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 Zoom Mondays               6:30 - 8:00 pm
Compassion in Action Zoom Wednesdays          10:30 am - 12 pm
Lynn Woodland's Miracles Zoom Wednesdays          7 - 8:30 pm
Dream Discovery Zoom        Returning Janurary 2022
Spiritual Journey Circle Hybrid Thursdays             5 - 6 pm
 

We Treasure You, Our Community

 

Some groups are still meeting with masks 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.

 

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

 

At this time, we are requiring masks indoors in accordance with new CDC guidelines for our area.

 

Wendy Herschman, Executive Director

Morning Yoga
Monday-Saturday    8-9 am

 

*TEMPORARY SCHEDULE:*

Monday  - Zoom

Tuesday - Zoom

Wednesday - At The Red Shoes  & Zoom

Thursday - Zoom

Friday -   Zoom

Saturday - At The Red Shoes & Zoom

 

THANKSGIVING WEEK SCHEDULE

 

Monday, 22 Nov: Yoga at The Red Shoes & on Zoom with Tina

Tuesday, 23 Nov: Zoom with Trish

Wednesday, 24 Nov: Yoga at The Red Shoes & on Zoom with Beth

Thursday, 25 Nov: No Yoga today, Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, 26 Nov: No yoga today, Thanksgiving Recovery

Saturday, 27 Nov: After Holiday Yoga at The Red Shoes and on Zoom with Beth

 

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 Tina Ufford, RYT 200 through Louisiana Yoga School, Trish Little RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance, and Beth Tomlinson RYT 200.

 

If you wish to join us on Zoom, please register online the day before the class and we will email the link prior to class. If you are able, please pay by check or online.

 

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

One month unlimited $75 
Register

At The Red Shoes and on Zoom

Book Study

Ego & Archetype

Mondays Weekly

Beginning November 1

1:00 -2:30 pm

 

Are you ready to dig deeper into your personal journey to psychological wholeness? We will immerse in a book study based on the work of Carl Jung. The author, Edward Edinger, analyzes the individuation process, and uses symbolism in religion, myth, dreams, and art to illuminate the path. Discussing the stages in this transformative process, he relates them to our search for meaning. As we integrate this eye-opening path to Self, with Joan McCaskill as our guide, we gain perspectives that make a more authentic life possible.

 

Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, MA, Spiritual Director.

 

If you wish to join us on Zoom, please register online at least 3 hours before the start of class and we will email the link prior to class.
 

   $40 / For 4 Weeks

   Register

 

You are invited to become a part of a new circle at The Red Shoes... 

 

The Spiritual Ecology Circle

Join us to explore the spiritual dimension of our present ecological crisis. This Circle grows out of the awareness that the outer destruction we see in the world is related to an inner disconnection from and disregard for the sacred within all of life. Through book studies, film screenings, speakers, ceremonies and activities in nature, we will explore ideas and ways of seeing that bring us back into relationship with an animate, ensouled world.  Cultivating a sense of humility and joy in being a part of the natural world, we will move towards an ethics of responsibility, reciprocity, care and love for each other, the earth and all beings.    

 

 

At The Red Shoes and on Zoom 

Book Study

Braiding Sweetgrass

Mondays Weekly

Beginning November 1

6:00 -7:15 pm

 

Join us in a study of Robin Wall Kimmerer's 'Braiding Sweetgrass', a New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller. In this remarkable book, Kimmerer weaves together her experiences as a bearer of different strands of wisdom and ways of seeing the world: Western Science, Indigenous Traditional Knowledge, and her experiences as a woman and a mother.  Through stories, she shows us how other living beings ―asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass―offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. Together we will immerse ourselves in Kimmerer's paradigm-shifting reflections, and consider her central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.

 

Facilitated by Lilia Kapsali-Grant, Assistant Program Director of The Red Shoes, Nature Connected Coach, Master's in Outdoor Environmental Education.

 

Monthly suggested donation $20 / Weekly $5

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

A Course in Miracles

Mondays Weekly  6:30-8:00 pm

Beginning October 4

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 Jaime Allison, who has studied A Course in Miracles for many years.

 

All meetings will be on ZOOM. 

 

Monthly suggested donation $20 / Weekly $5
To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

Yoga Thrive

Tuesdays Weekly Beginning Nov 2  10:30-11:30 am

  

This gentle practice, in a community of people on a journey with cancer, combines simple movements, stretching, meditation and breath work to increase flexibility, strength and relaxation to promote healing. Yoga practitioners report improvements such as better quality sleep, faster recovery from treatments and increased energy. No yoga experience required.

