Movement Classes

Please check your class location carefully and observe our COVID safety protocols at the Fearrington Cares Center.

Did You Know?

Movement classes are our largest expense at Fearrington Cares. Would you consider a $5 donation to help pay our instructors? If you’d like to write a check, please make it payable to Fearrington Cares and bring it by our Center, located just behind The Gathering Place, or mail it to
2020 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro NC 27312.

People doing yoga

Chair Yoga
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
The Gathering Place
Instructor Tim Keim

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

Otago Fall Prevention Movement Classes
Wednesdays – No classes in February or March
Fearrington Cares Center
This exercise class is based on the Otago exercise program, which was developed to help reduce falls. Vickie Mendes will lead you through a series of simple muscle strengthening and balance exercises. All levels welcome! Adjustable ankle weights suggested, although you can still join in and add them as you progress.

Chair Tap Dance
10:00 am
Fearrington Cares Center

Stay in your chair and make music with your feet, even if you don’t have tap shoes. Tap dancing consists of learning rhythm patterns, and learning and memorizing patterns is a great workout for your brain to help ward off dementia and cognitive decline.

Line Dancing
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fearrington Cares Center

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 fun. No partner or previous experience necessary. Bruce Gillooly leads the class.

Intermediate Yoga
2:30 to 3:30 pm
Fearrington Cares Center
Limited to 10 people

Practicing yoga may benefit your physical, emotional, cognitive, and mental health as well as improve your overall well being. Yoga isn’t about working harder; it’s about relaxing, releasing, and letting go. Benefits have been shown in better sleep, blood pressure, back pain, arthritis, memory, and cognitive skills. Instructor Bren Ungerland has been teaching yoga for more than 30 years and leads the group.

Light Cardio
Fearrington Cares Center
11:30 am

Move, lift light weights, and get your heart rate up to some catchy music at this new class. Exercises may be done sitting or standing and will not require any floor work. Bring your own one- or two-pound free weights. If you don’t have weights, water bottles or soup cans will do! Our own Betty Robie will lead us in exercise and fun.

May Su’s Qi Gong Yoga and Tai chi Demonstrations on You Tube, part of Bringing Wellness to You from UNC Health Care Wellness Centers.

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