Weekly Sacred Circles

For details on these weekly circles, please click here.

 

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
Embracing Wellness Thursdays              1-2:30pm
Spiritual Journey Circle Thursdays              6-7 pm

NIA: Through Movement We Find Health
Sunday     October 1     2-3 pm

 

Nia is a body, mind and spirit workout. Learn to move the body, the way it loves to move, the way it was designed to move, “the body’s way.” Experience the joy of movement: listening to one’s body to find pleasure, healing and fitness. Dance barefoot to a wonderful mix of world music. All levels of fitness welcome.

 

Facilitated by Raphaella G. Teixeira a certified Nia brown belt instructor who has taught for over 5 years in the places where she has lived such as Santos, Brazil.

 

Can't get enough NIA? Join us on October 21st!

$15

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Peering Below the Surface: A Look at Carl Jung
Mondays     October 2-23     10:30 am-12 pm

 

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” What can you learn about yourself and others through studying your dreams and consciousness? Carl Jung, founder of analytical psychology, developed terms such as collective unconscious, archetype, shadow, individuation, synchronicity and more. Explore these terms that hold the key to a deeper knowledge of your inner life and relationships. If you have always wanted go deeper into Jungian Psychology, join us for this 3-part journey of discovery.

 

Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, Spiritual Director MA.

$30

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(RE)Imagine: A World You Write for Yourself

Writing Workshop for Survivors of Sexual Trauma
Tuesday     October 3     6:30-8:30 pm

 

What happens when we determine and create our own story? Imagine a world you write for yourself, that allows you to transform hurt, trauma, or memory into something you choose to own. Join us for a unique experience, a time for dialogue, writing, and healing through poetry. We will read and discuss poems and then, through a transformative process, put pen to paper and write a new story. This is not your mother's poetry class! Feel the power of your own words. 

 

Facilitated by Desiree Dallagiacomo, Program Director Forward Arts. Desiree ranks 3rd in the world at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam, 3rd in the world at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and 3rd in the nation at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.  

  

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER WITH STAR: 225.615.7093

 

Compassion in Action Circle
Wednesdays     October 4-25     10:30 am-12 pm

 

Join our discussion of How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class by John Hope Bryant. Founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, Bryant believes that by receiving the right tools, policies, and inspiration, the poor will lift themselves up into the middle class and become a new generation of customers and entrepreneurs.  Learn about the HOPE Plan which outlines straightforward, actionable steps to build financial literacy and expand opportunity.

 

Suggested monthly donation $20

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Transformation Through Sound:

Yoga with Bowls
Saturday     October 7     10:30 am-12 pm

 

“The resonance of the bowls seems to grow our interior spaces.”


Enter a peaceful space of vibrational calming tones in this gentle yoga class. The therapeutic power of crystal bowls guides us as we leave the noise of life and access a sacred place of tranquility. The tones of the bowls enrich guided yoga and meditation. All levels welcome.

 

Facilitated by Daniel Collins, Clayfire LLC, & Tina Ufford, Certified Yoga Instructor.

$5

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Fierce, Free and Feminine: 5-in-1 Workout

Saturday     October 7     2-3 pm

 

 

Exercise doesn’t have to be boring. Build confidence, improve fitness and have fun. Move, shake, stretch and meditate your way to inner peace and feminine power with a 5-in-1 workout: elegant Vienna Waltz, core-strengthening Belly Dancing, relaxing Meditation, fierce Warrior Pose Yoga, and the gentle movements of Tai Chi - all in one hour. All abilities welcome!

 

Facilitated by Lisa Bovenkamp-Langlois, Ph.D.

No Fee

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Open House Party: Discover Your Inner Wizard
Sunday     October 8     4:30-6 pm

 

Follow the yellow brick road to The Red Shoes. Discover that the joy, peace, balance and fulfillment you seek, is within – just click your heels and experience the opportunities that await you within our supportive and inclusive community. Explore the magic: program samplings, guided meditation, creative activities and delicious delicacies. Welcome to our oasis where mind, body and spirit are nurtured.

 No Fee

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Who Doesn't Need a Miracle?
Monday     October 9     7-8:30 pm

 

Experience an introduction to A Course in Miracles, a powerful, life-changing 365 day study suggesting a path to universal love and peace. The Course includes12 exercises on raising awareness of love’s presence and healing relationships through forgiveness. The Course combines spiritual inspiration with a psychological understanding of belief and defense systems and perception. Attend this introductory gathering to open your heart.

Facilitated by Nic Ourso.

 $5

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It's About Time... To Volunteer
Tuesday     October 10     10 am-12 pm Location:10600 South Choctaw Dr.