 

Facilitated by Valerie Flynn Wintz, certified yoga teacher. She finds that gentle poses increase circulation and flexibility and renew vitality. Valerie has been a health practitioner for more than twenty years, and has found her life's purpose in facilitating health for others.  

 

In Partnership with Cancer Services of Baton Rouge & Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

 

No Fee
 Register

Zoom Only

Compassion in Action

Wednesdays    Beginning Nov 3

10:30 am -12:00 pm

 

Currently Reading:

Antisemitism Here and Now

 

Thought provoking discussion will be based on social problems including race, education, healthcare, oppression, the court system and incarceration.  Expand your awareness on social justice issues at the forefront of our society today. Books and guest speakers stimulate our discussion. Learn more about the issues and discover how you can be part of the solution. Be the change!

  

Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.

 

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

  Register

Zoom Only
Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly Beginning Nov 3
7-8:15 pm Central Time 

 

 

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. This live class with Lynn Woodland will help you do it. 

 

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 from Lynn. Join any time. Drop in or attend regularly.

 

 Fall Quarter

The Miracles Course Fall Quarter is all about 

maintaining peace in the face of change, trusting life and achieving personal mastery.

  • Are you experiencing a high degree of change in your life?
  • Do you feel stalled and ready for change?
  • Do you have an interest in healing or what lies beyond the veil of death?
  • Do you have difficulty with the darkness of winter months?
  • Are you prone to winter time colds or are you dealing with a serious illness?
  • Do you have trouble letting go of control and trusting the process of life?
  • Would you like to feel safe and at peace in the midst of change?
  • Are you ready to move beyond transient successes to achieve true personal mastery?

 

If any of this rings true for you, then the Fall Session of the Miracles Course may be just what you need.

 

Please join us!

Facilitated by Lynn Woodland, creator of the Miracles Course, who is the author of Holding a Butterfly—An Experiment in Miracle-Making and The Breakthrough Point—A Spiritual Activist’s Guide to Thriving in a Modern World.  She 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.  

 

Please register the day prior to the start of this session to receive the Zoom access link for this course. 

 

Lynn is donating this year long study to The Red Shoes to support the growth of our Red Shoes community. Make her gift count by making your donation. Your donation will help others find meaning and inspiration throughout these challenging times.

 

Learn More About This Amazing Opportunity

 

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

 

*IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND A CLASS AND WOULD LIKE ACCESS TO THE RECORDING, PLEASE EMAIL info@theredshoes.org*

At The Red Shoes and on Zoom

Spiritual Journey Circle
Thursdays Weekly

Beginning Nov 4    

5-6 pm

 

 Currently Reading: The Enchanted Life, Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday 

 

As a circle of seekers, we immerse in diverse spiritual teachings. Share in discussions that enrich life on a deep, personal level. A study of thought-provoking writers and luminaries enhance this spiritual journey. Return weekly for spiritual connection and community.

 

Facilitated by Wendy Herschman, Executive Director of The Red Shoes, & Spiritual Journey Circle members.

 

If you wish to join us on Zoom, please register online at least 3 hours before the start of class and we will email the link prior to class.
  

Monthly suggested donation $20 / Weekly $5

  Register

At The Red Shoes and on Zoom

Gentle Yoga
Thursdays  Weekly Beginning Nov 4  5:15-6:15 pm

 

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. Our classes include a combination of yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation. All classes are appropriate for first timers and experienced practitioners.

 

Facilitated by Tina Ufford, RYT 200 through Louisiana Yoga School. Tina is a multi-talented yoga teacher who has been guiding students through restorative, meditative, and strength building practice for ten years. Tina has found her niche here with a gentle yet challenging take on basic yoga poses, called asana.

 

If you wish to join us on Zoom, please register online at least 3 hours before the start of class and we will email the link prior to class.

 

$8 per class / 7 for $48

  Register

Zoom Only

Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Beginning November 7
5-6 pm

 

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

Register

At The Red Shoes Only

Yoga For Your Health

4 Sundays         

November 7      

November 14     

December 5

December 12     

5:00 -6:30 pm

 

Are you ready to bring more balance, self-care and empowerment into your life? Welcome to Yoga For Your Health, a fun, interactive 6-class series where you get to explore topics relating to holistic wellness through discussion, creative activities and yoga! Relax, rejuvenate and gain insights to a healthier way of being.

 

All yoga experience levels welcome. Mats available or bring your own. Don’t forget your journal and mask.

