Sarah Hawker and Debra Clifford have been playing unique, traditionally-based mountain music as "The Lonesome Sisters" since 2002, producing 4 CD's and touring the country. In 2009, Sarah was introduced to Kundalini Yoga chants and mantras and felt an immediate connection between the Primitive Baptist tradition of her family and the yogi's use of sound as a vehicle for opening unique, healing spaces for both the chanters and listeners. This inspired her to take teacher training with Harijiwan Khalsa, where she developed a yogic practice founded on the notion that sound can transform. Her mantra recordings with Debra Clifford draw on their background in traditional American Roots music, using sparse, acoustic instrumentation and intensive, bare vocal harmonies to open meditative spaces.
They are currently recording a full album to be released Summer, 2012.
Sarah Hawker is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teache