Weekly Sacred Circles

For details on these weekly circles, please click here.

 

Sunday Sacred Circle Zoom

Sundays 5-6 pm

Spiritual Ecology Circle Hybrid

Mondays 6-7:15 pm

A Course in Miracles 

Zoom

Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm

Compassion in Action Hybrid

Wednesdays 10:30 am-noon

Lynn Woodland's Miracles Zoom

Wednesdays  7-8:30pm

Dream Discovery Hybrid

1st & 3rd Thursdays 10:30am - noon

Spiritual Journey Circle Hybrid

Thursdays 5-6 pm

AA Open Meeting Meditation In Person

Thursdays 7-8 pm
 

We Treasure You, Our Community

 

Some groups are meeting at The Red Shoes, some circles are meeting only on Zoom and some are gathering in person and on Zoom. However you choose to join us, we hope you find your experiences meaningful. If you wish to join us on Zoom, please register online the day before the start of class and we will email the link prior to class.

 

Yoga will remain in person and on Zoom.

 

We are eager to welcome you into our sacred space and into our warm, supportive community.

 

Wendy Herschman, Executive Director

Morning Yoga

Monday-Saturday   

8-9 am
Hybrid

 

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 and Tina Ufford, RYT 200.

 

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

One month unlimited $75 
Register

Book Study: Care of The Soul

Mondays Weekly

Beginning August 1

noon -1:30 pm

Hybrid

 

Are you ready to look more deeply into your life and sense the sacred in ordinary things? Join as we begin exploring a remarkable book, Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life by psychotherapist, former monk and author Thomas Moore. In it, Moore uses archetypal psychology and mythology to examine the connections between spirituality and the issues facing individuals and society. While the message of this book regarding caring for yourself and your soul is straightforward, its implications might surprise you: you are a unique, complex individual and all aspects of that complexity must be allowed, even embraced, if you are to engage life with satisfying depth.

 

 Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, MA, Spiritual Director.

    $40 / For 4 Weeks

   Register

Spiritual Ecology Circle

Mondays Weekly

Beginning August 1

6:00 -7:15 pm

Hybrid

 

Join us in a study of Active Hope, a book by Joanna Macy and Christ Johnstone, to learn how to strengthen our capacity to face planetary crises and respond with unexpected resilience and creative power. Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach known as the Work that Reconnects, the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality, and holistic science. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we’re in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.

 

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

 

Facilitated by Lilia Kapsali-Grant, Assistant Program Director of The Red Shoes, Nature Connected Coach, Master's in Outdoor Environmental Education.

 

Monthly suggested donation $20

Register

Compassion in Action

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning August 3

10:30 am -12:00 pm

Hybrid

 

 Currently Reading: Bad Feminist 

 

Compassion In Action gathers to expand awareness and support one another into action on the social issues we're confronted with in our society today. Join this thought provoking discussion as we begin a new book study focusing on the socially-constructed concepts of feminism, as explored in Roxane Gay's book, Bad Feminist, on the right and wrong ways to be a feminist. With humor, we will begin to see new and complex aspects of this important issue.

 

Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.

  

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

  Register

A Course in Miracles

Mondays Weekly  6:30-8:00 pm

Beginning August 1

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

Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning Aug. 3
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.

 

Sessions include information and exercises for applying spiritual principles to everyday life. They are experiential and interactive with 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.

 

Suggested Weekly Minimum Donation $10

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

Dream Discovery

1st & 3rd Thursdays 

Beginning August 4

10:30 am - noon

Hybrid

 

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
Register

Spiritual Journey Circle

Thursdays Weekly

Beginning August 4

5 - 6 pm

Hybrid

 

 Currently Reading - Return to You: 11 Spiritual Lessons for Unshakable Inner Peace

 

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.
  

