Movement Classes

At this time, some classes are available at the Fearrington Cares Center and others are available only on Zoom, so please check carefully and observe our COVID safety protocols.

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

People doing yoga
Chair Yoga

Mondays
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Instructor Tim Keim

Yoga-type instruction includes stretching and strengthening your entire body to relax, rejuvenate, and reenergize. Join the class on Zoom 10 minutes before the start time.

Otago Fall Prevention Movement Classes

Wednesdays
(no class October 13)
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Click on Zoom to join

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! 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.

Line Dancing

Thursdays
(no class October 7)
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.

Tai chi

Fridays from September 24 until November 12
1–2 pm
Zoom links to come from the instructor

Tai Chi embraces the mind, body, and spirit and is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body. The essential principles include control of movements and breathing, generating internal energy, mindfulness, and serenity. Tai chi can bring you tranquility and help you think more clearly. This class is taught by Louise Keefer.
Note: This class has a fee and requires registration under Workshops at www.louisetaichi.com/my-services

Rhythm—Without the Blues

Fridays beginning November
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fearrington Cares Center Center

This class will help you move with greater ease and less pain by maintaining healthy muscles and joints. Glenna Batson will guide you through simple, rhythmic movement sequences that you can do sitting or standing. The class builds on sound principles for improving range of motion, weight shifting, and balance. Glenna will demonstrate how these movements can relate to your everyday activities.

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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