February

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Weekly Sacred Circles

For details on these weekly circles, please click here.

 

Sunday Sacred Circle

Sundays                5-6 p m
A Course in Miracles Mondays               7-8:30 pm
Gather the Women Tuesdays             4:30-6 pm
Compassion in Action Wednesdays       10:30-11:30 am
Meditation Wednesdays        5-6 pm
Spiritual Journey Circle Thursdays            6-7 pm

 

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It
Tuesday      February 3             6-7:30 pm


Learn the action steps to take to live your passion. That spark is inside of you for a reason—it is up to you to bring it to full light. If you have a business idea, a gift or a talent you want to share with the world, explore how to take the next step. Find out if our Lifting Loans program can move you closer to your dreams.

Facilitated by Melinda Stallings, author and speaker in the fields of leadership & change for over 17 years.


  $10

Cooking Plants with Anita Faye: Quick & Delicious
Wednesday      February 4             6:30-8 pm


Looking for ways to enjoy a plant-based diet? Come and have dinner with us! Anita Faye will cook a quick and easy plant-based dinner that you can easily replicate at home in any pot or using the Instant Pot, an electric pressure cooker. Learn about seasonings and time-saving methods to prep your vegetables, as well as cookbooks and websites for healthy cooking. Then enjoy a delicious dinner of soup, cornbread and a vegetable.

Facilitated by Anita Faye Leclercq, personal food trainer, with a certificate of nutrition in plant-based food from Cornell University.

$20

Dream Discovery

Thursdays            February 5-26         10:30 am-12 pm


Discover more about yourself as you learn to work with your dreams. The language of dreams offers valuable insights into understanding your relationships, your choices, your past and your future. Basic elements of Carl Jung’s work are a part of this exploration. While studying and sharing dreams, you will learn ways to interpret and understand them in a meaningful way.

 

Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, Spiritual Director, MA.


$40

Spectral Spaces

Thursday       Feb 5, 19; Mar 5, 19; Apr 2, 16    

10:30 am-12:30 pm

 

A poem is more than the simple meaning of the written words. It creates emotion beyond the boundaries of the page through imaginative cooperation between the poet and reader. Explore how the elements of color, sound and dreams produce this expanded experience of the poem. Through a variety of writing exercises, we will develop techniques using these elements as a way to enhance meaning and depth in our own poetry.

 

In partnership with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Facilitated by Cynthia Toups, teaching artist with the Arts Council, former Senior Poetry Editor for the literary journal Rose & Thorn.


Each $25 / Series of 6 $130

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Parabola Discussion

Monday           February 9         6-7:30 pm

 

“Seeds are the one thing that are the only genuine promise we have of the future.”
-Sister Joan Chittister


Join us once a month to discuss the articles in Parabola, a quarterly journal that explores fundamental questions and themes of humanity from a wide variety of spiritual traditions. Each issue of Parabola is organized around a thought-provoking spiritual theme. We will read and share our thoughts, and hopefully plant the seeds of understanding of how we are all connected. Subscribe to Parabola online and read it in print or online.


This month we will be discussing:
•    Resurrection, by Ramgiri Braun
•    Divine Light Is the Magnet, A conversation with Brother Priyananda of Yogananda's Self-Realization Fellowship
•    Maidens and Monsters, by Betsy Cornwell
•    Healing the Wounds of War, by Edward Tick
•    Walking with the Wakiris, by Vipul Shala and Sheetal Sanghvi

Facilitated by Celia Strickler, LCSW, spiritual seeker, student of Kohenet, the Hebrew Priestess Institute, and Kivvun, of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality.

 

Donation monthly $10

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Poetry Essentials

Tuesdays         Feb 10, 24; Mar 10, 24; Apr 7, 21         6:30-8 pm

 

Enter the space of the mystery of poetry. Is it words or rhyme or meter that draws us into this creative expression? Join us to explore these questions by developing an awareness of the elements that allow the poet to share powerful moments of universal truth with the reader. Develop an understanding and appreciation for poetry’s use of language, music, and structure in ways that will enrich your own enjoyment of reading and writing poetry.

