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Common Ground Healing Arts

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Common Ground is a wellness studio located in downtown Charlottesville.   Our space includes a fully equipped yoga studio & meditation space, a community acupuncture clinic, and private room for massage. By sharing space, our practitioners connect and collaborate in serving clients who seek to integrate multiple healing modalities. Common Ground is a hub for healing in the Charlottesville community.

Since January 2010, Common Ground’s outreach programs have been bringing the healing arts directly to community members who may be unable to access them otherwise. Through a generous grant provided by the Bama Works Fund of the Dave Matthews Band as well as  hundreds of volunteer hours donated by local healing arts practitioners, Common Ground is able to offer a variety of free wellness services to underserved populations.

Our outreach practitioners partner with local service providers to reach low-income adults, people with limited English proficiency, the elderly, incarcerated women, minorities, and other special populations. Current outreach offerings include:

·       A weekly chair massage clinic at JABA’s Westhaven Nursing Clinic

·       A weekly yoga class at Sunrise Park Community Center

·       A weekly yoga class for incarcerated women at the Fluvanna County Correctional Facility

Common Ground is committed to empowering our community to live a healthy lifestyle. We believe that working together, and with the continued support of foundations, corporate giving programs, and individual donors, we can make a difference in the health of our whole community, one person at a time.

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

Building on themes from 10 discussion sessions with 67 community members, and several leading national frameworks for nonprofit health and impact, the 7 Actionable Principles aim to create a shared understanding of what makes a healthy nonprofit and build a supportive learning community of nonprofits and funders.

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.