Sunday Sacred Circle
Weekly 5-6 pm
A Course in Miracles
Weekly 7-8:30 pm
Gather the Women
Tuesdays Weekly 4:30-6 pm
Compassion in Action Study Group
Wednesdays Weekly 10:30-11:30 am
Spiritual Awakening and Meditation
Wednesdays Weekly 5-6 pm
Spiritual Journey Circle
Thursdays Weekly 6-7 pm
The Key: Searching, Sharing, and Living
Thursdays Weekly 6-7 pm
The Miracle of Crystals and Pranic Healing
Wednesday October 1 7-9 pm
With elegant simplicity and practical wisdom,
Master Co shows you how to harness
the healing power that exists in every human being.
- Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Master Stephen Co will share the ancient secrets of harnessing the prana/life force or chi energy to remove stress, boost your vitality and accelerate healing from common health issues. He will discuss crystal energy techniques: how to use the power of quartz crystals and gemstones for protection, increasing energy and healing relationships. Master Co will also use a powerful consecrated laser crystal to do a group healing. Come away feeling lighter, stress free and highly energized!
Facilitated by Master Stephen Co, author and a senior disciple and personal student of Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, the founder of Pranic Healing.
Suggested donation $10
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.
Spectral Spaces: The Imaginative Reality of Poetry
Thursdays Oct. 2, 16, 30; Nov. 6, 20, Dec. 4
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Do you enjoy writing poetry but want to gain a deeper understanding of what creates the emotive power of words? Explore the imaginative reality shared between poet and reader, a space where multiple meanings exist beyond the actual words on the page. By looking at the works of poets and other artists, we will focus on how color, sound and dreams influence this shared experience. Develop new techniques for using these elements to add meaning and depth to the written word through a variety of writing exercises.
Facilitated by Cynthia Toups, a teaching artist with the Arts Council, former Senior Poetry Editor for the literary journal Rose & Thorn and student of Ava Haymon, Louisiana State Poet Laureate.
Series of 6 $120
Men's Retreat: The Essence of Being a Mature Man
Saturday October 4 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Who am I really? Why am I here? What's truly calling me? Do I (still) have the power within, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, to answer the call? Men’s work expert Stefan Hermann will lead us to awakening so the answers may arise. Discover how to live with passion and clarity of purpose so we are not saying no when we want to say yes, or yes when it would be wiser to say no. This experiential workshop offers insight into the true nature of what it means to be a man in modern times. Based on Stefan’s book Future Design, he will guide us to a deeper understanding and more powerful expression of self.
Facilitated by Stefan Hermann, who has 16 years of experience as a master facilitator of men’s work in Europe, South Africa and all over the US.
iPad & iPhone Photography
Sunday October 5 2-4 pm
A picture is worth a thousand words, if you know how to take it, edit, save and share it! Explore the editing features built into the camera and photos app on your iPhone or iPad. Learn important concepts of photography: basic camera skills, composition and lighting and how to use an iOS device to make use of these concepts to take better pictures. Learn how to organize and share pictures. Add a new dimension to your “iSkills.”
Facilitated by Brenda Babin, PhD, owner of Busy Bee Clinic and recently retired college computer science instructor. Her passion is teaching others to use technology to enrich their lives.
The Wisdom of Mary Magdalene
Friday October 10 7-9 pm
Saturday October 11 10 am-5 pm
Saturday October 11 7-8:30 pm
Join scholar Kayleen Asbo to meet Mary Magdalene as she has appeared throughout history in legends, stories, music and images.
Myth, music and art lead us to the power of Mary Magdalene, an archetypal figure who points the way to a deeply embodied spiritual path that affirms the goodness of creation and the wisdom that
can be found within the depths of each human heart.
Make Your Own Magic: The Art of Self-Love
Sunday October 12 2-5 pm
"I love myself, therefore I live totally in the now, experiencing each moment as good and knowing my future is bright, and joyous and secure."
-Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life
The power of self-love is transformative, but often elusive. Our culture barrages us with messages that indicate we are imperfect, not enough. Inspired by the teachings of Brene Brown, Tara Brach and Louise Hay, we will focus on appreciating ourselves and uncovering our power. Together, we will explore the concept of self-love and how to embrace it. Loving yourself is a revolutionary act, accessible to everyone!
Facilitated by Courtney Brandabur, a feminist advocate and activist, a senior at LSU studying psychology and creator of a community organization, Girl Warrior.
Maya Angelou: A Celebration
Wednesdays October 15, 22 6:30-8 pm
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer,
it sings because it has a song.
