Yoga for Happy Hips – A 4 week Series

The hips are the largest joints in the body and, as such, are a place where a lot of energy is transferred––or stuck. For those who spend a lot of time sitting, or even for those who don’t, the modern world doesn’t give us much opportunity to move our bodies in all the ways they’re […]

Intro to Kundalini: A 4 Week Series

Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. Each class consists of exercises, including a warm up and deep relaxation, poses, meditation, breathwork and chanting. Kundalini Yoga can potentially ease stress and tension. It is expressly designed to have a positive impact on your central nervous system and endocrine system. Breathing in different patterns has a […]

Intro to Zapchen : a 4 week series

Zapchen is a practice of simple exercises for development and change for yourself, family or your clients. The exercises are playful, never forced and profound. They point to possibilities of change and maturation deeper than we can guess. Zapchen gives real and immediate access to the possibility of well-being. This group supports gentle, radical levels […]

Yoga For Anxiety

This series is for everyone, whether you have a diagnosed anxiety disorder or you just get stressed out by life sometimes. Yoga can be an effective tool for managing anxiety, since the practice is all about present moment awareness. In this class, we’ll use the mind/body connection to begin creating new mental habits, letting go […]

ARTCHO – A Fundraiser for Common Ground

An annual community art festival in Charlottesville, Virginia. November 3rd, 2018, 10am-6pm at IX Art Park. ARTCHO is an annual festival bringing the people of Charlottesville together to enjoy art, music, and food in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. There will be food trucks, wine and craft beer. This festival exhibits high quality artwork, local restaurants and […]

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training for Women of Color

This fall Common Ground Healing Arts, Charlottesville’s nonprofit community wellness center, is hosting a prenatal yoga teacher training for Women of Color in partnership with Sisters Keeper Doula Collective and Cox Pregnancy and Birth Support. This program is funded by Lululemon. Sisters Keeper Doula Collective was founded in 2015 and has trained 65 Women of […]

2018 Holiday Wellness Packages

‘Tis the season for spreading peace, joy, and wellness. Common Ground has three holiday wellness packages to choose from to keep you and yours merry and bright. To purchase, call (434-218-7677), drop by, or buy them online from here. Please note: there are limited quantities of each of these specials (so shop early!) and all services must be […]

Sitting with Whiteness: Exploring White Privilege and White Fragility through Meditation – at Trinity Episcopal Church

***This series will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church (1118 Preston Ave. Charlottesville); Directions and information on parking available from here.*** Though white Americans have been the dominant racial group in this country for centuries, many, if not most whites, carry very little awareness of whiteness or its implications as we move through our days. If […]

Hatha Flow for Beginners with Jasmine Alves

This beginner hatha yoga flow class will focus on breath awareness, the alignment of the foundational poses, and meditation. Each class will start with a meditation and intention setting, then we will gently flow through the poses. Students will be provided with modifications, and encouraged to move in ways that feel comfortable for their body. […]

Radically Restorative Yoga: a 5 Week Series

Come relax and rejuvenate into deep restoration of body, mind and spirit. Radically Restorative Yoga combines restorative yoga, thai bodywork, yin, meditation and yoga nidra/deep relaxation. Restorative and Yin yoga uses props to support the body so you experience the posture passively allowing gravity and specific positioning on the props to open and stretch the […]