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    DURING THE DARKEST SEASON OF THE YEAR, THE LIGHT COMES FROM WITHIN
    The winter triad of Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces begins on the shortest day of the year, December 21st. With no fire element in this trio to provide ‘outside’ warmth, we are given the gift of staying inside, going inward, reflecting on our lives, and the paths we are on.

    The winter signs are associated with the regions of the body nearest to the earth: our base. By strengthening our mountain climbers, hundreds, and banana poses, we provide a solid foundation for walking with purpose through the year ahead.

    Sunday, February 9: Aquarius- Hundreds
    Sunday, March 8: Pisces- Banana Pose

    Noon-1pm
    Pilates Studio
    Minimum 3, Max 8

    Each workshop:

    $25 member
    $35 non-members
    VIP Members save extra 10%

    Meet Celeste
    With Aquarius as her moon sign, the betterment of individuals and humanity comes to Celeste naturally. Growing up in a culture where astrology was considered the “norm”, it resonated with her from an early age. In this unique monthly program, Celeste weaves together her experience as a Pilates teacher with her passion for Astrology.

      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.

        “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.

          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.

            BALANCE ON AND OFF THE MAT!
            Improve your movement and balance in everyday life using core activation and stabilization. In this thoughtful workshop, you will learn proper balancing warm-ups and techniques for staying confidently in single-legged postures. Erin will demonstrate which muscle groups apply to different planes of movement. Expect specific body awareness meditation and a vinyasa flow warm-up.

            Saturday, February 1
            1-2:30pm
            in the Mind Body Room
            min 4, max 16
            All levels welcome

            $35 members
            $45 non-members
            VIP Members: Extra 10% Off

            Meet Erin
            Erin Feil is a 500 RYT level yoga teacher and has lived in Austin for over 20 years. Appropriate for all levels of practitioner, Erin’s classes are full of laughter and learning. She has a deep affection for the outdoors and is an avid camper, hiker, and adventurer!

              Stop by Poppy and enjoy a fun fitness event with Lillian June Wellness! Connect with other families in our community and let the kids play!

              Take some time for yourself and your family during the rush of the holiday season to sweat, stretch, and socialize!

              We will have coffee, Richard’s Rainwater, snacks, and room for the kids to run free. The workout will include a full-body cardio + strength session with a yoga cool down. Lorna Jane will be on site with free fittings and their latest apparel!

              $5 registration for the workout or $15 with child care (age 4 and under). Older kids are welcome to participate in the workout or place in Poppy’s fun play area. Space is limited to 25 adults so register today!

                Kick-off your festival weekend (or recover from ACL the night before) with a quick morning sweat-sesh with Juliet Italian Kitchen and Equinox Austin! This class is a fusion of two Equinox class favorites, 25-minutes of barre by Nikki Jensen followed by 25-minutes of Pilates by Melissa Gatto. Each attendee will get two drink tickets for bloody marys or mimosas from Juliet’s special ACL-edition happy hour afterward! Bibi Beverages will also be providing all-natural Alcohol recovery and preventative hangover shots. Space is limited so please register ASAP, and bring your own mat. Register here to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equinox-50-minute-barrepilates-fusion-class-tickets-73316165625?aff=erellivmlt

                  WHEN YOU PREP FOR MOVEMENT, YOU PREP FOR SUCCESS!


                  Whether you’re getting ready for a fitness class, a personal workout, or after a long day of sitting- this workshop is for you! The goal of this workshop is to give you the tools to properly activate and mobilize the most commonly underactive muscles. Expect to learn proper foam rolling technique and bodyweight movements to fire up your kinetic chain and increase athletic performance. Come prepared to oil those hips and shoulders!

                  All levels welcome. Designed for athletes and avid lifters.

                  Foam Rollers will be provided during the workshop and can be purchased for $20 – $10 OFF the regular price!

                  Saturday, October 5
                  12:30-1:30pm
                  in the Studio

                  $25 for all
                  10% discount for VIP

                  min 6, max 24

                  About Chad
                  This native Austinite has competed in sporting events at a national level and accomplished a personal goal of losing 100 pounds. But his biggest achievements in life thus far has been obtaining the NASM Personal Trainer Certification and helping people achieve their fitness goals.

                    ARE YOU CURIOUS TO ADD INVERSIONS TO YOUR YOGA PRACTICE?
                    This workshop is a gentle introductory-level exploration of inversions and how to safely execute them. Inversions have many benefits, including boosting your circulation and vascular system, lymphatic system, as well as building core and upper body strength, and balance. Bonus: an increase in confidence and gain a new perspective!

                    Try this 90-minute workshop and discover the inversion practice that is best suited for you! Summer will discuss the foundations to achieve the approachable inversions like down dog and standing forward folds, as well as more advanced versions like shoulder stand, headstand, and handstands.

                    Saturday, October 12
                    1-2:30pm
                    90 minutes
                    minimum 4, max 16

                    $35 members
                    $45 non-members
                    VIP members extra 10% off
                    Everyone welcome!

                    About Summer
                    Summer has been teaching yoga and performing massage bodywork for 20 years. Her yoga work is based in somatics and specializes in movement re-patterning. Summer aspires to help clients find their own way of moving in a supportive and nurturing environment.

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                      Mermaiding is the trendiest new activity for mermaids and mermen that is the perfect combination of fantasy and fitness! Learn to swim while wearing a real mermaid tail! Stay active and fulfil your mermaid dreams!

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                      Join our mermaid pod membership for progressive weekly lessons to stay fit and learn advanced mermaid moves!
                      If you’re just looking to dip your toes into the mermaid world, our one time trial classes are for you!