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 Zoom Wednesdays          10:30 am - 12 pm
Lynn Woodland's Miracles Zoom Wednesdays          7 - 8:30 pm
Dream Discovery Zoom Returning Janurary 2022
Spiritual Journey Circle Hybrid Thursdays             5 - 6 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.


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





Monday: Yoga at The Red Shoes & on Zoom with Beth

Tuesday: Yoga on Zoom with Trish

Wednesday: Yoga at The Red Shoes & on Zoom with Beth

Thursday: Yoga on Zoom with Jo Ann 

Friday: Yoga at The Red Shoes & on Zoom- with Jo Ann 

Saturday: Yoga at The Red Shoes and on Zoom with Beth


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 Tina Ufford, RYT 200 through Louisiana Yoga School, Trish Little RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance, Beth Tomlinson RYT 200 and Jo Ann Ray RYT 200.


If you wish to join us on Zoom, please register online the day before the class and we will email the link prior to class. If you are able, please pay by check or online.


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

One month unlimited $75 

Zoom Only

Compassion in Action

Wednesdays    Beginning Dec 1

10:30 am -12:00 pm


Currently Reading:

Antisemitism Here and Now


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.


NO CIRCLE ON 12/22 OR 12/29. WE WILL RESUME ON 1/12/2022


Suggested Monthly Donation $20


Zoom Only
Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly Beginning Dec 1
7-8:15 pm Central Time 



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. This live class with Lynn Woodland will help you do it. 


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 from Lynn. Join any time. Drop in or attend regularly.


The Miracles Course Winter Quarter:
Light ~ Renewal and Rebirth


As the light of the physical world is diminished, the inner light of spirit becomes more visible. Classes this season align with the power of winter to rekindle our sense of wonder and faith in miracles to call forth renewal and rebirth. What do you most want to grow in your life over the next year? Where is there an empty space waiting to be filled? Now is the time to transform despair into faith and to dream the bigger dreams that will grow the life you want. Please join us! 


If any of this rings true for you, then the Fall Session of the Miracles Course may be just what you need.


Please join us!

Facilitated by Lynn Woodland, creator of the Miracles Course, who is the author of Holding a Butterfly—An Experiment in Miracle-Making and The Breakthrough Point—A Spiritual Activist’s Guide to Thriving in a Modern World.  She 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.  


Please register the day prior to the start of this session to receive the Zoom access link for this course. 


Lynn is donating this year long study to The Red Shoes to support the growth of our Red Shoes community. Make her gift count by making your donation. Your donation will help others find meaning and inspiration throughout these challenging times.


Learn More About This Amazing Opportunity


To Receive the Zoom Link: Register



At The Red Shoes and on Zoom

Spiritual Journey Circle
Thursdays Weekly

Beginning Dec 2    

5-6 pm


 Currently Reading: The Enchanted Life, Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday 


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.


If you wish to join us on Zoom, please register online at least 3 hours before the start of class and we will email the link prior to class.

Monthly suggested donation $20 / Weekly $5


At The Red Shoes and on Zoom

Gentle Yoga
Thursdays  Weekly Beginning Dec 2  5:15-6:15 pm


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. Our classes include a combination of yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation. All classes are appropriate for first timers and experienced practitioners.


Facilitated by Tina Ufford, RYT 200 through Louisiana Yoga School. Tina is a multi-talented yoga teacher who has been guiding students through restorative, meditative, and strength building practice for ten years. Tina has found her niche here with a gentle yet challenging take on basic yoga poses, called asana.


December 16: Facilitated by Erin Fuson, a trauma-informed yoga teacher and holistic health coach. Her work focuses on giving students space to slow down and listen to what it is their body truly needs. Her style of teaching allows for playful exploration and connection to intentional breath. You can learn more at www.emindmove.com


If you wish to join us on Zoom, please register online at least 3 hours before the start of class and we will email the link prior to class.


$8 per class / 7 for $48


At The Red Shoes Only

Sacred Cacao Ceremony

Saturday December 4

5:00-7:00 pm


As Winter Solstice approaches, join us for a Cacao Ceremony, a sacred ritual to honor the elements and spirits of Nature, to create a harmonious matrix with all living beings and express gratitude for Life itself. Theobroma cacao is a plant medicine that helps open your heart space and connects you on a deeper level to yourself and others through the frequency of love, compassion and joy. It is associated with the heart chakra, assisting in any transformational shift you are working towards, whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of who you are, release old patterns and traumas, or increase your connection to other beings as a child of this Earth. Join us for ceremonial cacao sharing, intention setting, singing, breathwork, movement, meditation, deep rest and a sharing circle.


