No registration required for yoga and qigong classes and workshops except where noted. All Common Ground programs are offered freely in the spirit of generosity. To learn more about supporting the center and our teachers, click here.
Mindful Yoga Weekly Practice
In these sessions we practice yoga poses in a way that promotes ease in the mind. We explore physical alignment that results in both physical and mental freedom. In this way, the poses provide an opportunity to consciously cultivate a wholesome, joyful relationship with the body. With practice, mindful yoga supports wise attention in all of our daily lives. This series is open to adults of all ages and all levels of yoga experience. No need to register, just come.
with Anita R.: Fridays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
This gentle yoga class incorporates trauma-informed mindful movement with key skills of mindfulness for coping with co-occurring disorders. Everyone is welcome.
With Myra Rucker: Mondays, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
With Nancy Boler
In these sessions we practice yoga poses in a way that promotes ease in the mind. We explore physical alignment that results in both physical and mental freedom. In this way, the poses provide an opportunity to consciously cultivate a wholesome, joyful relationship with the body. With practice, mindful yoga supports wise attention in all of our daily activities. Open to adults of all ages and all levels of experience.
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. (cancelled Jan 30)
Fridays, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
This class is for people who have attended Level 1 Mindful Yoga and have developed the body awareness necessary to move into more challenging physical yoga poses with ease.
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45pm. (cancelled Jan 29)
Gentle Yoga and Deep Relaxation
In this class we study and practice relaxation techniques that allow us to “let go” into a deep state of stillness. The result is unification and peacefulness in all aspects of our being. Led by Nancy Boler.
Sunday, March 3rd, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Mindful Chair Yoga
Gain strength and flexibility with chair yoga: a gentle practice which is done while sitting in a chair or standing, using a chair for balance. This class is designed to guide awareness into the body through attunement to breath and sensation. As we continually draw awareness into the experience in our bodies, balance, harmony and self-discovery can arise. We become more skillful in listening to the inner wisdom that guides us in the flow of our own lives. Regardless of age or activity/mobility levels, this class will improve health and well-being. Led by Sharon Sebring.
Tuesdays, 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. (on hiatus until March 5)
Laughter Yoga: A Direct Practice of Joy
Laughter yoga involves deep breathing and a deep commitment to being fully in the now. When we are laughing there is no past, no future, and no mind chatter. Laughter increases one’s sense of well-being and promotes a wholesome community. Led by Spruce Krause.
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Qigong is a deeply satisfying healing practice that integrates mindful awareness, breath, and movement. This practice develops relaxation, concentration, and vitality. You can find a list of qigong practices here, drawings here or listen to Mark’s guided practice instructions: healing sounds or opening exercises. Click here for Steve Compton’s notes on the Healing Sounds practice. Led by Mark Nunberg and Steve Compton.
Wednesdays, 9:05 – 10:05 a.m., ongoing.
Nancy Boler has been teaching since 1999. She draws from her background in Kripalu yoga, Iyengar yoga, and Mindfulness Meditation. Her class instruction focuses on physical alignment, breath awareness, yoga philosophy, and development of wholesome mind states.
Wynn Fricke has been teaching hatha yoga since 1990 when she became certified at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City. Her classes integrate Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Integral Hatha Yoga forms as well as principles of Body-Mind Centering. Wynn is a professional dancer and co-founder of Common Ground Meditation Center.
Myra Rucker is a yoga teacher, and yoga student, who firmly believes in the benefits of sthira sukham asanam (Yoga Sutras, II:46) – cultivating a steady, joyful seat. Her introduction to yoga, practicing once a week between professional dancers and musicians (of various ages and fitness levels), quickly illustrated how yoga provides a path for anyone and everyone to be the best version of themselves. Myra is inspired by the idea that yoga (union) – and life – are like a poem, which, as Robert Frost said, “begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” Myra is always available to answer questions or address concerns before and after class. For more information, visit ajoyfulpractice.wordpress.com.
Sharon Sebring has dug very deep to find what transformation means in her own life. Today, yoga is a true expression of that. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and offers an invitation for you to join her in welcoming harmony and balance into your life. Sharon has been offering programs on body-mind-spiri
Spruce Krause M.A., Counseling Psychology, Life Coach and Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. Spruce has been practicing at Common Ground since about 2000 (she’s lost track of exactly when she first walked in the door, but it has changed her heart/mind & life). Spruce has over 20 years experience supporting individuals and groups in body/mind healing and personal transformation with a playful touch.