Yoga for Beginners with Lilly Bechtel


Saturdays, 9:00-10:15am This beginner-friendly class offers a foundational understanding of yoga as a practice of personal change. Introduction to gentle, alignment-based physical postures, breath work and meditation will provide students with the building blocks for furthering a practice and discovering its unique implications in their daily lives.  Inspired by her study of Kripalu and Trauma-Sensitive […]

All Community Acupuncture Pay-What-You-Can, $20-$50


The response to September & August’s Pay-What-You-Can ($20-$50) Community Acupuncture has been so wonderful that Common Ground is extending this offer to ALL Common Ground Community Acupuncture sessions beginning October 1st. Common Ground has Community Acupuncture on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wondering what Community Acupuncture *is*? Check out our FAQ. ***PLEASE NOTE: booking in advance is required. […]

Yoga for Women of Color


Third Sundays, 2:00-3:15pm A monthly offering where women of color can gather and practice yoga in a safe and nurturing setting.  Each class will include postures accessible to all levels as well as time for exploring ways to use breath and meditation for wellbeing. Women are invited to stay after class to connect with other participants, […]

Yoga Nidra: Deep Relaxation for Healing


Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a guided systematic method that helps the practitioner to enter deeper states of relaxation yet become increasingly aware of their inner surroundings.  The practice of Yoga Nidra has been found to reduce tension, anxiety, headaches and boost immune function and the body’s ability to heal from injury, chronic stress […]

Exploring Yogic Principles: The Yamas


The yamas and niyamas are foundational to all yogic thought. Together, they form a moral code of conduct that is meant to guide the aspirant on the path of yoga. The yamas are the self-regulating behaviors—nonviolence, truthfulness, non-stealing, non-excess, and non-possessiveness—and perhaps the best way to learn them is to live them. This six-week series […]

Kofi Busia at Common Ground 2016


Kofi Busia is one of the world’s foremost teachers in the Iyengar tradition. He has been teaching for nearly 40 years, and has held his Advanced Certificate for 35 years. He has taught, and is recognized, all over the world. He began yoga as a student at Oxford and has taught professionally ever since. Throughout the […]

C’ville Satsang: Tapping into the Hara Line


Common Ground is very happy to be hosting C’ville Satsang’s monthly gathering this September! About C’ville Satsang C’ville Satsang is a local group of like-minded individuals seeking a greater sense of community and connection through the love of all things yoga. Once a month we gather together to play, practice, discuss, meditate or chant. This […]

Exploring the Chakras through Restorative Yoga: 10/6 – 11/17

Restorative Chakras October

In this series we will use restorative yoga poses to enhance and relax into the seven chakras. Each week we will explore one chakra, starting with the first (base) chakra and moving on up in sequence until we reach the ultimate chakra of connection to Source and bliss. Guided visualizations and instructions about each energy […]

Pay-What-You-Can Acupuncture on Wednesdays & Fridays in September


The response to August’s Pay-What-You-Can ($20-$50) Community Acupuncture  has been so wonderful that Common Ground is extending this offer to Wednesdays and Fridays in September! ***PLEASE NOTE: booking in advance is required. To schedule call us at 434-218-7677 or book online from here. Your first session takes about 90 minutes. Subsequent sessions are often closer to 60 minutes. The […]

Next Steps: Daily Yoga Practices of Co-Recovery


Codependents have a unique set of characteristics that often overlap with those of the addicts they love but are not exactly identical. Next Steps: Daily Yoga Practices of Co-Recovery,  invites anyone who has an addict (or recovering addict) in their life to spend 7 weeks learning  holistic self-nurturing practices found in Yoga, Ayurveda, 12-Steps and the 7 […]