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 


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 Zoom

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 and Tina Ufford, RYT 200, Zoe Klein, RYT 200


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

One month unlimited $75 

The Seven Spokes of Life: Discover Your Life Balance

Tuesday, August 1

At The Red Shoes

Does your life feel out of balance? Do you feel you need a clone to get it all done? Do you want work that brings you joy? Do you want more time with your friends and family?  You are not alone!


 Take time to see where you are sending your energy and spending your time.


Using a technique developed by Oola, we will explore:

· How to evaluate your current life wheel.

· How to balance your life wheel.

· The tools to accelerate you toward the life you desire.


 Make new choices that will empower you to live a balanced and purpose driven life!



Facilitated by Monique De Ville, Oola Certified Life Coach & Certified Green Cap Coach. Monique is a life and personal financial budget coach, certified through Oola: The Mind and Body Company and Co-founder of P2 Life Coaching.

Over the past 30 years she has coached, taught, guided, and empowered men, women and athletes who feel exhausted, frustrated, and unappreciated to tremendous breakthroughs resulting in lives of fulfillment, balance, and purpose.




Tai Chi: Mobility for Life

Beginning August 2

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. 



Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning Aug 2

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. 

Summer Quarter is about Manifesting Your Dreams & Receiving the Abundance of Life.

Some things we will focus on this summer quarter:

  • Do you have dreams you’re ready to bring into manifestation?
  • Are you a big giver but don’t seem to receive in equal measure?
  • Is it difficult to let other people help you?
  • Do you settle for “just okay” instead of going for what you truly want?
  • Are you ready to experience the sweetness of life?

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

Beginning Aug 3

5 - 6 pm


Currently Reading: The Missing Peace

by Dr. Nere Lartitegui


The Missing Peace inspires people to live an authentic life with peace as the most treasured and indispensable ingredient. Move from victimhood, struggle, and anger to inner harmony. Be open to new possibilities in order to experience life with joy, happiness, and peace-filled contentment.


As a circle of seekers, we immerse in diverse spiritual teachings. Share in discussions that enrich life on a deep, personal level. Return weekly for spiritual connection and community.


Facilitated by Wendy Herschman, Executive Director of The Red Shoes


Monthly suggested donation $20


Gentle Yoga
Thursdays  Weekly

Beginning Aug 3

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


AA Open Meeting Meditation
Thursdays  Weekly

Beginning Aug 3

7 - 8 pm

At The Red Shoes


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

Messages From The Oracle: Learn to Read the Cards

Sunday, August 6

1-4 pm

At The Red Shoes


Need answers to life? - Find them yourself!


Learn to read and interpret your own Oracle cards in this relaxing, heart-opening workshop. For most people, reading oracle cards seems to be a mystical power that you must be gifted with and cannot learn. But this is a myth. We all have intuition, and we all can learn to get in touch with our intuition. Using Oracle cards can support us through our daily lives, offering inspiration, new ideas and motivation to take charge and make decisions.

Dr. Lisa Langlois teaches basic techniques to connect to your intuition, discover and receive insights from the imagery of oracle cards, and how to deepen your wisdom of the meaning of the cards as they personally relate and help us grow.


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. 





Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Beginning Aug 6

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


Book Study: Living an Examined Life

Mondays Weekly

Beginning Aug 7

12 noon -1:30 pm

Zoom Only


Book: Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey

by James Hollis


What does the soul ask of me? In Living an Examined Life, James Hollis offers wisdom to help guide us through the crossroads of life. The author presents 21 areas for self-inquiry and growth with questions to inspire us to move toward a life of personal authority, integrity and fulfillment. With guidance from Joan McCaskill, the group will evaluate next steps of life.


Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, MA, Spiritual Director.

    $40 / For 4 Weeks


Spiritual Ecology Circle

Mondays Weekly

Beginning Aug 7

6:00 -7:15 pm



How do we rapidly, radically reshape society through feminine leadership rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration? 


Curated by two climate leaders Ayana E. Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson ALL WE CAN SAVE: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis is an anthology of essays, poetry, and art, by women at the forefront of the climate crisis. Discover solutions toward life-giving possibility by holding what we know has been done to the world while summoning the courage to never give up on one another or our collective future.


Through weekly discussions, we will 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 members of Spiritual Ecology Circle.


Monthly suggested donation $20


A Course in Miracles

Mondays Weekly 

Beginning Aug 7

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

Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday,  August 8

10 am - 12 noon

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 


Fireside Astrology: Return to the Ancient Wisdom of the Elements

Tuesday, August 8th
6 - 7:30 pm

At The Red Shoes


Join us as we continue our in-depth exploration of the twelve Zodiac signs! In this Fireside Astrology circle, we will discover the wisdom offered by the sign of Leo. Be sure to accept this invitation to explore a more heart-centered connection to your Fire element!



Bravely explore the internal flame of your ancient soul through connection to the four elements of Fire, Air, Earth and Water. Experience the wisdom of the Zodiac 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, beginning her fascination with astrology in high school. In 2021 she dove back into her astrological studies and graduated from Debra Silverman’s Applied Astrology school. There she experienced the ancient art of astrology through the lens of psychology and learned to guide others to practically apply the insights gained from studying their unique astrological chart as a pathway to self-compassion. Jodi works with the elemental energies daily, follows the moon cycles, and is passionate about sharing what she has learned with others.



