The schedule for Fall Session I, 2017 is as follows:

Class 1: Monday Evenings from 5:45 to 7:15 pm

August 28 to October 2
Class 2: Tuesday Evenings from 5:45 to 7:15 pm
August 29 to October 3
Class 3: Wednesday mornings from 9:30 am to 11 am

August 30 to October 4

Cost: $90.00 ($15.00/class) Each student may make up one missed class per session.  You are welcome to try a class before registering for a session. Students may enter mid-session if space allows. 
For information and to register contact: 
Debra McNeil at 704-637-1671 or

​Debra McNeil, OTR/L, EP-C, RYT

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art made up of a series of slow, continuous movements that transition smoothly from one into the next. It is an "internal" martial art, which means it stresses the balance of both body and mind. So, this mindful exercise is also moving meditation. Benefits include:

* Improved posture, coordination, flexibility & muscle strength

* Better balance, less fall risk & stronger bones

* Enhanced circulation, heart & lung function

* Reduced stress, increased relaxation & focus

​* Less pain and more energy

​​​Current Classes being offered at our facility

​Mindfulness Class


Many different classes are offered by instructors from the community at our facility. Instructors are private, qualified individuals who create their own classes and set their own fees. CFA provides space for a variety of different classes which are connected with spiritual & personal artistic development. The classes vary and are subject to change, according to the instructor and class sizes. 

 If you are interested in holding a class related to the arts and spirituality, please contact our executive director, Andi Shores Cantrell, for more information and an application.  

704-647-0999 or email: 

Center for Faith & the Arts

This class is taught in the Vipassana or Insight tradition, with a mindfulness focus. Bringing the gifts of meditation and mindfulness to others is something that Leilani feels very passionate about. 

This class begins on Sunday, July 16, 2017 and ends  August 13

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm

Instructor: Leilani Higgins

Cost: $40 for eight weeks

Discounted price of $30 if you register before July 9th

Scholarships are available

Please contact the instruction to register


This class will be followed by a drop in meditation class at 4:15-5:15 pm. The drop-in meditation is by donation. 

Begin your week feeling refreshed and relaxed with renewed energy and a sense of well being. Experience a holistic journey for the mind, body, and spirit through the healing art & science of yoga in a safe & supportive environment. On this journey, you will be guided through:

* Simple techniques to facilitate proper breathing & breath awareness

* Slow, gentle movement integrated with breath & body awareness

* Gentle postures that promote healthy spine & improve posture and balance.

* Postures that gently strengthen muscles and promote functional range of motion

​* Meditation to rest in the stillness of Being, & find the peace within

This gentle, yet challenging, practice is designed with the beginner level student in mind.  Yoga props are incorporated and a thick mat is provided to facilitate the comfort, ease, and safety of your practice.  Classes are taught in a small group format and offered in six-week sessions.

Refresh & Relax Yoga