Monthly suggested donation $20

  Register

Gentle Yoga
Thursdays  Weekly

Beginning August 4

5:30 - 6:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

In a supportive setting, enjoy a gentle practice that will help quiet the mind, increase your energy and stretch your body. Yoga weaves together body, mind and spirit in a healing and refreshing way. Classes include a combination of yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation. All levels are welcome.

 

Facilitated by Nichole Mena-Rovai, RYT-200.

$8 per class / 7 for $48

  Register

AA Open Meeting Meditation
Thursdays  Weekly

Beginning August 7 

7 - 8 pm

At The Red Shoes

  

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

Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Beginning August 7
5-6 pm

1st Sunday at The Red Shoes only

Other Sundays by Zoom

 

 

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

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Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday,  Aug. 9  10 am - 12 pm

Location: 10600 S Choctaw Dr.  
(Fraenkel Center) 

 

Can you offer two hours that will make a big difference? Join our team, register to volunteer below. Help The Food Bank 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 

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Tai Chi

Wednesday Weekly

Beginning August 10

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. 

 

Suggested Donation $12

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Community Healing Clinic

2nd Wednesdays Monthly

August 10

6:00-8:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Experience peace, stillness and bliss through a guided "Meditation on Twin Hearts". Together we set the intention of achieving peace and insight, reducing stress and generating success. Clear your energy body and enjoy feeling revived and energized. Pranic Healing® sessions are offered after the meditation, as time permits.  

 

Facilitated by Lisa Hernandez and Pat ColeLisa Hernandez is a Life Coach and has been using Energy Healing with her clients for over 20 years. She attributes Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga with strengthening her spirituality and intuition, and enhancing her healing ability. Pat Cole has been studying and practicing Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga for many years. Her mission is to introduce the benefits of Pranic Healing to others through healing clinics and workshops, to enhance both their healing abilities and spiritual growth.

 

Suggested donation $10

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Wabi-Sabi Bowls: A Celebration of Imperfection

Saturday, August 13                   

10:30-12 noon

At The Red Shoes

 

Experience the feel of your fingers turning a wet clump of clay into a unique bowl. Local artist, Therese Knowles, will guide the process and share the secrets of the potter’s wheel. Embrace the Japanese tradition and create your own bowl of imperfections.

 

Facilitated by Therese Knowles, gifted local artist and teacher, who intertwines her art and philosophy.

 

"I was trying desperately (and failing) to create perfect bowls and I was becoming frustrated with the process. After reading the book, Everyday Sacred: A Woman's Journey Home by Sue Bender, I realized that nothing is perfect. No matter how hard I tried I would never create perfect bowls. I became interested in the concept of the begging bowl, which is celebrated for both its beauty and its flaws. Traveling to Nepal and Thailand, I gained a deeper understanding of the begging bowl and its importance as a metaphor for life. I realized that everyone needs their own special bowl— a bowl that they created that no one else can, because it comes from the heart and soul. A bowl to remind them to celebrate the imperfections of self and of life as well as the beauty.”

 $25

Register for Waitlist

POSTPONED

Women's Full Moon Circle & Astrology

Hybrid

 

Our Sisterhood Circle embraces the Divine Feminine Energy while embracing the power of the Full Moon. We explore what is being held energetically, physically, emotionally and mentally through Meditation, Ritual, and Astrology.

 

Facilitated by Lisa Hernandez, Divine Feminine Life Coach.  As a coach, healer, spiritual consultant, and teacher, Lisa's passion is in serving and supporting others to restore balance, find purpose, heal, and live authentically! 

 

 $20

  Register

Threshold - Introductory Class

Friday, August 19

9:30 - 10:30 am

Zoom Only

 

Come.  Breathe.  Feel.  Sense.  Imagine.  And Receive... in this introductory class and discussion with Julie Coren, creator and facilitator of Threshold, a one-hour weekly meditation class, that focuses on developing the practice of somatic listening.

 

Informed by Continuum Movement, Sensation Tracking, and other movement modalities, Threshold teaches us about relationship with our self/Self. It teaches us how our “system” works and deepens our ability to receive ourselves exactly as we are. 