Compassion in Action

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning Aug 9

11 am - 12:30 pm



Currently Reading: Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishmen

By Zach Norris


A groundbreaking new vision for public safety that overturns more than 200 years of fear-based discrimination, othering, and punishment.


As the effects of aggressive policing and mass incarceration harm historically marginalized communities and tear families apart, how do we define safety? In a time when the most powerful institutions in the United States are embracing the repressive and racist systems that keep many communities struggling and in fear, we need to reimagine what safety means. Community leader and lawyer Zach Norris lays out a radical way to shift the conversation about public safety away from fear and punishment and toward growth and support systems for our families and communities. In order to truly be safe, we are going to have to dismantle our mentality of Us vs. Them. By bridging the divides and building relationships with one another, we can dedicate ourselves to strategic, smart investments—meaning resources directed toward our stability and well-being, like healthcare and housing, education and living-wage jobs. This is where real safety begins.


Defund Fear is a blueprint of how to hold people accountable while still holding them in community. The result reinstates full humanity and agency for everyone who has been dehumanized and traumatized, so they can participate fully in life, in society, and in the fabric of our democracy.


Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.


Suggested Monthly Donation $20


Community Healing Clinic

2nd Wednesdays Monthly

August 9th 

6:00-7:15 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


Dream Discovery: A Portal to the Source


Beginning Aug 10

10:30 am - 12 noon



Deepen your journey of self-discovery through dream work. We will enrich our discussion with an ongoing study of Dreams, A Portal to the Source , by Edward C. Whitmont & Sylvia Brinton Perera.


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 understand them in a meaningful way.


Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, Spiritual Director, MA.

Monthly $20

Women's New Moon Circle

Monday, August 14




“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.



Meditation: Restore, Refresh, Renew

Wednesday, Aug 16

5:00 - 6:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

Nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

Restore your heart and spirit through laughter, guided meditation and visualization. Quiet and calm your mind, opening you to a new sense of peace. 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


Beyond Labels: Navigating the Spectrum of Gender and Sexuality

Sunday, August 20

2-4 pm

At The Red Shoes


Do you want to know more about the LGBTQIA+ community, gender identity and the expression of that? Grow your knowledge of the LGBTQIA+ community while reflecting on your own identity and biases regarding sexual orientation and gender. Participants will be given an opportunity to learn and practice using inclusive terminologies and labels, ie. pronouns, titles, common vocabulary.


This workshop will include interactive sessions, group discussion, and an informative presentation that will help you understand more about the LGBTQIA+ community, your role within in, and find freedom in your authentic expression. Be a part of creating an evolving, inclusive, and open minded community!


Facilitated by Carli DiLorenzo who is currently receiving an MA in Social Work from LSU and works as our Admin Assistant of The Red Shoes. 

Donations Appreciated


Film Study: Defending Your Life

Tuesday, August 22

6:00 - 8:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

Entertainment, Laughter, and Reflection
Be part of our brand new monthly Film Studies program! Each month we will come together to relax, watch a new film, and participate in enriching discussion. 

Join us as we watch and discuss "Defending your life". Defending your life is a comedy that explores themes of self-discovery, taking risks, and overcoming fear. It blends humor with philosophical contemplations on the human existence. This film invites us to ponder our own lives and discuss what it truly means to be living life to the fullest. 

Feel Free to bring any snacks and drinks you prefer

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!



Meditation: Calm Your Mind & Restore Your Spirit

Wednesday, Aug 23 

5:00 - 6:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

The practice of meditation has been used for centuries to calm the mind and gain focus. Meditation can help you when you feel untethered, when your mind and life are chaotic, when you need to let go of things that no longer serve you, when you have questions or decisions in front of you, or to simply help you find improved emotional regulation. Meditation is highly beneficial for emotional and physical well-being and overall health.
If you think you can’t meditate, think again! Whether you are new to meditation or a long-time practitioner, come experience community connection, feel more centered and grounded with a sense of inner peace. 
Deepen into your meditation practice through a mix of gentle movement, silent and guided meditation and visualization.


Facilitated by Beth Tomlinson, MS, YACEP, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, C-IAYT, yoga therapist and yoga and meditation instructor. To learn more, please contact her at beth@bethtomlinsonhealingyoga or visit her website at https://www.bethtomlinsonhealingyoga.com

Suggested Donation $5


Open Mic Night: Warm Words for Hot Nights

Saturday, August 26

6:00 - 7:30 pm

At The Red Shoes


Celebrate the best of the arts in Baton Rouge! Enjoy a night of unique creative offerings: poetry and music to stir your heart and soul. Join our audience to experience this tapestry of talent. Stay for coffee and desserts. Musicians, singers and poets: Please call today to reserve your 5-minute spot! Share your favorite works in this appreciative, supportive "coffee-house" setting. We have a piano, if you would like to play for us!



Women Remembering: Facets of the Sacred Feminine 

Last Tuesday Monthly

August 29

5:30-6:45 pm

Zoom Only


"How do we bring love into the difficult places, especially in these times of change? My sense is that our relationships are interconnections that can be infused with love, and that it nourishes beyond us too. And how can we relate to the living Earth in our everyday life and access an older, inner knowing that we need for the life around us? 

Through being together and sharing, we revive the interconnections, and help make them come alive with love." 

 - Anne Scott


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


Meditation: Emotional Freedom Technique

Wednesday, August 30

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