(Fraenkel Center)

 

No one should go hungry. Our community needs your help! Join The Red Shoes caring team at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Make new friends while sorting food for distribution. Learn about the Backpack Program, providing food for schoolchildren in need on weekends and holidays. Your 2 hours makes a huge difference. (Wear closed-toe shoes.)

No Fee

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Permission to Leave: Creating Personal Safety
Tuesday     October 10     6:30-8:30 pm

 

Learn how to maintain personal safety. Discover the core of self-defense: the self. Focusing on awareness, safety and empowerment, build your confidence by learning techniques to avoid being vulnerable. Learn how to evade physical danger, set verbal boundaries, create a safe space and maintain control in potentially dangerous situations.

Facilitated by Neal Melancon, self-defense teacher and active martial artist.

$5

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Demystifying Massage
Wednesday     October 11     6:30-8 pm

 

Massage therapy is a natural pain and stress reliever, but which technique is best for you? Learn from Licensed Massage Therapists about the effectiveness of various techniques: Thai massage, CranialSacral therapy, Cupping, and Maya Abdominal massage. Experience Reflexology and demonstrations on enhancing the body’s natural balance through self-care massage. Learn easy, hands-on techniques.

Facilitated by Meghan Assaf & Tina Ufford, Licensed Massage Therapists.

$5

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Dreams: Open the Door to Your Inner World
Thursday     October 12     10:30 am-12 pm

 

Dream work opens the door to an understanding of your true nature: your life, values, relationships and career. Discover the significance of the symbols and images in your dreams. Enjoy guided meditation and a discussion of the messages that come from your subconscious. Gain new insights to facilitate personal growth. Receive a dream journal and begin writing in it today.

Facilitated by Joan McCaskil, Spiritual Director, MA.

$5

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The Art of Words
Friday     October 13     10:30 am-12 pm

"No matter what people tell you, words       
and ideas can change the world.” Robin Williams


Bring a special quote or idea to life. Transform a recycled cigar box lid into a meaningful plaque using paint, collage and your favorite message. Create a unique work of art with uplifting words that will inspire you along your journey. Supplies provided.

Facilitated by Pam Arnold, collage artist enthusiast.

$5

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Read Your Own Lips: Herbal Lip Balm Class
Saturday     October 14     10:30 am-12 pm

 

It’s fun and easy to make soothing lip balm using a simple recipe and natural, organic ingredients. Discover how important it is to use natural body care products. Keep your lips healthy and gain an understanding of how your lips indicate the health and needs of your body. Leave with the recipe and a small tin of lip balm.

Facilitated by  Meghan Assaf, BFA, LMT & Certified Massage Therapist.

$10

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Open Mic Poetry & Music
Saturday     October 14     7-8:30 pm

 

Celebrate the arts in Baton Rouge! With original musical performances and inspiring poetry readings, enjoy coffee and refreshments in our coffeehouse atmosphere. If you’re a musician, singer or poet, we welcome you to share your gifts. Call to reserve your 5-minute spot or join our supportive audience for a night of good music, good poetry and good company.

$5

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Tango, The Relationship Dance
Sunday     October 15     1:30-4:30 pm

 

“It takes two to Tango,” the dance where the masculine and the feminine are defined and distinguished, yet the goal is to become "one." Authentic tango developed  from the mix of immigrants working at the port of Buenos Aires. We’ll touch on tango from the music compositions to the movement, to the brain’s activity during the movement. Who is leading and following? Who guides, and who responds? Tango requires a sensitivity, a way of listening that causes one to be self-aware. We will note the creative tension experienced through leading and direction, connection and surrender, giving and receiving. Tango  allows the purest form of masculine expression to present itself nonverbally, and the most graceful and radiant feminine expression to blossom. (Partners are not necessary.)

 

Facilitated by Christina Johnson, MA, LPC, licensed psychotherapist and bodyworker, author and Argentine tango dancer for 18 years.

$60

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Women's Week Sunday Sacred Circle
Sunday     October 15     5-6 pm

 

Nourish your spirit and feed your soul in our warm and welcoming community. Enjoy this time of introspection: an ecumenical, inter-religious experience for those yearning to unite through prayer, inspirational readings and silence with Spirit. 

 

Donations Welcome

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CANCELLED - Marketing for Solopreneurs

Tuesday     October 17     6:30-8 pm

 

Do you want more customers? Are you your business’s marketing team? Do you know you need to step up your strategy, but aren’t sure what to do? Come find out how to reach your buyers. Learn the basics of communicating with your ideal customer, differentiate your business from competitors, and the importance of personal branding. Get clarity on your unique marketing strategy. Attendees will receive a one-page Marketing Plan template to jump into immediate action.