 

Threshold

Weekly Friday mornings - Beginning September 9

9:30 to 10:30 am

$18/class or $60/month

Zoom Only

 

Facilitated by Julie Coren, a long-time lover of dance, the healing arts and improvisational storytelling. Julie holds an MA in Creative Writing, is an Expressive Arts Educator, Movement Explorer, Teacher of Unveiling the Mythic and Threshold, currently completing coursework to become a Registered Drama Therapist.

 Donations Appreciated

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Re-Imagine Yourself Through Dreams

Saturday, August 20

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

There is an unconscious desire to (re)discover our wild. This is where our true nature, our soul resides. Dreams support us to remember our innermost authentic self, and encounter divine potential. We will be exploring the symbolic language of our dreams that relate to the deeper parts of ourselves through Jungian dream work, embodiment practices, art and active imagination writing techniques. Together, let us play in the imaginal realm of the unconscious and feel into our wholeness.

 

• Connect to the symbols that guide you to the Self

• Experience creative dream work practices

• Learn to use dreams as a resource

 

In preparation, bring a dream - old or new. If you don’t have a dream to work with, you can use recurring  life images or a strong memory. Please bring a notebook or journal.

 

Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, Spiritual Director, MA & Angela Grillo, Assistant Program Director of The Red Shoes & Dream Reader. Joan is our resident Dream Worker at TRS. She studied Jungian Seminar in New Orleans, LA. Angela has an MFA in Theatre-Performance Making. Dreams are the main source of inspiration for Angela’s self-development, projects, and workshops. 

 

Snacks will be provided during our 30-minute break.

Early Bird paid by August 10 $30/after $35

  Register

A Night of Tarot: It's In the Cards! 

4th Wednesday Monthly

August 24

6-7:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

This NEW MONTHLY gathering will help us bring the wisdom of Tarot cards into our lives. Together, we will explore the Hero's Journey, the power of image and the language of the unconscious through the symbolic imagery, using the gifts of our intuition and traditional meanings of the cards.

 

Suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced, bring your own deck or just come learn with us! Bring a friend!

 

Facilitated by Lisa Hernandez, Divine Feminine Life Coach.

 
$20

  Register

Pasha Hogan Retreat

Gateways: Stories & Spirit Weave The Journey Forward 

August 26-28, 2022

Friday  6:00 - 8:00 pm

Saturday 10:30 am - 5 pm 

Sunday 10:30 am - 2 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

The portal beckons… say “yes” to an interactive and restorative retreat that integrates creative practices, yoga and meditation with the power of storytelling, to inspire and guide us through uncomfortable territory to a more empowering and affirming narrative.  

 

Pasha will help us create a gateway to personal resilience, embracing and accepting all of ourselves, without judgment: both the rich inner landscape that can nourish and sustain us, as well as aspects we push below the surface, fearing the world will reject us if they are revealed.

 

We will draw from Pasha’s workbook, The Joy of Creative Discovery: Practices to Reclaim Your Purpose & Passion, emboldening us to lean into the edges of our comfort zones and step into the discovery zone….together! 

 

Facilitated by Pasha Hogan, author, psychotherapist, retreat leader, speaker, yoga/meditation teacher and Reiki Master based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

Learn More 

Friday Only  $20

Full 3 day retreat  $125

 Register

Women Remembering: Facets of the Sacred Feminine 

Tuesday, August 30

5:30-6:45 pm

Zoom Only

 

 Join Anne Scott, an inspired leader of women's circles across the country, for an intimate monthly circle of sharing and witnessing: How do we cherish our inner light and live it into the world? How do we remember and embody our connection to the earth? The circle will include a short silent meditation of the heart, and time for sharing and discussion. 

 

Facilitated by Anne Scott, Founding Director of Dreamweather Foundation

 


Suggested Minimum Donation $15

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