Weekly Sacred Circles

For details on these weekly circles, please click here.


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

Thursdays 10:30am - noon

Spiritual Journey Circle Hybrid

Thursdays 5-6 pm

AA Open Meeting Meditation In Person

Thursdays 7-8 pm

We Treasure You, Our Community


Please Note our New Printable Listing of January Programs.

We have some wonderful new facilitators and some of our old favorites returning, too. Some groups are meeting at The Red Shoes, some circles are meeting only on Zoom and some are gathering in person and on Zoom. However you choose to join us, we hope you find your experiences meaningful. If you wish to join us on Zoom, please register online the day before the start of class and we will email the link prior to class.


Yoga will remain in person and on Zoom.


We are eager to welcome you into our sacred space and into our warm, supportive community.


Wendy Herschman, Executive Director

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 

Compassion in Action

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning March 1

11 am -12:30 pm *NEW Meeting Time



Currently Reading: See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valarie Kaur


“Stories can help us see no stranger.”

How do we reimagine the world we want to see? Become a generation of advocates by embarking on this journey of revolutionary love; love for oneself, others, and our opponents. Using See No Stranger as our guide, we will explore questions to build community and integrate the practices of revolutionary love into our daily life. Explore questions around identity that may affect our perspective, the history, patterns and resilience of our community. Cultivate the ability to wonder, expand the practice of listening to our deepest wisdom, and learn to tend to our wounds. Show up with a willingness to stand in solidarity with community and wonder about the experiences that are too painful in order to experience joy as the gift of love.


Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.


Suggested Monthly Donation $20


Tai Chi

Wednesday Weekly

Beginning March 1

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. 




Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning March 1
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.


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

Spiritual Journey Circle

Thursdays Weekly

Beginning March 2

5 - 6 pm



Begin your 2023 Spiritual Journey by joining us to study, The Liminal Odyssey: The Alchemical Power of the Spaces In-Between, by Sande Hart. Enjoy the rich spiritual texture of her words and the diversity of her life experience that unfolds through her stories. We will move from our heads into our hearts, opening to wisdom. Together, we will begin the year in a space of becoming... aware of the Heroine's Journey and the opportunities along the path.

For our first class, please read An Invitation, Introduction and Chapter One.
To get to know a little about the remarkable author https://www.sandehart.com/

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, & Spiritual Journey Circle members.

Monthly suggested donation $20


Gentle Yoga
Thursdays  Weekly

Beginning March 2

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 March 2

7 - 8 pm

At The Red Shoes


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

Pilobolus Big Five-Oh!

Manship Partnership Event
Saturday, March 4   

2:00 pm

At Shaw Center for the Arts


‍The renowned dance theater company, Pilobolus, is dedicated to collaborative creation and discovering beauty in unexpected places. ‍”t’ll be the Pilobolus you’ve grown to love – the wit, sensuality, and stunning physical acumen – bringing our past into the future as we question our own givens, turn traditions sideways, and put the “Oh!” in BIG FIVE-OH!”  Pilobolus is a rebellious dance company. Since 1971, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies.

About Pilobolus:

We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators in the world. Now, in our digitally driven and increasingly mediated landscape, we also reach beyond performance to teach people how to connect through designed live experiences. We bring our decades of expertise telling stories with the human form to show diverse communities, brands, and organizations how to maximize group creativity, solve problems, create surprise, and generate joy through the power of nonverbal communication.

Please register and pay by March 1

Discounted Ticket Price $25


Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Beginning March 5

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 March 6

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


A Course in Miracles

Mondays Weekly 

Beginning March 6

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

Spiritual Ecology Circle

Mondays Weekly

Beginning March 6

6:00 -7:15 pm



The evolution of Spiritual Ecology Circle has brought us to choose our new book Spiritual Ecology: THE CRY of the EARTH, a collection of essays by authors who fostered the emergence of the "Spiritual Ecology Movement". We will be learning from the writings of Joanna Macy, Thich Nhat Hanh, Wendell Berry, Bill Plotkin, Sandra Ingerman & Others.


