and girl needs to know. In this one day workshop, participants will learn the first kajukenbo and kung fu self defense techniques. Kajukenbo blends the "most lethal" aspects of karate, judo, jiu jitsu, Chinese kenpo, and kung fu. 
 
You can expect partner work and close personal contact to simulate real life situations, but all participants are responsible and supported in setting their own limits and level of comfort. The confidence you will gain from this course alone is worth the price of admission. 
 
Girls should be at least 10 years old and mature enough to handle adult subject matter. Recommended attire: workout clothes. 
 
Saturday, February 22
1-3pm
 
$35 members
$45 non-members
VIP MEMBERS: EXTRA 10% OFF
 
 We recommend signing up with a friend and in advance. 
 
 
About your instructor, Robert Reed: 
Robert is an ACE certified Elite personal trainer, 5th generation 7th degree black belt in Kajukenbo self defense system & 2nd degree black belt in American Kenpo. He is passionate about helping women and girls learn how to defend themselves. 
Yoga for Addiction and Recovery Teacher 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. 

Austin School of Yoga 2020 Yoga Teacher Training

with Austin School of Yoga

Saturdays and Sundays at 9am
AUSTIN SCHOOL OF YOGA - 200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING

A 200-hour Yoga Alliance-certified teacher training designed with the cornerstones of self-care, awareness, curiosity, and compassion to discover your own voice, whether or not you plan to teach. We meet 9 weekend for an exquisite combination of yoga (asana, breath work, meditation, self-massage, philosophy), personal development processes, embodied anatomy, and empowering teaching methods. 

Training Dates: 

Weekend 1: April 25-26 Weekend 2: May 16-17 Weekend 3: June 27-28 Weekend 4: July 25-26 Weekend 5: August 29-30 Weekend 6: September 26-27 Weekend 7: October 24-25 Weekend 8: November 14-15 Weekend 9: December 5-6

Meet one weekend a month. Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-7pm in the Studio

Email questions to: info@austinschoolofyoga.com

Pricing: 

Save $300 when you sign up before April 1, 2020 Non-refundable deposit = $500 Total Training Cost = $3,500 payment plan option or $3,200 (paid in full) Payment plan is no more than 8 payments of $375 and must be paid off by the end of training - December 5, 2020.  Questions? Contact deb.peterson@castlehillfitness.com

Refunds: We will give a refund minus the non-refundable deposit for cancellations 2 weeks or more in advance. No refunds will be given for no-shows. Castle Hill Fitness reserves the right to cancel programs at anytime to which we offer full refunds. Attendance: 100% is required with no make up dates.

Meet Ashley Cheng, 500 E-RYT & Tracey Silverman, 200 E-RYT Our training is based on our heritage in Forrest Yoga, Yoga Tune Up®, Yoga Therapy, and Alignment-based Vinyasa. We have curated what we love best of these practices and adapted it into our own unique style.  http://www.austinschoolofyoga.com/

 

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:  December 2-February 21 (No classes between December 23-January 3)

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.