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 Hybrid

Wednesdays 10:30 am-noon

Lynn Woodland's Miracles Zoom

Wednesdays  7-8:30pm

Dream Discovery Hybrid

1st & 3rd 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

 

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

Monday-Saturday   

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 
Register

The Poverty No One Is Talking About: Discussion with Deidra Mwalimu

Tuesday, November 1

5:30 – 6:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Join us for a discussion with Deidra Mwalimu, founder and CEO of NOW, to educate & define period poverty, its effects on female reproductive system, and ways of combating period poverty.

 

Network of Women (NOW) is working to end period poverty in Baton Rouge and around the globe. Learn more about how we can help provide feminine hygiene supplies for women and young girls in Louisiana and for those who live in vulnerable communities around the world. 

 

NOW is accepting donations of feminine hygiene products and other essentials like deodorant, soap and toothpaste for women and young girls. We will be accepting donations at The Red Shoes.

 

Deidra Mwalimu is the founder and CEO of NOW. She has been dedicated to the field of international development and non-profit administration for more than 20 years. Currently, Deidra is the grant writer at a local university. She continues to advocate for international NGO’s the support the advancement of young girls and women-centered issues.

  

Donations Appreciated

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Compassion in Action

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning November 2

10:30 am -12:00 pm

Hybrid

 

 Currently Reading: Bad Feminist 

 

Compassion In Action gathers to expand awareness and support one another into action on the social issues we're confronted with in our society today. Join this thought provoking discussion as we begin a new book study focusing on the socially-constructed concepts of feminism, as explored in Roxane Gay's book, Bad Feminist, on the right and wrong ways to be a feminist. With humor, we will begin to see new and complex aspects of this important issue.

 

Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.

  

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

  Register

Tai Chi

Wednesday Weekly

Beginning November 2

10:30 – 11:30 am

At The Red Shoes

 

November 9 - at Baton Rouge City Park *weather permitting

 

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. 

 

Suggested Donation $12

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Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning November 2
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.

 

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.

 

Suggested Weekly Minimum Donation $10

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

Dream Discovery

1st & 3rd Thursdays 

Beginning November 3

10:30 am - noon

Hybrid

 

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 interpret and understand them in a meaningful way.

 

Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, Spiritual Director, MA.

 

Monthly $40
Register

Spiritual Journey Circle

Thursdays Weekly

Beginning November 3 

5 - 6 pm

Hybrid

 

 Currently Reading - Return to You: 11 Spiritual Lessons for Unshakable Inner Peace

 

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.
  

Monthly suggested donation $20

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Gentle Yoga
Thursdays  Weekly

Beginning November 3

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

  Register

AA Open Meeting Meditation
Thursdays  Weekly

Beginning November 3

7 - 8 pm

At The Red Shoes

  

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

Threshold: Movement Meditation

Fridays Weekly

NO CLASS on November 11 & 18

9:30 - 10:30 am

Zoom Only

 

Enter a New Awareness. Come.  Breathe. Feel. Sense. Imagine. And Receive... in this one-hour weekly meditation class, that focuses on developing the practice of somatic listening.

 

Informed by Continuum Movement, Sensation Tracking, and other movement modalities, Threshold teaches us about relationship with our self/Self. It teaches us how our “system” works and deepens our ability to receive ourselves exactly as we are. 

 

Facilitated by Julie Coren, a long-time lover of dance, the healing arts and improvisational storytelling. Julie holds an MA in Creative Writing, is an Expressive Arts Educator, Movement Explorer, Teacher of Unveiling the Mythic and Threshold, currently completing coursework to become a Registered Drama Therapist.

 

*Please register by Thursdays @ 4pm to receive the Zoom link.

 

$18 per class or monthly $60 

  Register

A Wanderer's Way: Sensing The Sage Within

Saturday, November 5

10:30 - 1:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

A guided journey to a Sense of Self

We are each a Wanderer on our way, sojourning through life, accumulating experience, negotiating changes. As we navigate our unique path, we are accompanied by the Sage of inner truth that is there to help us. This inner knowing, our personal Sage, communicates through sensation.  

 

Together we will practice somatic resonance and nervous system release techniques that facilitate an expanded connection with our inner wisdom gently increasing our capacity to know and to be with what we know. The practices which include breath work, self-touch/hands on techniques, gentle movement, somatic meditation and sound and visualization exercises support overall wellness. Benefits of this practice can include pain reduction, relaxation, a sense of restoration, and clarity. 

 

Facilitated by Susan Ackerman Joseph, MFT, PNE, SEP Trainee is a certified somatic practitioner who offers unique guidance for transformational healing and personal growth through body-based practices. She facilitates experiential classes and workshops that bring together techniques from multiple healing and creative art modalities. Often thematic, the collective spaces she holds facilitate something juicy for the participants, whether working with dreams, resilience, inner knowing or sacred action. She shares her work at retreats and conferences including being a repeat presenter at the annual International Association for the Study of Dreams conference. She also serves individual clients in her private practice.

