Women's Singing Circle - Find your Voice - Open to all singing abilities
NEW! 6 Week Series
November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13
Tuesday evenings 7-8:30PM
REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sisters-in-harmony-austin-late-autumn-series-registration-428640042907
This series will serve as a communal support system where we will explore joy, grief, gratitude, sisterhood, authentic expression, and more through singing. During the series, each week will build upon the previous, as we learn lyrics, harmonies, layers, and parts. As we deepen our relationships with the songs, so too will our heart connections deepen with one another.
What will you get out of the series:
Learn how embodied singing can be a sanctuary in these uncertain times
Develop a personal practice of singing as a spiritual practice and prayer
Learn beautiful heart songs with layers, parts, and harmonies
Deepen connections with other women on the path of freeing our voices
Classes will include:
Singing as Prayer
The series will include:
Six 90 minute in-person sessions
A playlist of songs we will learn
A lyric sheet
Cost & accessibility: To make Heart Body Song events accessible to people of varying income levels, cost is based on a sliding scale depending your income and generational wealth. Please contact Sarah directly if a payment plan would be helpful or if you are not able to pay any of these amounts, as no one will be turned away due to lack of ability to pay.
BIPOC sponsorship - $20 off for people who identify as Black, indigenous, or person of color. If you identify as BIPOC, enter "BIPOC1122" promo code when prompted.
Contact the organizer if you would like to donate to a scholarship fund to ensure that people of color and other marginalized people may attend.
Statement of Solidarity: Heart Body Song strives to create a safe space for all and in order to do this must acknowledge the harm that people of color have experienced and in some cases still endure. For community singing to be fully inclusive and safe for marginalized people, Heart Body Song is committed to standing/singing in solidarity by taking an anti-racist stance in organizing and facilitating all of our events. Community singing is a form of collective healing and without intentional action, the white supremacist inertia of our society will continue to perpetuate harm to those who are most oppressed. Without this stance, the community singing movement's aspirations for a peaceful, loving, and sustainable world will only remain a reality for the people living in white skin.
About the facilitator
Sarah S. Bentley, founder of Heart Body Song, is a song catcher and song carrier, based in Austin, Texas. She gracefully weaves the art of embodied singing, mindful movement, ritual, and communal prayer into her circles. Sarah started singing as a child and has performed as a singer/songwriter. She draws on her studies in integrative medicine (qigong, yoga, meditation), health promotion, behavioral science, and community resilience to provide a rich and healing experience for her participants. Sarah is a certified Sisters in Harmony song leader and offers regular women's and inclusive singing experiences around Austin and online. Sarah is also a Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation practitioner and is a devoted ally and activist of diversity and inclusion. Her experience leading intentionally diverse groups in circle processes has prepared her to recognize and facilitate discussions around race/microaggressions should they arise in the course of singing circles.
Sarah is available to co-facilitate at workshops & retreats. Contact me to discuss details.