Weekly Sacred Circles

For details on these weekly circles, please click here.

 

Sunday Sacred Circle Hybrid

Sundays 5-6 pm

Spiritual Ecology Circle Hybrid

Mondays 5-6:15 pm

A Course in Miracles 

Zoom

Every other Monday 6:30-8:00 pm

Compassion in Action Hybrid

Wednesdays 11 - 12:30pm

Lynn Woodland's Miracles Zoom

Wednesdays  7-8:15pm

Dream Discovery Hybrid

Thursdays 10:30am - noon

Spiritual Journey Circle Hybrid

Thursdays 5-6 pm

AA Open Meeting Meditation In Person

Thursdays 7-8 pm
 

Morning Yoga

Monday-Friday   

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,

and Tina Ufford, RYT 200

 

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

One month unlimited $75 
Register

AA Open Meeting Meditation
Thursdays  Weekly

Continuing Feb 1st

7 - 8 pm

At The Red Shoes

  

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

Lunar New Year Celebration: A Year of Transformation &  Beginnings

Saturday, February 3rd

10:10-4:44pm
At The Red Shoes

The Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the first New Moon of the Lunar Year.

Usher in, “The Year of the Dragon” with messages of fortune, abundance, and empowerment. We will immerse ourselves in the territory of Transformation and Beginnings, a perfect jumping-off point for so many new ways of Being.  

Live your dreams: this Leap Year and Lunar New Year create the perfect timing to tap into the energy of the moment and set your intentions in motion.

With four fabulous facilitators:

  • Open to The Astrology of the New Year Ahead
  • Discover How Tarot Can Help You Stay on Your Vision Path during the coming 12 months
  • Learn How Daily Use of Spiritual Tools & Practices Can Anchor Your Intentions for the Year
  • Create a Dragon Representation for Your Altar, a Reminder of Your Dragon Year Vision

 We’ll do meditations for mindset shifts and create a personal Transformation Statement. Leave with tips to keep your intention active in your daily life and a monthly plan to keep your vision path clearly in sight.

The year of the dragon is calling… join us to embrace the fire

and the potential.

 

Facilitated by: 

Robyn Vie-Carpenter-Brisco, spiritual life coach, teacher and author of, Let's Get Stoned - using stones and crystals to create a life that rocks

 

Instructors

Neena Thee Goddess, a devoted tarot reader for over 4 years, whose mission is to be of service to those on their spiritual path of self-discovery and enlightenment.

Jodi Perrodin, an eternal student of the stars and a graduate of Debra Silverman’s Applied Astrology school. 

Robin McAndrew, a teacher and promoter of the arts for the past 15 years. She currently manages BREC art programs throughout the parish.

 

$44

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Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Continuing Feb 4th

5-6 pm
Hybrid
 

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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 Book Study: The Wisdom of Not Knowing

Mondays Weekly

Continuing Feb 5th

12 noon -1:30 pm

Zoom

 

 

Book: The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty

by Estelle Frankel

 

Join a thought-provoking book study that will lead you away from the torment of worry and experiencing unpredictability as a foe to a place of welcoming that which we can not know : This is the journey from Knowledge to Wisdom. In The Wisdom of No Knowing, by Estelle Frankel, the author weaves together myths, stories and teachings from depth psychology, Kabbalah, Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism to show how Soul can be grown by tapping into the wisdom of not knowing. Discover how in times of darkness and uncertainty, we can grow in courage and creativity to heal our negativity by journeying  into the land of “not knowing.”

 

 

Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, MA, Spiritual Director.

    $40 / For 4 Weeks

   Register

Spiritual Ecology Circle

Mondays Weekly

Continuing Feb 5th

5:00 -6:15 pm

Hybrid

 

Join our Spiritual Ecology Circle to connect with nature and nature beings to help heal us and the Earth.

 

As we study our new book selection, Speaking with Nature, we will explore practices to communicate with nature and access the creative power of the Earth.  Learn wisdom teachings from conversations with nature beings, such as Snowy Owl and Snake about the role we have in bringing balance to the planet.  By opening our minds, hearts, and senses we can consciously awaken to the magic of the wild, the rhythms of nature, and the profound feminine wisdom of the Earth.

