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 - 12:30 pm

Lynn Woodland's Miracles Zoom

Wednesdays  7 - 8:15 pm

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, Tina Ufford, RYT 200, Holly Liner, RYT 200, and Judy Whitmire, RYT 200.

 

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

One month unlimited $75 
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Book Study: God is a Verb

Mondays Weekly

Continuing July 1st

12 noon - 1:30 pm

Zoom

  

Book: God is a Verb

by David Copper

 

Are you enticed by mystical spiritual traditions? Are you curious about Kabbalah?

Join us to journey into God Is a Verb, by Rabbi David Cooper. Enjoy a rich

combination of story, scholarship, and exercises for personal practice, leading us into a deep understanding of Kabbalah as a tool for everyday living. Whatever your own tradition, God Is a Verb will illuminate the gifts of Kabbalah and enrich your personal spiritual path.

 

 

Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, MA, Spiritual Director.

    $40 / For 4 Weeks

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Book Study: The Power of Now

Tuesdays Weekly

Continuing July 2nd

10:30 am - 12 noon

Hybrid

 

Join us for a book study, a self-study that will include practices that Tolle created to lead us away from the mental chatter and into the Now. Uncover the illusions that are standing between you and your awakened, enlightened being. Your life will change in beautiful ways.


The Power of Now, the thought provoking book by Eckhart Tolle, will take us on an inspiring spiritual journey to discover our true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of

truth and light.

 

Facilitated by Kerri D’Amico, graduate of the Religious Studies Institute and of Richard Rohr’s Living School with support from Judy Whitmire and members of this study circle.

 

(Approximately 10 weeks)  $40 monthly

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AA Open Meeting Meditation
Thursdays  Weekly

Continuing July 4th

6:30 - 7:30 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 7th

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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Women's New Moon Circle

Monday, July 8th
5 - 6:15 pm

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.

 

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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A Course in Miracles

Mondays Biweekly 

Continuing July 8th & 22nd

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 9th
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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Design Your Grand Celebration

Tuesday, July 9th
6 - 8 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Design and manifest the life you truly desire. Embrace the empowering truth: everything you need to live your dream life is within you right now. Uncover and utilize the tools you already have to welcome the life of your dreams.  Perspective is reality and this gathering will help your perspective shift to experience your life as a constant celebration. Enjoy an evening of movement and manifestation. Brandis Rawls will bring her RAW-ism to life: “Use what you’ve got, to get what you want.” 

 

Facilitated by Brandis Rawls – author, entrepreneur, speaker, coach, comedienne, thought leader, philosopher, healer. To share her philosophy with the world, she created BMoRaw, the lifestyle company, through which she offers speaking engagements, retreat and workshop facilitation, guided meditation, healing sessions, consulting services, merchandise, courses, and more. Visit our website to learn more, book a session or retreat, and BMoRaw with us.

 

 $40

(includes a copy of The Grand Celebration: Unveiling Your R.A.W. Life)

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Tai Chi: Mobility for Life

Continuing July 10th

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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Compassion in Action

Wednesdays Weekly
Continuing July 10th

11 am - 12:30 pm

Hybrid

 

Currently Reading: Why Does Everything Have to be About Race?

 

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 Does Everything Have to be About Race? by Keith Boykin is a thought-provoking exploration of race relations in America.  Through meticulous research and compelling storytelling, Maddow uncovers the courageous efforts of individuals and movements that stood against tyranny, shedding light on their struggles, triumphs, and enduring legacy of their fight. 

 

He addresses common misconceptions and defensive reactions that arise in discussions about race, offering a clear and compelling argument for why these conversations are essential for progress and equity. By highlighting the interconnectedness of race with other social issues, Boykin advocates for a more inclusive and honest dialogue to foster understanding and social justice. 

 

Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.

