Yoga and QiGong at IX Art Park

Common Ground is offering yoga and QiGong outside at IX Art Park! These classes are offered on a Pay-What-You-Can range of $5-15. Cash or check only. Please bring your own mat for yoga.

  • Tuesdays, 5:45-7:00pm: Level 1 & 2 Yoga with Cora Houghton
  • Wednesdays, 5:45 – 7:00pm: Qigong with Jay Demaio
  • Thursdays, 5:45 – 7:00pm: Level 1 & 2 Yoga with Chitra McDevitt & Andi Senatro

Optional things to bring: your best friend, your A-game, your neighbor, your party pants, your favorite co-worker, your sneakers to sprint to Brazos and grab some tacos, a water bottle.

Class meets near the butterfly/ beach mural (pictured below) which is adjacent to the Dream Big mural:


Weather looking iffy? Check our facebook page an hour before class, and we’ll have an update on whether or not class is happening.

About Cora:
Cora loves being a co-pilot with her students on their yoga journey. Practicing for over a decade, she is continually awed by the power of yoga to increase wellness, enjoyment, connection and healing. She has been teaching adults since 2014, introducing yoga to beginners and also working with students with up to 20 plus years of practice (sometimes in the same class!). She has taught children’s yoga for many years and currently has experience with students from the ages of 1 up to 65 years young.

Cora creates and guides practices that encourage body appreciation, strength, joy and playfulness, along with relaxation, long term stability, comfort and ease. She teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga. She is also experienced in Iyengar, Ashtanga, Bhakti, Kundalini, Yin and AcroYoga, Pilates and massage therapy.

Cora wants to make yoga accessible to more (all) people.

Jay Demaio guides Qigong as a deep and meaningful inner healing experience. He has over 20 years of experience in Yoga, Qigong, and Body Oriented Healing Arts. He has a five year certificate of training in Qigong from Blue Willow World Healing Center. Jay is also a Lymphoma survivor drawing on wisdom from his departure from conventional treatment protocols to his application of Qigong for cancer therapy and chemotherapy recovery.


andi-senatro-150x100Andi Senatro completed her yoga teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC. She has lived in several different places and loves to travel, though she has spent most her time in Virginia. Andi has been practicing yoga for seven years and believes in the power yoga possesses to help everyone grow stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually. Her favorite poses are standing balances, and inversions like headstand and wheel. She also loves teaching strengthening postures as well as restorative ones.


Chitra Kate McDevitt RYT500 has been teaching Integral Yoga since 2003. She teaches Basic and Intermediate levels as well as Restorative Yoga. She has been working with Durga Leela and Yoga of Recovery since 2011 which combines ayurveda, yoga philosophy and 12-step principles. She is certified through the Lotus Palm School of Thai Yoga and is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist which combines classical yoga techniques and elements of contemporary body-mind psychology.



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