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 - 12:30pm

Lynn Woodland's Miracles Zoom

Wednesdays  7-8:15pm

(PAUSED) 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
 

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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Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Beginning June 2nd

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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Book Study: God is a Verb

Mondays Weekly

Beginning June 3rd

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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Women's New Moon Circle

Monday, June 3rd
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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Tai Chi: Mobility for Life

Continuing June 12th

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: Kundalini

Wednesday, June 5th

New Time: 6-7 pm
At The Red Shoes

Kundalini meditation is an active meditation meant to transform energy through the body. This meditation lets us tap into the body’s Divine energy through four stages: shaking, dancing, sitting, and lying down. It is a highly effective way of unwinding and letting go at the end of the day. Dress for comfort and come as you are. 

Facilitated by Holly Liner, certified EFT & meditation practitioner, yoga instructor, 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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Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning June 5th

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

Spiritual Journey Circle 

Thursdays Weekly

Continuing June 6th

5 - 6 pm

Hybrid

 

Currently Reading: Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach 

 

Join this supportive circle of seekers to explore spiritual paths that are life-enriching. Each book we choose to study opens new doors of understanding! 

Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach, is a profound exploration of self-compassion and mindfulness practices aimed at healing emotional wounds and finding inner peace. Brach draws from her experiences as a psychologist and meditation teacher to offer a transformative approach to facing life's challenges with openness and compassion. Radical Acceptance is a guide to finding freedom from suffering by embracing the present moment with love and compassion.

Facilitated by Wendy Herschman, Executive Director of The Red Shoes

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

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AA Open Meeting Meditation
Thursdays  Weekly

Continuing June 6th

7 - 8 pm

At The Red Shoes

  

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

Sound Meditation

Saturday, June 8th

5 - 6:30 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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Beyond Labels

Sunday, June 9th

2 - 3:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Inspiration awaits! Connect with your inner child with the playful and therapeutic technique of collage. Using plain mailing labels, markers, oil pastels and crayons, learn a way to transform dark and restrictive thoughts into a colorful work of art you will want to hang on your fridge! 

 

Luce Tremblay-Gaudette is 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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Spiritual Ecology Circle

Mondays Weekly

Continuing June 10th

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, Toward a Holy Ecology: Reading The Song of Songs in the Age of Climate Crisis by Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, is a poetic inquiry into the intersection of spirituality and environmentalism. Bernstein offers compelling insights and guidance on fostering a deeper connection with nature. Exploring The Song of Songs as an ancient source of deep ecological wisdom invites us to develop a holy, ecological language for life. Encounter the natural world with intensity and  savor it with all your senses. As we study this text, we will renew our energy and spirit, readying us to create a healthier future for the earth and all her inhabitants. It will change how you see, how you speak, and how you live.

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 Suzanne Wiltz a poet whose poetry has appeared in Spires, The Southwestern Review, The Heartland Review, and MockingHeart Review, among other publications, and members of Spiritual Ecology Circle. 

 

Monthly suggested donation $20

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The Power of Now: Book Study 

Tuesday Weekly

Beginning June 11th

10:30 - 12 pm

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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Compassion in Action

Wednesdays Weekly
Beginning June 12th

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.   

 

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, June 12th
- 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, June 12th 
6 - 7:15 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, 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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Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday, June 18th
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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Meditation Mondays

Monday, June 24th

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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A Course in Miracles

Mondays Biweekly 

Continuing June 24th

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
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Meditation: Metta

Wednesday, June 26th 

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, certified EFT & meditation practitioner, yoga instructor, 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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