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

A Spiritual Retreat
Spiritual Evolution for a Woman's Soul 

with

Meghan Don


Author, Spiritual Mentor, and Founder of the Sanctuary of Sophia, A Center for the Awakened Feminine & Eco-Spiritual Community 

Friday       June 1    7-9 pm
Saturday   June 2    10 am-5 pm
Sunday     June 3    10:30 am-1 pm

 

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Book Study: All Joy and No Fun

Mondays    June 4-25    6:30-8 pm

 

While numerous books have been written about the effects of parents on their children, Jennifer Senior's New York Times bestseller, All Joy and No Fun, is one of the first to tackle the effects of children on their parents. In this exploration of the paradox of modern parenthood, Senior analyzes the way that children reshape their parents' lives: their marriages, careers, hobbies, friendships and their inner sense of self. Using the book as a jumping off point, we will create a safe space for a frank discussion of the reality of parenthood versus the filtered, curated representations we see on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Facilitated by Robin Palmer Blanche, author of young adult novels, a former television executive and movie producer, now a proud mother of two.

 

$40

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Dialogue on Race Louisiana

Thursdays    June 7-July 12    12-2 pm

 

It’s time to talk. Racism is perhaps the most elusive, penetrating and permeating challenge in our society. Understanding what racism is and how it operates through institutions in our system is the core of The Dialogue, an award winning program that helps people understand racism as an institutional construct that was built into our system and still exists today. So daunting a question is racism, the conversation is often avoided. The series is led by trained facilitators. Participants prepare for weekly discussions by reading short articles.  Visit the organization's website more info on the Dialogue on Race In Louisiana.

 

$30

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Mudbound: Film and Discussion

Saturday    June 9    1:30-5 pm

 

Can you pass the “racism test” created at Harvard to help uncover implicit bias? Renee Bacher, local writer, will share her thoughts on facing the results of this test. Join us to discuss how race is a factor in our lives, whether we know it or not.

 

Then we will watch the film Mudbound, a story of two families bound together by the shared farmland they live on, yet set against one another by the social hierarchy of the Jim Crow South. The two families, one white and one black, are changed forever when their two beloved sons return home from war. This story is about change: the change in a person’s heart that comes from new perspective. And it is also about how things have not changed - prejudice and power still lock people in place.

 

Facilitated by Charity Moran Parsons, a teacher, K-12 coach, and founder of idoschool.com and Dr. Lisa Delpit, Felton G. Clark Distinguished Professor of Education.

$10

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Yoga of Prana: Connect to the Healing Power Within

with DeeDee Jones

Sunday    June 10    2-5 pm

 

Immerse in Pranayama breath work, guided meditation, yoga nidra meditation and yoga exercises to facilitate a deep awakening to your potential for self healing. Working with healing intention to support the journey, learn how deep inner focus can support you in experiencing prana, universal life force energy. This powerful energy supports your body and your intuition, opening you to your own healing ability. Bring a yoga mat and dress comfortably.

 

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

$50

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

2nd Wednesdays    June 13      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.

 

The June book is Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.  Chief operating officer of Facebook, Sandberg gave in electrifying TED talk in 2010 viewed over six million times, in whih she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers.  She encourages women to "sit at the table," seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

 

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

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Explore the Enneagram through NIA
Saturday    June 16    10 am-3 pm

 

"Kate brings vibrancy, humor and passion to this highly compelling workshop.  It is filled with deeply useful information and multiple opportunities to dance expressively.  Five stars!"

Anna Corba , Artist, Chapel Hill, NC

 

Begin your journey of the Enneagram by learning about each personality type and the structure and movement around the symbol of the Enneagram. Be open to explore each tendency with curiosity, recognizing inner patterns that govern outer behavior. Explore yourself by moving these nine 'personalities' through your body to help integrate into your full potential: balanced in body (physical), head (mental) and heart (emotional). Using Nia and Enneamotion techniques, we will explore the qualities of this sacred geometry by dancing to music that embodies each type. Come ready to learn, dance and express your unique self in your body's way! No prior experience in Nia or the Enneagram is required.

 

Facilitated by Kate Finlayson, a 1st degree Black Belt who trained with the Enneagram Institute in New York . and became certified in Andrea Isaac’s Enneamotion.

$50

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Volunteer: Baton Rouge Food Bank 

3rd Tuesdays    June 19   

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

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Twin Hearts Meditation and Pranic Healing 

3rd Wednesdays    June 20    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

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Chakra Connections: Building a Foundation for Your Energetic Body
Fridays    June 22, Series continues June 29, 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

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Summer Gardening: The Art of Plant Propagation

Saturday    June 23  10-12 pm

 

Summer gardening opens new possibilities. We will discuss sustainable soil preparation and cost-saving plant propagation. Learn which plant species can be multiplied by taking cuttings, how to take cuttings properly and nurture the cuttings into new plants. Enjoy a hands-on lesson on taking fig cuttings and creating and caring for your own new fig tree. We will also discuss the best herbs to grow from cuttings. Each participant will leave with a small fig tree and herb cuttings.

 

Facilitated by Stephanie Elwood, licensed horticulturist.

$15

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Gong Bath:

Welcome the Summer Solstice

Sunday    June 24    3-4:30 pm

 

Join us for a concert and gong bath to transition from the energies of spring to the vibrant heat of summer. Feel the vibrational change and sense the subtle tones of transformation. No water is involved in a gong bath; participants sit or recline and allow the sounds to "wash over" them. The concert includes a variety of instruments including bamboo flutes and "singing" bowls. You may bring a yoga mat, pillow and blanket to rest comfortably. Some mats and blankets available.

Facilitated by Daniel Leonard, practitioner of yoga, sound arts and meditation leader; and Olivia Sophia, music educator, musician and sound arts promoter.

$20

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Painting and Pinot: Paint It Forward FUNdraiser

Tuesday   June 26   6:30-8:30 pm

Location: 7248 Perkins Road

 

Enjoy an evening of artistic recreation...and proceeds are donated to The Red Shoes! The talented artists at Painting and Pinot will offer all the assistance you need to create your very own hand-painted masterpiece. Invite friends and family for a fun and relaxing evening, and enjoy this unique painting experience. Delicious party fare and art supplies are provided, along with step-by-step instructions for recreating the featured artwork. Support The Red Shoes and support your creative spark! You’ll love your “signed original.”

 

Pre-registration Please $35

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Chakra Connections: Building a Foundation for Your Energetic Body
Fridays    June 29, 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

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