This ceremony is open to ALL bodies and beings.


Our cacao is from a family business which sources high-quality, ceremonial-grade, organic cacao ethically and responsibly from small family farms in the 'Laguna Lachua' region of north-central Guatemala. 


Co-facilitated by Cindi DiMarco, Bijou McCurdy and Lilia Kapsali-Grant, who will bring their magic together to alchemize a safe and potent ceremony. The space will be held with the intention of connection, community and healing, through connecting with the spirit of Cacao.


Cacao Ceremony Preparation

  • Stay away from caffeine before the ceremony.
  • Eat a light meal or snack before the ceremony. 
  • Stay hydrated before, during and after the ceremony - bring a water bottle.
  • Wear loose-fitting, comfy clothes.
  • We have yoga mats and blankets, but bring your own mats and cushions as desired.
  • Bring a notepad and pen to journal any insights or guidance received during ceremony.
  • Bring your favorite demitasse or espresso cup for the cacao drink! 


Suggested Donation: $20


On Zoom Only

Becoming a Guardian of the Light
Sunday December 5 

2:00-3:30 pm


Together we will explore the mythic story of the Woman of Light from The Book of Revelation, and how it applies to our personal and collective journey. We all have a place of Light that needs tending, nurturing, and maybe even igniting. And we all have a spiritual responsibility to birth and protect the Light that we have been gifted and born into. In these times we are simultaneously being birthed and giving birth.


As Hannukah, the Festival of Lights, approaches, and as we prepare for the birthing of the Light with the Winter Solstice and the Inner Christ-Essence, this myth feels to speak to all traditions and beyond. Please join Meghan Don and become a Woman and Man of Light birthing our world and becoming a Guardian of the true human-light nature.


Facilitated by Meghan Don, author of Feminine Courage. Rev. Meghan Don is an award-winning author, evolutionary mystic, retreat presenter and spiritual mentor. Her work raises the feminine confidence in women and feminine consciousness in men. She has been described as “THE VOICE” in showing humanity how to integrate the feminine aspect in our lives. Rev. Meghan was born in New Zealand, lived over twenty years in the United States, and is now living in Ireland, having been called back to the land of her Ancestors.  She is currently working on a book on Death & Dying.


Learn more and listen to Meghan Don's prayer to the Woman of Light.


* Please register by 11:30 am Sunday, December 5 to receive the Zoom link.


** If you are unable to attend the live event, a recording will be available to all those who register.


Covid/Income affected: $20 Supporter: $30 Pay it Forward: $40


Zoom Only

Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Beginning December 5
5-6 pm


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


At The Red Shoes Only

Yoga For Your Health

2 Sundays         

December 5

December 12     

5:00 -6:30 pm


Are you ready to bring more balance, self-care and empowerment into your life? Welcome to Yoga For Your Health, a fun, interactive 6-class series where you get to explore topics relating to holistic wellness through discussion, creative activities and yoga! Relax, rejuvenate and gain insights to a healthier way of being.


All yoga experience levels welcome. Mats available or bring your own. Don’t forget your journal and mask.


The following is a schedule of what will be covered over the 6-week series:


November 7: Creating Calm - In this class, you will learn ways to self-sooth and create calm in most any environment. This class includes a vision boarding activity, followed by a gentle yoga session with extra long savasana. 


November 14: Divine Delegation - Ask someone else to make dinner and come relax as we discuss ways to let some things go! You don’t have to do it all by yourself. Guest speaker, followed by gentle yoga. 


December 5: Embrace Excellence! - Do you know how wonderful you are? No, really! Do you? In this class we will discuss “imposter syndrome” and how we can work toward being more confident! This session ends with an empowering (all-level) yoga session and sound bath. 


December 12: Finally Free - What’s holding you back from being your best self? How can we work toward becoming the person we envision ourselves to be? Let’s discuss! This class includes a group project, followed by gentle stretching and extra long Savasana.