 

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

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A Course in Miracles

Mondays Biweekly 

Continuing February 5 

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

Book Study: On The Brink of Everything

Tuesdays Weekly

Beginning Jan 9-March 5th

10:30 -12 pm

Hybrid

“My life has been graced, but it certainly hasn’t been graceful – I’ve done more than my share of falling down, getting up, and falling down again.”

 

Join us to explore the road ahead through a study of, On the Brink of Everything, Parker Palmer’s book that focuses on the reflective exploration of aging, spirituality, and the meaningful dimensions of life. With wit and wisdom, Parker Palmer helps us reframe aging as a passage of discovery and engagement, not decline and inaction.


This beautiful blend of stories, poetry, and contemplative wisdom encourages us to reconsider our perspective on aging. Palmer, drawing from his personal experiences and wisdom, delves into the richness that comes with growing older. This book embarks on the universal journey of finding meaning and connection at every stage of life.

Facilitated by Kerri D’Amico and Debbie Morrill, both graduates of the Religious Studies Institute and sister pilgrims in awe that we are all here now together on this journey to learn and grow from our experiences and one another. Kerri is also a graduate of Richard Rohr’s Living School and Debbie continues as a student of nature. 

 

8 Weeks/ $80

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Fireside Astrology: Return to the Ancient Wisdom of the Elements

Tuesday, Feb 6th
5:30 - 6:45 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Explore the wisdom of your ancient soul by connecting to the four elements of Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Experience the energies of the Astrological season through planet and sign archetypes, meditation, automatic 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, a graduate of Debra Silverman’s Applied Astrology school. 

$10

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Tai Chi: Mobility for Life

Wednesdays Weekly

Continuing February 7th

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. 

 $12

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Compassion in Action

Wednesdays Weekly
Continuing Feb 7th

11 am - 12:30 pm

Hybrid

 

Currently Reading: Why Busing Failed by Matthew F. Delmont 

 

Join a circle that is focused on looking at old problems with new eyes and open hearts. Through shared leadership, this book study group deepens awareness and awakens interest in ways to co-create a healthier, more compassionate and equitable world.

 

Why Busing Failed explores the history of school desegregation through busing in the United States. This groundbreaking book shows how school officials, politicians, the courts, and the media shaped the implementation and failure of busing as a means to address racial inequality in education. 

 

Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.

 

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

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Meditation: Resting in Awareness

Wednesday, February 7th
5
-6pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Join us for a time of stillness, a time to open to true reality.  Based on the teachings of the Buddhist teacher, Burgs, we will cultivate an embodied practice of resting in awareness. It will be offered as a guided meditation along with a period of silence.  There will be time for discussion after the meditation.

For those interested, Burgs website is “thertofmeditation.org

Facilitated by Rosemary Roberts who has been engaged in mediation practice for over 50 years. She is a student of Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee and  has joined  The Golden Sufi order. Since 2019, Rosemary has benefitted from the teachings of Burgs and she is eager to share his teachings with others. 

  
                                                                              Suggested Donation $5

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Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly

Continuing Feb 7th 

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. 

The Winter Quarter is all about the hopefulness of light returning at a time of great darkness. 

 

Some things we will focus on this Winter quarter:

  • What do you want to grow into your life over the next year?
  • Are you ready to dream bigger dreams to grow the life you want?
  • Where is there an empty space ready to be filled? 
  • Would you like to feel more connected to your spirit, your intuition, and your inner guidance?
  • Are you ready to transform despair into faith and cultivate miracle-mindedness?

Just as winter darkness gives way to the light of spring, classes this season align with the power of winter to call forth renewal and rebirth.

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

Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday, February 20

9:30 am - 11:30 am

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 

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Relationship Healing: Pranic Healing
Tuesday, February 20

6 - 7:30pm

At The Red Shoes

 

We invite you to embark on a transformative journey that combines the wisdom of ancient practices with cutting-edge insights into relationship healing. In this unique clinic, we delve into the intricate connection between your thoughts, words, and actions to help harmonize & create better relationships. Discover how the power of breath and energy alignment can lead to healthy relationships and overall wellness. Welcome to this new series of community clinics!