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


Book Study: Do I Stay Christian?

Beginning Tuesday March 7

March 7 - April 25

10:30 am - 12 noon



“..might we, far from being disloyal heretics, 

actually have the opportunity to become the evolutionary descendants of Jesus who are called to carry on his radically progressive vision in our brief time on this earth?”


 Do I Stay Christian?: A Guide for the Doubters, the Disappointed, and the Disillusioned


by Brian McLaren


 Join Kerri D’Amico, for a thought-provoking study of Brian McLaren’s, Do I Stay Christian? The author poses hard questions and urges the reader to confront some troubling problems without suggesting that there are simple answers. Together, we will face all aspects of Christianity: spiritual, economic and ethical, through an investigative lens “with eyes and heart wide open.” Bring your conscience and leave your assumptions at the door. We are ready to take a look at what lies beyond the Christianity of yesterday and today.    


Facilitated by Kerri D'Amico, a student of Richard Rohr’s Living School for Action and Contemplation.

    $80 / For 8 Weeks


Tai Chi

Tuesday Weekly

Beginning March 7

4:30 – 5:30 pm

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. 



Meditation and Intuition Development

Tuesday, March 7

6 - 8 pm

At The Red Shoes


Learn how to strengthen your meditation practice and further develop your intuitive gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and claircognisance, to connect with your own soul’s wisdom and receive messages & guidance from your Angels, Guides and your loved ones in Spirit.


Facilitated by Amanda Fresh of Fresh Spiritual Wellness, who received her bachelor’s degree in Metaphysical Science, B.Msc., and metaphysical ministry license in 2020. She is an Evidential Medium, Spiritual Advisor, Intuitive Healer, Reiki Master, Meditation Guide, Teacher/Mentor & Speaker.



Community Healing Clinic

2nd Wednesdays Monthly

March 8

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


Dream Discovery: A Portal to the Source

2nd & 4th Thursdays Monthly

Beginning March 9 & 23

10:30 am - noon



Begin a new year 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 / Weekly $10

Play & Talk Back Discussion: The Road to Damascus (As Told by Grandmother to Little Red) 

Saturday, March 11

6:00 - 9:00 pm

At The Red Shoes


ArtSpot Productions presents: A performance examining the role the church in America has played in creating and uplifting a criminal legal system that inequitably punishes and destroys the lives of Black citizens and their families, especially here in Louisiana.


In The Road to Damascus (as told by Grandmother to Little Red), a Grandmother, who is incarcerated, weaves together a tale for her granddaughter to illuminate the persecutional nature of the system they live in. This exposes the complexity of the perpetrator/victim/savior dynamic. At a time when Christianity is increasingly polarized, we look at Christ’s deepest teachings to examine the role we play in crime and punishment, harm and healing.


Witness this “Damascus experience”—and perhaps share your own. Deepen the conversation identifying the harm that has led to our current, dysfunctional legal system and uncover ways to repair and end that harm.


Talk Back discussion with writer and director following a short break after this solo performance.


Created, written and performed by Kathy Randels; directed and co-created with Odile Del Giudice. The piece is drawn from Randels’ upbringing as the offspring of two generations of Southern Baptist preachers and teaching theater to and learning from currently and formerly incarcerated women at Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women for 24 years, and Del Giudice’s work identifying and addressing collective trauma.


 Suggested Minimum Donation $20

Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday,  March 14  1:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: 10600 S Choctaw Dr.  
(Fraenkel Center) 


Did you know our Food bank has a bulk packaging area? This month, we will be working in that area for an afternoon shift and learning about this amazing equipment that makes food dollars go so much farther. Join our team this month & learn a new skill.


Join us for a special opportunity to volunteer in the bulk packaging room to help the Food Bank achieve their mission to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge - especially at this time when the need has grown.


