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Sound Intentions Circle

INVESTMENT $20 pre-register/$25 at the door


An ancient practice is given new life out of the work of artists, activists, and advocates. We gather to re-connect and re-energize in the work of social and environmental justice. In the circle we dismantle hierarchy and engage in creative practices. Using words, rhythms, and melodies, we return to a more empathetic understanding of community. 

What to Expect

Deep listening - to others and yourself.
Find our breath, meditate, tell stories, share poetry, sing and weave new songs together.

Who It's For

Everyone. Those needing to be held, validated, and re-energized in a time of fear and retraumatization.

Core Principles

Gathering in a circle is a universal human practice, revived for our individual and collective liberation.
The circle does not identify with or appropriate practices of any one culture or religion.
Witnessing is a full form of participation.
Entering the circle is a radical act of affirmation.


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Isabel Mareş is a Romanian-American artist and educator who believes in the power of ritual storytelling. As a classically trained singer and lay-practitioner of Mindfulness in the Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, she incorporates music and meditation as central methods of truth-telling. 
Isabel has brought the Sound Intentions Circle to non-profit and advocacy organizations, universities, and houses of worship. Working with those who are often excluded from "healing spaces," she seeks to create new spaces that facilitate dialogue between people of different abilities and identities. She studied voice at the Manhattan School of Music, and later received her Master's in Theology and the Arts from Union Theological Seminary where she studied ritual transformation, feminist and queer theologies, ecotheology, and interreligious dialogue.
Isabel is a native New Yorker based in Brooklyn. Her dharma name is Faithful Rest of the Heart.

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Workshop Price: $25 pre-register / $30 at the door