Weekly Sacred Circles

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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

Healing Through Yoga Nidra, Breathwork,

& Mindfullness

Saturday     August 3     9 am-12:30 pm


Join DeeDee Jones for this workshop as we explore different avenues of meditation to support daily clarity and stress relief. Incorporating soothing breath-work into your daily life creates clarity and raises your levels of conscious awareness. The techniques we will use are simple and profound in their mental effect. We will also add in the simple yet gratifying practice of mindfulness; this simple practice can help you absorb life on a level that is both peaceful and intuitive. Yoga Nidra Meditation is the path of surrendering the psyche to deep, unfiltered healing. In this practice you will integrate breath-work, physical relaxation and mindfulness to help you lead a more peacefully responsive and less reactive life. Bring a yoga mat, pillow and blanket if you like. Some available on site.  


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



Resilience: The Power To Overcome

Sunday     August 4     3-4:30 pm


How does one embody resilience?  Adversity is a reality in life. Resilience is that indefinable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back at least as strong as before. Rather than letting difficulties or failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. Joan will share her inspiring story: her lived experience surviving a myriad of traumas including sexual assault and Hurricane Katrina and then finding the strength and resolve to transcend hardship and lead a productive life. Learn the social science of resilience and tips on facing adversity in a productive, even empowering way. 


Facilitated by Joan Garner, BA in Social Science and will be awarded a Master of Science in Management.



A Taste of Zen

Mondays     Beginning August 5     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, an ordained Dharma holder (Hoshi) in the White Plum Zen lineage, and Shelby Jikai Gallagher, B.A. in Religious Studies. 


Donation per class $10


Book Study: Archetypal Patterns and Fairy Tales Tuesdays     August 6-27     6-7:30 pm


Fairy tales offer us a pure and simple expression of what Carl Jung calls the collective unconscious. Delve with us into this branch of mythological literature to discover clear understandings of the basic patterns of the human psyche. In her book on the patterns in fairy tales, Marie Louise von Franz discusses fairy tales from many countries, helping us to understand the diversity as well as the similarity of these tales, what is specific to some peoples and what is common to all civilizations and human beings.   

Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, Spiritual Director, MA.



Open Mic Coffeehouse: Poetry, Music, Song

Saturday     August 10     7-8:30 pm


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: share your favorite works in this appreciative, supportive “coffeehouse” setting. We now have a piano, if you would like to play for us!  


Call early to reserve your 5-minute spot.



Soulful Justice:

Racial Identity Development as Lovingkindness   


A Transformative Community Weekend



Christena Cleveland, PhD

Author, Social Psychologist, Theologian and

Director of the Center for Justice and Renewal 


Friday     August 16     7-9 pm

Saturday     August 17     10 am-5 pm 



Learn More



Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
3rd Tuesdays     August 20
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, 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


Community Healing Clinic with Meditation and Pranic Healing 

3rd Wednesdays    August 21   

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 Pat Cole and Misagh Naderi - students of GrandMaster Choa Kok Sui and members of Pranic Healing of Baton Rouge


Suggested Donation $10


Journey to the Center: Labyrinth Workshop

Saturday     August 24     10 am-3:30 pm


As a mirror reflects our countenance, the contemplative walk on a labyrinth can reveal our soul.  C.G. Jung has called the journey of life “individuation” which leads, like the circuitous path of the labyrinth, to one’s true self.  The labyrinth, walked mindfully, offers the gifts of reflection and connection with one’s inner knowing. Embraced by many as a deepening path of spiritual introspection, the labyrinth heightens our conscious awareness. As The Red Shoes celebrates the milestone of 20 years as a resource for spiritual growth, join us in a day of self-reflection, a time to reconnect with your center, your authentic self. Our day will include mindfulness meditation, art experiences, journaling and an inspiring labyrinth walk. Please bring a bag lunch, socks and a journal or notebook.


Facilitated by Aimée Dominique, LCSW, a certified spiritual director and labyrinth facilitator working with this sacred tool for over 22 years. She was a facilitator in 1999 and 2000 in Chartres, France with Rev. Lauren Artress




Introduction to SuperBrain Yoga®
&  Pranic Healing®
Tuesday     August 27     6:30-8:30 pm


SuperBrain Yoga® is a simple and effective technique to energize and recharge the brain. It is based on the principles of subtle energy and ear acupuncture to balance the left and right brain energies. This simple, powerful exercise creates mental clarity, emotional calmness, razor sharp focus and increased learning ability.  Keep the mind sharp as the body ages. Together with Pranic Healing®, which is based on the fundamental principle that the body is a self-repairing, SuperBrain Yoga® harnesses subtle energy to flush out stress, boosts vitality and accelerates healing of common health problems!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.