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 

The Missing Peace: A Conversation with Author Nere Lartitegui

Tuesday, May 2

5:30 pm

At Cocha

Location: 445 N. 6th Street


Please join us to discuss The Missing Peace with author Dr. Nere Lartitegui.

The Missing Peace aims to inspire people to live an authentic life with peace as the most treasured and indispensable ingredient. With the use of simple yet effective tools, Nere Lartitegui inspires her readers to move from victimhood, struggle, and anger to inner harmony. Her greatest hope is to open her reader's eyes to a new possibility to experience life with joy, happiness, and peace-filled contentment.


Nere's life has spanned more than eight decades, three distinct cultures, and two radically different careers. Yet, her course in life might sound familiar to any of us. Ultimately she helps us answer the questions: What happens when we pursue the things we believed would lead us to gratification only to discover that we are still unfulfilled? How do we move from dissatisfaction to inner peace? 


Please join us for a conversation and meet & greet with Nere, moderated by Claire Bateman. This special event will be held at the restaurant Cocha in Baton Rouge.

Suggested Donation $10

RSVP: 225-615-8826

Book Study: Living an Examined Life

Mondays Weekly

Beginning May 1

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 May 1

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 May 1

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 May 2

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. 



Compassion in Action

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning May 3  PAUSE on May 10 & 17

11 am - 12:30 pm



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


Meditation: Calm Your Mind & Restore Your Spirit

Wednesday, May 3 & 31

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 May 3

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 May 4

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 May 4

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 May 4

7 - 8 pm

At The Red Shoes


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

Finding The Missing Peace: A Workshop with Dr. Nere Lartitegui

Sunday, May 7

2 - 4 pm

At The Red Shoes



Discover a gentle approach to finding and maintaining inner peace. We will explore with author, Dr. Nere Lartitegui and moderator Claire Bateman key practices including intention setting, forgiveness and living in the now, from her latest book The Missing Peace.


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.


Facilitated by Dr. Nere Lartitegui. Moderated by writer Claire Boudreaux Bateman.

Suggested Donation $20


Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Beginning May 7

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


Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday,  May 9  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 


Fireside Astrology: Return to the Ancient Wisdom of the Elements

Tuesday, May 9

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.



Community Healing Clinic

2nd Wednesdays Monthly

May 10

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

May 18 & 25

10:30 am - 12 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

Michael Conforti - Zoom Lecture

Rituals: the Symbolic Life

Saturday, May 13

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

At The Red Shoes


A Zoom Lecture for The Red Shoes Community Michael will be on Zoom leading our interactive, community" classroom" at The Red Shoes.


From the very beginning of life, we are involved in traditions and rituals. We are welcomed into the world, experience transitions from childhood to adolescence and then into adulthood. We fall in love, we may marry, we may bring new life into the world. Our ancestors understood the spiritual and archetypal significance of these rituals.


However, in contemporary life we are consumed and intoxicated by the parties and fanfare, we indulge in the secular and the literal, neglecting the spiritual aspects that support our needs and make meaning in our lives.


Together, with the vision and scholarship of Michael Conforti, we will explore humanity’s innate need to find inner representation for what we experience within the inner and outer worlds, including our dreams, relationships, fantasies, and more.


Facilitated by Michael Conforti, Pd.D., internationally known Jungian analyst, author and speaker. A pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, his work has resulted in a new discipline: Archetypal Pattern Analysis. Dr. Conforti has served on faculty at the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York. He is the founder/director of the Assisi Institute.  



Meditation: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

Wednesday, May 17

5:00 - 6:00 pm

At The Red Shoes


It is no secret that as human beings, we experience anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. In the last few years, we have been well-acquainted with distressing uncertainty. Did you know that tapping on certain areas of the body can help reduce pain and stress? EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and meditation can help us tap into our natural healing potential. EFT uses the powerful tool of tapping on meridian points to break up stagnant energy that may be causing us emotional, mental, and physical pain or tension. By stimulating these points on our bodies, we significantly reduce or eliminate the distress that accompanies any problems we face in our beautiful and troubled world.


Facilitated by Holly Liner, Certified Meditation and EFT Practitioner from The Priority Academy. With a passion for healing and learning, she also has experience in leading programs in public libraries and has a Bachelor's degree in English literature.



Women's New Moon Circle

Friday, May 19

6-7:30 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.



Evidential Medium: Priscilla Keresey
A Night of Spirit and Intuition 

Saturday, May 20

6 - 8 pm

At The Red Shoes


Do you wish you could connect with friends, family, and pets on the other side? 


Join us for a lively, interactive event where you’ll witness evidential mediumship and learn to identify and exercise your own profound abilities. We welcome back Priscilla, who will connect with your loved ones in spirit to bring messages and demonstrate specific techniques which you'll then have the chance to practice.


We’ll tap into your natural intuitive skills in telepathy, ESP, energy manipulation, and mediumship. What you learn here -- you can take with you and use every day in a practical, meaningful way.


Facilitated by Priscilla Keresey, recognized throughout the country as one of the most accurate, compassionate, and sought-after evidential mediums, connecting the physical and spiritual worlds.         



An Introduction to GMCKS Pranic Healing System

Tuesday, May 23

6:30-8:00 pm

At The Red Shoes


"Everyone has the innate ability to heal." 

- Grand Master Choa Kok Sui


In this introductory workshop you will learn how subtle energy affects every aspect of your life, and how you can harness this energy for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. You'll also have the opportunity to experience intense peace and stillness through the Meditation on Twin Hearts, a guided meditation that utilizes the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi to become a channel of Divine Blessings.


Pranic Healing® is an advanced system of no touch energy healing that works on the energy body to facilitate and accelerate the body's own healing process. You don't need any special abilities to heal with prana; everyone has the innate ability to heal and relieve pain.


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. 



Ritual of Letting Go

Wednesday, May 24

6:00 - 8:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

Are you holding onto emotional and mental scars that are blocking your growth, shadowing the light that is your true essence, or standing in the way of your moving forward? Is guilt, anger, resentment, fear, grief, anxiety, doubt, or some event from the past contracting your body, mind, and spirit? The emotional scars of past wounds are carried with us in the body and color the lens through which we experience life.
Ritual and ceremony provide a safe space for powerful transformation to occur. Letting go is not about erasing, burying or trying to forget, but rather recognizing what can be learned, gained, and giving gratitude for the opportunity to grow. 
Using the tools of somatic releasing techniques, movement, journaling, despacho creation, affirmation, sankalpa, guided meditation and the 5 elements of fire, earth, air, water, and ether, Beth will lead you in practices designed to help you explore coming to terms with that which you wish to release. Let go in a transformative ritual to open your heart and create space for a new beginning.
Please wear comfortable clothing.


Facilitated by Beth Tomlinson, MS, YACEP, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a yoga therapist and healer with a specialty in mental health, yoga instructor, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, and ceremonialist who recognizes the power of sacred ritual in the healing process. As a compassionate healer, Beth feels grateful and honored to lead healing workshops and retreats to guide groups to a state of inner peace and joy. To learn more, please contact her at beth@bethtomlinsonhealingyoga or visit her website at https://www.bethtomlinsonhealingyoga.com. 



Women Remembering: Facets of the Sacred Feminine 

Last Tuesday Monthly

May 30

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: How do we cherish our inner light and live it into the world? How do we remember and embody our connection to the earth? 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