Please Note: Due to the Omicron surge, we are requiring masks for everyone entering The Red Shoes. We will alter this policy as soon as the situation changes. Thank you for helping us all stay healthy.

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 Zoom

Wednesdays 10:30 am-noon

Lynn Woodland's Miracles Zoom

Wednesdays  7-8:30pm

Dream Discovery Zoom

Returns Jan 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.


This week, January 10-16, all of our circles will meet on Zoom only. Yoga will remain in person and on Zoom as scheduled.


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 withBeth

Tuesday: Yoga on Zoom with Trish

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

Thursday: Yoga at The Red Shoes & on Zoom with JoAnn

Friday: Yoga at The Red Shoes & on Zoom with JoAnn 

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

Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Beginning January 2
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


Zoom Only

Book Study

Ego & Archetype

Mondays Weekly

Beginning Jan 3

noon -1:30 pm


*This book study is now over. A new Jungian book study will start in February*


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.    



Zoom Only

Book Study

Braiding Sweetgrass

Mondays Weekly

Beginning January 3

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.


Monthly suggested donation $20 / Weekly $5

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

A Course in Miracles

Mondays Weekly  6:30-8:00 pm

Beginning January 3

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. 


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

At The Red Shoes Only

Yoga Thrive


Tuesdays Weekly

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

Zoom Only
Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly Beginning Jan 5
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!


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

An Introduction to Pranic Healing®

Wednesday January 5

6:00-8:00 pm


This is an experiential workshop!!!  Learn how to use Prana/Life force to accelerate your body’s ability to heal itself. You will also will have the opportunity to experience intense Peace, Stillness, and Bliss through the Meditation on Twin Hearts.


  •  Discover how energy affects you physically, emotionally, mentally & spiritually
  • Learn how to purge yourself from negative thoughts and energies that prevent you from becoming prosperous and successful
  • Simple but powerful techniques to keep emotionally calm and mentally clear in stressful situations/environments
  • Learn about the Basic Principles of Pranic Healing to heal yourself and others
  • Enhance your knowledge of the Chakras and energy anatomy


Facilitated by Pat Cole, a Pranic Healing Practitioner since 2014. She is an avid student of Master Choa Kok Sui’s teachings on Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga.  She is Vice President of Pranic Healing Baton Rouge and is the local coordinator for healing clinics, COVID healing teams and workshops throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.




Zoom Only

Spiritual Journey Circle
Thursdays Weekly

Beginning Jan 6   

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 Jan 6  5:30-6:30 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 Nichole Mena-Rovai, RYT-200.


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



Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday   Jan 11     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 


Zoom Only

Compassion in Action

Wednesdays    Beginning Jan 12

10:30 am -12:00 pm



How to Be Compassionate: A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World


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.


Suggested Monthly Donation $20


At The Red Shoes Only

Community Healing Clinic

2nd Wednesdays

Beginning Jan 12

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 January 15

5:00-7:30 pm


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.



Zoom Only

Women Remembering 

Tuesday January 18

5:30-6:45 pm


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. 


January Theme: The Feminine in Vulnerability


"And where I feel lost: that’s sacred ground."

~ A Book of Life, by Peter Kingsley.


There comes a time in one’s life, and now, especially, in the life of our journey in earth, when we come to our knees. This is the place of vulnerability. No one wants to go there. But life brings us this gift, if we allow it. It's a place of opening. Can we open to such vulnerability, which belongs to the feminine, to the mystery of birth? Do we know that it gives a woman her true dignity? For me, I learned how vulnerability opens to a greater strength. And that it's always given for the sake of life. 



Facilitated by Anne Scott, Founding Director of Dreamweather Foundation


Please register online at least 3 hours before the start of class and we will email the link prior to class. 

Suggested Minimum Donation $15



Nature Connection
January 22 *POSTPONED TO FEB 5*
9:30 - 11:15 am
 Bluebonnet Swamp,

10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway

Baton Rouge, LA 70810


The natural world enables us to find the way back to our true inner nature and also to connect more deeply with each other. Nature offers us the path to health, peace and well-being of mindbody. Connecting mindfully with nature also teaches us to attend to our relationships with our human and more-than-human community.


Engage with nature for relaxation, growth, healing and re-connection, through various exercises designed to quiet the mind, heighten sensory awareness and tap into the wisdom of nature.

  • In a tranquil setting, we will enjoy meditation, mindful walking and journaling. With gentle guidance, most of the session will take place in silence.
  • Experience an individual practice, enhanced by sharing space and intention with others. There will be the chance to share and discuss at the end.


Bring pen and paper for journaling, water and anything else you need to keep comfortable outdoors (comfortable clothes & shoes, a snack, mosquito repellent). 


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


Suggested Minimum Donation $10