Weekly Sacred Circles

For details on these weekly circles, please click here.


Sunday Sacred Circle Hybrid

Sundays 5-6 pm

Spiritual Ecology Circle Hybrid

Mondays 5-6:15 pm

A Course in Miracles 


Every other Monday 6:30-8:00 pm

Compassion in Action Hybrid

Wednesdays 11 - 12:30pm

Lynn Woodland's Miracles Zoom

Wednesdays  7-8:15pm

(PAUSED) Dream Discovery Hybrid

Thursdays 10:30am - noon

Spiritual Journey Circle Hybrid

Thursdays 5-6 pm

AA Open Meeting Meditation In Person

Thursdays 7-8 pm

Morning Yoga


8-9 am


Get your day off to a great start! Wake up the body and invigorate your mind and spirit with morning yoga. This integrated class offers a slow, meditative approach to yoga with a focus on breathing, core strength and proper body alignment. All levels of experience welcome.


Facilitated by Nichole Mena-Rovai, RYT 200, Jo Ann Ray, RYT 200,

Beth Tomlinson, RYT 500, Tina Ufford, RYT 200, Holly Liner, RYT 200, and Judy Whitmire, RYT 200.


 $8 per class / 7 classes $48 (one class free)

One month unlimited $75 

Book Study: The Wisdom of Not Knowing

Mondays Weekly

Continuing April 1

12 noon -1:30 pm




Book: The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty

by Estelle Frankel


Join a thought-provoking book study that will lead you away from the torment of worry and experiencing unpredictability as a foe to a place of welcoming that which we can not know : This is the journey from Knowledge to Wisdom. In The Wisdom of No Knowing, by Estelle Frankel, the author weaves together myths, stories and teachings from depth psychology, Kabbalah, Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism to show how Soul can be grown by tapping into the wisdom of not knowing. Discover how in times of darkness and uncertainty, we can grow in courage and creativity to heal our negativity by journeying  into the land of “not knowing.”



Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, MA, Spiritual Director.

    $40 / For 4 Weeks


Spiritual Ecology Circle

Mondays Weekly

Beginning April 1

5:00 -6:15 pm



Join our Spiritual Ecology Circle to connect with nature and nature beings to help heal us and the Earth.

Our new book selection, Toward a Holy Ecology: Reading The Song of Songs in the Age of Climate Crisis by Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, is a poetic inquiry into the intersection of spirituality and environmentalism. Bernstein offers compelling insights and guidance on fostering a deeper connection with nature. Exploring The Song of Songs as an ancient source of deep ecological wisdom invites us to develop a holy, ecological language for life. Encounter the natural world with intensity and  savor it with all your senses. As we study this text, we will renew our energy and spirit, readying us to create a healthier future for the earth and all her inhabitants. It will change how you see, how you speak, and how you live.

Through weekly discussions, we wi
ll reclaim and strengthen our capacity to face planetary crises and respond with unexpected resilience and creative power.


To find out more about the Spiritual Ecology Circle, click here


Facilitated by Suzanne Wiltz a poet whose poetry has appeared in Spires, The Southwestern Review, The Heartland Review, and MockingHeart Review, among other publications, and members of Spiritual Ecology Circle. 


Monthly suggested donation $20


A Course in Miracles

Mondays Biweekly 

Continuing April 1

6:30-8:00 pm

Zoom Only


Seeking happiness and peace? Our weekly study of A Course in Miracles is a powerful, life-changing course. This universal spiritual teaching offers daily exercises to raise awareness of love’s presence, and through forgiveness, heal relationships. Join us to discuss the daily exercises and build a circle of support for this transformative inner work.


Facilitated by Jamie Allison, who has studied A Course in Miracles for many years. 

Monthly suggested donation $20
To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

Sacred Gateways to the Self
4 Tuesdays

Continuing April 2nd

6-7:30 pm

At The Red Shoes


Join us for Sacred Gateways to Self, a 4-part healing experience rooted in intention, ancestral wisdom, and spiritual practice. Inspired by Queen Afua's book, Sacred Woman, each gateway invites women of all ages to embark on a sacred journey of self-discovery and healing. Each gateway is a sacred portal guided by intimate conversations, altar work, and meditation, to unlock the depths of your heart and allow your highest self to emerge.

Explore the realms of womb wellness, infuse sacred practices into everyday life, navigate the nuances of relationships, and delve into the fullness of who you are. This series warmly embraces women seeking profound self-healing, a deeper connection with their divine nature, and community to share the journey, T
he gates are open -- Are you ready to walk through? 

