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

Chakra Connections: Building a Foundation for Your Energetic Body
Friday    July 6      5:30-7 pm


Enjoy "Happy Hour" at The Red Shoes. Begin your weekend with Tina Ufford for an in depth exploration of the chakras. Experience yoga with coordinated music and essential oils. 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.

June 22   Balance: the lower body 

June 29   Digestion: the mid body

July 6      Respiratory: the upper body


Facilitated by Tina Ufford, certified yoga instructor, RYT 200 through Louisiana Yoga School and licensed massage therapist.

$12 each / series of 3  $30


BSBS: Balance, Strength, Breathing Stretching

Tuesdays      July 10 and 17      10:30 am–12 pm


Improve your general health and well being. Learn how simple exercises can be incorporated into your daily activities. Increasing physical movement improves life at any age. With no special equipment needed, a habit of consistent exercise offers important health benefits relating to blood pressure, sugar levels, mental well being and agility - especially as one gracefully ages. Develop your commitment to a healthy life style. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Facilitated by Marjorie Bourgeois, physical therapist, physical therapy clinic owner, cancer survivor and wellness teacher who believes, “Life is movement. We were made to move.”



SELF-CARE Challenge:

Beyond the Body
Tuesdays      July 16-31      6:30-8pm


Everything we read and listen to tells us the importance of self-care. Curiously, everyone focuses on the “care” and very little attention is paid to the “self.” What if you practiced self-care by actually caring about yourself: emphasizing the importance of inner nurture, connection, and peace? This four week challenge revises your

self-care with a strategy to Center, Acknowledge, Recognize and Embrace yourself. This practice is about recovery, healing and maintenance. As you begin to care for yourself from the inside out, you can identify what makes you feel cared for and guiltlessly claim space for yourself, EVEN while caring for others. Developing a sustained self-care practice honors how you matter, not because of what you do and not as a special treat, but as a healthy way to experience life.

Facilitated by Angeletta KM Gourdine, a Ph.D. in cultural studies and relationship coach who believes women need to know, understand and write their own story in order to live happily ever now.

 $10 per class


Compassion in Action 
Wednesdays    10:30 am -12:00 pm


Join our circle and participate in the Summer Speaker Series which will enlarge our social justice awareness. Local speakers will come to discuss initiatives bringing positive change to our community. 


July 11 - Louisiana Black Panther Party, Angela Allen-Bell

July 18 - Camp UNITED, Jane Chandler

July 25 - Criminal Justice Reform Flozell Daniels

August 1 - Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation, Rosa Gomez-Herrin
August 8 - Mental Health in Baton Rouge, Sheidra Boutte
August 15 - Mothers of Black Boys United, Davondra Brown
August 22 - 100 Black Women of Baton Rouge, Dr. Leah Cullins
August 29 - VOTE (Voice of the Experienced), Checo Yancey


Suggested Monthly Donation $20


Beyond the Book: New Professional Women's Networking Book Group

2nd Wednesdays    July 11      6:30-8:00 pm


Join this monthly gathering of professional women ready to step up in their lives and careers. This book group is not your Mama’s book club. We are a community of action takers. For four months, we will network with like-minded women to “activate” lessons learned in each month’s book.


Beyond the Book is for you if you want a supportive network of leaders who are ready to elevate to their next personal best! At each gathering, we will create a list of “best for you” action steps. If you don’t get a chance to read the book in advance ... No worries, we will have a print out of “top takeaways,” so you’ll stay front and center in the discussion. No leader left behind.


July Book Selection - How to Work a Room, 25th Anniversary Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections-In Person and Online by Susan RoAne.


Facilitated by Monique Moliere Piper, MA, a Keynote Speaker, 2x time Best-Selling Author and Founder of Piper Training International LLC, a global success coaching and training company.

Each month $10


POSTPONED- NIRA Meditation, Healing, and Transformation Retreat

Dr. Sitesh Roy, will not be coming to Baton Rouge this season.



Volunteer: Baton Rouge Food Bank 

3rd Tuesdays    July 17    10 am-12 pm

Location: 10600 South Choctaw Dr. (Fraenkel Center)


The Food Bank’s mission is to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes. Can you offer two hours that will make a big difference? All food donated 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. Join our team, call today to volunteer.


 Wear closed-toe shoes / No Fee


Twin Hearts Meditation and Pranic Healing 

3rd Wednesdays    July 18    6:30-8:30 pm


Mid-week – mid-month stress have you down? Join us for an evening of rejuvenation and healing with energetic cleansing and meditation. We begin with light stretching followed by the “Meditation on Twin Hearts.” Based on the Prayer of St. Francis, this guided meditation activates the heart and crown energy centers by blessing the world with loving kindness. Afterwards, participants receive a personalized healing session with a trained Pranic Healing practitioner.


Facilitated by Pat Cole & Rita Riggio and trained students of Master Cho Kok Sui and members of Pranic Healing of Baton Rouge.


Suggested Donation $10


Volunteer: We Are Throwing a Luau Party!

Sweet Dreams Women and Children’s Shelter

Thursday    July 19    6:45-8:00 pm

Location: 1623 Convention Street


Volunteer to participate and help plan a Luau party for women and children, complete with games, crafts and treats. But rather than giving, you will receive the greatest gift: the smiles of those you meet during this heart-warming evening. Register today and we will coordinate this special evening via email!

No Fee


Healing Through The Chakras with DeeDee

Saturday    July 21    10 am-12 pm


Through guided meditation techniques, self-inquiry exercises and self-healing techniques we will explore the chakra system. The chakras are the organs of the subtle energy system of the human body; the spirit behind the physical organs. The chakras are creative, swirling energy vortices that help us to maintain balance and peace once we understand them.


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



Handful of Quiet: Finding Happiness in Four Pebbles

Therese Knowles

Sundays    July 22 & 29    3-4:30 pm


Based on a small, treasure of a book by Thich Nhat Hanh, we will learn about the simple “pebble practice,” a means to cultivate more freshness, solidity, stillness and freedom. Bringing together her unique creativity and philosophy, Therese Knowles will help us bring this practice into our own lives. We will each make a small sketchbook journal, mold our own clay pebbles and make a small decorated bag to carry the pebbles.


Week 1—Make sketch books and create pebbles from clay that will be fired at Therese’s studio

Week 2— Make and decorate a bag to carry the pebbles and experience the practice of Pebble meditation.


Facilitated by Therese Knowles, a beloved U-High art teacher and renowned local artist who intertwines her art and philosophy.



Rewrite Your Story and Reclaim Your Life!

Wednesday    July 25    6:30-8:30 pm


Just as filmmakers write scripts for movies, we unconsciously create internal scripts that shape our lives. What happens when our scripts aren’t serving us well? We have the ability to change our story and reclaim our life! Uncovering the hidden story and re-framing past experiences allows us to align with our authentic self. In this experiential and transformative workshop, learn to let go of limiting life patterns and unlock resilience, confidence and optimism. Acquire new tools to access your ability to lead the life you were meant to live.


Facilitated by Melinda Walsh, “story-stylist,” marketer with experience in front of and behind the camera.



Open Mic Coffeehouse: Poetry, Music, Song

Saturday    July 28    7-8:30 pm


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.