Weekly Sacred Circles

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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

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


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 

Spiritual Journey Circle

Thursdays Weekly

Beginning June 1

5 - 6 pm


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


Gentle Yoga
Thursdays  Weekly

Beginning June 1

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 June 1

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 June 4

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: Living an Examined Life

Mondays Weekly

Beginning June 5

12 noon -1:30 pm



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


Spiritual Ecology Circle

Mondays Weekly

Beginning June 5

6:00 -7:15 pm



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


A Course in Miracles

Mondays Weekly 

Beginning June 5

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: Mobility for Life

Beginning June 6

Tuesdays Weekly 4:30-5:30 pm

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. 



Fireside Astrology: Return to the Ancient Wisdom of the Elements

Tuesday, June 6

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.



Compassion in Action

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning June 7 

11 am - 12:30 pm



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


Meditation: Calm Your Mind & Restore Your Spirit

Wednesday, June 7 & 28

5:00 - 6:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

The practice of meditation has been used for centuries to calm the mind and gain focus. Meditation can help you when you feel untethered, when your mind and life are chaotic, when you need to let go of things that no longer serve you, when you have questions or decisions in front of you, or to simply help you find improved emotional regulation. Meditation is highly beneficial for emotional and physical well-being and overall health.
If you think you can’t meditate, think again! Whether you are new to meditation or a long-time practitioner, come experience community connection, feel more centered and grounded with a sense of inner peace. 
Deepen into your meditation practice through a mix of gentle movement, silent and guided meditation and visualization.


Facilitated by Beth Tomlinson, MS, YACEP, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, C-IAYT, yoga therapist and yoga and meditation instructor. To learn more, please contact her at beth@bethtomlinsonhealingyoga or visit her website at https://www.bethtomlinsonhealingyoga.com



Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning June 7

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. No matter what the nature of our goals, aspirations, and heart’s desires, other people are one of our richest resources for helping us create what we most want in life—and we often overlook this precious resource.


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


No matter what the nature of our goals, aspirations, and heart’s desires, other people are one of our richest resources for helping us create what we most want in life—and we often overlook this precious resource.


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?

Are there important things in your life that feel scare?

Is it difficult to let other people help you?

Are you ready for life to be easier?

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. They are experiential and interactive with 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

Dream Discovery: A Portal to the Source

2nd & 4th Thursdays

Beginning June 8

10:30 am - 12 noon



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

Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday,  June 13 
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 


What Do Stones Eat Anyway?

A Crystal Workshop

Wednesday, June 13

6:00 - 8:00 pm

At The Red Shoes


Do you have stones and/or crystals at home and don’t know what to do with them? Do you know what they’re called? Do you know what they’re for? This workshop is for you! Do you want to know what your stones eat anyway?
Based on the chapter by the same name, from her popular book, Robyn Vie-Carpenter is excited and ready to help. So...be sure to bring your stones because that’s what we’re here for. Bring your questions, concerns, curiosity and wonder, and let’s discover together the care and feeding of your stones.
"The stones aren't the point, they're the tools.
The stones aren't the magic, you are."
The workshop includes a copy of Robyn's book, Let's Get Stoned: Using Stones & Crystals to Create a Life That Rocks.


Facilitated by Robyn Vie-Carpenter-Brisco, Spiritual Life Coach, Author of Let's Get Stoned: Using Stones & Crystals to Create a Life That Rocks, teaching spiritual empowerment to lead you to a life that rocks!



Community Healing Clinic

2nd Wednesdays Monthly

June 14

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


Meditation: Summer Solstice Celebration

Wednesday, June 21

6:00 - 7:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

Nourish your spirit through meditation and celebration!
The summer solstice is the longest day of light, which means it holds the most possibility. Join us as we celebrate the light within through laughter, meditation, nourishing community, and fellowship. Robyn Vie-Carpenter-Brisco, aka Goddess of Joy, offers an enlightening, joyful, evening meditation class that creates more space, clarity of the mind, and brightens your inner and outer world.
You’re invited to bring your favorite food or drink to celebrate the light. 


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!



Women Remembering: Facets of the Sacred Feminine 

Last Tuesday Monthly

June 27

5:30-6:45 pm

Zoom Only


Join Anne Scott, an inspired leader of women's circles across the country, for an intimate monthly circle of sharing and witnessing. Explore the uniqueness of prayer, feeling a sense of awe and connection to " the ordinary." Realizing there is no ordinary... Let prayer be the bridge between our inner and outer lives and the world around us. 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


Film Studies: PRIDE Month Movie Night

Monthly 4th Tuesday

June 27   

6-8 pm

At The Red Shoes


Join us for our first PRIDE movie night to deepen awareness of equity and inclusion for our LGBTQIA+ community. In a safe and welcoming environment, we will engage and discuss varying challenges of the current culture which are reflected in this film.


Facilitated by Carli DiLorenzo, Admin Assistant of TRS & queer movie enthusiast & Robyn Vie-Carpenter, Meditation & Spiritual Life Coach.

Suggested Minimum Donation $5