Yoga for Beginners

Are you new(ish) to yoga and ready to grow your confidence? Lili Powell is offering a highly-requested Yoga for Beginners Series designed for folks who are familiar with yoga basics, but want one more safe stepping stone before diving into Level 1 & 2 drop-in classes. This welcoming and interactive 6-week series is open to all ages and bodies, but is best if you already do some form of physical movement, are returning to yoga, or have taken Intro to Yoga. (While Yoga for Beginners intentionally builds upon the warm and supportive environment of Common Ground’s Intro series, it is not a pre-requisite.)

In the Yoga for Beginners Series, you will learn how yoga can help you reduce stress and enjoy increasing your fitness, health and overall well-being. Lili will start by reviewing basic yoga poses and breathing, while answering practical “how to” refresher questions. The series progresses to beginners’ yoga sequences that follow the rhythm and style of a typical drop-in class. Throughout, Lili supplements the series with information about the roots, science, and benefits of yoga. Weekly topics may include somewhat more advanced yoga practice, such as how to adopt a “beginner’s mind” or practice balance on and off the mat by grounding, centering and working with resistance.

This course will be offered on Thursdays, 5:30pm – 6:45pm, September 10th through October 15th. This is a live virtual class held via Zoom. The meeting link will be sent in your registration confirmation email.

This 6 week series is being offered Pay-What-You-Can $30-$120. Sign Up here

The full value of this class is $120. Learn more about our Pay-What-You-Can pricing.

You can register online or over the phone at 434-218-7677.

Please Note: No substitutions. Cancellations for this series must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the first class; refunds will not be issued after this point. Refunds are not available for missed classes.


Lili Powell enjoys leading classes in a warm and welcoming environment. Lili has practiced yoga since 2000 and completed the Yoga Source 200-hour teacher training in 2005. In addition to studying yoga, she also practices Pilates and mindfulness meditation. Connected to Charlottesville for over 35 years, Lili is grateful for the opportunity to serve Common Ground’s mission and our local community. She lives in town with her husband and their kitty, Pippin, who is named for the famous Albemarle apple.