 

The following is a schedule of what will be covered over the 6-week series:

 

November 7: Creating Calm - In this class, you will learn ways to self-sooth and create calm in most any environment. This class includes a vision boarding activity, followed by a gentle yoga session with extra long savasana. 

 

November 14: Divine Delegation - Ask someone else to make dinner and come relax as we discuss ways to let some things go! You don’t have to do it all by yourself. Guest speaker, followed by gentle yoga. 

 

December 5: Embrace Excellence! - Do you know how wonderful you are? No, really! Do you? In this class we will discuss “imposter syndrome” and how we can work toward being more confident! This session ends with an empowering (all-level) yoga session and sound bath. 

 

December 12: Finally Free - What’s holding you back from being your best self? How can we work toward becoming the person we envision ourselves to be? Let’s discuss! This class includes a group project, followed by gentle stretching and extra long Savasana.

Facilitated by Nicole "Nikky" Scott, 200hr Registered Yoga Instructor with a certification in Trauma Informed Yoga. Nikky is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Nursing from Southern University A&M College, School of Nursing. As a community advocate, she is well known for her generous heart and glowing smile. She wholeheartedly believes that it only takes one person to make a difference. Nikki is the Founder of Yoga Noir Project, which creates space for people of color to explore yoga on their path to wellness.

 

This is part of a series of programs at The Red Shoes called New Horizons, and sponsored in partnership with lululemon. The Red Shoes is proud to partner with lululemon's Here to Be program, to disrupt inequity in wellbeing through movement, mindfulness, and advocacy. Find out more about New Horizons here.

  

 

Suggested Minimum Donation:

$5/each class OR $25 for series of 6

  Register

Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday   Nov 9     10 am - 12 pm

Location: 10600 S Choctaw Dr.  
(Fraenkel Center) 

 

Can you offer two hours that will make a big difference? Join our team, register to volunteer below. Help The Food Bank 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 

Register

At The Red Shoes Only

Community Healing Clinic

2nd Wednesdays

Beginning Nov 10

6:00-8:00 pm

 

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 Cole. Lisa 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

  Register

At The Red Shoes & on Zoom

Women's Full Moon Ritual Circle

Saturday November 20

5:00-7:30 pm

 

Connect with our Sisterhood while embracing the power of the Full Moon each month. Join us for ritual, astrology, meditation, energetic cleansing and more! It is during this time we honor ourselves, our connection to each other, and the Divine Feminine Energy within. Be Healed, Be Balanced, Be Empowered! 

 

Facilitated by Lisa Hernandez, Divine Feminine Life Coach.  As a coach, healer, spiritual consultant, and teacher, Lisa's passion is in serving and supporting others to restore balance, find purpose, heal, and live authentically! 

If you wish to join us on Zoom, please register online at least 3 hours before the start of class and we will email the link prior to class.

 $25

  Register

At The Red Shoes Only

Black Women's Wellness Retreat
by thomas therapeutics

Sunday    

November 21     

10:00 -4:30 pm

 

Join our first Black Women’s Wellness Retreat and Panel!

Our day will start with Restorative Yoga followed by a Peaceful Tea Ceremony and Meditative Lunch, and end with a Panel Discussion. In partnership and hosted by The Red Shoes, and sponsored through a partnership with lululemon's Here to Be program, to disrupt inequity in wellbeing through movement, mindfulness and advocacy. 

 

Limited space— only 15 spaces!!

 

Learn More

$15/Scholarships Available 

  Register

This is part of a series of programs at The Red Shoes called New Horizons, and sponsored in partnership with lululemon. The Red Shoes is proud to partner with lululemon's Here to Be program, to disrupt inequity in wellbeing through movement, mindfulness, and advocacy. Find out more about New Horizons here.

  

 

Suggested Minimum Donation:

$5/each class OR $25 for series of 6

  Register

Zoom Only

Women Remembering 
Tuesday November 23 

 5:30-6:45 pm

  

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. 

 

The November theme of the Circle is

The Feminine in Relationship 

How do we live our relationship to life, to nature, to the people around us? How do we work with the essential quality of love so natural to us, a way of being that nourishes the life around us, and touches our own heart? 

 

As we come together in circle, Anne will be sharing,“'Enter Behold. I am above. I am below.' Like a prayer, I heard these words in the night, orienting me towards the work of bringing together the two worlds. The feminine is about relationship - where inner and outer meet, giving meaning, nourishing and healing." 

Facilitated by Anne Scott, Founding Director of Dreamweather Foundation

 

Please register online at least 3 hours before the start of class and we will email the link prior to class. 


Suggested Minimum Donation $15

  Register