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Hatha Yoga at Woodhill Country Club

Monday: 9:30 am – 10:50 am

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Mindful Yoga Level 2 at Common Ground Meditation Center

Tuesday: 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

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Mindful Yoga - Level I at Common Ground Meditation Center

Tuesday: 9:30 am – 10:45 am

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Mindful Yoga - Level I at Common Ground Meditation Center

Wednesday: 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

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Mindful Yoga - Level I at Common Ground Meditation Center

Friday: 9:30 am – 10:45 am

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Mindful Yoga & Yoga Nidra - Rochester, Minn. at Calvary Episcopal Church

Saturday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Winter Yoga Retreat
Christine Center
January 2020

This retreat will offer many opportunities to deepen your yoga practice, your meditation practice, and your relaxation practice. Learn more »

Yoga Retreat
Mar de Jade, Chacala, Mexico
February 2020

This week-long retreat offers a balance of yoga, meditation, relaxation, adventure, and delicious food. Our daily practice will include morning meditation & yoga class, then meditation class at noon, and afternoon restorative yoga class. Learn more »

Greetings Yogis,

In response to various recommendations, I will be cancelling all classes until further notice.

Common Ground Meditation Center just announced that it is cancelling all classes and programs until March 29th - beginning immediately.

I am going to share the letter from Common Ground that offers some helpful words around the work that we as a community are doing together and how to continue to do this work during this uncertain time.

They have included online resources and I will remind you that there are home practice yoga downloads on this website.

With much love,


Dear Community Friends,

This uncertain time of pandemic is the right time for a wise mindful presence and a fearless compassionate response. Let’s be grateful for any ability we have to show up in these difficult times with a balanced and kind heart.

After carefully studying what experts from the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health have been writing as well as sifting the information available through other sources, it seems that the wisest and most compassionate response to the coronavirus pandemic is for Common Ground to immediately suspend all programs at the center through March 29th, at which time we will reassess.

We are taking this big step out of compassion for all. Experts repeatedly state that at this time, social distancing is the best way to reduce fatalities and the unnecessary suffering due to the spread of the virus.

Fortunately, Common Ground has already begun offering some limited live streaming options. We will work to expand the list of programming options available by live stream as capacity for tech support grows. Let us know if you have skills to offer.

In addition, you can go here: Common Ground Talks on to listen to audio recordings of the talks that have been given at the center.

This is the time to take refuge in a wise, kind, mindful awareness as we show up to all that needs attending to in our lives and in our extended communities. Let’s also find moments to put everything down and touch into the simple peace of letting things be just as they are. What does a wise, and responsive heart look like & feel like even in the midst of all this uncertainty?

Though we may experience moments of stress with it all, we can call on our practice to help us find our way, having faith in the heart’s ceaseless capacity to care and respond. At this time of uncertainty, may we take advantage of even difficult moments to deepen our collective understanding of how we belong to one another.

As always, your feedback is welcome. Don’t hesitate to reach out. With great gratitude for our practice.

Mark Nunberg, Guiding Teacher

Shelly Graf, Associate Director

Stacy McClendon, Chair of the Board of Directors


Centuries ago, hatha yogis recognized the need to simply purify and cleanse the body as a primary step toward spiritual awakening.

Today, it is wise to see how you can experience this even in your first yoga class. As you continue to practice, hatha yoga can purify the heart and the mind.

We build a more wholesome connection with our self, with others and with the world. Welcome to the practice!

Nancy Boler has been teaching yoga since 2000, and practicing since her first experience with yoga in Nepal in 1994.

Learn about her yoga classes & workshops, read her personal story or consider taking a week-long retreat in Mexico in March 2016.

If you have any questions about my classes, please don’t hesitate to email me.

Watch: Boler Yoga Mindful Yoga Level I

Nancy guides you not only into the physical form of the pose but, as the pose is held, she guides awareness past the superficial way we normally relate to the body. Try it out →

Home Practice Yoga Audio Downloads

As wonderful as yoga can be, it can be difficult to practice at home on your own. Knowing this, I have created a few audio recordings for you to listen to and follow. Find out more →

Yoga Asana and Deep Relaxation

This 2-hour class will include lecture on yoga philosophy, yoga asana study and practice, pranayama, and deep relaxation. Class begins in October! Find out more →