  Wear Closed-toe shoes/No Fee 


Restore, Refresh, Renew: Meditation

Wednesday, March 15

5 - 6 pm

At The Red Shoes

Have You Been Wanting to Try a Meditation Practice?
Time to clear away the fog and see the light of your inspiration. Guided Meditation and Visualization will quiet and calm your mind, opening you to a new sense of peace. 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!



Awaken with Breathwork

Sunday, March 19

2:00 - 4:00 pm

At The Red Shoes


Join us for a guided breathwork healing and personal growth journey designed to lead to increased self-awareness, reduced anxiety, and a greater sense of well-being. Connect with and awaken to your deepest essence. Experience the pure energy and flow of aliveness within.


Through the use of Conscious Intuitive Energy Breathing cycles, participants can experience improvements in their overall health, happiness, success, and peace of mind. This process is perfect for those who are looking to rapidly expand their consciousness and have spiritual experiences through 100% natural means.


Facilitated by Albert Pellissier, a Level 2 certified Breathwork Facilitator who has led groups and individuals through work for the last 7 years. 



Women's New Moon Circle

Tuesday, March 21

6-7:30 pm

At The Red Shoes


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.


“In our gathering one candle lights hundreds… Plant the seed of truth and watch it grow.”

                                           ~ Rumi


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.



Nat Geo Live - On the Trail of Big Cats

Manship Partnership Event
Wednesday, March 22   

7:30 pm

At Shaw Center for the Arts


Wildlife photographer Steve Winters shares his experience documenting threatened big cat species around the world, and learn how by saving them, we can save ourselves.

Steve has spent over 20 years leading photographic expeditions to remote locations around the world on a mission to save big cats. Winter’s dedication to the protection of these iconic animals has made him a cornerstone of the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative, a long-term commitment by the Society to stop poaching, preserve habitats, and support education to halt extinction.

In Steve Winter's opinion, being a National Geographic photojournalist is the best job in the world. Despite being attacked by rhinos, stalked by jaguars, charged by a grizzly bear, and being trapped in quicksand. He did all of that to capture the perfect image to tell a story that speaks for those that cannot speak for themselves.

Join us as we learn even more about Steve Winter over an exciting evening, in partnership with Manship Theatre.


Please register and pay by Monday, March 20.

Discounted Ticket Price $20


Wandering Monk, Brian Lottman

Saturday & Sunday

March 25 & 26

At The Red Shoes


Ten years ago, Brian renounced his worldly life and set out on the road to share the mystical path to Self-Realization. As a “wandering monk,” he has held hundreds of gatherings at spiritual centers, churches, and yoga studios all over the country. Brian speaks about the nature of Truth and Love.  While playing Harmonium, he holds a transformative space to bring the mind into deeper states of meditation. 


Saturday   2-3:30 pm    Healing the Body and Senses

In our time together, we will energetically divinize the body and senses. When the body is transformed into light, meditation becomes easier because the mind is not focused on the physical reality. This healing session may be helpful in clearing the deeper cause of pain suffering and disease. Mantra helps to clear the subconscious karma that keeps an ailment in place.


Sunday      1-2:30 pm    Magical Mantra, Mudra, and Breath

Awaken to all. We will explore simple spiritual practices for accessing higher states of consciousness and empowering our meditations. Experience mantras with energy that activates latent powers of healing and virtue. Learn Mudras, hand positions, that clears energy channels. Breathe into this magical moment of now.


Facilitated by Brian Lottman, a “wandering monk” who travels the U.S., sharing healing energy for spiritual awakening. He is an inspirational speaker and a meditation teacher.

Suggested Minimum Donation $20 each


Women Remembering: Facets of the Sacred Feminine 

Last Tuesday Monthly

March 28

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. "Over the years, I have had many dreams about the divine feminine, or spiritual feminine. Slowly my conditioning - personal and historical -  shifted, so that I could restore a deeper knowledge of how the qualities of compassion, healing, and wisdom, can be lived each day. More and more, I had to leave behind certain beliefs so that I could see and hold the Sacred in ordinary life. And this is the gift of the Feminine."


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