Happy Winter Solstice

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May you find the invincible summer within you on this shortest day of the year.

Congratulations, Lucille Diggs!

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Common Ground is very happy to announce our winner for a $150 Wellness Package: Lucille Diggs! Lucille was one of our fabulous clients who purchased a $100 gift certificate – and was therefore entered into our chance to win. We are so grateful to Lucille, and all of you who support our nonprofit.

Congratulations, Kim!

Congratulations Kim

A huge congratulations to Kim Lo who gave birth to Oliver Maisey Ellis on Tuesday, 12/16/14 at 6:10pm. Please join us in celebrating the good news!

gratiTuesday with Lauri Ross


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 week we’re checking-in with Lauri Ross who has been a [...]

Common Ground Closed 12/24-1/1


Common Ground will be closed from December 24th through January 1st for the holidays. We’ll be back January 2nd, and look forward to seeing many of you in 2015 for yoga, massage, acupuncture and meditation!

Massage Availability: 12/16-12/20

massage 12/16-12/20

Here are the massages that are still available for this week, Tuesday 12/16 – Saturday, 12/20: Tuesday, 12/16: 1pm w/ Joshua 2:05pm w/ Joshua 3:10pm w/ Joshua Wednesday, 12/17: 4:50pm w/ Jarrel 6:00pm w/ Jarrel Thursday, 12/18: 9am w/ Rosa (integrated acupressure therapy) 2:15pm w/ Cate 4:45 w/ Heather 6pm w/ Heather 7:15pm w/ Heather [...]

Yoga en Español – Wednesday, 12/17

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Patricia Guerrero is visiting Charlottesville from Colombia to see her daughter, and has thoughtfully offered to teach a Hatha Yoga for Beginners class in Spanish next Wednesday, 12/17 from 5:30-6:30 at Common Ground in the Jefferson School.  After she retired, Patricia found that yoga’s teachings on enjoying the present moment helped her find happiness and [...]

Common Ground Yoga Teacher Lili Powell in the Huffington Post

Lili Powell

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

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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 [...]