 

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

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Meditation: Resting in Awareness

Wednesday, July 10th
- 6 pm

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 “theartofmeditation.org


Facilitated by Rosemary Roberts who has been engaged in meditation 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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Fireside Astrology: Return to the Ancient Wisdom of the Elements

Wednesday, July 10th
6 - 7:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Connect with Cancer's nurturing energy this month! 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, continuous 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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Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly

Continuing July 10th

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 Spring Quarter is all about fresh starts, new beginnings, and bringing dream into fruition. 

 

Some things we will focus on this Spring quarter:

  • Do you have a cherished heart’s desire you’re ready to manifest?
  • Does it feel like time to reinvent yourself?
  • Or to fully commit to a cherished goal?
  • Would you like to rekindle your passion for life?
  • Are you ready for miracles?

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

The Great Re-imagining: A Spiritual Retreat with Theodore Richards

Friday, July 12th   6 - 8 pm

Saturday, July 13th   10 am - 4 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

We have reached a transformative and revelatory moment in human history. The old stories that once told us who we were and gave us our sense of place in the world, no longer hold. Join us as we take a step together, envisioning new stories that support systemic change and empower us to bring ideas into action. Please visit here to learn more.

 

Full Retreat $125

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The Artist's Way: Introductory Opportunity

Sunday, July 14th

2:30 - 3:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Ready to get back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life? The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron, unblocks your creative energy and frees your thinking. Join us for an introduction to The Artist’s Way with two outstanding co-facilitators and sense the magic of The Artist’s Way experience.  Accept this invitation to find out more about this life-changing 12-week class, beginning August 2nd.  Make a commitment to opening up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery.

 

 

Facilitated by Anne Marks, experienced Artist Way facilitator and founder of Art at Work and Luce Tremblay-Gaudette, Canadian artist (photographer, writer, musician, quilter), who moved to Baton Rouge in 2021.

 

$5

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Spiritual Ecology Circle

Mondays Weekly

Continuing July 15th

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.

 

Our new book selection, The Cosmic Dance: An Invitation to Experience Our Oneness by Joyce Rupp, is a union of poetry, prose and artwork by Mary Southard. Rupp makes it easy for us to experience our unity with each other and all of life. She challenges us to hear the pain of the planet and to care for Mother Nature and her inhabitants. Rupp calls us to live compassionately with each person and particle of creation. 

 

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 Spiritual Ecology Circle members.

 

Monthly suggested donation $20

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Labyrinth Walking Meditation - in Memory of Roberta Guillory, Founder of The Red Shoes

Wednesday, July 17th

5 - 6:15 pm
At The Red Shoes

Join us to experience a journey to the center of the soul, the sacred journey our founder, Roberta Guillory, has provided for so many, through the work of The Red Shoes. After a brief introduction, we will walk our beautiful indoor labyrinth, holding Roberta in our hearts as we take each step, opening to inner wisdom and spiritual awakening.

 

Unlike a maze, there is only one path to the center of a labyrinth and one path out. The ancient energy of the labyrinth often brings up new awareness or discernment. It can be used as a tool to “unwind the mind,” and let go stress. A walk on a labyrinth can be a symbolic "hero's journey," or a journey to your true self. The path is before you: let each step bring you closer to peace.

 

 

Facilitated by Wendy Herschman, lover of the labyrinth and Executive Director of The Red Shoes. 

Suggested Donation $5

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Spiritual Journey Circle

Thursdays Weekly

Continuing July 18th

5 - 6 pm
Hybrid

Currently Reading: Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat 

 

Are you looking for a supportive space to take the next steps on your spiritual path? Join Spiritual Journey Circle as we begin our study of Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life, by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat. With short stories and  reflections from diverse faith traditions, this book will open us to embracing the awe in "ordinary"  moments.  Together, we will go down the paths that offer threads of insight to build our sense of Divine Light. This book offers suggested writing, activities and rituals that we will mix into the weeks ahead.

