Weekly Sacred Circles
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|
Qigong/Chi Gong: A Path to Wellness
Thursdays November 1, 8, 15, 29 11:15 am-12:15 pm
Chi Gong is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement and meditation to cleanse, strengthen and circulate the life energy (Chi). Chi Gong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind.
Facilitated by Janet Sullivan, licensed massage therapist who teaches chi gong and yoga.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting - Meditation
Thursdays November 1, 8, 15, 29 7-8 pm
Together we explore guided meditation and share our experience, strength & hope toward living a Sober Life.
Chakra Power: Artfully Create Your Understanding
Saturday November 3 10 am-3 pm
Did you know you have the power within you to direct the flow of your energy to create, heal, awaken, inspire and much more? Attuning to the healing powers of the chakras, the eight major centers of energy, helps relieve stress, creates balance and assists with pain relief. Ready to have fun? Learn new poses, chants and sounds to open each chakra and move through these energy centers. To embody the teachings, we will access a variety of art mediums including paint and pipe cleaners to deepen our connection with each chakra.
Facilitated by Janet Sullivan, licensed massage therapist who teaches chi gong, shiatsu, self-massage seminars and both Kundalini and Hatha yoga.
Intuition: Your Connection with the Divine
Sunday November 4 1:30-4:30 pm
Live the intuitive life, a new way of Being. Become aware of choosing between guidance from intuition or from ego and experience the difference between thriving and surviving. Befriend your inner life coach by developing daily techniques and practices to access and respect your own intuition. Learn to choose purposeful actions versus triggered reactions when heart brain, gut brain and head brain are fully integrated.
Facilitated by Tammy Zechman, certified Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapist, Abraham Hicks Law of Attraction coach and Intuitive Therapist. Tammy has a BA in Philosophy and Religion.
A Taste of Zen: Zazen and Dharma Talk
Mondays November 5 & 12 7-8:30 pm
Join us twice each month to develop the practice at the heart of Zen Buddhism, Zazen. Experience seated Zen meditation and a Dharma talk with time for questions and discussion. We will regularly meet on the first and second Mondays of each month. Guidance for beginners.
Facilitated by an ordained Zen monk, Muso Yuki.
Suggested donation $10
Holiday Cheer: SIGH for Self-Care
Tuesdays November 6 & 13 6:30-8pm
The holidays are a time of sharing with family and friends, celebrating and thanksgiving, but the joy of these times can leave us anxious and overwhelmed. The commercialism, the decorations, the meals and even the expectation of cheer can be draining. Self-Care for the Holidays empowers you to embrace the holiday season with a comforting strategy of SIGH. Because “merry” begins with “me,” you will develop a strategy of Solitude, Invitation, Gratitude and Honor. Create a space for compassionate self nurture as you navigate the hustle and bustle of traditions and festivities. Give yourself permission to throw off expectations and embrace the season of giving and love.
Facilitated by Angeletta KM Gourdine, a Ph.D. in cultural studies and relationship coach who believes women need to know, understand and write their own story in order to live happily ever now.
Wednesday November 7 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Learn to boost your vitality, recharge your brain power, experience emotional calm and mental clarity with this ancient technique that harnesses the body's primordial energies. SuperBrain Yoga® is a simple and effective way to energize the brain and keep the mind sharp even as the body ages. Through this simple yet powerful exercise you can increase focus and learning ability.
Facilitated by Misagh Naderi, a disciple of Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui and an introduction leader of his courses. Focusing on health, Misagh has a PhD in Biochemistry.
Compassion in Action Circle
Wednesdays Nov 7 - Dec 5
10:30 am -12:00 pm
How can we work to dismantle racism? Using the books Voices from the Bayou by BRCC Students, and Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debbie Irving, we will explore how greater self-awareness releases thoughts of “the other.” While we all harbor unconscious biases that contribute to a culture of racism, we can peel back the layers of our unconscious and awaken our Higher Self, embracing everyone as members of One Human Family.
Suggested Monthly Donation $20
Breathwork Journey for True Freedom
Saturday November 10 10 am–5 pm
What would you like to be free from? What would you like to be free to do...or to be? The answers are inside. Let the breath open you to your deepest truths and highest aspirations, while releasing all that blocks or hinders you from your potential. Integrative Breathwork is an inner depth journey experienced lying down with eyes closed. It is an active meditation process that combines focused breathing with a musical journey and rhythmic circular breathing for cleansing, self-awareness and spiritual connection. Breathwork sessions will be followed by reflective mandala artwork. We will work in random pairs to support each other’s process. Breathe deep for personal freedom.
Facilitated by Patricia Stout, LCSW-BACS, certified as a facilitator of Integrative Breathwork, Psycho-Spiritual Integration and a Therapeutic Breathwork Trainer.
Volunteer: Baton Rouge Food Bank
2nd Tuesday November 13 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
Indigo Women's Enlightenment Circle
Tuesday November 13 7-8:30 pm
Calling together women of spirit. Each month enjoy themed spiritual teachings and support, discussion and guided meditation and/or sound healing. November theme: Healing as a Whole Mind, Body, Soul.
Facilitated by Jennifer Lauret, Reiki Master, Psychic, Trance-Medium, Hypnotherapist and Teacher and Rachel Chamness, Spiritual Counselor, Channel Medium, Reiki Master and Sound Healer.
Isle of Woman: Elderberry for Winter Wellness
Saturday November 17 10 am-12 pm
Learn about the uses of this plant for winter health, as well as how to make your own Elderberry syrup and cordial! Students bring home a handout of recipes, a little syrup and cordial. Please bring two 4-8 oz clean glass jars with a lids.
Facilitated by Megan Assaf, BFA, LA- LMT #7999; WildRose Wellness Arts, INC.
Gratitude Gong Bath
Sunday November 18 2:30- 4 pm
Join us for a concert and gong bath to bring us into deep connection with gratitude. Approaching the season of Thanksgiving, we will take time to appreciate the things that make life special as the tones and vibrations open us to heightened awareness. No water is involved in a gong bath; participants sit or recline and allow the sounds to "wash over" them.
Facilitated by Daniel Collins and Olivia Sophia.
Collage Holiday Cards
Friday November 30 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Enjoy creating a hand-made card and make this holiday season special. “Just say no” to store bought or e-cards and collage your personal greeting cards! Using fabrics and paper images, we will create unique treasures for the holiday season. The card you make will be received as a gift from the heart. Learn basic techniques and principles of collage as you make beautiful and reproducible holiday works of art. Materials supplied.
Facilitated by Pam Arnold, a longtime collage enthusiast and teacher.