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

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,

Beth Tomlinson, RYT 500 and Tina Ufford, RYT 200

 

 $8 per class / 7 classes $48 (one class free)

One month unlimited $75 
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24th Annual Wellness Day for Women 

Saturday, March 2rd

7-1 pm
At Pennington Biomedical Research Center (6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808) 
 

Join us at Pennington Biomedical Center for the 24th Annual Wellness Day for Women! Come show your support of The Red Shoes by visiting our booth! 

  

Donations Appreciated

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Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Beginning March 3rd

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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Who are You? An Inquiry Through Art with Therese Knowles

Sunday, March 3rd & 10th

2-3:30pm
At The Red Shoes
 

Some years ago, I was introduced to an up-and-coming Brooklyn artist, Shantell Martin. She said, “On the back of my bedroom door, I used to have multiples of the words WHO ARE YOU. I would see these shortly after waking up every morning. They made me think about what I wanted to achieve that day and what kind of person I am and wished to be. They made me ask myself, “Am I being ME?!”

As for myself, I work on daily mix media compositions asking the same question as Shantell Martin. 

In this workshop, I will share various techniques to help you create small compositions answering the question Who are YOU? 

Part 1 – Create:  Investigate and experiment with several different mediums, including watercolor and collage, rotating briefly through centers, building a visual vocabulary of expression. Guidance and prompts in working with each medium will assist you through the process of discovery.

Part 2 – Who Are You? Choose from the previously experienced techniques to give visual life and clarity to answer this question for yourself, Who Am I? – in this moment. Following our creative experience, the two art pieces (week 1 & week 2) will be exhibited while we enjoy refreshments and discussion.

 

Facilitated by Therese Knowles, gifted local artist and teacher, who intertwines her art and philosophy. 

 

$40

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Book Study: The Wisdom of Not Knowing

Mondays Weekly

Continuing March 4th

12 noon -1:30 pm

Zoom

 

 

Book: The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty

by Estelle Frankel

 

Join a thought-provoking book study that will lead you away from the torment of worry and experiencing unpredictability as a foe to a place of welcoming that which we can not know : This is the journey from Knowledge to Wisdom. In The Wisdom of No Knowing, by Estelle Frankel, the author weaves together myths, stories and teachings from depth psychology, Kabbalah, Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism to show how Soul can be grown by tapping into the wisdom of not knowing. Discover how in times of darkness and uncertainty, we can grow in courage and creativity to heal our negativity by journeying  into the land of “not knowing.”

 

 

Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, MA, Spiritual Director.

    $40 / For 4 Weeks

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Spiritual Ecology Circle

Mondays Weekly

Continuing March 4th (PAUSED March 11th) 

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.

 

As we study our new book selection, Speaking with Nature, we will explore practices to communicate with nature and access the creative power of the Earth.  Learn wisdom teachings from conversations with nature beings, such as Snowy Owl and Snake about the role we have in bringing balance to the planet.  By opening our minds, hearts, and senses we can consciously awaken to the magic of the wild, the rhythms of nature, and the profound feminine wisdom of the Earth.

 

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

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A Course in Miracles

Mondays Biweekly 

Continuing March 4th 

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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Book Study: On The Brink of Everything

Tuesdays Weekly

10:30 -12 pm

Hybrid

“My life has been graced, but it certainly hasn’t been graceful – I’ve done more than my share of falling down, getting up, and falling down again.”

 

Join us to explore the road ahead through a study of, On the Brink of Everything, Parker Palmer’s book that focuses on the reflective exploration of aging, spirituality, and the meaningful dimensions of life. With wit and wisdom, Parker Palmer helps us reframe aging as a passage of discovery and engagement, not decline and inaction.


This beautiful blend of stories, poetry, and contemplative wisdom encourages us to reconsider our perspective on aging. Palmer, drawing from his personal experiences and wisdom, delves into the richness that comes with growing older. This book embarks on the universal journey of finding meaning and connection at every stage of life.

Facilitated by Kerri D’Amico and Debbie Morrill, both graduates of the Religious Studies Institute and sister pilgrims in awe that we are all here now together on this journey to learn and grow from our experiences and one another. Kerri is also a graduate of Richard Rohr’s Living School and Debbie continues as a student of nature. 

 

8 Weeks/ $80

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Tai Chi: Mobility for Life

Continuing March 6th

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: Emotional Freedom Technique

Wednesday, March 6th

5:00 - 6:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Explore the tool of Tapping, also called Emotional Freedom Technique. Learn how to use this unique modality combining ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Using heart activation breathing, we’ll connect with our compassionate center as we tap together. EFT is used for a wide range of experiences, so you’ll take away a tool that you can use in your daily life.  

