Winter Yin Series with Lynsie McKeown


When days shorten and temperatures drop, nature urges us to slow down and go inward.  However, the frenetic nature of the holiday season pulls us into hyper-productivity and we forget the importance of recovery time.  We need rest in order to balance the nervous system, decrease elevated stress hormones, improve mental clarity and fully heal. […]

Aspects of Self, Chakras and Restorative Yoga: A 7 Week Series


Because we  are multi-dimensional Beings, we have a vast array of archetypes within us. This series will encourage us to explore all these different Aspects of Self that reside in the various chakras, while relaxing in a meditative restorative pose. Each week we will explore one chakra, starting with the first (base) chakra and moving […]

Exploring Yogic Principles: The Niyamas


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. While the yamas are practices that relate to our outer world, the niyamas are practices that relate to our inner world and include purity, contentment, […]

#GivingTuesday 2016


Consumerism got you down? #GivingTuesday is just thing to balance out the more is better attitude that can seem to run rampant this time of year. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Common Ground would gratefully accept your #GivingTuesday donations to support affordable wellness, a year […]

A Letter from Common Ground’s Director


Dear Friends, At Common Ground there is a gratitude journal on a table in the lobby where guests may express thanks for anything they wish. Some recent visitors shared the following: I am grateful to be at Common Ground healing my body, spirit and mind. Recovery is hard, but I’m doing it! Common Ground is […]

Intro to AcroYoga: A 6 Week Series


Acroyoga blends partner yoga, acrobatics, and thai massage to explore balance and connection with others.  Learn poses and transitions in a safe, controlled manner as you unlock your inner child. This class series is for those new to AcroYoga and is the perfect place to begin if you are exploring this practice for the first time. Bring […]

Intro to Yoga: Jan. 11th – Feb. 15th


Curious about yoga and want to learn more? Get answers in this welcoming and interactive 6 week series that is open to all ages, bodies, and fitness levels. During these 6 weeks, we will teach you how to practice yoga poses, breathing, and healthful attitudes. Over time, learn to reduce stress and enjoy improving your […]

December C-ville Satsang


Saturday, December 10th 2:00-4:00pm Common Ground is very happy to be hosting C’ville Satsang, a monthly gathering organized by Lynsie McKeown. 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, […]

Winter 6-Week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class


Please note: pre-registration for this series is required. Registration is available from here. IMCC will offer a six-week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class open to anyone who is new to meditation or who would like to establish a regular practice of mindfulness and Insight Meditation. The class will cover introductions to mindfulness of the breath, the body, […]

Yoga of Recovery: Jan. 12th – Feb. 16th


This 6 week course is for anyone in recovery from the white chip to the anniversary chip and anyone looking to overcome self-destructive or addictive tendencies. Family members of addicts, yoga teachers, therapists and counselors will also find this workshop helpful.  Yoga of Recovery combines Yoga, Ayurveda and 12-step principles to create a holistic approach […]