Weekly Sacred Circles

For details on these weekly circles, please click here.

 

Sunday Sacred Circle

Sundays                5-6 pm
A Course in Miracles Mondays               7-8:30 pm
Compassion in Action Wednesdays          10:30 am-12 pm
Meditation Wednesdays          5-6 pm
Dream Discovery Thursdays             10:30 am-12 pm
Spiritual Journey Circle Thursdays             6-7 pm

Compassion in Action 
Wednesdays
Beginning Apr 1

10:30 am -12:00 pm

 

Thought provoking discussion will be based on social problems including race, education, healthcare, oppression, the court system and incarceration.  Expand your awareness on social justice issues at the forefront of our society today. Books and guest speakers stimulate our discussion. Learn more about the issues and discover how you can be part of the solution. Be the change!

  

Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.

 

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

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Meditation and Spiritual Awakening 

Wednesdays
Beginning Apr 1
5-6 pm

 

Relax into a quiet time of exploration and meditation. Enjoy stillness that creates a time to empty and reconnect to Source. The first Wednesday of each month is a time of coloring meditation with quiet music. Some instruction offered each week as we develop and deepen our practice.

 

Facilitated by Wendy Herschman, who enjoys sharing the joy of group meditation.

Suggested Donation $5

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Dream Discovery
Thursdays
Beginning Apr 2
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, we learn ways to interpret and understand them in a meaningful way.

 

Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, Spiritual Director, MA.

 

 Monthly $40

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Spiritual Journey Circle 

Thursdays
Beginning Apr 2
6-7 pm

 

As a circle of seekers, we immerse in diverse spiritual teachings. Share in discussions that enrich life on a deep, personal level. A study of thought-provoking writers and luminaries enhance this spiritual journey. Return weekly for spiritual connection and community.

 

Facilitated by Wendy Herschman, Executive Director of The Red Shoes, & Spiritual Journey Circle members.  

 

Suggested monthly donation $20

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Meditation for Chakra Healing: Yoga Nidra 

Saturday
Apr 4
10 am-12:30 pm

 

Discover powerful techniques for healing and getting in tune with your chakras; your energy centers, beautiful portals to deeper, inner understanding. Take the journey with DeeDee as you move through each chakra to learn and unearth your own healing power. This workshop will include meditations, self-healing techniques, breathing exercises and more. Feel free to bring your meditation cushion, a yoga mat for Yoga Nidra, a pillow and a blanket. No experience necessary.

 

Facilitated by Delisha ‘DeeDee’ Jones, certified yoga instructor, meditation facilitator and energy healer.

$35

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Embrace the Power of the Full Moon: Ritual

Saturday
Apr 4
5-7 pm

 

Enter our monthly women’s circle to greet the Full Moon. The presence of the Full Moon reminds us of the need to release the things in our lives that no longer serve us. Each month we will enjoy a period of meditation and a talk about the astrology associated with the Full Moon. Enjoy a sacred time to journal personal reflections before our circle closes in gratitude.


Facilitated by Lisa Hernandez, a Life Coach, Energy Healer and Spiritual Consultant for over 20 years.

 Each month $20

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Series: Mind-Body Management for Chronic Pain
Sunday
Continues from Mar, Apr 5
10-11:30 am

 

Have you had enough of feeling out of control or ruled by your pain? Are you ready to take ownership of your healing? As we focus on managing chronic pain, we will discuss the pain cycle and how to support healing using simple tools for improving wellness. Then, as we move into a brief yoga practice, we will use our breath to create an internal environment to support wellness followed by a movement sequence to relax and elongate the muscles of the body. Finally, we will seal in the benefits of our practice by enjoying a guided relaxation to further reinforce our bodies’ optimal healing state.

Facilitated by Jillian Guinta, a Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT 1,000), physique athlete and educator. She works primarily with clients who have PTSD & physical injury. 

 

Early Bird paid by March 1 $80 / After $100

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Oracle Cards for Self - Empowerment 

Sunday
Apr 5
2-4 pm

As women, we are attracted by the artistry of oracle cards and drawn to the communication they offer, communication with ourselves. Learn practices using oracle cards to discover your own empowering message every day that will help you rise beyond perceived limitations. A variety of decks will be available or bring your own and bring one question you want answered.

 

Facilitated by Lisa Langlois, Ph.D. in physics, D. MS. in Metaphysical Sciences, Reiki Master and Meditation teacher - dedicated to women’s healing and empowerment.

 

$20

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Sunday Sacred Circle 

Sundays
Beginning Apr 5
5-6 pm

 

Nourish your spirit. Enjoy a time of introspection, an inter-religious, ecumenical experience for those yearning to unite through prayer, chanting, inspirational readings and silence with Spirit.

  

Facilitated by inspired members of the circle.

Donations Appreciated

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Edgar Cayce Circle
Mondays
Beginning Apr 6

10:30 am-12 noon

“The Search for God is …passed on in the hope that ...many may glimpse a ray of light; that in other hearts it may awaken a new hope and vision of a better world…”

Make this year different. Join an ongoing circle that can change your life. Edgar Cayce has been called the "sleeping prophet," the "father of holistic medicine." Align with the life-sculpting guidance within Cayce's classic work, A Search for GodTogether we will explore tools for spiritual growth and empowerment.

 

Facilitated by Debra Couvillion, who has led Cayce groups for several years in Lafayette, LA, and Little Rock, AR.  She is registered with the ARE foundation as a group facilitator 

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

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A Course in Miracles 

Mondays
Beginning Apr 6
7-8:30 pm

 

Seeking happiness and peace? Join our weekly study of A Course in Miracle, a powerful, life-changing course that guides us to happiness and peace. Enjoy the miracles of life. 

