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 Hybrid

Wednesdays 10:30 am-noon

Lynn Woodland's Miracles Zoom

Wednesdays  7-8:30pm

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

We Treasure You, Our Community


Please Note our New Printable Listing of January Programs.

We have some wonderful new facilitators and some of our old favorites returning, too. 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. If you wish to join us on Zoom, please register online the day before the start of class and we will email the link prior to class.


Yoga will remain in person and on Zoom.


We are eager to welcome you into our sacred space and into our warm, supportive community.


Wendy Herschman, Executive Director

Morning Yoga


8-9 am


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,

Beth Tomlinson, RYT 500 and Tina Ufford, RYT 200, Zoe Klein, RYT 200


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

One month unlimited $75 

A Course in Miracles

Mondays Weekly 

Beginning January 2

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

Tai Chi

Tuesday Weekly

Beginning January 3

4:30 – 5:30 pm

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. 



Compassion in Action

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning January 4

10:30 am -12:00 pm



Be Present, Positive and as Extraordinary As Ever in Our Golden Years!


Compassion In Action gathers to expand awareness and support one another into action on the social issues we're confronted with in our society today. Two Old Broads: Stuff You Need to Know That You Didn't Know You Needed to Know, by M.E. Hecht and Whoopi Goldberg, uses humor to explore the challenges of aging: "You've survived the past; why not embrace the present and prepare for the future."


Join this thought provoking discussion as we begin a new book study focusing on a woman's perspective that allows for self-reflection and stirs us to individual and/or collective action in the larger community.


Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.


Suggested Monthly Donation $20


Tai Chi

Wednesday Weekly

Beginning January 4

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. 




Spiritual Journey Circle

Thursdays Weekly

Beginning January 5

5 - 6 pm



Begin your 2023 Spiritual Journey by joining us to study, The Liminal Odyssey: The Alchemical Power of the Spaces In-Between, by Sande Hart. Enjoy the rich spiritual texture of her words and the diversity of her life experience that unfolds through her stories. We will move from our heads into our hearts, opening to wisdom. Together, we will begin the year in a space of becoming... aware of the Heroine's Journey and the opportunities along the path.

For our first class, please read An Invitation, Introduction and Chapter One.
To get to know a little about the remarkable author https://www.sandehart.com/

As a circle of seekers, we immerse in diverse spiritual teachings. Share in discussions that enrich life on a deep, personal level. Return weekly for spiritual connection and community.


Facilitated by Wendy Herschman, Executive Director of The Red Shoes, & Spiritual Journey Circle members.

Monthly suggested donation $20


Gentle Yoga
Thursdays  Weekly

Beginning January 5

5:30 - 6:30 pm

At The Red Shoes


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. Classes include a combination of yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation. All levels are welcome.


Facilitated by Nichole Mena-Rovai, RYT-200.

$8 per class / 7 for $48


AA Open Meeting Meditation
Thursdays  Weekly

Beginning January 5

7 - 8 pm

At The Red Shoes


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

Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Beginning January 8

5-6 pm

1st Sunday at The Red Shoes only

Other Sundays by Zoom


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


Book Study: The Wisdom of Not Knowing

Mondays Weekly

Beginning January 9

noon -1:30 pm



Have you noticed a certain discomfort when you are not in control? Do you want to know how things will turn out? Join us to discuss concepts and experience exercises and meditations taken from The Wisdom of Not Knowing, by Estelle Frankel, an exploration of the challenges and possibilities of the unknown. We will draw from other sources that reveal that the unknown is a deep current that runs throughout all religions and mystical traditions. It can be a source of paralyzing fear or a starting point for transformation and creativity. We will try to grow our personal tolerance for “not knowing.”


Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, MA, Spiritual Director.

    $40 / For 4 Weeks


Spiritual Ecology Circle

Mondays Weekly

Beginning January 9

6:00 -7:15 pm



The evolution of Spiritual Ecology Circle has brought us to choose our new book Spiritual Ecology: THE CRY of the EARTH, a collection of essays by authors who fostered the emergence of the "Spiritual Ecology Movement". We will be learning from the writings of Joanna Macy, Thich Nhat Hanh, Wendell Berry, Bill Plotkin, Sandra Ingerman & Others.


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


Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday,  January 10  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 


Yoga & Book Study "Revolution of the Soul": A Journey Through Breath Into Body

Tuesdays Weekly

Beginning January 10

6 - 7:15 pm

At The Red Shoes


  "Breathe and Everything Changes"

These words, gently spoken in a yoga class, were the beginning of life transformation for author, Seane Corn.


More than a yoga class and more than a book study... This book journey adds new depth and dimension to each yoga pose, and explores how the true teachings of yoga bring healing by eliminating a sense of separation and cultivating an awareness of the divinity in all.