Facilitated by Monique Moliere Piper, MA, certified coach, entrepreneur and best-selling author helping women create their ideal lives and businesses.

$15

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Community Healing and Meditation
3rd Wednesdays     October 18     6:30-8:30 pm

 

Join us for an evening of rejuvenation and healing with energetic cleansing and meditation. Clinic begins with light stretching, followed by a 15-minute guided meditation, Meditation on Twin Hearts”, activating the heart and crown energy centers in the body by blessing the world with loving kindness. Afterwards, participants receive a personalized healing session with a trained Pranic Healing practitioner.


Facilitated by Pat Cole & Rita Riggio, and trained members of Pranic Healing of Baton Rouge.

 Suggested Donation $10

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Embracing Wellness Circle
Thursdays     October 19-December 7     1-2:30 pm

 

No matter what your religion or beliefs, Buddhist Boot Camp by Timber Hawkeye is for everyone who wants to become a better what-ever-you-are. Discover ways to embrace everyday life with gratitude and mindfulness by becoming a soldier of peace in the army of Love.

 

Facilitated by Andrea Hoover, who has interests in energy healing and spiritual well-being.

Monthly $20

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Fierce, Free and Feminine: 5-in-1 Workout

Fridays     October 20-November 17     11:30 am-12:30 pm

 

Exercise doesn’t have to be boring. Build confidence, improve fitness and have fun. Move, shake, stretch and meditate your way to inner peace and feminine power with a 5-in-1 workout: elegant Vienna Waltz, core-strengthening Belly Dancing, relaxing Meditation, fierce Warrior Pose Yoga, and the gentle movements of Tai Chi - all in one hour. All abilities welcome!

 

Facilitated by Lisa Bovenkamp-Langlois, Ph.D.

$10 / 5 class series $40

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Yoga Nidra Workshop: Self Healing
Saturday     October 21     9:30-11:30 am

 

We will dive deep into altered states of consciousness through Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra helps you to release the mind and body through guided meditation and visualization techniques. The intention of this workshop is to create self-healing and realization by releasing our thoughts and tuning into the energy of the soul.


Facilitated by Delisha “DeeDee” Jones, certified yoga instruction, meditation facilitator and energy healer.

 $30

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NIA: Through Movement We Find Health
Saturday     October 21     1-2 pm

 

When was the last time you smiled and laughed while exercising? Nia allows the body to move while not calling upon the mind to think so much. Let the 52 moves that create the form and structure of Nia release, balance and condition body and spirit. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome.

 

Facilitated by Raphaella G. Teixeira a certified Nia brown belt instructor who has taught for over 5 years in the places where she has lived such as Santos, Brazil.

 $15

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Movie Night: The Wizard of Oz
Wednesday     October 25     6:30-8:30 pm

 

Enjoy the 1939 classic from a fresh perspective. We will have a brief discussion before the film to suggest a new level  of awareness of the characters and of the archetypal significance of this favorite movie. (If you are planning to attend Kayleen’s retreat, she suggests this viewing.)

 $5

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The Heroine's Quest: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road A Jungian Guide to Individuation and Fulfillment in Midlife and Beyond with Kayleen Asbo

Friday           October 27       7-9 pm  

Saturday       October 28      10 am-5 pm

Sunday          October 29      10 am-1 pm

 

Gift yourself a weekend to immerse in your own journey of self-realization, taking steps towards personal wholeness. Explore how the movie The Wizard of Oz and the musical Wicked provide a pathway for spiritual and psychological transformation.


Friday: Through lecture and clips of the iconic movie, we'll gain an understanding of how the 1939 classic film mirrors the alchemical process of individuation and a map of the personality that Carl Jung revealed as an important  tool for self-discovery and understanding.


Saturday: We will dive deeply into how The Wizard of Oz provides a mirror for the development and integration of aspects of our personalities. We will also explore the Broadway musical Wicked as an illustration of how to  befriend the hidden and unacknowledged parts  of the psyche--what Jung called the Shadow. Guided journaling, art activities and small group sharing will enhance your insights into your own life's journey and give you tools to empower your own inner heroine.


Sunday: Accompanied by beautiful music, our quest for wholeness will culminate in a ritual of integration on our indoor labyrinth walk.

Kayleen Asbo is a a cultural historian, musician, writer and teacher who weaves together myth, music, psychology, history and art. She is a faculty member of the Pacifica Graduate Institute and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She is the Creative Director and Mythologist for the Mythica Foundation for Education, Contemplation and the Arts and has presented at Michael Conforti’s Assisi Institute Conference in Italy.

 

Friday $20 / Saturday $90 / Sunday $20 – Full Retreat  $120

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