Common Ground is more than our downtown studio: we bring the healing arts out into neighborhoods and communities to meet people where they are.

Community offerings are open to the public, with the exception of a few noted otherwise. Services are offered at no cost, thanks to our practitioners who volunteer their time and our donors who underwrite clinic costs. Clients are welcome to give a donation, but it is not required. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Drop-In Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture w/ Central Virginia Community Acupuncture 

Offering: Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture 
When: Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 6:30pm (We will be available to put needles in until 6 pm.  Treatment will be complete by 6:30)
Where: Common Ground Healing Arts/ Jefferson School City Center
 Description: Common Ground offers simple protocol of 5 acu-points in the ear, that provides an excellent immunity boost.  It is effective in treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, smoking and alcohol addictionPeople frequently report that it helps with pain relief, improved sleep, reduced stress, better mood and concentration, and an overall sense of well being.

Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention Facility (Closed to the public)

Offering: Mindful Movement
When: Weekly
Description: Yoga teacher and mindfulness leader, Julia von Briesen leads an 8 week program for residents at the Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention Facility. This class focuses on yoga and other mindfulness tools.


Yoga in the Prison (Closed to the public)

Offering: Yoga
When: Multiple Classes Weekly
Where: Fluvanna Women’s Correctional Facility
Description: Since 2010, hundreds of women have been able to benefit from yoga at the largest women’s prison in Virginia — a maximum-security facility housing 1,200+ inmates.