Seane Corn, co-founder of the non-profit, Off the Mat, Into the World®, offers an invitation, through this book, to open and awaken, on a journey with yoga. It's raw, it's powerful, it will bring you to both darkness and light.


If you have never been to a yoga class and are interested in a powerful path of self-healing, this is for you. If you have a regular yoga practice and are ready to deepen your relationship with the experience, and feel the spiritual fullness of each pose, this is for you


Please read the Introduction through Chapter 2 for the first class.


Facilitated by Angela Grillo, TRS Assistant Program Director, Dream Reader & Intuitive Coach, and Yoga Instructor. Angela received her 200-hr Akhanda YTT with World Conscious Family Yoga in Rishikesh, India. She holds an MFA in Theatre-Performance Making, and develops her programs using feminine consciousness in dreams as her main source of inspiration.

4 Weeks/$40


Restore, Refresh, Renew: an Evening of Meditation

Wednesday, January 11

5 - 6 pm

At The Red Shoes

Have You Been Wanting to Try a Meditation Practice?
It's a New Year: time to begin that meditation practice you keep thinking about. Give yourself an evening of peace and quiet. Time to clear away the fog and see the light of your inspiration. Guided Meditation and Visualization will quiet and calm your mind, opening you to a new sense of peace. 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!



Community Healing Clinic

2nd Wednesdays Monthly

January 11

6:00-8:00 pm

At The Red Shoes


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 ColeLisa 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


Dream Discovery: A Portal to the Source

2nd & 4th Thursdays Monthly

Beginning January 12

10:30 am - noon



Begin a new year of self-discovery through dream work. We will enrich our discussion with an ongoing study of Dreams, A Portal to the Source , by Edward C. Whitmont & Sylvia Brinton Perera.


Discover more about yourself as you learn to work with your dreams. The language of dreams offers valuable insights into understanding your relationships, your choices, your past and your future. Basic elements of Carl Jung’s work are a part of this exploration. While studying and sharing dreams, we learn ways to understand them in a meaningful way.


Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, Spiritual Director, MA.

Monthly $20

Dance In the Sun: Vision Board Workshop

Sunday, January 15

2 - 4 pm

At The Red Shoes


Do you want to travel, change careers, buy a new home or enjoy better relationships?


Don’t miss your opportunity to map out exactly what you want to achieve in 2023. Let’s get together to create a vision board to insure we accomplish our goals in the New Year. Create a collage of pictures and words that inspire what you want to show up in your life. The power of a vision board is to clarify, define and keep your intentions in front of you, reminding you of what you want to achieve. Your vision board empowers you to stay focused and motivated. 


Anchor to your dreams and allow the magic of manifestation to work in your life. Get clear about your authentic life, let go of what’s in the way –


"That’s why I’m leading Dance in the Sun Vision Board class... to give you the space you need to intentionally define your dreams and create a Vision Board that will effortlessly attract your ideal outcomes to you!"


Facilitated by Monique Moliere Piper, M.A., a Speaker, bestselling Author, certified professional coach, and Entrepreneur. Monique has been coaching women for over 7 years, and serves on TRS Circle of Leadership.



Nat Geo Live: Maureen Beck, Improbable Ascent  

Manship Partnership Event: Fabulous Film Moments and Live Speaker
Tuesday, January 17   

7:30 pm

At Shaw Center for the Arts

Paraclimber Maureen Beck learned how to rock climb one-handed through trial and error— one of her early adaptive climbing innovations involved taping a metal ladle to her arm. It wasn’t long before she was tackling some of the hardest climbs by a one-handed athletesecuring two world championships in the process. She journeyed to Canada’s Cirque of the Unclimbables to attempt the first unassisted adaptive climb of the Lotus Flower Tower.


With her trademark humor and wit, this 2019 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year will chronicle her journey as one of the foremost leaders in the sport of paraclimbing.


Please register and pay by January 15.

Discounted Ticket Price $20


Outrunning Age: Workshop Series

Wednesdays Weekly

January 18 - February 8

6 - 7:30 pm

At The Red Shoes


Do you ever wonder how to stay positive in the face of the inevitable changes that getting older brings? We know we can’t actually outrun age, but we can learn to run wisely with it by challenging our self-imposed limitations with kindness. It's time to step forward and do the things that scare you. This experiential workshop based on Melinda Walsh’s upcoming book, Outrunning Age: Meeting Midlife with Courage, Compassion, and a Few Blisters will guide you to let go of limiting life patterns and unlock resilience, confidence, and optimism for what comes next in life.


Facilitated by Melinda Walshan award-winning communicator whose experience both in front of and behind the camera has made her an expert in the intentional use of story to make transformational shifts. Drawing from her experience as a mentor and certified ontological coach, Melinda is on a mission to help women rewrite their stories and step fully into their own power.