 

Facilitated by Holly Liner, a certified EFT and Meditation practitioner and poet. 

To learn more, please visit her website at https://www.healingwitholly.com/

Suggested Donation $5

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Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly

Continuing March 6th

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 March 7

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

Beginning March 7

7 - 8 pm

At The Red Shoes

  

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

Sound Immersion 

Saturday, March 9

5:00-6:30 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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(POSTPONED) Discovering Your Unique Path to Grace: An Introduction to the Narrative Enneagram

 


Join us on this journey of self-discovery, growth, and grace as we explore the profound 
wisdom of the Enneagram.

 

Have you felt stuck in certain behaviors or found it challenging to accept all of life? The Enneagram system provides a framework that can help you become more aware of your own tendencies and guide you toward personal growth.

 

We will delve into the Enneagram, a tool that reveals nine distinct personality types, each with its own set of tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses. By understanding your Enneagram type, you can gain insights into your unique gifts, as well as the blind spots that may be holding you back from experiencing grace and compassion in your life. Our workshop will include practical exercises focusing on the instinctual centers within us, helping us connect with our bodies, opening our hearts, and gaining a deeper understanding of what it means to be in communion with the divine. We will explore how the Enneagram can be a pathway to experiencing the Divine presence within.

 

To participate in this workshop, knowing your Enneagram type is important. If you're unsure about your type, you can schedule a typing interview with any of our facilitators before the workshop.

 

Facilitated by Dr. Brenda Leroux Babin, Maria Elliott and Catherine Williams.

 

Dr. Brenda Leroux Babin is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, a certified Enneagram teacher and practitioner in The Narrative Enneagram Tradition, and a retreat facilitator.

 

Catherine Williams has a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. She is a certified teacher of the Enneagram of Personality in the Narrative Tradition. She also facilitates SoulCollage®

 

Maria Elliott is the Director of Pastoral Care for Trinity Episcopal Church where she has spent many years facilitating spiritual groups including Bible Study, Education for Ministry, Prayer Groups and exploring the Enneagram.

 

 

 $85

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The Sacred Consciousness of Water Wisdom
Monday, March 11

5:30pm - 8:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Water is a divine consciousness and it makes up 2/3 of our planet and 2/3 of our bodies.  Communicating with water and preserving the health of water is critical to our survival and existence on this planet earth. Through the current cycle of earth changes, more and more water is being released from solid ancient mass to liquid states.  What is the consciousness of this new/ancient water wisdom?


We'll explore ways to communicate with water and bring the sacredness of water into our daily practices and lives by employing sound, intention, and ritual.

 

Facilitated by Facilitated by Robyn O'Boyle (formerly Robin Cunnigham), Vibrational Medicine Specialist - CH, LMT, RRMT working with holistic forms of healing for nearly 45 years. 

  $25 

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Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday, March 12

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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Fireside Astrology: Return to the Ancient Wisdom of the Elements

Tuesday, March 12
5:30 - 6:45 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Explore the wisdom of your ancient soul by connecting to the four elements of Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Pisces season invites introspection and creativity, urging us to explore our emotions and embrace our compassionate nature.

Experience the energies of the Pisces 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, a graduate of Debra Silverman’s Applied Astrology school. 

$10

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Compassion in Action

Wednesdays Weekly
Beginning March 13th 

11 am - 12:30 pm

Hybrid

 

Currently Reading: Prequal: An American Fight Against Fascism by Rachel Maddow

 

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.

 

Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism by Rachel Maddow immerses readers in a riveting exploration of pivotal moments in American History preceding the rise of fascism. Through meticulous research and compelling storytelling, Maddow uncovers the courageous efforts of individuals and movements that stood against tyranny, shedding light on their struggles, triumphs, and enduring legacy of their fight.  

 

Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.

 

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

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Meditation: Restore, Refresh, Renew

Wednesday, March 13th
5:00 - 6:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

Nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

Discover the gifts of meditation. Time to clear away the fog and see the light of your inspiration. 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!

Suggested Donation $5

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Meditation: Restore, Refresh, Renew

Wednesday, March 20
5:00 - 6:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

Nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

Discover the gifts of meditation. Time to clear away the fog and see the light of your inspiration. 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!

Suggested Donation $5

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Meditation Mondays

Monday, March 25th 

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. 

 

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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Meditation: Metta

Wednesday, March 27th 

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. Discover the transformative power of mindfulness in a welcoming space.

 

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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