Weekly Sacred Circles

For details on these weekly circles, please click here.

 

Sunday Sacred Circle Zoom

Sundays               5-6 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 Thursdays             10:30 am-12 pm
Spiritual Journey Circle  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 -  At The Red Shoes & Zoom

Saturday - At The Red Shoes & Zoom

 

 

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

Nature Connection
Saturday
October 2
10 - 11:45 am
Location:
LSU Hilltop Arboretum

11855 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

 

Re-connecting with the natural world enables us to find the way back to our true inner nature, and also to connect more deeply with each other. Nature offers us the path to health, peace and well-being of mind and body. It also teaches us to love and respect our human and more-than-human community.

 

Engage with nature for relaxation, growth, healing and re-connection, through various exercises designed to quiet the mind, heighten sensory awareness and tap into the wisdom of nature.

  • In a tranquil setting, we will enjoy meditation, mindful walking and journaling. With gentle guidance, most of the session will take place in silence.
  • Experience an individual practice, enhanced by sharing space and intention with others. There will be the chance to share experiences and discuss after each exercise.

 

Bring pen and paper for journaling, water and anything else you need to keep comfortable outdoors (comfortable clothes & shoes, a snack, mosquito repellent). 

 

We will follow current Louisiana Department of Health guidelines around Covid 19, and observe 6 feet physical distancing throughout the session.

  

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

 

Location: LSU Hilltop Arboretum


Suggested Minimum Donation $10

 Register

Zoom Only

Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Beginning October 3
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 and on Zoom

Book Study

Ego & Archetype

Mondays Weekly

Beginning October 4

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

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 Oct 5  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 Oct 6

10:30 am -12:00 pm

 

Current Book Study:

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 Oct 6
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*

Zoom Only

Dream Discovery

Thursdays  Weekly  Beginning Oct 7

10:30 am-12 pm

 

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.

 

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 $40 / Weekly $10
Register

At The Red Shoes and on Zoom

Spiritual Journey Circle
Thursdays Weekly

Beginning Oct 7    

5-6 pm

 

New Book: 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 Oct 7  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

At The Red Shoes and on Zoom

Feng Shui For Recovery

Saturday October 9

10:30 am -12:00 pm

 

Are you ready to tap into ancient wisdom and bring fresh energy into your home? Feng Shui is a study of the energy forces in an indoor space. By understanding your personal relationship to your living or working space, you can bring fresh energy in and filter the stale energy out, establishing harmony between you and your environment. Learn how to apply the principles of Feng Shui to strengthen your vitality, help your body use medication more effectively, raise your resistance to illness, and maintain a resilient frame of mind. 

 

Facilitated by Wyming Sun, master of both the Hong Kong and Taiwan traditions of classic Feng Shui. Wyming P. Sun began learning Taoist arts from his father, a native Chinese, at age 7. In 2002 he became an "indoor pupil" of a master from Taiwan.

 

 If you wish to join on ZOOM, please register by Friday, October 8 and we will email the link prior to class.

 

$20

  Register

Yoga In The Park     

2 Sundays:
October 10

October 24

10-11:30 am

Location: City Park

1515 Dalrymple Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

 

A Breath of Fresh Air! 

Soak in the beauty of Baton Rouge and the exhilaration of movement! 

Stretch and have fun!

 

Enjoy the bounty of the outdoors! Treat yourself to Yoga in the Park. Tina will lead a special gentle yoga class to ground us in earth energy while enjoying the natural beauty of Baton Rouge City Park.  

Bring a mat, water and sunscreen.

 

Facilitated by Tina Ufford RYT 200 through Louisiana Yoga School.

 

Please register by Saturday, to get location details
Fee $10
Register

Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday   Oct 12     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 Thursdays  Beginning Oct 14 6:30-8:30 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 October 16

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

Zoom Only

The Seven Keys to the Holy Scriptures and
The Twenty-Third Psalm

Sunday October 17

2:00 -3:30 pm

 

These times of chaos and uncertainty call for calm connection and reassurance.  Take a new look at the 23rd Psalm and discover another layer of meaning through a study of the translation from the Aramaic. “The Lord is my shepherd,” describes something that is done, set in place.  This is called a perfect verb, a complete action. However, in the Aramaic Peshitta text of the Holy Scriptures it is an imperfect verb – the action is ongoing: “The Lord shepherds me, and shepherds me, and shepherds me . . .  This is why I lack nothing at all.” Together we will consider a source that is ever-flowing and inexhaustible.

 

Facilitated by Wyming P. Sun, linguist and pupil of Dr. Rocco Errico. The presentation will be full of telling phrases that will linger in your memory and rise to aid you in your daily living just when you need it most.

 

 If you wish to join on ZOOM, please register online by 11am Sunday in order to receive the link prior to class.

 

$20

  Register

At The Red Shoes Only

Yoga For Your Health

6 Sundays

October 24

October 31           

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:

 

October 24: Affirmative Awareness - Join us as we work on positive self-speak through guided journal prompts and open discussion. This class ends with a 45-minute gentle yoga session. 

 

October 31: Basic Boundaries - Come discover the power of setting boundaries. How does this translate into your everyday life? Includes small canvas painting and discussion. We will practice yoga while your painting dries. 

 

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

Zoom Only

Women Remembering 
Tuesday October 26   

 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 October theme of the Circle is

The Feminine in Nature

 

How are you feeling or missing that sense of deep connection? What are the lessons that await us when we remember?

 

As we come together in circle, Anne will be sharing, "My own experience with nature has brought about a deep relationship that I didn’t realize was possible. I yearned for this way of being, and slowly it came alive through experiences and dreams. As I learned to pay attention, to listen and witness, the natural world taught me how to be. How to care for it, how to witness it, and how this was nourishing not just to life but to my innermost being."

 

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

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