Sisters in Harmony
Singing Circles for Women
Sisters in Harmony is a growing movement of heart-centered women who are freeing the voice of the feminine essence on the planet.
So how did Sisters in Harmony circles begin?
The origin story as told by Heather Houston…
Back in the late nineties, after graduating from college, I was singing a lot of jazz in a lot of clubs, with a lot of guys. Don’t get me wrong, I love men, and I love singing jazz, but there was a longing in my heart to connect more deeply with women. One winter eve, I attended a Kitka concert. I was moved to rivers of tears and it was then that I knew what I needed to do.
I needed to call my women in. I needed to find my way home to the sacred fire — the fire of transformation that burns within the safety of a circle of loving women. So I prayed with all of the love and longing in my heart for women to circle and sing with, and that serendipitously led me to my soul sisters Samantha Keller and Tamar Fogel. We quickly formed the a cappella trio Dis Moi. Not only did our trio quench my thirst for singing in sacred communion with other women, but it guided me to feel a deep sense of belonging. Later we brought Molly Hartwell and Sage (Patrick) Mendez into the mix and formed the saucy a cappella group SIRENZ.
This transformative experience led me to offer prayerful women’s song circles in my community and beyond. In the Spring of 2005, Sisters in Harmony circles were birthed. These circles have inspired thousands of women to free their voices and feel a deeper connection to themselves, their communities, the natural world, and the spirit of life that moves through all of us.
What I’ve observed in these years of leading song circles is that women are hungry for a space to gather and feel safe to express their voices and be their prayerful, authentic, joyful, juicy, feminine selves. There is something magical about singing with women that awakens us to our own true nature and aligns us with the powerful feminine essence rising on the planet. It entrains our hearts to the pulse of the earth and attunes our spirits to the ancient lineage of our sister song carriers.
If you feel the call to gather with women in circles of harmony and transformation and joy, I hope you’ll find a circle near you, or start a circle in your own community.
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