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Castle Hill Fitness offers a multitude of formats in which to improve your health and fitness. In our small group, multi-week 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 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.

2019 Austin School of Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training

with Ashley + Tracey  Saturdays and Sundays at 9am

Join Ashley Cheng and Tracey Silverman for 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, once a month for an exquisite combination of yoga, personal development processes, embodied anatomy, and empowering teaching methods.  

Training Dates:
Weekend 1: April 27-28
Weekend 2: May 25-26
Weekend 3: June 29-30
Weekend 4: July 20-21
Weekend 5: August 24-25
Weekend 6: September 14-15
Weekend 7: October 19-20
Weekend 8: November 2-3
Weekend 9: December 7-8

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

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Save $300 when you sign up before April 1, 2019. 
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 the training - December 8, 2019
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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 to our own unique style.


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World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day

with Jeff Bowman  Saturday at 12pm

Celebrate World Tai Chi & QiGong Day in free special classes with Master Trainer, Jeff Bowman.

This annual event is celebrated in more than 65 countries across six continents, on the last Saturday in April. Tai Chi practitioners and the public perform Tai Chi with the intention of sending a wave of health and healing energy across the globe.

Saturday, April 27
Free to all, everyone welcome! 


Intro to QiGong
Mind Body Room
Limited to 18

Qigong is a holistic system of self-healing exercise and meditation. This ancient form of movement has been practiced in China for centuries. These practices are designed to relax and nourish our bodies while improving health and longevity. Jeff will lead you through two QiGong forms, Yi Jin Jing or tendon changing classic (short version), and the Breath Set or Grand Circulation QiGong. Two unique ways to deepen the breath, increase focus and stretch in a way to circulate Qi (energy) to manage stress, increase immunity, and feel great. 

Intro to Tai Chi Chuan
Mind Body Room
Limited to 18

Join Jeff to practice Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. Jeff will briefly touch on the benefits, core principles, and a few basic movements to get you started on this incredibly fulfilling practice. 


Classes are free and open to everyone! Reserve your spot in advance. 


Join Jeff
Jeff Bowman is a Master Personal Trainer who left the corporate world for a career in fitness in order to spread the important message: "health is wealth!" Jeff has practiced Tai Chi and QiGong for over 10 years and is excited to celebrate with special classes for World Tai Chi & QiGong Day. 

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Prepared Partners Workshop

with Jill Birt  Sunday at 12pm

Prepared Partners is a one day Labor Preparation Course for you and your partner rooted in the wisdom and teachings of yoga, intertwined with the knowledge and experience Jill holds as a labor and delivery nurse.

During your time with Jill, you and your partner can expect to learn:

• Yoga positions to support each of your needs and well-being through labor and the transition into parenthood, as well as, partner supported positions for labor
• The process and stages of labor from both a scientific and energetic viewpoint.
• The science behind how breathing techniques support the central nervous system and specific techniques to support both labor and parenthood
• “What to do” to best support each stage of labor including natural interventions and support methods
• What if??? Information on possible medical interventions of labor and birth


This class includes physical movement and hands-on practice. Please wear comfortable clothing. You will also receive take-home references to utilize in labor so no pressure -- it’s ok if you forget. Leave together feeling PREPARED and ready for the big day!




Sunday, April 28
in Lotus


Saturday, June 1
in the Studio


Min 4, Max 12 couples

$99 per couple
Sorry, no additional member discounts.


About Jill Birt
The PREPARED Childbirth Course was founded by Yogi, Mother and Registered Nurse, Jill Birt. Prior to stepping full time to teaching yoga, Jill worked as a labor and delivery nurse in Austin, TX for 15 years. She believes the mind, body and spirit connection is a vital component to support your whole self through pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood.

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PREPARED: A New Prenatal Course

with Jill Birt  Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:15am

Prepare Yourself for the Transition to Motherhood
The curriculum of PREPARED utilizes the Yoga practices of mindfulness, meditation, and movement intertwined with the knowledge and experience Jill holds as a labor and delivery nurse. You will gain a deeper understanding of your body and the process of labor, both scientifically and energetically. The course also includes prenatal yoga to support your body's changing and upcoming needs while being appropriately gentle and safe for you and your baby. 
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March 5-April 18
April 30-June 6
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6 week program, 2x/wk
the Studio at Downtown
Min 4, Max 12 students
$265 before February 18
$290 after February 18
Open to members & non-members. Sign up by February 18 for early bird pricing.
Sorry, no additional member discounts. 
About Jill Birt
The PREPARED Childbirth Course was founded by Yogi, Mother, and Registered Nurse, Jill Birt, Prior to stepping full time in to teaching yoga, Jill worked as a labor and delivery nurse in Austin, TX for 15 years. She believes the mind, body, and spirit connection is a vital component to support your whole self through pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. 

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Mindfulness Meditation for Inner Peace

with John Howard and Peter Craig  Saturday at 2pm

Go beyond the basics and learn how to live present in the moment and at peace.
You will learn the key components of effective meditation, how to tailor a practice to suit your needs, and advanced techniques to deepen your mindfulness. Many today feel impacted by politics, social media or world events. Learn to take control of your inner space using ancient and science-backed methods.

Saturday, May 11
in the Studio

$30 member/$35 non-member
10% discount for VIP

About John and Peter
John Howard and Peter Craig are spiritual teachers and psychotherapists who help their clients learn to live in happiness and peace. John Howard is a longtime spiritual director with 20 years of experience teaching classes across the U.S. He draws from a variety of world and indigenous traditions and focuses on common elements of practice. Peter is a mystic and poet who teaches mindfulness, acceptance, and presence.

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The Heart of Meditation: an iRest Yoga Nidra Series

with Kim Schaefer  Wednesdays at 6:15pm

Heal unresolved issues in your body and mind.
Develop your toolbox for calm amidst all the changing circumstances of life. iRest is an evidence-based meditation practice that helps alleviate insomnia, anxiety, fear, and depression. This 6 week iRest course will teach you a practice to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships and provide you with greater mastery and control in your life. A workbook and other resources will be provided for your continued practice after the series. 
May 22-June 26
Wednesdays at 6:15pm-7:30pm
6 week series
in Lotus
$99 members
$108 non-members
VIP members save 10%
Meet Kim Schaefer
Kim is a somatic psychotherapist, experienced yoga teacher, and long time meditator. Her clear and encouraging teaching style make yoga and meditation accessible to anyone seeking to know more about the practice and about themselves.

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