Facilitated by TK a 200-hour CYT who specializes in accessible, beginner-friendly flows. She holds certifications in Yin, Prenatal, Youth, & Trauma Informed practices.



 $80/4 weeks 

Tai Chi: Mobility for Life

Continuing April 3rd

Wednesdays Weekly
10:30 - 11:30 am

At The Red Shoes


Tai Chi is a wonderful mind-body exercise. Mind-body exercises combine body movement with mental focus and slow breathing. This combination supports relaxation and improves health and fitness. Clinical studies have shown that the slow, circular, and flowing movements enhance muscular strength, flexibility, and stamina while improving balance and posture.


In this beginner’s level class, you will practice the elements of a 14 move Yang style Tai Chi form. Come join us for this interesting and unique form of exercise that can be practiced throughout life. This is a very gentle exercise for all skill levels and no previous experience required.


Facilitated by Lisa Langlois, PhD, DMs, Reiki Master, and Meditation Teacher Certified as a Meditation Teacher by Natura Institute, Dr. Lisa has extensive practice and understanding of different meditation practices. 



Compassion in Action

Wednesdays Weekly
Continuing April 3rd

11 am - 12:30 pm



Currently Reading: Prequal: An American Fight Against Fascism by Rachel Maddow


Join a circle that is focused on looking at old problems with new eyes and open hearts. Through shared leadership, this book study group deepens awareness and awakens interest in ways to co-create a healthier, more compassionate and equitable world.


Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism by Rachel Maddow immerses readers in a riveting exploration of pivotal moments in American History preceding the rise of fascism. Through meticulous research and compelling storytelling, Maddow uncovers the courageous efforts of individuals and movements that stood against tyranny, shedding light on their struggles, triumphs, and enduring legacy of their fight.  


Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.


Suggested Monthly Donation $20


Meditation: Kundalini

Wednesday, April 3rd

5-6 pm
At The Red Shoes

Osho Kundalini meditation is an active meditation meant to transform energy through the body. This meditation lets us tap into the body’s divine energy through four stages: shaking, dancing, sitting, and lying down. It is a highly effective way of unwinding and letting go at the end of the day. Dress for comfort and come as you are. 

Facilitated by Holly Liner, certified EFT & meditation practitioner, yoga instructor, and poet. She studied yoga in Rishikesh, India and loves sharing holistic healing modalities that have helped her find peace on her soul-seeking journey.



Suggested Donation $5


Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning April 3rd

7-8:15 pm Central Time 

Zoom Only

Live your miraculous life! Miracles take us out of the predictable and into the extraordinary where frequent serendipities, personal breakthroughs, and joy become the new normal. We are all capable of living a miraculous life. 

The Spring Quarter is all about fresh starts, new beginnings, and bringing dream into fruition. 


Some things we will focus on this Spring quarter:

  • Do you have a cherished heart’s desire you’re ready to manifest?
  • Does it feel like time to reinvent yourself?
  • Or to fully commit to a cherished goal?
  • Would you like to rekindle your passion for life?
  • Are you ready for miracles?

Sessions include information and exercises for applying spiritual principles to everyday life and an interactive opportunity to ask questions and receive personal input. Join any time. Drop in or attend regularly.


Facilitated by Lynn Woodland, creator of the Miracles Course, is an international teacher and human potential expert whose particular expertise is in what gives rise to miracles and in teaching ordinary people to live extraordinary lives so that miracles become, not just possible, but natural.  


Lynn is donating this year long study to The Red Shoes to support the growth of our Red Shoes community.


Learn More 

Suggested Weekly Minimum Donation $10

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

Spiritual Journey Circle 

Thursdays Weekly

Continuing April 4th 

5 - 6 pm



Currently Reading: Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach 


Join this supportive circle of seekers to explore spiritual paths that are life-enriching. Each book we choose to study opens new doors of understanding! 

Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach, is a profound exploration of self-compassion and mindfulness practices aimed at healing emotional wounds and finding inner peace. Brach draws from her experiences as a psychologist and meditation teacher to offer a transformative approach to facing life's challenges with openness and compassion. Radical Acceptance is a guide to finding freedom from suffering by embracing the present moment with love and compassion.

Facilitated by Wendy Herschman, Executive Director of The Red Shoes

Suggested Monthly Donation $20


AA Open Meeting Meditation
Thursdays  Weekly

Continuing April 4th

7 - 8 pm

At The Red Shoes


Together we explore guided meditation and share our experience, strength & hope toward living a Sober Life.