4 weeks/$50


What Is Yoga Therapy? : An Introduction to a Healing Path 

Saturday, January 21

1-2:15 pm 

At The Red Shoes


Are you ready to be the architect of your own healing? Do you want to reduce, or manage your physical or emotional pain? Improve your day-to-day functioning? Achieve improved health and well-being? In this introductory workshop, we will look at Stress, a common complaint that most people contend with and explore how yoga therapy can help.


Yoga therapy is a bio-psychosocial and holistic approach to health, healing, and wellness that recognizes that all disease and injury come not just with physical symptoms, but also psychological, emotional and social components. Yoga therapy recognizes that each person’s experience of their disease or injury and treatment is unique. It is custom-tailored to your specific condition, experience, and lifestyle. Whether your life is impacted by anxiety and depression, cancer, chronic pain, neurological issues, physical injury, pelvic floor dysfunction, or you want to work on overall well-being, yoga therapy can help.


In this 60–90-minute workshop, we will look at a common complaint that most people contend with and that accompanies most diseases and injuries – stress, the science, how it impacts us, and ways yoga therapy can help. We will also talk about what yoga therapy is and what a treatment session might look like. Part lecture, part experiential, you will leave feeling more at peace and refreshed.


No prior yoga experience is needed, and everything can be done from your chair. Dress comfortably.


Facilitated by Beth Tomlinson, certified Yoga Therapist, Yoga Alliance RYT500hr and Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga. Beth holds a specialty certification in Yoga Therapy for Mental Health and Addiction. Beth also holds additional certificates in Exercise Physiology from Stanford and in Hatha, Restorative, Chair, Yoga for Seniors, and Trauma-Informed Teaching. 


Suggested Donation $10


Beginnings: Calming Tones Concert -Gong Bath

Registrations after 2pm Friday will be on a wait list. We will see what opens up and let you know.

Saturday, January 21

6:30 - 8 pm

At The Red Shoes


Join us to experience sound as a celebration of the first New Moon of a New Year. We will come together for a time of renewal of the body and soul with Calming Tones: an amazing wash of sound created by a variety of instruments including gongs, quartz crystal "singing" bowls and Tibetan bowls.


The "Concert" or "Gong Bath" created for this special evening may relieve stress, instill a sense of peace and re-harmonize the body. No water is involved; it is an immersion of sound. Participants sit or recline and allow the sounds to "wash over" them. You may bring a yoga mat and pillow to rest comfortably. Mats and blankets are available.


Facilitated by Daniel Leonard, a practitioner of sound arts and a yoga practitioner & meditation leader; and Olivia Sophia, music educator and musician. 



New Habits for a New Year

Sunday, January 22

At The Red Shoes


1-2:30pm: Overcoming Procrastination: Getting It Done!

It’s a new year! Ready to build some new habits and use your time in a way that feels satisfying to you? Spend your days as you choose rather than just allowing time to fly by. Do you tend to procrastinate? Do you struggle with clutter? Explore the connection between procrastination and clutter. Learn strategies to overcome procrastination and how to set up systems to make it easier to handle necessary actions in a timely manner. 


3-4:30pm: Organizing a Lifetime of Belongings: What To Do With All This Stuff

Life is filled with many stages. Inevitably, we will all be faced with dealing with a lifetime of our belongings. Whether you are empty nesting, downsizing, transitioning to an independent living facility, or choosing to live in a less cluttered environment, confronting decades of accumulation is a daunting task. Join, Alyssa Trosclair, to learn ways to approach and accomplish the mental and physical challenges of organizing and letting go. 


Facilitated by Alyssa Trosclair, Louisiana’s only Certified Professional Organizer, who makes impossible tasks possible by creating a do-able series of steps. 


$15 each / both $20



Women's New Moon Circle

Sunday, January 29    


At The Red Shoes


“In our gathering one candle lights hundreds… Plant the seed of truth and watch it grow.”                            ~ Rumi


Come together in ritual to create a sacred space of support and creativity. We will journey in mutual support to tap into the fertile field the New Moon provides. A New Moon marks the beginning of a new phase, a fresh start in Her cycle of waxing and waning. During this time the Moon is empty and receptive; she offers the womb of potential. An optimum time to plant seeds of intentions for what we wish to manifest in our lives.


Facilitated by Cindi DiMarco. Cindi is a self-professed student of life. She is a singer-songwriter, Reiki Master Teacher, and Shamanic practitioner. Deeply rooted in Nature, Cindi is happiest when she is outside.



Women Remembering: Facets of the Sacred Feminine 

Last Tuesday Monthly

January 31

5:30-6:45 pm

Zoom Only


This is a time to touch the root of our life. That place that is our very core, that we can feel and return to, a place of refuge and a place of love. The place of meaning and nourishment. A time to breathe our natural breath, connected with the Earth.


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. 


Facilitated by Anne Scott, Founding Director of Dreamweather Foundation

Suggested Minimum Donation $15