Our yoga event calendar offers one-day workshops, multi-week series, special events, and trainings designed to take your practice to a new level. Browse the upcoming events below to begin studying in-depth with your favorite teachers. You do not need to be a member of Castle Hill Fitness in order to attend. Advance registration is always recommended to secure your spot in an upcoming program.

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.

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. 

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! 

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.