Sacred Movement

Sunday, April 7th 
2 - 4pm

At The Red Shoes

Embody the yearnings of your spirit, your inner light. The movements of sacred dance show us there are no boundaries between body and soul, matter and spirit.  
Experience the “movement within you” that comes from the Truth of your soul.  In a safe, supportive environment, we will take gentle steps to understand and support our honest expression revealed through movement. With persons of like-mind and caring heart , all are welcome.  Persons with no experience or some, persons with abilities or disabilities, all are welcome. Together, we create a space where we can move authentically individually and as one. 

Facilitated by Elizabeth Moore Standifer, a Baton Rouge-born dancer, who was a member of Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre 1977-80. Elizabeth completed graduate studies in Dance Therapy in 2022 and has a passion for including all dancers, with and without disabilities. She offers Dances of Peace in both Louisiana and Washington State.

Suggested donation $10


Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Beginning April 7th

5-6 pm

Nourish your spirit: a time of introspection, ecumenical and inter-religious unity expressed through prayer, chanting, inspirational readings and silence with Spirit.


Facilitated by inspired members of the circle.

Donations Appreciated


Women's New Moon Circle

Monday, April 8th 

At The Red Shoes


“In our gathering one candle lights hundreds… Plant the seed of truth and watch it grow."

~ Rumi


Come together in ritual to create a sacred space of support and creativity. We will journey in mutual support to tap into the fertile field the New Moon provides. A New Moon marks the beginning of a new phase, a fresh start in Her cycle of waxing and waning. During this time the Moon is empty and receptive; she offers the womb of potential. An optimum time to plant seeds of intentions for what we wish to manifest in our lives.


We will create an altar for our ceremony, consider bringing something to place on our altar. Please bring a small vessel that has meaning to your for the water ritual.


Facilitated by Cindi DiMarco. Cindi is a self-professed student of life. She is a singer-songwriter, Reiki Master Teacher, and Shamanic practitioner. Deeply rooted in Nature, Cindi is happiest when she is outside.



Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday, April 9th

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Location: 10600 S Choctaw Dr.  
(Fraenkel Center) 


Looking to be of service? Offer two hours of your time this month with The Red Shoes as a volunteer at in the Food Bank. Help us achieve their mission to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge - especially at this time when the need has grown. All food 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.


  Wear Closed-toe shoes/No Fee 


Book Study: The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and Others in Your Life
beginning Tuesday, April 9th

10:30 am - 12 noon



“The Enneagram is an ancient teaching that describes nine different personality types and their interrelationships. The teaching can help us to recognize our own type and how to cope with our issues; understand our work associates, lovers, family, and friends; and to appreciate the predisposition that each type has for higher human capacities such as empathy, omniscience, and love.” 


— Helen Palmer


Join us as we explore Helen Palmer’s book, The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others in Your Life, and learn more about our own Enneagram Types.  We will begin to understand ourselves and how we relate to others better by identifying the things about our personality that keep us protected and blocked from our true selves.  We begin to open ourselves up to new connections to ourselves, others, and the divine through somatic practices, discussions, and meditations. Join us as we read Helen’s book and learn more about The Narrative Enneagram creating a more compassionate world for ourselves and others.


Facilitated by Dr. Brenda Leroux Babin, Spiritual Director, Retreat Leader, and Enneagram Trainer/Practitioner




  $50/5 weeks


Meditation: Emotional Freedom Technique

Wednesday, April 10th 
5:00 - 6:00 pm

At The Red Shoes


Explore the tool of Tapping, also called Emotional Freedom Technique. Learn how to use this unique modality combining ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Using heart activation breathing, we’ll connect with our compassionate center as we tap together. EFT is used for a wide range of experiences, so you’ll take away a tool that you can use in your daily life.  


Facilitated by Holly Liner, a certified EFT and Meditation practitioner and poet. 

To learn more, please visit her website at https://www.healingwitholly.com/

Suggested Donation $5


Fireside Astrology: Return to the Ancient Wisdom of the Elements

Wednesday, April 10th
6 - 7:15pm

At The Red Shoes


Explore the wisdom of your ancient soul by connecting to the four elements of Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Experience the energies of the Astrological season through planet and sign archetypes, meditation, continuous writing, and witnessing one another’s journeys. Immerse yourself and awaken to a deeper sense of compassion.


Facilitated by Jodi Perrodin, an eternal student of the stars, a graduate of Debra Silverman’s Applied Astrology School. 



