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Barn Off the Common

Our rescued 1800's Timber frame barn will be the new home of our holistic wellness space. Designed to engage the local community in their artistic and physical practices, it will offer services and classes to maintain and promote an active, healthy, physically and artistically engaged lifestyle.
Halfmoon Movement & Healing Arts, Inc. moved to Vermont in 2020, a giant pivot for our business as COVID closed down our business in Seattle. All of the movement classes went online and Michele taught as we traveled across the country in our Scamp trailer. The dance classes fell by the wayside, not translating well to Zoom, but the Pilates, Taiji, and Qigong classes thrived and are still going strong three years later. Heather got a job in Burlington just before we left Seattle practicing acupuncture, and her practice there is also thriving. She will keep a presence there even as she adds days here in our new space.


Now firmly settled in Craftsbury Common, with a vibrant community of students and clients, both online and in person, we are creating one last home for our business, the Barn Off the Common. We will be able to expand our offerings with this new home to add artistic vitality andwhole-being wellness to our village. Movement classes primarily for adults will include modern dance, contact improvisation, Pilates mat and machine work and yoga. Healing arts will include Traditional and Sports Medicine focused Acupuncture, meditation and Qigong classes. Additionally the space will offer rental opportunities for rehearsals, music practice, knitting groups, poetry readings and visual art displays. 


As is the case with most construction projects, this project is running well over budget. We will be able to finish the exterior of the building and close it up, hopefully by winter so the space will be functional. But we have put on hold for now the solar panels, and much of the movement space build-out. Once we have to let the crew go, it will be up to Heather and Michele and their mad skills to finish up the project! The longer we can keep the crew, the faster and more efficient we can finish this build.


In order to finance the finishing of this project, we are working with Fractured Atlas in order to write grants and receive personal donations to the project.

All donations to this project through Fractured Atlas are tax deductible to the full extent allowed of the law. If you are interested in helping us out, click on the Fractured Atlas logo which will take you directly to our funding page on their site.


Stay tuned for updates to the Barn! We will post here as things develop and shift. It’s going to be an exciting ride with an amazing, beautiful space at the end of the road.

The Barn off the Common Studio is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a

non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Barn off the Common Studio must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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