Yoga

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Common Ground offers a full schedule of weekly yoga in Charlottesville taught by certified, experienced yoga teachers.

You can view the online schedule here. Online registration for a drop-in yoga class is not required. Please arrive about 15 minutes before your first yoga class at Common Ground in order to fill out 2 quick forms.

If you are here looking for our 6 week or 4 week yoga class series (eg: Intro to Yoga or Yoga of Recovery), please click here for more information.

Our rates for yoga are competitive in Charlottesville, because we are a non-profit committed to making complementary health care accessible for all. Clients pay on a sliding scale, based on income. If you’d like help finding the right class for you or have any questions, please give us a call at 434-218-7677!

 


 

Frequently Asked Yoga Questions

Q: What is yoga?
A. Yoga is a mind-body practice with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Its philosophical underpinnings encourage practices such as non-violence and peace of mind.

Q: Is yoga a religion?
A. Yoga is not a religion. It is a philosophy. People from all religions practice yoga, including Christianity.

Q: I am not flexible. Can I do yoga?
A. Yes! Flexibility is not a prerequisite for practicing yoga.

Q: What do I bring?
A. Nothing. Common Ground has everything you need.

Q: What do I wear?
A. Loose clothing

Q: How do I schedule an appointment?
A. Reserve your space online, call 434.218.7677 or drop in!

Q: Where is Common Ground located?
A. Downtown on the 2nd floor (suite 219) of the Jefferson School City Center. It’s easiest to use the doors on the left when you’re standing at the front of the building.

Frequently Heard Yoga Excuses

E: I’m too old.
A: We have 90 year old yoga students! We have classes for all ages. Our 90 year old student comes to chair yoga.

E: I’m too overweight.
A: Common Ground’s students and teachers come in all shapes and sizes. Accept where you are, we will.

E: I’ve never done yoga.
A: Perfect. Common Ground was designed for beginners.

E: I have a hurt back/shoulder/neck/knee…
A: Yoga has proven therapeutic benefits when carefully applied. Speak to your instructor before class if you have an injury or other physical concerns. They will teach you how to work around your problem areas.

E: I don’t know which class to take.
A: Call us at 434.218.7677. We’ll help.

E: I’m too busy.
A: Yoga is exactly what you need. The busier you are, the more in need of calm you are. The stillness and tranquility recharges your body and mind and actually makes you much more efficient.

 We hope you come and join us for yoga soon!

Looking for more info on yoga? Check out the articles below:

– Yoga or Stretching Eases Low Back Pain – NIH News in Health, December 2011
– Yoga Therapy May Help Prevent and Treat Orthopedic Problems – NYTimes.com
– Yoga for Stroke Survivors: How Regular Practice May Improve Balance | Healthland | TIME.com
– Yoga Benefits Cancer Patients