Adaptive Yoga

3 Fridays
April 12, April 26, & May 3rd
11:30 - 12:30 pm

At The Red Shoes


It’s new: Every body can enjoy a yoga practice. This adaptive form of yoga allows people of different physical abilities to enjoy the relaxing and beneficial practice of yoga. Yoga is a practice that many people use to improve both their physical and mental well-being. Typically, yoga involves a mixture of physical poses, meditation, and breathing techniques.  Chair / Wheelchair yoga provides many of the same benefits that traditional yoga does. Interestingly, yoga has also been found to help relieve neck pain and lower back pain while also helping to increase range of motion in these areas. Tell your friends who could benefit from this new opportunity



Facilitated by Tina Ufford RYT 200


Sponsored by Brain Injury Association of Louisiana & United Spinal Association of Louisiana


No Fee


Caring for the Caregivers 

Wednesday, April 17th
6:00 - 7:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

Do you always make time for others but never seem to have any time left for yourself?

Let the experienced team at Pranic Healing Baton Rouge guide you through simple self care practices that can help reduce stress and overload! Discover how the power of breath and energy alignment can lead to overall wellness. All are welcome to this new series of community clinics with a new topic every month! 


Pranic Healing Baton Rouge is your gateway to holistic well-being and personal transformation. Our mission is to empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to achieve optimal physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. At our healing clinics, we offer a wide range of holistic therapies and energy-based healing practices led by experienced practitioners. These seasoned experts are dedicated to helping you restore balance, vitality, and inner peace.

Suggested Donation $10


Meditation: Restore, Refresh, Renew

Wednesday, April 17th
5:00 - 6:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

Nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

Discover the gifts of meditation. Time to clear away the fog and see the light of your inspiration. Join Robyn Vie-Carpenter-Brisco, aka Goddess of Joy, for an enlightening, joyful, evening meditation class that is sure to create more space and clarity of the mind, and brighten your inner and outer world.


Facilitated by Robyn Vie-Carpenter-Brisco, Spiritual Life Coach, Author of Let's Get Stoned: Using Stones & Crystals, teaching spiritual empowerment to lead you to a life that rocks!

Suggested Donation $5


Meditation: Resting in Awareness

Wednesday, April 24th

At The Red Shoes


Join us for a time of stillness, a time to open to true reality.  Based on the teachings of the Buddhist teacher, Burgs, we will cultivate an embodied practice of resting in awareness. It will be offered as a guided meditation along with a period of silence.  There will be time for discussion after the meditation.

For those interested, Burgs website is “thertofmeditation.org

Facilitated by Rosemary Roberts who has been engaged in meditation practice for over 50 years. She is a student of Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee and  has joined  The Golden Sufi order. Since 2019, Rosemary has benefitted from the teachings of Burgs and she is eager to share his teachings with others. 

                                                                              Suggested Donation $5


Sound Immersion 

Sunday, April 28

3-4:30 pm

At The Red Shoes


Sink into the sounds and frequencies of Alchemy Crystal Bowls, Tibetan bowls, drums, and other healing instruments. Give yourself the gift of allowing your body to enter a calming space where your nervous system can move into the parasympathetic (rest and digest) state. This state promotes a more focused mind through relaxation and the conservation of energy.


Note: Dress comfortably, and consider bringing a blanket, pillow, etc.


Facilitated by Lissee Spiller, licensed massage therapist, Level 2 Group Sound Healing with Tony Nec’s Academy of Sound Healing, Level 2 Alchemy Crystal Bowls with Sacred Science of Sound through Jeralyn Glass and Crystal Cadence. 




Meditation Mondays

Monday, April 29th 

6-6:45 pm

At The Red Shoes


Join Robyn on the last Monday of the month to check in with body, mind and spirit:
“Take this moment, take a breath, and drop into stillness.”

We’ll focus on the bell. It is the signal to go deeper, release more and be completely present. By first coming into stillness, we will be able to focus our energy on the best solutions and actions, without fear, stress, or worry. When aligned and centered through stillness, you are living, thinking, and embodying your most Spiritually Empowered Self. This is the perfect way to complete a month. Please come a few minutes early, we will not admit participants after meditation begins at 6pm. 


Facilitated by Robyn Vie-Carpenter-Brisco, Spiritual Life Coach, Author of Let's Get Stoned: Using Stones & Crystalsteaching spiritual empowerment to lead you to a life that rocks!


Suggested Donation $5