Meditation and Happy Immune Cells

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Doesn’t “happiness research” sound like a great field? A recent piece in the Atlantic highlights Steven Cole at UCLA who has been researching how hedonic happiness (eg: the happiness you get from an experience like buying a new house) and eudaimonic happiness (the happiness you get from “purpose and direction in life, our involvement in something bigger than […]

Common Ground is Opening Today – Wednesday 12/18 at 10am

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***Common Ground is opening today, Wednesday, 2/18/15 at 10am*** Common Ground follows PVCC’s inclement weather policy. If you are ever unsure if we’re open, please check pvcc.edu, check-in with us on Facebook, or give us a call at 434-218-7677. Stay safe & warm in the snow!

Common Ground closing at 2pm, Monday 2/16

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***Common Ground will be closing today Monday, 2/16/15 at 2pm*** Common Ground follows PVCC’s inclement weather policy. If you are ever unsure if we’re open, please check pvcc.edu, check-in with us on Facebook, or give us a call at 434-218-7677. Stay safe & warm in the snow!

Common Ground Yoga Student Jovan Williams

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Common Ground client Jovan Williams has thoughtfully offered to share about her experience as a yoga student at Common Ground. We so appreciate Jovan’s willingness to share about her experience here, and hope it inspires you to come and join us! If you are new to yoga or returning after a long absence, please give us a […]

Yoga Vitamins with Isabella Jones

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Please join Common Ground and Isabella Jones for “Yoga Vitamins” Thursday, February 12th from 7-8pm. This class is offered by donation. Yoga Vitamins will teach sequences of yoga postures with breathing techniques, proper alignment, and individualized modifications. The sequences you learn can be used “off the mat” during the hectic pace of daily life, and […]

Common Ground Winter Weather Policy

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Common Ground follows the same Winter Weather Policy as Piedmont Virginia Community College. If the weather outside is dreary and you’re unsure if we’re open, we encourage you to check PVCC’s website or check our voicemail at 434-218-7677.

NCBTMB Massage CE with Tracey Moon

NCBTMB CE with Tracey Moon

Common Ground is very excited to offer this upcoming NCBTMB massage CE workshop: Meditation & Mindfulness for Massage Therapists with Tracey Moon • 7 Massage CE Friday, May 15th – 9:30am-5:30pm Meets NCBTMB Ethics Requirement for Massage Therapists Early Bird Special: $139 before April 15th (Book now!) Full Price: $159 after April 15th The essence of any […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Loving your Enemy

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Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we offer an excerpt from one of his lesser known speeches. It’s wise, challenging advice for today and every day: “When the opportunity presents itself for you to defeat your enemy, that is the time which you must not do it. There will come a time, in many […]

Meditation Series with Asha Greer

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A Time for Stopping with Asha Greer: Fridays, February 13 – March 13, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm Offered by donation. Asha Greer will be offering a 5 week series of meditations at Common Ground on Fridays from 6:30-7:30pm from February 13th through March 13th. Drop-ins very welcome. These Friday evening meditations are an opportunity for you to […]

Checking in with Melissa Behl

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Common Ground client Melissa Behl included us in her piece on restoring for the holidays. Melissa is a nursing student, and has also made time to explore the mindfulness curriculum through the UVA Contemplative Sciences Center. From her post: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a booming area of research. What interests me is finding the […]