"Inspired Wellness for Lifelong Well-Being"

Class 1 : Tuesdays -            5:45 to 7:15 PM
Class 2: Wednesdays -      9:30 to  11 AM
$15.00 per class.

Ongoing - contact instructor for availability.

Students may enter mid-session is space allows. 
To register, please contact Debra McNeil, OTR/L, EP-C, RYT
at or
 Phone 704-637-1671 (home phone). 


There are two ways to make payment for enrollment in classes.

Please be sure to include your name, date of class and number of people enrolling for the class.

1.  Send money through PayPal (class fee plus $3.00 service charge) to
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2.  Click here to fill out our enrollment form  and then mail a check to:  
Center for Faith & the Arts - P. O. Box 4098 -   Salisbury, NC 28145

Payment for class reserves your space.


Yoga props are incorporated and a thick mat (for under your own) is provided to facilitate comfort, ease, and safety. Classes are taught in a small group format (8 students max.) and offered in six-week sessions. 


Wellness is the result of personal initiative, seeking a more optimal, holistic and balanced state of well-being across five dimensions.  This class is designed to empower the Baby Boomer to move forward with greater wellness and well-being by creating a holistic experience that nourishes each dimension. Historical yoga postures are evolved through application of current evidence-based knowledge to design a safe, effective and enjoyable practice.  A slow, gentle and mindful approach is utilized with a focus on the physcial breath and postures to calm the mind, balance the body, and cultivate self-awareness. 
The practice guides students through:
* Simple techniques to reestablish a healthy, diaphragmatic breath
* Slow, gentle preparatory movements (mat level, not standing) that open the major joints and muscles of the body and maintain a moment by moment awareness as they are synchronized with the breath
* Gentle postures that promote a healthy spine and improve posture, balance, and breathing
* Postures that gently strengthen muscles and promote functional range of motion of the joints, creating a balance of strength and flexibility
*Mediation to rest in the stillness of Being, and find peace within

207 W. Harrison Street, Salisbury, NC  28144                                             704-647-0999

Facilitator:  Nancy Gaines

Free, but your donations are welcome


We live in frantic times. We move too quickly and assimilate too much information and it seems to never stop. Sometimes we need to just slow down; to sit and contemplate but we feel restless and without purpose. This workshop is about taking that time and feeling purposeful through the art of hand sewing.
Early in our history, every piece of clothing we owned was stitched by hand. Plain and practical or embellished and fanciful each stitch was made one at a time. We no longer have to hand stitch our clothing, but we are missing the peace that comes with slowly and carefully creating something one stitch at a time. Using experiences I've had hand sewing period reproduction clothing and exploring some of the principles in Clair Wellesley-Smith"s book, "Slow Stitch," we are going to explore the meditative and contemplative aspects of sewing by hand.
We will start a short (very short) history of hand sewing and embellishment to give us some context. then we will learn some basic stitches. Finally we will settle into the quiet and stitch. You will have a choice of making a practical project such as a small drawstring bag, or you can choose a more abstract project as illustrated above or in "Slow Stitch."
After we've had time to pause, stitch, and contemplate, we will have a short discussion where you can share if you wish your experience stitching together peace.
There is no charge for this workshop, but you donations are always welcome. All materials are provided except scissors, but if you have something you want to bring to work with please feel free.

Center for Faith & the Arts