On May 28 of this year, we lost a woman who helped us believe we each have a song to sing. Maya Angelou lived life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. Her words inspire us, her passion ignites us, her heartbreaks urge us out of complacency and her expectations help us soar. Join us to celebrate her life and her words, to unwrap her poetry and essays, the gifts she gave to us in her life. Learn more about the spirit and the heart of this powerful and creative soul.
Facilitated by Cynthia Bryant, Associate Professor of English, Southern University and Lisa Delpit, Felton G. Clark Distinguished Professor of Education at Southern University.
Meet Your Chakra Guide
Friday October 17 7-9 pm
Our inner wisdom offers us the fresh perspective, deep strength, and unconditional love that help us deal with the challenges we face. When we connect with this precious resource we learn that all the support and guidance we need is waiting within.
In this workshop you will learn a form of guided imagery that connects you with the beauty and power of your inner wisdom. You will invite a guide to come forth from one of your seven chakras. As you interact with your chakra guide, you discover fresh perspective and unsuspected strengths. You receive the guidance, support and unconditional love that can help you expand the peace, well-being and joy in your life.
Facilitated by Qatana Samanen, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, life coach, hypnotherapist, and couples' therapist.
Chanting, Breathing and Freedom:
Release Your Breath and Discover Your Voice
Saturday October 18 10 am-4 pm
Simple vocalizing with an awareness of the breath has been proven to benefit our psychological and physical health. Experience yogic breathing and chants that clear and strengthen the chakras, especially the throat, heart, and solar plexus chakras. Learn Sanskrit mantras that have "seed sounds," which vibrate and clear old energy from our minds and bodies.
Discover new ways to free our authentic voices through simple and playful songs to allow the inner child to sing.
Connect with the power of a vibrational field generated with group chanting that is beneficial and healing for all who participate.
Facilitated by Martha Howe, a professional musician who has been meditating and chanting for 33 years; and Tara Potter, a long-time meditator, energy-worker, chiropractor, and a certified IYS pranic healer.
Opening to Grace: Yoga Nidra
***POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS***
Enjoy this time to surrender, opening body, mind and spirit to the gifts of grace. Yoga Nidra is a reclined meditation through which you are led into deep relaxation and integration. Breathing exercises, affirmations and visualization techniques will create a healing synthesis of mind, body and soul.
Facilitated by Delisha “Dee Dee” Poullard, certified yoga teacher in the Amrit and Yoga Nidra methods.
Volunteer: Food Bank Backpack Project
Tuesday October 21 10 am-12 pm
Location: 10600 Choctaw Drive (New location!)
In East Baton Rouge Parish, over 80% of children in the public school system receive low cost or free lunches, assuring them of one nutritious meal a day. Help provide school children with backpacks of food to take home on weekends and holidays throughout the school year. Join our “assembly line” filling backpacks with milk, juice and nourishment for children in our area. We can help ensure that children have food to eat on weekends when otherwise they might go hungry.
Tuesdays Sept. 30, Oct. 21, Nov. 18
This workshop offers an overview of poetry’s fundamentals through the exploration of two questions: What is poetry? Why do we write it? Sessions will focus on how to read poetry and how to start writing poetry by understanding the importance of subject, tone and narrative in poetry; becoming more sensitive to tools of the craft (language, music and rhythm); as well as introductions to traditional and open forms.
Facilitated by Cynthia Toups, a teaching artist with the Arts Council, former senior poetry editor for the literary journal Rose & Thorn and longtime student of Ava Haymon, Louisiana State Poet Laureate.
Pranic Healing Clinic
Tuesday October 21 6:30-8:30 pm
Pranic healing is based on two major principles.
• The physical body is capable of healing itself.
• 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.
We will begin the healing clinic with a group meditation for planetary peace. This in itself can be very therapeutic and helps begin the healing process. The healing session will begin at 7:00 pm.
Avoid wearing leather or silk to the healing clinic. Healing sessions last for about 20 minutes. Plan to rest afterwards and drink plenty of water.
Facilitated by Misagh Naderi, a student of Master Stephen Co.
Suggested donation $10
Lunations: New Moon Ritual
Wednesday October 22 6-7:30 pm
Welcome to the sacred gathering
"A monthly gathering of women at the new moon,
when the light of the moon is unseen.
These days of the dark moon were considered by our ancient grandmothers to be the most potent days for a woman,
for on these days in the month, she's fully in her power
and able to embody and fulfill her sacred purpose."
Join us to tap into the cycle of the moon as a source for re-centering and re-grounding. Our monthly gatherings will include Christine Page's Lunations meditation, discussion and a water ritual, a monthly means of letting go of those things we no longer need.
Facilitated by Lisa Bovencamp, who is nourished by ritual and enjoys sharing this special time.
Suggested donation $5