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.

Language of Peace: Sixth Annual Meditation Challenge

with Anna Gieselman

When you take the time to become still and quiet, you might realize just how loud and often negative your inner dialogue can be. We also live in a world full of amplified opinions broadcasted through an endless cycle of media input. With all of this chatter, it is more important than ever to clear your mind and regain a sense of internal peace.

Join Anna this December for her 6th annual Meditation Challenge in which you will receive a daily guided meditation to support you on this journey towards inner clarity and tranquility. No meditation experience is required but a desire to slow down and become present is a good start.

The Language of Peace: Sixth Annual December Meditation Challenge December 1-31st $35 for everyone VIP members: extra 10% off

The recordings are online so you can listen at your convenience in the comfort of your home anywhere in the world. Day by day, you'll feel your mind and body moving towards a place of stillness. This December give yourself (or someone who needs it) the gift of peace of mind!

Challenge recordings officially begin December 1, but you can start anytime throughout the month and have access to the recordings for a month. Participants will receive an email on December 1st with a secure link to access recordings. If you have any issues please email

Meet Anna Anna is a Senior Prajna Yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga to the Castle Hill community since 2012. Her classes combine alignment-based asanas with her love of mindfulness to encourage students to become more grounded and aware of the inner workings of their bodies. 
 
iRest Yoga Nidra for the Holidays

with Kim Schaefer

Tuesdays at 6:15pm
Give yourself the gift of self-care this holiday season. 

iRest is an evidence-based meditation practice that helps alleviate insomnia, anxiety, fear, and depression. This 3-week iRest course will offer you an experience to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships, and provide you with greater mastery and control in your life. Drop in to one class or get the full benefits and sign up for all 3 sessions. 

Class 1: Settling into the wonder of body-sensing Class 2: Orienting to your constant companion with breath-sensing Class 3: Welcoming opposites to calm the stress of busy seasons

December 3, 10, and 17 Tuesdays 6:15-7:30pm in the Chakras Studio

$48 member $60 non-member $25 drop-in to one class VIP members receive 10% off

 

Meet Kim Schaefer Kim is a somatic psychotherapist, experienced yoga teacher, and longtime meditator. Her clear and encouraging teaching style makes yoga and meditation accessible to anyone seeking to know more about the practice and about themselves. 

Donation Yoga Class

with Austin School of Yoga Graduates

Sunday at 10:30am
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. All proceeds will benefit RAICES - a social justice nonprofit that provides free and low-cost legal services to under-served immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas. 

 

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! 

 

Intention Setting for the New Year

with JennyO

Sunday at 2pm
PREPARE FOR THE NEW YEAR
Transitional times can stir up big emotions that ask for pause, acknowledgement and ritual allowing for conscious movement forward. Cleanse out the body and mind readying yourself to take on the New Year with freshness and clear vision in this end of year experiential workshop.

Expect to dive deep into four concentrated areas: - Ritual: to "burn" off the old year, so that these patterns, "Sankalpas" do not follow us into the new year - Meditation: to connect with our true identity, letting go of what did not serve us in the past - Breath and Mantra: to establish our new patterns - Sound and Relaxation: sealing of the intention and shaking loose what does not serve

Sunday, December 8 2-4pm in Chakras min 6, max 24

$30 for all, VIP members save 10%

About JennyO JennyO began her teaching career in 2006 and is passionate about sharing yoga with a diverse population. She holds certifications as a Yoga Therapist- C-IAYT, 500 hr E-RYT in Hatha, 500 hr in Kundalini, iRest and continues her studies with Indigenous groups in Shamanism with Maria Elaina Martinez. She is a dedicated student of all the limbs of yoga: meditation, breathing techniques (pranayama), visualization (iRest), sound (mantra), and energy locks (mudra).

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 20 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.