We Meet The Women Coming Together For A Sister Circle

There are 7,000 women around the world who support each other in Sister Circles

All around the world, seven-thousand women are sitting in candle-lit circles, chanting and meditating. They’re not hippies or witches. In fact, teachers, mums and even scientists are part of the “sister circle” movement. The purpose of the circle is for all women to meditate, chant, and connect.

They may look like any country netball team or book club, but the women of the Sister Circle are meeting for a higher purpose.

Michelle Bawden is the leader of Sisters of the Moon, and she says, “The most important part of a sister circle is the journey meditation. Women get a lot of clarity, they get a lot of balance, they find an inner calmness.”

Michelle’s son Leo was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was nine-months old. He has made a full recovery, but his illness took a toll on his mum.

"I fell in a bit of a hole and realised then that the thing that was missing was that connection.”

Michelle joined a sister circle, and then later decided to start her own.

While psychologists urge caution in using meditation and mindfulness to treat mental health problems, Michelle swears by her Sister Circle.

Women meet and hug in a Sister Circle

Rachelle is a science teacher who admits she was quite sceptical about the group, but it didn’t take long for her to feel its effects.

"Sometimes in meditation I go somewhere, and I can’t explain it, but I feel like I could do mount lofty or do a marathon. So much energy comes within…”

Michelle says women around the world are connecting more than they have for a long time.

“We are seeing it across our social media, there’s women rising around the world.” says Michelle.

It seems that Sister Circle is doing a great service to women everywhere, so maybe this is just the beginning of this exciting new movement.