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

Feldenkrais®: Awareness Through Movement®

Saturdays Weekly 

Beginning October 1

9:30-10:30 am

Hybrid

 

The Feldenkrais Method® offers freedom within your body's natural abilities while keeping the brain active. Improve awareness, attention, balance, and flexibility through this gentle lesson.

 

Through learning the Fundamental Properties of Movement, you can also support healing the parts of your body that have caused you pain and suffering for extended periods of time. 

 

Facilitated by Beth Tomlinson, RYT 500 advanced teacher of therapeutic yoga and holds a certificate from the Stanford School of Medicine in Exercise Physiology. She is a C-IAYT candidate completing her yoga therapy studies and is currently taking clients in fulfillment of her practicum. As a complement to her yoga therapy practice, Beth is training to become a Feldenkrais Practitioner, and is completing certification in the trauma-informed iRest Yoga Nidra.

$10 per class
 Register

Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays Weekly

Beginning October 2

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 October 3

noon -1:30 pm

Hybrid

 

Currently reading: The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty by Estelle Frankel

 

Have you noticed a certain discomfort when you are not in control? Do you want to know how things will turn out? Join us to discuss concepts and experience exercises and meditations taken from The Wisdom of Not Knowing, an exploration of the challenges and possibilities of the unknown.

 

We will draw from other sources that reveal that the unknown is a deep current that runs throughout all religions and mystical traditions. It can be a source of paralyzing fear or a  starting point for transformation and creativity. We will try to grow our personal tolerance for “not knowing.”

 

Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, Spiritual Director, MA.

    $40 / For 4 Weeks

   Register

Spiritual Ecology Circle

Mondays Weekly

Beginning October 3

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 October 3

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

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning October 5

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. 

 

Suggested Donation $12

Register Now

Compassion in Action

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning October 5

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

Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays Weekly

Beginning October 5
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 October 6

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 October 6 

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

  Register

Gentle Yoga
Thursdays  Weekly

Beginning October 6

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 October 6

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

Beginning October 7

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 @ 5pm to receive the Zoom link.

 

$18 or $60/4 classes

  Register

Women's Full Moon Circle & Astrology

Monthly 

Online Download Only for October

 

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

Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
Tuesday,  October 11  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

Community Healing Clinic

2nd Wednesdays Monthly

October 12

6:00-8:00 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

 

Treat yourself to a relaxing evening of healing and mediation with Pat Cole, Lisa Hernandez, and a group of trained Pranic Healing® practitioners, developed by Master Choa Kok Sui. Prepare your body for healing with some light exercises and a 13-18 minute "Meditation on Twin Hearts". Together, we set the intention of achieving peace and insight, reducing stress and generating success. The evening includes a personalized healing session with a trained practitioner of Pranic Healing®, as time permits.

 

 Pranic Healing® Clinic with Meditation on Twin Hearts helps to:

 

- Release your emotional pain

- Clear your nagging thoughts

- Relieve your physical pain

- Be cleansed, energized, and rejuvenated

 

Go home feeling calm, cleansed, and renewed.

 

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

  Register

Travel Altars: Build Your Own Travel Altar

Saturday, October 15

10:30 - 1 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

How do you create that sacred time and space while on vacation or traveling during the holidays? This is the perfect time to come together and create our own traveling altar boxes, or make one for a loved one!

 

In this workshop, we will be decorating and filling your own Travel Altar, so you can practice your spirituality on the go with dedicated tools to use! Includes a mini workshop about personal rituals, altar history and uses. Boxes and materials included.

 

Facilitated by Lisa HernandezDivine 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!  

$55

Register Now

Women Remembering: Facets of the Sacred Feminine 

Last Tuesday Monthly

October 25

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

  Register 

A Night of Tarot: It's In the Cards! 

4th Wednesday Monthly

October 26

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 CoachAs 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

This Is Your Life: A Legacy Writing Workshop 

Saturday, October 29

10:30-12:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

How do you imagine that others will remember you when you're gone? While we are powerless over the reality that at some point we will all die, we do have control as to what we leave behind once we're gone. Legacy projects are a wonderful way to preserve the memories and traditions that represent your and your family's life story.  A legacy project passes on your values and hopes for the future to the generations to come.  

 

Using writing prompts and exercises, we will begin to tell our stories and plant the seeds for an ongoing legacy project that you can continue to work on.

 

Facilitated by Robin Palmer Blanche. In addition to publishing 12 novels and being a produced screenwriter, Robin is an INELDA-trained end-of-life doula and legacy memoirist. Her website is youwereheredoula.com

 $35

  Register

Labyrinth Inspired Art: Intuitive Painting

Sunday, October 30

2-4:30 pm

At The Red Shoes

 

Take a reflective walk on the labyrinth: relax your mind and open to awareness. What will emerge from your labyrinth meditation? Each step on the path will inspire your unique, soul-centered painting. 

 

Engage in creating intuitive art, a spiritual, connected art process that allows the art to lead the way as images form through the layers of paint. It is a process of creating art using an inner awareness that is heart centered and does not rely on conscious thought. No talent or experience required.

 

Facilitated by Laura Gaddy, MA. After enjoying a successful career as a teacher and public school principal, Laura began to explore new opportunities and adventures. She is a longtime ICF certified life coach, artist and mind-body medicine practitioner. Laura approaches her work with both individuals and groups with wisdom and fresh perspective. She combines the threads of her varied work experience and skill set into a unique and dynamic offering.

 

 $30

  Register