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

SoulCollage Art and Self-Revelation

Saturday     February 3     10 am-5 pm


SoulCollage® is an engaging process of making 5"x8" collage cards. Your collaged images will surprise and affect you, each one reflecting an aspect of your personality and essence. After creating our cards, we will learn to “read” them through an interactive process that offers access to a place of wisdom and kindness within.  Everyone has the innate gift of creativity. Just bring willingness and your creative impulse will find expression.


* Lunch: Please plan to bring your lunch with you - there is plenty of room in the fridge!


Facilitated by Catherine Williams MA: SoulCollage® Facilitator, Drama Therapist and Certified Teacher of the Enneagram of Personality.

 Early Bird paid by January 20 $45/ $50


Black Minds Matter: Join the Conversation

Tuesdays    Jan 9 - Feb 6     6-8 pm


Looking for a meaningful way to engage in the race conversation? Join us for the next steps in Black Minds Matter, a course developed at San Diego State University designed to increase the national consciousness about issues facing black boys and men who are devalued and over-criminalized in society, leading to a school to prison pipeline. Discussion topics include: assumption of criminality, campus climates, teaching practices, policy and research and holistic support for Black Male learners. 


Facilitated by Charity Moran Parsons, a teacher, K-12 coach, and founder of idoschool.com, who has 10 years of experience in education.


$5 per class / Series of 5 - $20


Compassion in Action Circle 
Wednesdays     Beginning Feb 7     10:30 am-12 pm


Come and explore a new way forward beyond the brewing class war between the haves and the have nots as we discuss Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good by Chuck Collins.  Collins gave away his inheritance at 26 and spent the next three decades mobilizing against inequality.  Using his perspective from both sides, he offers national and local solutions to deliver a new narrative.

Suggested Monthly Donation $20


Discover Kundalini Yoga - Basics

Wednesday     February 7     7-8:30 pm


What is  kundalini yoga and what makes it different?

Have you heard some “weird” things about kundalini?

Discover this uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices. Come to learn the beauty and value of kundalini yoga. Sample the exercises, breath work, meditation and short chant.


Facilitated by Janet Sullivan. 



Chakra Connections: Building a Foundation for Your Energetic Body

Fridays     February 16, 23 & March 2    5:30-7 pm


Begin your weekend with Tina Ufford for an in depth exploration of the chakras,. Experience yoga with specific music and essential oils and discover how to soothe and enliven these energy centers vital to healthy living. Come alone or with a friend - you'll leave with renewed energy: Enjoy "Happy Hour" at The Red Shoes.


February 16 - Balance: the lower body

February 23 - Digestion: the mid body

March 2 - Respiratory: the upper body


Facilitated by Tina Ufford.

$12 each/ series $30


Yoga Nidra: Encounter Your Darkness with Peace & Love

Saturday     February 17     10 am - 1 pm


Explore your shadow gently through Yoga Nidra meditation. Our shadows are deep sub-conscious energies pushed down that can unconsciously guide us through our lives. Yoga Nidra enables non-judgmental presence by bringing the peaceful power of the soul to the forefront of your awareness. In this state, we can access the healing power of love, acceptance, and compassion. We will practice releasing mental chatter and built up anguish by using soothing Yoga Nidra induction techniques such as breathing, physical relaxation, visualization and sound healing. Just bring an open heart, an open mind and a journal.


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



POSTPONED - Open Mic Music & Poetry: Love, Loss & Laughter 

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Looking for a great start to the weekend? 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 and stay for coffee and desserts. Musicians, singers and poets: Share your original or favorite works on love, loss, laughter or anything else in this supportive, appreciative “coffee-house” setting. Call early to reserve your 5-minute spot. 




Mudbound: A Film to Enrich a Discussion on Race 
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Can you pass the “racism test” created at Harvard to help uncover implicit bias? Renee Bacher, local writer, will share her thoughts on facing the results of this test. Join us to discuss how race is a factor in our lives, whether we know it or not. Then we will watch the film Mudbound, a story of two families bound together by the shared farmland they live on, yet set against one another by the social hierarchy of the Jim Crow South. The two families, one white and one black, are changed forever when their two beloved sons return home from war. This story is about change: the change in a person’s heart that comes from new perspective. And also about how things have not changed - prejudice and power still lock people in place.

Facilitated by Charity Parsons, educator, founder of idoschool.com, and Renee Bacher, essayist, writer, blogger and dog rescuer.



Transformation: CONSPIRE 2017 Conference 
Mondays    February 19 - March 26     10:30 am - 12:30 pm


The separate self is the major problem, not the shadow self which only takes deeper forms of disguise.


Join this six-week study based on Center for Action and Contemplation’s 2017 CONSPIRE conference that includes teachings by Fr. Richard Rohr, Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, Mirabai Starr and Ken Wilber. They help us rediscover the inherent unity and belovedness of all beings. The autonomous, egocentric and separate self must give way to our True Self. Facing our shadow is a breakthrough to grace and mercy. This awareness brings us to the revelation that we are not separate from God and each other. We have always been one in Love.


Facilitated by Kerri D’Amico, a student of Richard Rohr’s Living School for Action and Contemplation.



Volunteer: Baton Rouge Food Bank 
3rd Tuesdays    February 20     10 am-12 pm

Location:10600 South Choctaw Dr. (Fraenkel Center)


Can you find time in your schedule? Just 2 hours makes a difference. (Wear closed-toe shoes.)



Meditation in a Busy World
Tuesday    February 20     6:30-8 pm


Meditation is a technology based on the Energy Body, in order to master it, first you need to learn the inner workings of the Energy Body. In this workshop, you'll experience the Energy and learn about chakras. Using this knowledge you'll practice meditation and experience inner peace. You'll also learn how to apply the energy healing and meditation for Self-healing and protection against negative energies.


Facilitated by Pat Cole, Vice President of Pranic Healing Baton Rouge, Certified in Electromagnetic Stress Reduction and Polarity Therapist, Pranic Healing Practitioner .



Community Healing: Prosperity 
Wednesday    February 21     6:30-8 pm


What prevents you from being financially and materially prosperous? People often carry subconscious negative thoughts about money. These energies of poverty that people harbor in their aura and chakras need to be
flushed away and replaced with prosperity energy. We will explore healing and meditation techniques to disintegrate and externalize these self-sabotaging energies from the aura and chakras and re-energize them with prosperity energies for a more abundant life. Based on law of attraction, an aura that is filled with prosperity energies tends to attract more abundance
and opportunities. We can’t give you a new car, but we certainly can give you the energy to get one!


Facilitated by Pat Cole & Rita Riggio and trained members members of Pranic Healing of Baton Rouge.

Suggested Donation $10


Finding Your Inner Peace: Retreat for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Saturday    February 24     10 am-4 pm


Come together for a day of empowerment and

inner peace: A day to take care of you. 


Feel stress melt away as you experience meditation and relaxation techniques including therapeutic art, yoga and music. This retreat is an opportunity to focus on you: your power, strength and inner beauty. With a
supportive network of women, experience healing processes designed to enhance your mental and physical health. Enjoy a delicious lunch in conversation with a caring community of women. This day of relaxation is offered at no cost through a partnership with The Red Shoes and the Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response Center (STAR) and a grant from the Junior League of Baton Rouge. If you or someone you know is interested in attending, please contact STAR: 615-7093 or The Red Shoes: 338-1170.
All participants pre-register with STAR.


All participants must pre-register with STAR.

In Partnership with Junior League of Baton Rouge and STAR.