 

In partnership with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Facilitated by Cynthia Toups, teaching artist with the Arts Council, former Senior Poetry Editor for the literary journal Rose & Thorn.


Each $20 / Series of 6 $100

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Nia: One Billion Rising

Saturday       February 14           10-11:30 am


The One Billion Rising event has brought people together world-wide to stand up to end violence against women, to bring light into the darkness on February 14— V-Day! As a survivor of rape, incest and domestic violence, Kate learned to love her body through creative and expressive movement, and empowers others to do the same through the self-healing practice of Nia. Nia creates a safe, supportive canvas to move to beautiful music in your own unique way. Celebrate the power of love with community and rise with us at The Red Shoes!

Facilitated by Kate Finlayson, certified black belt Nia instructor, who has found healing through Nia.

$15

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Cooking Plants with Anita Faye: Quick & Delicious
Thursday       February 19             6:30-8 pm


Looking for ways to enjoy a plant-based diet? Come and have dinner with us! Anita Faye will cook a quick and easy plant-based dinner that you can easily replicate at home in any pot or using the Instant Pot, an electric pressure cooker. Learn about seasonings and time-saving methods to prep your vegetables, as well as cookbooks and websites for healthy cooking. Then enjoy a delicious dinner of soup, cornbread and a vegetable.

Facilitated by Anita Faye Leclercq, personal food trainer, with a certificate of nutrition in plant-based food from Cornell University.

$20

Pranic Healing Clinic

Wednesday             February 18             6-8:30 pm


Pranic Healing® is based on two major principles:
1) The physical body is capable of healing itself, and
2) For life to exist it must have energy. By increasing the life energy of the affected part or the whole body, the healing process is accelerated. Our healing clinic begins with a group meditation to start the healing process followed by individual healing sessions for participants. Avoid wearing leather or silk.

Facilitated by students of Master Stephen Co.


Suggested donation $10

Yoga Nidra: Explore the Breath

Saturday       February 21           10 am-12 pm   


Yoga Nidra is a nurturing practice for body, mind and soul. The word yoga means union and nidra means waking sleep. By peacefully activating a deep connection with the breath, we enter into a divine peace beyond mental understanding. Enjoy two periods of reclining meditation. No experience needed. Dress comfortably; you may bring a pillow.

Facilitated by Delisha “Dee Dee” Poullard, certified yoga teacher in the Amrit and Yoga Nidra methods.


$20

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Listen: The Written Words of Women

Sunday           February 22                   2-4 pm


Join us for a celebration of local female writers as they read from their recent work. Enjoy hearing selections from a variety of genres, including essays, poems and short stories, humorous and serious, uplifting and melancholy. We will showcase the works of Renée Bacher, Claire Boudreaux Bateman, Dorothy Early Davis, Laurie Lynn Drummond, Jacqueline Dee Parker, Ava Leavell Haymon and other outstanding writers.


Suggested donation $10

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Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Tuesday          February 24        10 am-12 pm
Location: 10600 Choctaw Drive (New location!)


There are many in need—you can help. The food bank counts on volunteers for over 20,000 hours of help each year. All food donated must be sorted and categorized for distribution. That is where we come in: we will meet at the food bank to sort or bag food. Join our team, call us today to volunteer. (Closed-toe shoes.)

No Fee

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The Graduates: Life After Incarceration
Saturday       February 28          7-8:30 pm


The Graduates, a program of ArtSpot Productions and Kumbuka African Dance and Drum Collective, is a performance ensemble of former members of the Drama Club at Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women. Sharing their own experiences with the criminal justice system, they shed light on the effects of incarceration to individual lives and encourage change to state policies. This is a fundraiser for Miracles Manor, a new non-profit creating safe and supportive housing for women returning after incarceration.


Suggested donation $15

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