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 Hybrid

Wednesdays 10:30 am-noon

Lynn Woodland's Miracles Zoom

Wednesdays  7-8:30pm

Dream Discovery Hybrid

2nd & 4th 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-Saturday   

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,

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 
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Compassion in Action

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning July 5

11 am - 12:30 pm

Hybrid

 

Currently Reading: Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishmen

By Zach Norris

 

A groundbreaking new vision for public safety that overturns more than 200 years of fear-based discrimination, othering, and punishment.

 

As the effects of aggressive policing and mass incarceration harm historically marginalized communities and tear families apart, how do we define safety? In a time when the most powerful institutions in the United States are embracing the repressive and racist systems that keep many communities struggling and in fear, we need to reimagine what safety means. Community leader and lawyer Zach Norris lays out a radical way to shift the conversation about public safety away from fear and punishment and toward growth and support systems for our families and communities. In order to truly be safe, we are going to have to dismantle our mentality of Us vs. Them. By bridging the divides and building relationships with one another, we can dedicate ourselves to strategic, smart investments—meaning resources directed toward our stability and well-being, like healthcare and housing, education and living-wage jobs. This is where real safety begins.

 

Defund Fear is a blueprint of how to hold people accountable while still holding them in community. The result reinstates full humanity and agency for everyone who has been dehumanized and traumatized, so they can participate fully in life, in society, and in the fabric of our democracy.

 

Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.

 

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

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Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning July 5

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. 

Summer Quarter is about Manifesting Your Dreams & Receiving the Abundance of Life.

Some things we will focus on this summer quarter:

  • Do you have dreams you’re ready to bring into manifestation?
  • Are you a big giver but don’t seem to receive in equal measure?
  • Is it difficult to let other people help you?
  • Do you settle for “just okay” instead of going for what you truly want?
  • Are you ready to experience the sweetness of life?

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

Spiritual Journey Circle

Thursdays Weekly

Beginning July 6

5 - 6 pm

Hybrid

Currently Reading: The Missing Peace

by Dr. Nere Lartitegui

 

The Missing Peace inspires people to live an authentic life with peace as the most treasured and indispensable ingredient. Move from victimhood, struggle, and anger to inner harmony. Be open to new possibilities in order to experience life with joy, happiness, and peace-filled contentment.

 

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

 

Monthly suggested donation $20

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Gentle Yoga
Thursdays  Weekly

Beginning July 6

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

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AA Open Meeting Meditation
Thursdays  Weekly

Beginning July 6

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 July 9

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

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Book Study: Living an Examined Life

Mondays Weekly

Beginning July 10

12 noon -1:30 pm

Hybrid
(PAUSED)

 

Book: Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey

by James Hollis

 

What does the soul ask of me? In Living an Examined Life, James Hollis offers wisdom to help guide us through the crossroads of life. The author presents 21 areas for self-inquiry and growth with questions to inspire us to move toward a life of personal authority, integrity and fulfillment. With guidance from Joan McCaskill, the group will evaluate next steps of life.

 

Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, MA, Spiritual Director.

    $40 / For 4 Weeks

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Spiritual Ecology Circle

Mondays Weekly

Beginning July 10

6:00 -7:15 pm

Hybrid

 

How do we rapidly, radically reshape society through feminine leadership rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration? 

 

Curated by two climate leaders Ayana E. Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson ALL WE CAN SAVE: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis is an anthology of essays, poetry, and art, by women at the forefront of the climate crisis. Discover solutions toward life-giving possibility by holding what we know has been done to the world while summoning the courage to never give up on one another or our collective future.

 

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 Weekly 

Beginning July 10

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

Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday,  July 11 

10 am - 12 noon

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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Fireside Astrology: Return to the Ancient Wisdom of the Elements

Tuesday, July 11

6 - 7:30 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, beginning her fascination with astrology in high school. In 2021 she dove back into her astrological studies and graduated from Debra Silverman’s Applied Astrology school. There she experienced the ancient art of astrology through the lens of psychology and learned to guide others to practically apply the insights gained from studying their unique astrological chart as a pathway to self-compassion. Jodi works with the elemental energies daily, follows the moon cycles, and is passionate about sharing what she has learned with others.

$10

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Tai Chi: Mobility for Life

Beginning July 12

Wednesdays Weekly 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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Meditation: Inner Stillness

Wednesday, July 12

5:00 - 6:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Join us for a relaxing evening practice of various types of meditation. Together, we will engage in breath awareness, mindfulness, and loving kindness meditation. Activate your heart, calm your mind, and dive deep into your bliss and inner stillness 


Facilitated by Holly Liner, a certified EFT and Meditation practitioner and poet.
 

