Movement Classes

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Movement Classes 2021-07-30T22:39:49-04:00

Movement Classes

New Participants are Welcome!

Class descriptions are listed below.

Mondays

Chair Yoga
Yoga type instruction, includes stretching and strengthening your entire body to relax, rejuvenate, and re-energize.

Chair Yoga with Tim Keim / Recurring Class | Summer Semester 2021 | Mondays at 11:30 AM | Zoom only in June, July, and August. Just click the link to enter the program room ten minutes before the scheduled program time on the published date.

Just click the link to enter the program room ten minutes before the scheduled program time on the published date.

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Tuesdays (Future)

Tai Chi

Tai Chi embraces the mind, body, and spirit – Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body. Although an art with a great depth of knowledge and skill, it is easy to learn and soon delivers health benefits. The essential principles include mind integrated with the body; control of movements and breathing; generating internal energy, mindfulness, loosening, and serenity. it is aesthetically pleasing, and easy and enjoyable to practice. It can be a meditation and an integral exercise for all parts of the body and the mind, bringing tranquility and helping you think more clearly.

Fridays (September 24 – November 12)Tai Chi with Louise via Zoom at 1 pm. This class has a fee and requires registration under Workshops at www.louisetaichi.com/my-services.

Zoom login credentials forthcoming soon.

Wednesdays

OTAGO Fall Prevention Movement Classes with Vickie

11:30 AM each Wednesday hosted by Fearrington Cares | On August 04, 2021, this class returned to meeting in the Fearrington Cares Center.

This exercise class is based on the Otago exercise program which was developed to help reduce falls. Vickie will lead you through a series of simple muscle strengthening and balance exercises for approximately 45 minutes.  All levels welcome!  Suggested equipment: A chair for support and ankle weights. {If you don’t have ankle weights, you can still join in and as you progress, they can be added}.

Participants must be fully vaccinated.

  • Fully vaccinated individuals are welcome in the Center for services when the Center is open, and for scheduled groups and meetings
  • Masks will not be required in the Center, certainly wear one if you choose
  • Entry procedures will include proof of COVID vaccination
  • Hand Sanitizing Stations are placed throughout the Center
  • Center will be open by appointment only for anyone not yet fully vaccinated; when you speak with us we can share our procedures for visiting

Thursdays

Line Dancing

Line Dancing is good for your balance and makes you think at the same time.  It’s a great way to get some low-impact exercise and have some fun.  No partner or previous experience necessary. Bruce Gillooly leads this class.

This is a recurring class each week at 11:30-12:30. Since July 15, 2021, this class has returned to now be meeting in person at the Fearrington Cares Center. Participants must be fully vaccinated.

  • Fully vaccinated individuals are welcome in the Center for services when the Center is open, and for scheduled groups and meetings
  • Masks will not be required in the Center, certainly wear one if you choose
  • Entry procedures will include proof of COVID vaccination
  • Hand Sanitizing Stations are placed throughout the Center
  • Center will be open by appointment only for anyone not yet fully vaccinated; when you speak with us we can share our procedures for visiting

Fridays

Rhythm—Without the Blues

This ONLINE (Zoom) series is designed to help you move with greater ease and less pain. Anyone can join and learn within the safety of his or her own home. Veteran teacher Glenna Batson will guide you through simple, rhythmic movement sequences that you can do sitting or standing—whatever best fits your needs and abilities. Glenna will show how these movements relate to everyday activities, so you can keep a rhythmic liveliness going throughout your day. This class is currently not among the summer offerings but will return in October 2021.

The class builds on sound principles for range of motion, weight shifting, and balance. So, whether your goal is to ‘get moving’, find freedom of movement, or simply enjoy yourself, you’ll uncover the FUNdamentals of maintaining healthy muscles and joints.

Glenna Batson, PT, ScD, MA is a former physical therapy professor and dance educator. She believes in the expressive power of mindful movement as a way of keeping the bloom of life going at any age and stage of life.

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