Facilitated by Nicole "Nikky" Scott, 200hr Registered Yoga Instructor with a certification in Trauma Informed Yoga. Nikky is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Nursing from Southern University A&M College, School of Nursing. As a community advocate, she is well known for her generous heart and glowing smile. She wholeheartedly believes that it only takes one person to make a difference. Nikki is the Founder of Yoga Noir Project, which creates space for people of color to explore yoga on their path to wellness.


This is part of a series of programs at The Red Shoes called New Horizons, and sponsored in partnership with lululemon. The Red Shoes is proud to partner with lululemon's Here to Be program, to disrupt inequity in wellbeing through movement, mindfulness, and advocacy. Find out more about New Horizons here.



Suggested Minimum Donation:

$5/each class 


At The Red Shoes and on Zoom

Book Study

Ego & Archetype

Mondays Weekly

Beginning December 6

1:00 -2:30 pm


Are you ready to dig deeper into your personal journey to psychological wholeness? We will immerse in a book study based on the work of Carl Jung. The author, Edward Edinger, analyzes the individuation process, and uses symbolism in religion, myth, dreams, and art to illuminate the path. Discussing the stages in this transformative process, he relates them to our search for meaning. As we integrate this eye-opening path to Self, with Joan McCaskill as our guide, we gain perspectives that make a more authentic life possible.


Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, MA, Spiritual Director.


If you wish to join us on Zoom, please register online at least 3 hours before the start of class and we will email the link prior to class.

   $40 / For 4 Weeks



You are invited to become a part of a new circle at The Red Shoes... 


The Spiritual Ecology Circle

Join us to explore the spiritual dimension of our present ecological crisis. This Circle grows out of the awareness that the outer destruction we see in the world is related to an inner disconnection from and disregard for the sacred within all of life. Through book studies, film screenings, speakers, ceremonies and activities in nature, we will explore ideas and ways of seeing that bring us back into relationship with an animate, ensouled world.  Cultivating a sense of humility and joy in being a part of the natural world, we will move towards an ethics of responsibility, reciprocity, care and love for each other, the earth and all beings.    



At The Red Shoes and on Zoom 

Book Study

Braiding Sweetgrass

Mondays Weekly

Beginning December 6

6:00 -7:15 pm


Join us in a study of Robin Wall Kimmerer's 'Braiding Sweetgrass', a New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller. In this remarkable book, Kimmerer weaves together her experiences as a bearer of different strands of wisdom and ways of seeing the world: Western Science, Indigenous Traditional Knowledge, and her experiences as a woman and a mother.  Through stories, she shows us how other living beings ―asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass―offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. Together we will immerse ourselves in Kimmerer's paradigm-shifting reflections, and consider her central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.


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


NO CLASS ON 12/20 OR 12/27. WE WILL RESUME ON 1/10/2022



Monthly suggested donation $20 / Weekly $5

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

A Course in Miracles

Mondays Weekly  6:30-8:00 pm

Beginning December 6

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 Jaime Allison, who has studied A Course in Miracles for many years.


All meetings will be on ZOOM. 



NO CLASS ON 12/20 OR 12/27. WE WILL RESUME ON 1/3/2022



Monthly suggested donation $20 / Weekly $5
To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

Yoga Thrive

Tuesdays Weekly Beginning Dec 7

10:30-11:30 am


This gentle practice, in a community of people on a journey with cancer, combines simple movements, stretching, meditation and breath work to increase flexibility, strength and relaxation to promote healing. Yoga practitioners report improvements such as better quality sleep, faster recovery from treatments and increased energy. No yoga experience required.


Facilitated by Valerie Flynn Wintz, certified yoga teacher. She finds that gentle poses increase circulation and flexibility and renew vitality. Valerie has been a health practitioner for more than twenty years, and has found her life's purpose in facilitating health for others.  


In Partnership with Cancer Services of Baton Rouge & Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center


No Fee

Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday   Dec 14     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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Community Healing Clinic

2nd Wednesdays

Beginning Dec 8

6:00-8:00 pm


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 Cole. Lisa 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


At The Red Shoes & on Zoom

Women's Full Moon Ritual Circle

Saturday December



Connect with our Sisterhood while embracing the power of the Full Moon each month. Join us for ritual, astrology, meditation, energetic cleansing and more! It is during this time we honor ourselves, our connection to each other, and the Divine Feminine Energy within. Be Healed, Be Balanced, Be Empowered! 


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! 


If you wish to join us on Zoom, please register online at least 3 hours before the start of class and we will email the link prior to class.