 

Facilitated by Nic Ourso, who has studied A Course in Miracles for many years.

 

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

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A Taste of Zen

Mondays
Beginning Apr 6
7-8:30 pm

 

Join us on Mondays to develop the practice at the heart of Zen Buddhism, Zazen. Experience seated Zen meditation and a Dharma talk with time for questions and discussion. Guidance for beginners. Join us to learn Zen basics to build a meaningful life practice.

  

Facilitated by Gary Muso Pettigrew Hoshi, an ordained monk and Dharma holder in the White Plum Zen Buddhist lineage, and Shelby Jukai Gallagher, B.A. in Religious Studies. 

 

Donation per class $10

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Explore Together: Paul Selig's I Am The Word
Tuesdays
Beginning Apr 7
10:30 am-12 pm

 

Explore new insights in I Am the Word, where writer and medium Paul Selig has recorded an extraordinary program for self-realization, as given through Guides or Ascended Masters. The channeled Guides provide a powerful program in self-awareness that can align your existence with its highest purpose. Participate in this ongoing weekly group gathering.

 

Facilitated by Kerri D’Amico and members of the circle.

 

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

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Community Healing Clinic:
Meditation & Pranic Healing

2nd & 3rd Wednesdays
Apr 8, 15
6:30-8:30 pm

 

Experience Pranic Healing, a path to rejuvenation and healing. We begin with light stretching followed by the “Meditation on Twin Hearts,” a meditation based on the universal prayer of St. Francis. The meditation promotes physical and mental well-being, while also blessing loved ones, your career and Mother Earth. Healing sessions are offered after meditation, as time permits.

 

Facilitated by Debra Tongue, (2nd Wednesdays) student of Master Choa Kok Sui; and Pat Cole, (3rd Wednesdays) a student of Master Choa Kok Sui’s teachings on Pranic Healing & Arhatic Yoga, a practitioner since 2014.

  

Suggested Donation $10

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Volunteer: Baton Rouge Food Bank 

2nd Tuesdays
Apr 14
10 am-12 pm

Location: 10600 South Choctaw Dr. (Fraenkel Center)

 

No one should go hungry. Our community needs you! Can you find time in your schedule? Can you offer two hours that will make a big difference? Join our team, call today to volunteer. Help The Food Bank achieve their mission to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge. 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

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Book Study: Sula, by Toni Morrison

Tuesdays

Apr 14, 21, 28

6-7:30 pm

 

Nobel-Laureate Toni Morrison’s second novel Sula explores the depths of female relationships. Two girls, friends since before they could remember, nurture and support each other into women. Their fierce devotion is tested by norms and expectations and confronts betrayal. Equal parts comedy and tragedy, at times racy and shocking, their story ultimately teaches all of us about the meaning of life.

 

Facilitated by Angeletta KM Gourdine, PhD in cultural studies, CPC, ELI-MP reVisions Lifestyle Salon.

 

$30

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Forest Bathing: Shinrin-yoku
Saturday
Apr 18
10:30 am-12 pm
The Burden Center
4569 Essen Lane

 

Go to a Forest. Walk slowly.

Breathe. Open all your senses.

 

Enjoy a time to wander, to wonder, to embrace the awe! Come for a walk in the woods and experience the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-yoku, forest bathing. It’s a simple practice that promotes positive change: if a person simply visits a natural area and walks in a relaxed way, there are calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits. We will meet at the Burden Center trailhead behind the L’Orangerie.

 

Facilitated by Sherry V. Smelley, MSW, LCSW, DCSW, BACS and Mary "Lulu Wemple, M.Ed.

 

$20

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A Community Partnership presents...

Book Talk:

Writing Wild: 25 Women Who Shaped the Way We Read the Natural World
Sunday
Apr 19
3-4 pm
Location: Main Library
7711 Goodwood Blvd

 

Author Kathryn Aalto takes readers on a journey into the inner and outer landscapes of twenty-five women who wrote and write about the natural world. Writing Wild is a fascinating portrait of women's history through the prism of nature. It invites us to take journeys into our own minds to consider how we relate to the natural world and how is this relationship affected by gender and privilege. Aalto is an American landscape historian, preservation consultant and author living in England.


Donations Appreciated
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Super Brain Yoga: An Introduction

Wednesday
Apr 22
6:30 - 8:30 pm

 

Learn to boost your vitality, recharge your brain power and experience emotional calm and mental clarity with this ancient technique that harnesses the body's primordial energies. SuperBrain Yoga® is simple and energizes the brain and keeps the mind sharp even as the body ages. Through this simple yet powerful exercise, you can increase focus and learning ability. Superbrain Yoga may improve academic and behavioral performance in children diagnosed with Autism & ADD.

 

Facilitated by Pat Cole, an Intuitive Healer and an Introductory Workshop Leader on Master Choa Kok Sui’s courses and a student of his courses and teachings on Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga. Pat is a Member of Pranic Healing of Baton Rouge.
  

$15 

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Baton Rouge Earth Day 2020:

The Soleful Labyrinth   

Sunday
Apr 26
12-4:30 pm
Location: Returning to Downtown!

 

Returning to Downtown - Celebrating 50 years! Did you know the fashion industry is the second largest polluter world-wide? To offset this impact, we urge you to repurpose and recycle your gently used shoes you are not wearing. Consider giving them new life. Bring them to The Red Shoes beginning April 13.

 

On Earth Day, we will create a labyrinth made up of donated shoes. Honor Mother Earth: recycle, reuse and repurpose. Come join us to walk the soleful labyrinth. Following the event, all shoes will be donated and re-homed! Help us care for the earth and her people!

 

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