FACILITATED BY: Isabel Maria Mares
EXCHANGE: $10 - $20 Sliding Scale
Storytelling as collective healing | led by Isabel Maria Mareş
Sound Intentions Circle is a radically affirming space where seekers of community - artists, activists, advocates, storytellers - come together.
On the second “Friday the 13th” of the year the New Moon in Cancer invokes powerful tidal forces - a syzygy alignment of the Sun-Moon-Earth. And so we too align. On a day that Western patriarchal forces have long deemed “unlucky”, we gather to revisit the blessing that is the number 13. A number of transition and change, 13 asks us to trust the tides. So much fear has been generated around a number that symbolizes metamorphosis and resilience. Friday, the moon, the number 13 are all linked to mysteries of change. What lies behind the veil of a new moon, a new week, a new cycle? How do we better cultivate trust in a society that profits off of our fear? Who do we become when we take creative agency - in our personal and communal lives? You are invited to wade in the stories and songs of trust and tenderness in a world of changing tides.
Join the circle for a ritual experience of mindfulness meditation, rhythms, chant, poetry, soundscapes and communal storytelling.
Isabel Maria Mareş is a Romanian-American artist and educator who believes in the power of ritual storytelling. She identifies as queer and differently-abled. 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, earth-honoring, and community building.
Isabel is a native New Yorker based in Brooklyn. Her dharma name is Faithful Rest of the Heart.
Connect: thesoundsofourstory.com // @thesoundsofourstory
What Is Sliding Scale?
We offer all of our community offerings and some private sessions by Sliding Scale.
We believe everyone is entitled to heal their wounds so they can thrive; we also believe that the wellness and healing practitioners deserve to make a living wage. In order to make this possible, we ask you to pay as much as you can, so those who might not be able to pay as much can still receive their healing session - this is the idea behind 'paying it forward'. We are all in this together, and we choose to do our best to take care of one another. Thank you in advance!