ZOOM CIRCLES AND COURSES

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In this time of COVID19 closures, The Red Shoes is building our ZOOM community as a place of connection and inspiration.

Please REGISTER for Zoom classes. When we receive your online registration, we will send the ZOOM link to access the class.

If possible, the fees/suggested donations listed for classes and circles will help us through this time of closure.

 

ZOOM
Book Study: A Self-Study
Me and White Supremacy

Register Now - New Classes Forming

 

6 study groups have completed this study. You have an opportunity to join a new cohort of participants investing in this learning process. New groups are currently forming.

The Red Shoes eight-week self-study based on the new book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.

This book creates access points to the places racism hides: within our beliefs; within the structures that offer us comfort; and within the ideals with which we were raised. 

This study invites a challenging experience.  It's a time to commit to deeper levels of self-examination and active dismantling of our own participation in systems of oppression.

The time is now, the work is hard. Together, in circle, we will transform the inner so it can be reflected in our humanity and in how we live together. 

Register Today if you are interested in joining a group.

Fees for this class are at your discretion, starting at $20 donation for the 8 week experience. If able to pay more, your contribution will support ongoing anti-racism and racial equity programs.  Scholarships available at request.

 

Please register to join this new group

 Register Today

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Sunday Sacred Circle: Matters of the Heart

Sundays     Weekly     5-6 pm

Information on Zoom Virtual Circle

Check your email or email info@theredshoes.org

 

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
To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

Until The Red Shoes reopens our doors.... Enjoy ZOOM Yoga Classes with Tina - from the comfort and safety of home.

 

ZOOM Morning Yoga
Monday-Friday 8-9 am

 

Enjoy this gentle and restorative practice. The perfect way to re-center and begin your day.

Facilitated by Tina Ufford RYT 200 through Louisiana Yoga School, and Trish Little RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance.

ZOOM Evening Gentle Yoga: Watch for a new class coming soon.
 

Please register online at least 3 hours before the start of class to receive the zoom link for class. If you are able, please pay by check or online.


1 class $8 / 7 classes $48 (one class free)
To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

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Book Study: Map of the Soul - Shadow of the Hidden Self
Mondays
Beginning Jan 11

1-2:30 pm

   

In his book, Map of the Soul: Shadow of Our Hidden Self, Dr. Murray Stein explores the recesses of our psyche, in particular the shadow and its aspects. He also explores the shadow images used by BTS, the Korean Pop band. This band has been taking the world by storm with albums inspired by Dr. Stein's “Map of the Soul.”  This book not only expands on the subject of the shadow but explores the album the BTS have created. The BTS, whose world wide popularity shows their ability to tap into the universal themes found in the collective domain.  Hopefully, our study of this work will inspire our own exploring the deep recesses of our inner life. Dr. Stein is a training and supervising analyst at the School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, MA, Spiritual Director.

 

Please read Chapters 1 and 2 for the first session, noting questions you may have and ideas of particular interest.

 

Please register no later than 3 hours prior to the beginning of this session to receive the Zoom access link for this course. 

 

   $40 / 4 Weeks Program

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

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A Course in Miracles

Mondays     Weekly     7-8:30 pm

 

 

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 Nic Ourso, who has studied A Course in Miracles for many years.

 

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

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21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge ©
by America and Moore

Tuesdays
Jan 19-Feb 9

11:30am-1 pm

  

We invite you to join the 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge

 

For 21 days, do one action each day to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity. Choose from suggestions for readings, podcasts, videos, observations, and ways to form and deepen community connections. 

Each day check the varied resource list and  do one thing:  read a short article, watch a video, take small steps. It isn’t time consuming—many activities are only five or ten minutes long. We know that adding a daily practice for 21 days is an effective way to add a new habit of  awareness.

Our group will begin together in our first class and then use a tracking log of activities so we can check in weekly to discuss our daily experiences.  Deepen your understanding of Racial Equity.  Go at your own pace and  each week benefit from the deep sharing and the wisdom of the group.  Read, Listen, Watch, Notice, Connect, Engage, Act, Reflect, Stay inspired...and  Grow


Facilitated by Summer Steib, who has served as the director of the Women’s Center at LSU since August 2012.

 

Please register no later than 3 hours prior to the beginning of this session to receive the Zoom access link for this course. 

 

  Fees for this class will be at your discretion, starting at $10 donation for the 4 week experience. If able to pay more, your contribution will support ongoing anti-racism and racial equity programs.  Scholarships available at request.

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

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Compassion
in Action

Wednesdays

10:30 am -12:00 pm

 

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.

 

Please register online at least 3 hours before the start of class and we will email to you the zoom link for class. If you are able, please pay by check or online.

 

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

  Register

ZOOM
6 Week Book Study: Cassandra Speaks

Wednesdays
Feb 3 - Mar 10
1:30-2:45 pm

 

What story would Eve have told about picking the apple? Why is Pandora blamed for opening the box? And what about the fate of Cassandra who was blessed with knowing the future but cursed so that no one believed her? What if women had been the storytellers?