 

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


Suggested donation $20

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Collage Workshop: Happy Coincidence

Saturday, July 20th

10:30 am - 12 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Discover what happens when serendipity meets creativity! Explore the power of happenstance in creating powerful metaphors for your life through a collective approach to collage. Each participant provides a piece of each other's puzzle while exploring shapes, colors, and textures with openness and spontaneity.

 

Facilitated by Luce Tremblay-Gaudette, a Canadian artist (photographer, writer, musician, quilter), who moved to Baton Rouge in 2021. She is fascinated about the creative process and its healing properties. Never short of ideas, she loves to help people of all ages to connect with their own creativity. 

 

$15

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Meditation: Restore, Refresh, Renew

Wednesday, July 24th
5 - 6 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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Silent Nature Retreat

Saturday, July 27th

9 - 11 am

Zachary Community Park 

20055 Old Scenic Hwy, Zachary, LA 70791

 

The great outdoors is offering you time and space to refresh your spirit. Take advantage of the opportunity to simply observe. Join gifted naturalist, Zelena Williams for a silent nature retreat, a walk through the trails of Zachary Community Park. Far too often, we are immersed in ourselves (ego). When we cease focusing on technology and our stories, we can breathe more freely and increase our spatial awareness. There are worlds within worlds around us that we are a part of and, if we take the time, we can perceive them and be in a more open space to receive the messages they have to share with us. As Nature becomes our retreat space, we will gather for a brief safety talk, periods of guided meditation, a silent walk and time for reflection. 

 

 

Facilitated by Zelena Williams, certified yoga instructor, meditation facilitator, yin yoga/Chinese Medicine student, and Master Naturalist. She has been leading groups in outdoor excursions since 2018 and continues to seek ways to intertwine emotional, physical, and spiritual health with nature.

 

$30

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Sound Meditation

Sunday, July 28th

3 - 4:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Sink into the sounds and frequencies of Alchemy Crystal Bowls, Tibetan bowls, drums, and other healing instruments. Give yourself the gift of allowing your body to enter a calming space where your nervous system can move into the parasympathetic (rest and digest) state. This state promotes a more focused mind through relaxation and the conservation of energy.

 

Note: Dress comfortably, and consider bringing a blanket, pillow, etc.

 

Facilitated by Lissee Spiller, licensed massage therapist, Level 2 Group Sound Healing with Tony Nec’s Academy of Sound Healing, Level 2 Alchemy Crystal Bowls with Sacred Science of Sound through Jeralyn Glass and Crystal Cadence. 

 

$30

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Meditation Mondays

Monday, July 29th

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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Re-Wilding Talk

Monday, July 29th

6 - 7:15 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Curious about re-wilding your landscape? Learn to utilize native plants and replace plants that serve very little purpose for pollinators and wildlife with ones that are hugely beneficial. We have an opportunity and responsibility to care for the plants and animals on our land because if not us, who will? Hear about the myriad of ways to encourage wildlife and biodiversity back into our yards and public spaces. The Louisiana Wild Society will share how they are working to protect and regenerate our shared space through the use of plants that nourish our complex living systems and community while we celebrate a deeper relationship with the natural world.

 

Facilitated by Nikki Krieg, who holds a Bachelor of Science specializing in Wildlife Ecology and Horticulture and is a Louisiana Prescribed Burner. She's worked with the Forest Service in the western Rockies, Clegg's Nursery, and joined the Sweet Fern team in 2021. Nikki is a member of the Louisiana Wild Society, a local nonprofit that creates conversation and takes part in beautification projects that create rich habitats that provide for all living creatures now, and in the future.

 

$10

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Meditation: Metta

Wednesday, July 31st 

5 - 6 pm
At The Red Shoes

 

Feel the warmth of community in our Metta meditation sessions. Metta, often referred to as lovingkindness, is a form of Buddhist meditation rooted in cultivating feelings of compassion towards oneself and others. Join us to cultivate inner peace through guided practices in a supportive environment for beginners and seasoned meditators alike.

 

Facilitated by Holly Liner, RYT 200, certified EFT & meditation practitioner, 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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