Facilitated by Pranic Healing Baton Rouge, led by Jackie Ledford. Pranic Healing's mission is to empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to achieve optimal physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

Suggested Donation $10 

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Meditation: Restore, Refresh, Renew

Wednesday, Feb 21st
5:00 - 6:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

Nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

Discover the gifts of meditation. Time to clear away the fog and see the light of your inspiration. 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

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Spiritual Journey Circle 

Thursdays Weekly

Beginning February 22nd

5 - 6 pm

Hybrid

 

"In any moment, we can act out of our habitual patterns or our God-given potential" ~ Tara

Branch 

 

Currently Reading: Radical Acceptance by Tara Branch 

Join us to embark on a journey of self-discovery with 'Radical Acceptance' by Tara Branch. Branch combines Buddhist philosophy with psychological insights to teach readers how to accept themselves and their circumstances fully. Learn practical techniques to accept difficult emotions, cultivate resistance, and live authentically. Return weekly for spiritual connection and support each other's growth!

 

Facilitated by Wendy Herschman, Executive Director of The Red Shoes

Suggested Donation $20 
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Open Mic Poetry & Music: Black Roots and Red Hearts

POSTPONED

At The Red Shoes

Celebrate the best of the arts in Baton Rouge!
POSTPONED
Celebrate the best of the arts in Baton Rouge! Let your creativity tap into the energy of the Black experience, Valentines Day Love and the exuberance of Mardi Gras.  Enjoy a night of unique creative offerings: poetry and music to stir your heart and soul. Musicians, singers and poets: Share your favorite works in this appreciative, supportive “coffee-house” setting.  Call today to reserve your 5 minute spot: 338-1170. Join our audience to experience this tapestry of talent.  Stay for coffee and desserts.  
Suggested Donation $5

Register no later than Noon on Feb 24 please  Register

Meditation Mondays

Monday, Feb 26th 

6-6:45 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Join Robyn on the last Monday of the month to check in with body, mind and spirit:
“Take this moment, take a breath, and drop into stillness.”

We’ll focus on the bell. It is the signal to go deeper, release more and be completely present. By first coming into stillness, we will be able to focus our energy on the best solutions and actions, without fear, stress, or worry. When aligned and centered through stillness, you are living, thinking, and embodying your most Spiritually Empowered Self. This is the perfect way to complete a month. Please come a few minutes early, we will not admit participants after meditation begins at 6pm. 

 

Facilitated by Robyn Vie-Carpenter-Brisco, Spiritual Life Coach, Author of Let's Get Stoned: Using Stones & Crystalsteaching spiritual empowerment to lead you to a life that rocks!

 

Suggested Donation $5

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Women Remembering: Facets of the Sacred Feminine 

Tuesday, Feb 27th 
5
:30-6:45 pm

Zoom Only

 

"With so much going on in the world, it’s vital that we live from our deeper nature. It is said that we choose our own names, and that our name is sacred. Reflecting on our name is a way to orient ourselves to the light within. A light that shines onto the path before us. This is so practical, opening us to a way of being that gives us our bearing and strength in a changing world." ~Anne Scott

 

Join Anne Scott, an inspired leader of women's circles across the country, for an intimate monthly circle of sharing and witnessing. Explore the uniqueness of prayer, feeling a sense of awe and connection to " the ordinary." Realizing there is no ordinary... Let prayer be the bridge between our inner and outer lives and the world around us. 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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Meditation: Kundalini

Wednesday, February 28th

5-6 pm
At The Red Shoes

Osho Kundalini meditation is an active meditation meant to transform energy through the body. This meditation lets us tap into the body’s divine energy through four stages: shaking, dancing, sitting, and lying down. It is a highly effective way of unwinding and letting go at the end of the day. Dress for comfort and come as you are. 

Facilitated by Holly Liner, certified EFT & meditation practitioner, yoga instructor, and poet. She studied yoga in Rishikesh, India and loves sharing holistic healing modalities that have helped her find peace on her soul-seeking journey.

 

Suggested Donation $5

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