Women, Feelings, Medication, and Mindfulness

One of Common Ground’s newest yoga teachers, Amber Karnes of Body Positive Yoga recently shared this great read on women, feelings and medication from the NYT via social media and the author Julie Holland shares a fascinating perspective based on her experiences and observations as a psychiatrist in New York. One thing the article doesn’t bring up are the roles […]

Meditation and Happy Immune Cells

Doesn’t “happiness research” sound like a great field? A recent piece in the Atlantic highlights Steven Cole at UCLA who has been researching how hedonic happiness (eg: the happiness you get from an experience like buying a new house) and eudaimonic happiness (the happiness you get from “purpose and direction in life, our involvement in something bigger than […]

Common Ground Yoga Student Jovan Williams

Common Ground client Jovan Williams has thoughtfully offered to share about her experience as a yoga student at Common Ground. We so appreciate Jovan’s willingness to share, and hope it inspires you to come and join us! If you are new to yoga or returning after a long absence, please give us a call at 434-218-7677 and […]

Yoga Vitamins with Isabella Jones

Please join Common Ground and Isabella Jones for “Yoga Vitamins” Thursday, February 12th from 7-8pm. This class is offered by donation. Yoga Vitamins will teach sequences of yoga postures with breathing techniques, proper alignment, and individualized modifications. The sequences you learn can be used “off the mat” during the hectic pace of daily life, and […]

Common Ground Winter Weather Policy

Common Ground follows the same Winter Weather Policy as Piedmont Virginia Community College. If the weather outside is dreary and you’re unsure if we’re open, we encourage you to check PVCC’s website or check our voicemail at 434-218-7677.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Loving your Enemy

Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we offer an excerpt from one of his lesser known speeches. It’s wise, challenging advice for today and every day: “When the opportunity presents itself for you to defeat your enemy, that is the time which you must not do it. There will come a time, in many […]

Meditation Series with Asha Greer

A Time for Stopping with Asha Greer and Rotating Guests: Fridays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Offered by donation. Asha Greer and rotating guests host Friday evening meditations from 6:30-7:30pm. Drop-ins very welcome. These Friday evening meditations are an opportunity for you to embrace doing nothing. That’s right: nothing. With so much going on in our world and our […]

Checking in with Melissa Behl

Common Ground client Melissa Behl included us in her piece on restoring for the holidays. Melissa is a nursing student, and has also made time to explore the mindfulness curriculum through the UVA Contemplative Sciences Center. From her post: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a booming area of research. What interests me is finding the […]

Common Ground in C-ville Weekly

Hey, heyyyy! Common Ground would like to thank the C-ville for featuring us in their I resolve piece on 30 ways to do better in the new year. From the article: Breathe deeper If you’re looking for a way to manage the stress of all your resolutions, try penciling yoga or meditation into your shiny new day […]

Creating New Habits in the New Year

Giving some thought to creating new patterns or habits in 2015? This article has some helpful suggestions, and a good reminder: it’s much less complicated for your brain to create new patterns than it is to break pre-existing habits. This has to do with synaptic patterns in our brains. From the article: The reality is, habits […]