Movement Classes

Starting in May, several movement classes are moving to The Gathering Place. Please check your class location carefully and observe our COVID safety protocols at the Fearrington Cares Center.

Registration is required for in-person classes.

If you’d like to practice a Zoom connection, email info@fearringtoncares.org


Did You Know?

Movement classes are our largest expense at Fearrington Cares. Would you consider a $2 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

New Class
Walking Meditations
Monday, May 23
Final session
9:30 am – 10:45 am
Join this outdoor mindfulness movement class, which integrates meditation and mindful movement in a natural setting. Each week we’ll explore a different trail in Fearrington Village. We’ll have an opportunity to connect to nature, ourselves, and each other.

The typical walking distance is 1.25 miles on varying terrain with gravel and dirt surfaces.

Chair Yoga
Mondays
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
Beginning May 25: One class, 11:30-12:30, at The Gathering Place

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.

New Class
Chair Tap Dance

Thursdays
10:00 am
Fearrington Cares Center
Preregister by calling us at 919-542-6877

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
Thursdays
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fearrington Cares Center
Preregister by calling us at 919-542-6877
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.

New Class
Yoga for Every Body

Thursdays
2:00 pm
Fearrington Cares Center

Yoga sessions will combine classic postures designed to cultivate flexibility, balance, and strength with modifications so you can proceed at your own pace. Body, mind, and spirit are joined with movement and stillness, creating a natural unity that supports the healing process at every level. Classes begin with meditative breath work, followed by a sequential series of postures and ending with a guided healing visualization, all geared toward enhancing energy, vitality, and deep relaxation. All levels welcome.

New Class
Posture, Balance, and Cardio (PB&C)

Fridays through June 24
The Gathering Place
12:45 – 1:45 pm

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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