 

Author Elizabeth Lesser believes that if women’s voices had been equally heard and respected throughout history, humankind would have followed different hero myths and guiding stories—stories that value caretaking, champion compassion, and elevate communication over vengeance and violence. 

 

Cassandra Speaks is about the stories we tell and how those stories become the culture. It’s about the stories we still blindly cling to, and the ones that cling to us: the origin tales, the guiding myths, the religious parables, the literature and films and fairy tales passed down through the centuries about women and men, power and war, sex and love, and the values we live by. This book is about what happens when women are the storytellers too—when we speak from our authentic voices, when we flex our values, when we become protagonists in the tales we tell about what it means to be human. 

 

Facilitated by Debbie Morrill and members of this circle.

 

Please register no later than the day before class to receive the Zoom access link for this course. 

 

 $60 for 6 Week Course

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

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Lynn Woodland’s Miracles Course

Wednesdays
7-8:15 pm Central Time Zone

Weekly Classes via Zoom

 

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.

 

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 no later than 3 hours 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

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Dream Discovery

Thursdays  Weekly  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.


Monthly $40 / Weekly $10
To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

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Spiritual Journey Circle

Thursdays Weekly
Through Feb 4  

5-6 pm

 

As a circle of seekers, we immerse in diverse spiritual teachings. Share in discussions that enrich life on a deep, personal level.  Return weekly for spiritual connection and community.

 

In The One Life We're Given, author Mark Nepo shares how to shape the life of the soul, and make sense of every pain, fear, and loss, as well as surprise, beauty, and wonder. 

 

Through thought-provoking stories and commentary, the author assists readers in discovering what can be accomplished, what will last, and how to be kind and useful.

 

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

 

Please register online at least 3 hours before the start of class to receive the zoom link for class. If you are able, please pay by check or online.


Monthly suggested donation $20

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

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Spiritual Journey Circle

Thursdays Ongoing

Beginning Feb 11
5-6 pm

  

What story would Eve have told about picking the apple? Why is Pandora blamed for opening the box? And what about the fate of Cassandra who was blessed with knowing the future but cursed so that no one believed her? What if women had been the storytellers?

 

Author Elizabeth Lesser believes that if women’s voices had been equally heard and respected throughout history, humankind would have followed different hero myths and guiding stories—stories that value caretaking, champion compassion, and elevate communication over vengeance and violence. 

 

Cassandra Speaks is about the stories we tell and how those stories become the culture. It’s about the stories we still blindly cling to, and the ones that cling to us: the origin tales, the guiding myths, the religious parables, the literature and films and fairy tales passed down through the centuries about women and men, power and war, sex and love, and the values we live by. This book is about what happens when women are the storytellers too—when we speak from our authentic voices, when we flex our values, when we become protagonists in the tales we tell about what it means to be human. 

 

As a circle of Spiritual Journey seekers, we immerse in diverse spiritual teachings. Share in discussions that enrich life on a deep, personal level.  Return weekly for spiritual connection and community.

 

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

 

Please register online at least the day before class to receive the zoom link for class. If you are able, please pay by check or online.


Monthly suggested Donation $20

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

ZOOM

Energy Flow: 

Journey Through the Chakra System

 

Upper Body 

Saturday January 23
10:30 am-12 pm

   

Explore the upper body work of clearing the pathway from the heart, and let deep inner listening and intuition guide us to release the heaviness and overwhelm of the times.

Our Process: 

Anahata -The Heart Chakra, at the chest, movement in the rib cage and breath

Vishuda -The Throat, making sound and communication

Ajna -The Third Eye, our inner visionary

Sahasrara - The crown, the head, thinking and processing

 

While, mostly seated in a chair or on a mat, experience deep work in the arms, neck, throat and eyes. 

Please dress comfortably and have a journal and pen by your side.

 

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

 

Please register online by January 22 to receive the zoom link for class. If you are able, please pay by check or online.

 

 $20 Fee 

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

ZOOM

Energy Flow: 

Journey Through the Chakra System

 

Lower Body 
Saturday January 30

10:30 am-12 pm

 

Connect with the energy of the lower body that clears the pathway from our most primal instincts and needs, grounds us and nourishes our creativity. The lower energy centers strengthen our abilities to set boundaries and self regulate, as well as anchor us in abundance. 

Our Process: 

Muladhara - The Root, the base needs of the body and soul. Dancing and connection to the earth.

Svadhisthana - The Sacral, the low back, our creativity.  

Manipura - The Solar Plexus, our ability to digest the world, and to stand up for ourselves. 

Be ready to move! Clear some space for yourself, have water and your journal near by. 

 

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

 

Please register online by January 29 to receive the zoom link for class. If you are able, please pay by check or online.

 
$20 Fee

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register