Weekly Sacred Circles
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|
Book Study: Small, Great Things
Tuesdays April 3-24 6:30-8 pm
Small Great Things tackles the important challenges of our time: racism, prejudice, privilege and inequality. Author, Jodi Picoult challenges readers to engage in self-awareness of their own actions and beliefs, resulting in a sometimes uncomfortable, but necessary introspection. This heartbreaking and eye-opening story of a labor and delivery nurse who was prohibited from caring for a newborn baby because the parents requested that no African American touch the child. will expand our cultural conversation to allow an honest and revealing look at ourselves and others in the world.
Facilitated by Patricia Day, retired education specialist, no volunteer extraordinaire with Habitat, Breada and other worthy causes.
Pranic Healing: An Introduction
Tuesday April 3 6:30-8 pm
Discover how your energetic and physical bodies work together to protect you from the outside environment. Learn how Pranic Healing can be used to keep you healthy-physically, emotionally and psychologically. We will discuss the theory behind the art and science of energetic healing using Prana. You will learn a few simple techniques to reduce stress and protect yourself from a toxic environment.
Facilitated by Pat Cole, Vice President of Pranic Healing Baton Rouge, Certified in Electromagnetic Stress Reduction and Polarity Therapist, Pranic Healing Practitioner .
Spring Vegetable Gardens in the South
Saturday April 7 10:30 am-12 pm
It’s time to plant so you can enjoy a full harvest of delicious, healthy, fresh vegetables. Learn about the recommended spring vegetable varieties for our area, when and how to plant them and how to prepare the garden bed. We will also discuss an easier approach: container gardening. Each participant will plant and take home their own spring container garden. Vegetable plants appropriate for container gardening will be provided as well as the soil, container and fertilizer. Have fun, learn and ask all your gardening questions, then watch your garden grow.
Facilitated by Stephanie Elwood, licensed horticulturist.
Saturday April 7 2-4:30 pm
Have you ever wondered if there was a simple way to release trapped emotions and to heal the root cause of so many of our physical and mental health problems?
E-motion Yoga is a synthesis of yoga, qi gong, breath-work, shaking medicine, dance and music to release emotions from the body. It assists in the processing and healing of blocked, trapped, and suppressed emotions in our nervous system and subconscious allowing a safe place for the heart to feel, heal, and open to love.
E-motion Yoga is a fun bodily process to compliment traditional talk therapies, yet unlike traditional psychotherapies E-motion Yoga releases the past without having to talk about the event, go into the "story" or re-experience the past. This method creates a safe environment for one to discharge emotional stress from the nervous system and heal wounds from the past.
E-motion yoga, founded in Australia, teaches how to access our own unique instinctive mammalian involuntary shaking mechanism, which heals our emotional and mental body. Shaking medicine exists in other fields though is quite new to the Yoga world.
Facilitated by Dr. Keith R. Motes, who is a pioneer and master facilitator of E-motion Yoga, has a PhD in quantum physics, and is facilitating the workshops during this USA tour.
Easy Herbal Kitchen
Sunday April 8 2-4:30 pm
This class is about the building blocks of a healthy herbal kitchen. Doing these things increases nutrient density to your usual food routine! We'll discuss the how and why of making herbal vinegars, herbal butter, herbal honey, herbal ghee, as well as bone marrow broth, and recipes for using them. Students will sample these, and make and take home herbal honey and ghee, instructions and recipes. Bring three jars sized 4-8 ounces each, with lids.
Facilitated by Megan Assaf, BFA, LMT, Women’s Health Massage Therapist.
Marketing for Solopreneurs
Tuesday April 10 6:30-8 pm
Do you want more customers? Are you the business’s marketing team? Know you need to step up your strategy, but aren’t sure what to do? Come find out how to reach your buyers. You will learn or be reminded of the basics to communicating with your ideal customer, differentiate your business from competitors, and the importance of personal branding. Get clarity on your unique marketing strategy. Attendees will receive a one-page Marketing Plan template to jump into immediate action.
Facilitated by Monique M. Piper.
Chi Gong: Beginners/Intermediate
Wednesday April 11 6:30-8 pm
Chi Gong or Qigong is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind. Grow your Chi (energy). Practice seated and standing.
Facilitated by Janet Sullivan
Volunteer - Step Into Spring Party at Bishop Ott Sweet Dreams Women and Children's Shelter
Thursday April 12 6:45-8 pm
Location: 1623 Convention Street
Volunteer to participate and help plan a party for women and children, complete with games, crafts and treats. But rather than giving, you will receive the greatest gift: the smiles of those you meet during this heart-warming evening. Register today and we will coordinate this special evening via email!
Volunteer: Baton Rouge Food Bank
3rd Tuesdays April 17 10 am - 12 pm
Can you find time in your schedule? Just 2 hours makes a difference.
Wear Closed-toe shoes/No Fee
Community Healing and Meditation
Wednesday April 18 6:30-8:30 pm
Join us for an evening of rejuvenation and healing with energetic cleansing and meditation. Clinic begins with light stretching, followed by a 15-minute guided meditation, “Meditation on Twin Hearts”, activating the heart and crown energy centers in the body by blessing the world with loving kindness. Afterwards, participants receive a personalized healing session with a trained Pranic Healing practitioner.
Facilitated by Pat Cole & Rita Riggio and trained members members of Pranic Healing of Baton Rouge.
Suggested Donation $10
Yoga Nidra: Explore the Akash
Sunday April 22 2-4 pm
The Akash is the part of your spiritual DNA that holds memories of your journeys as a soul. Exploring this aspect of your self can support you in unlocking understandings of habits, connections to others and your purpose. In this workshops we will insert questions into our meditative practice to connect with our Higher Self. No experience is needed. This will be a very meditative, self exploratory session so please bring your Journal.
Facilitated by Delisha ‘Dee Dee’ Jones, certified yoga instructor, meditation facilitator & energy healer.
Baton Rouge Earth Day: The Soleful Labyrinth
Sunday April 29 12-4:30 pm
LSU Ag Center's Parker Coliseum
“...the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.” – Wendell Berry, “The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays”
Looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint? If you have gently used shoes collecting dust in your closet, consider giving them new life and bring them to The Red Shoes beginning April 10.
On Earth Day, we will be creating a labyrinth made up of the donated shoes. Honor Mother Earth: recycle, reuse and repurpose. Come join us for a day of fun downtown on North Blvd. and walk the soleful labyrinth. Following the event, all shoes will be donated to St. Vincent De Paul and Cenikor. Help us do good for the earth and its people!