Mindful Movement at Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention

Pictured above: Sisters Julia von Briesen and Lydia von Briesen who teach Mindful Movement together at Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention. Common Ground’s Mindful Movement program at Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention (BRJD) facility in Charlottesville has served more than 50 youth since it began 18 months ago. The hour long weekly class teaches mindfulness skills and […]

5 Mindfulness Tips for the Office that We Actually Use

The internet has no shortage on suggestions for how to bring some mindfulness into your workday (if you’re looking for suggestions we like these, these, and these), but we’ve decided to share 5 tactics that we actually use here at Common Ground to keep ourselves focused and at ease throughout the day. 1. Let your text message […]

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 […]

Common Ground Yoga Teacher Lili Powell in the Huffington Post

It’s always nice when folks get credit where credit is due, and recently the Huffington Post highlighted Darden School of Business professor and Common Ground yoga instructor Lili Powell in an article on leading mindfully. Lili and Jeremy Hunter of the Drucker School of Management led a break-out session at the Mindful Leadership Summit in […]

Holistic Life Foundation Partnership

Common Ground is excited to strengthen our developing partnership with the Holistic Life Foundation (HLF) in Baltimore, MD.  On November 4th, Director for Community Engagement (Phoebe Haupt) visited their program at an elementary school in Baltimore.  As an experiential participant in the yoga and mindfulness offerings that HLF has been providing in public schools in inner […]