 

To learn more, please visit her website at https://www.healingwitholly.com/

$5

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Community Healing Clinic

2nd Wednesdays Monthly

July 12

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

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Dream Discovery: A Portal to the Source

2nd & 4th Thursdays

July 13 & 27

10:30 am - 12 noon

Hybrid
(PAUSED)

 

Deepen your journey 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
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Pasha Hogan Retreat
Embracing It All: An Invitation to Wholeness

 

July 14-16th

Friday 6-8pm
Saturday 10:30-5pm
Sunday 10:30-2pm

 

 

When was the last time you gave yourself the gift of time and space to soften, relax and explore the vastness of your own heart and soul, in the safety of circle of women? 

 

Each one of us has access to a beautiful, rich and invisible inner life that nourishes and sustains us through the joys and sorrows of life. We also have hidden aspects of ourselves that we may have unconsciously pushed below the surface fearing the world will reject us if they are revealed. Turning towards, embracing and blessing your whole life is the invitation and magnificent opportunity being extended to you during this July weekend retreat leading into the Full Moon.

 

Join us for a rich, experiential weekend where we will dive into myths, poetry and stories from around the world to emerge with a personal narrative that is in alignment with the story that you want to live!

 

Facilitated by Pasha Hogan, author, psychotherapist, retreat leader, speaker, yoga/meditation teacher and Reiki Master based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the founder of Creative Discovery™, a psycho-spiritual approach to awakening to your life’s purpose.  

Learn More


Please visit: 
pashahogan.com  

Friday Only $20
Full 3 Day Retreat $135
Early Bird Before July 1st $100

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Women's New Moon Circle

Monday, July 17

6 - 7:30pm

Hybrid

 

 

“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.

 

We will create an altar for our ceremony, consider bringing something to place on our altar. Please bring a small vessel that has meaning to your for the water ritual.

 

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.

 

$10

 

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(CANCELLED) 

Meditation: Restore, Refresh, Renew

Wednesday, July 19

5:00 - 6:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

Nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

Restore your heart and spirit through laughter, guided meditation and visualization. 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!

$5

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Walk Into A New You: A Journey of Transformation

Saturday, July 22

10:30 - 2:30pm

At The Red Shoes

What is holding you back?

Rise above your fears and break free from anger, grief, self-doubt and shame. Guided meditation, creative art and an indoor labyrinth walk will lead you to embody spiritual and emotional transformation. This healing journey to freedom will include thought-provoking questioning, Ho'oponopono (Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness), Tapping, and journaling. Emerge as your best self; the healing is yours to claim. Come dressed comfortably and bring a bag lunch! 

 

Facilitated by Paris Brewster who has over 20 years of experience as a Massage Therapist, Reiki Master and is certified as a Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotist, Counselor and Death Doula. She has completed a course in Art Therapy, Restorative Yoga and Ho'oponopono. She has recently completed her training as a Labyrinth Facilitator and is currently working toward her full certification as a Labyrinth Facilitator.

$30
Early Bird Before July 15th $25

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Take Note: Life's Moments Make a Life
with Jan Risher

Sunday, July 23

2:00 - 3:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Join us for an afternoon with Jan Risher! 
“St. Augustine is credited with saying: ‘The deepest desire of the human heart is to belong, to be welcomed, to know you are seen and worthy of kindness.' How do we get there? How do we uncover the most important stories, which are often the ones that help us to belong, to be welcomed, to be seen and worthy of kindness?”               ~Jan Risher

Have you enjoyed Jan Risher’s columns in The Advocate? If not, you are in for a treat! Now, enjoy an afternoon with Jan and her unique and creative perspective on living and valuing each moment.

 

Based on lessons and techniques she has clustered together from a variety of sources, from Brene Brown to James Brown, Jan offers ideas and guidance on the attention required to recognize and connect the dots to tell our own stories, which can lead to more meaningful and fun lives. 


Check out Jan's amazing writing: Love is a Boomerang 

Facilitated by Jan Risher, Journalist and features editor at The Advocate in Baton Rouge. She received her Masters as a NewStart Fellow with West Virginia University in June 2022 and is the recipient of Brush Creek Arts Fellowship 2019.

Suggested Minimum Donation $10

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(POSTPONED) 
Film Study: Defending Your Life

 

Entertainment, Laughter, and Reflection
Be part of our brand new monthly Film Studies program! Each month we will come together to relax, watch a new film, and participate in enriching discussion. 

 
Join us as we watch and discuss "Defending your life". Defending your life is a comedy that explores themes of self-discovery, taking risks, and overcoming fear. It blends humor with philosophical contemplations on the human existence. This film invites us to ponder our own lives and discuss what it truly means to be living life to the fullest. 

Feel Free to bring any snacks and drinks you prefer

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!

$5

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Meditation: Emotional Freedom Technique

Wednesday, July 26

5:00 - 6:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Explore the tool of Tapping, also called Emotional Freedom Technique. Learn how to use this unique modality combining ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Using heart activation breathing, we’ll connect with our compassionate center as we tap together. EFT is used for a wide range of experiences, so you’ll take away a tool that you can use in your daily life.  

 

Facilitated by Holly Liner, a certified EFT and Meditation practitioner and poet. 

To learn more, please visit her website at https://www.healingwitholly.com/

$5

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