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 […]

Common Ground Yoga Student Diane Bloom

Common Ground client Diane Bloom has thoughtfully offered to share about her experience as a yoga student at Common Ground. Thank you so much, Diane! If you are new to yoga or returning after a long absence, please give us a call at 434-218-7677 and we’ll help you find a class in which you’ll feel […]

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 […]

Thank you Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge

Big thanks to the bigs & littles who came out for Big/Little Yoga this past Saturday! Common Ground is very happy to be working in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge to offer this class exclusively for the mentees and mentors. We celebrate Big Brothers Big Sisters mission to provide […]

5 Reasons to Try Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a relaxing style of yoga that heavily uses props such as bolsters, blankets, and blocks in order to minimize straining. Once you are set-up in a restorative pose you will stay there for awhile – often 10-15 minutes – in order to give your muscles time to let go. Restorative poses are […]

GratiTuesday

Common Ground is trying out something new, and we’re calling in GratiTuesday. Each Tuesday we’ll be asking clients and practitioners to share things they’re grateful for, and then we’ll spread the gratitude! What are you grateful for today? Share with us in the comments! This smiling crew had just come out of Ashleigh’s 5:30-6:45 Hatha […]

Q&A with Yoga Teacher Barbara Germershausen

Barbara Germershausen has been teaching yoga since 1984. She founded Yoga House in Austin, Texas, operating from 1989 through 1996. During that time, she developed and directed a 300-hour teacher training program and taught yoga to inmates at a nearby Federal prison. After moving to Charlottesville in 1996, Barb taught at Living Yoga before opening […]

Yoga at Your Desk

Raise your hand if you’re doing work at a desk right now! Oh wait, we can’t see you – but that arm raise did just help get your blood flowing. Yoga Journal has 15 days of yoga to try at your desk and this sunny, cool Friday is as good a day to start as […]

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 […]

Transitions

Although my days in school are long since past, the seasonal transition from summer to fall always brings with it a “back to school” kind of energy for me. It is an opportunity to reflect on my priorities, and to consciously focus my efforts on what I see as the most important work to undertake […]