 $40

  Register

Women's Full Moon Circle & Astrology

Monthly 

Saturday, November 5

5 - 7 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Our Sisterhood Circle embraces the Divine Feminine Energy while embracing the power of the Full Moon. We explore what is being held energetically, physically, emotionally and mentally through Meditation, Ritual, and Astrology.

 

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! 

 $20

  Register

Conscious Connected Breathing

Sunday, November 6 (POSTPONED)

2:30 - 4:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Are you ready for a profound shift in your perception about life and a clear understanding about how you are approaching it? Are you open and ready to live authentically and with more joy?

 

Conscious Connected Breathing (CCB) is a way to break through subconscious blocks and support you in getting there. CCB is an ancient yogic tradition originated in India, used to release negative emotions trapped in the body. When we stay present in the body with focus on the breath, we can release sensations and emotions that have become trapped. This release creates the potential to transform fear to love.

 

Facilitated by Jack Anthony Fontana. Jack has been a student of breathwork since 1985. His Level IV Professional Breathwork certification was achieved in 2002 from Jim Morningstar and the Transformation Breathwork Training Program. He is an active member of the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance. Jack has worked with over 15,000 people in breathwork practice, workshops, and retreats in New Orleans and around the country.

 

*Limited spots available*

Early Bird paid by October 15 $90/after $100

 

Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Beginning November 6

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

Register

Book Study: The Wisdom of Not Knowing

Mondays Weekly

Beginning November 7

noon -1:30 pm

Hybrid

 

Currently reading: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty by Estelle Frankel

 

Are you ready to look more deeply into your life and sense the sacred in ordinary things? Join as we begin exploring a remarkable book, Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life by psychotherapist, former monk and author Thomas Moore. In it, Moore uses archetypal psychology and mythology to examine the connections between spirituality and the issues facing individuals and society. While the message of this book regarding caring for yourself and your soul is straightforward, its implications might surprise you: you are a unique, complex individual and all aspects of that complexity must be allowed, even embraced, if you are to engage life with satisfying depth.

 

 Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, MA, Spiritual Director.

    $40 / For 4 Weeks

   Register

Spiritual Ecology Circle

Mondays Weekly

Beginning November 7

6:00 -7:15 pm

Hybrid

 

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

Register

A Course in Miracles

Mondays Weekly 

Beginning November 7

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

Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday,  November 8  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 

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Community Healing Clinic

2nd Wednesdays Monthly

November 9

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

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Archetypal Journeys: Maiden, Mother, Crone

Saturday, November 12

10:30-1 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Inspired by the book:  Maiden to Mother: Unlocking Our Archetypal Journey into the Mature Feminine

 

When the goddess culture was dismantled, so too were women’s rites of passage into our wild, intuitive femininity. How can healing and releasing our wounded Maiden to embody the archetypal Mother support our future growth and evolution?

 

Go on an archetypal journey to embrace the depth of your feminine maturity. Within sacred space, we will gather as we venture into a new way of being. Explore the transformation of our feminine power and join in ceremony for rites of passage rituals. Together, we can heal our immature inner Maidens and cross the threshold into the archetypal Mother, aligning with the strength and maturity that reside within. Create the foundation for the wise Crone to thrive.

 

Facilitated by Angela Grillo, TRS Assistant Program Director, Dream Reader & Intuitive Coach. Angela holds an MFA in Theatre-Performance Making. She develops her projects / workshops using feminine consciousness in dreams as her main source of inspiration.

 $35

  Register

Open Mic Music & Poetry: Love, Loss, Laughter

Friday, November 18

6:30-8 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Enjoy a night of unique creativity! Perform music, share your poetry/prose or join our audience to experience a tapestry of talent. 

 

Musicians, singers and poets: Come to share your talent. You may want to think thematically: Love, Loss, Laughter. You know how to give that song your unique tone. You've written that poem that beckons to be heard. You may not be ready to fill Tiger Stadium, but The Red Shoes Open Mic Night is a good place to start! And, we have a piano; do you play?

Or...

Come to be part of the audience. Enjoy an evening where local people share poetry and music in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Mingle a bit over coffee and desserts. 

 

Call (225) 338-1170 to reserve your 5-minute spot.

 

$5

  Register

Women Remembering: Facets of the Sacred Feminine 

Last Tuesday Monthly

November 29

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

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A Night of Tarot: It's In the Cards! 

Monthly

Wednesday, November 30

6-7:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Through learning and experience, we will bring the wisdom of Tarot cards into our lives. Together, we will explore the Hero's Journey, the power of image and the language of the unconscious through the symbolic imagery, using the gifts of our intuition and traditional meanings of the cards.

 

Suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced, bring your own deck or just come learn with us! Bring a friend!

 

Facilitated by Lisa Hernandez, Divine Feminine Life Coach.

 
$20

  Register