Sara Giita at a Glance
An empowered assault survivor with a bold, beautiful stage presence, Sara Giita captivates audiences as a motivational speaker and singer. Her clear, shimmering voice breathes life into her message of personal transformation and inner awakening. She began as a perfection-seeking classical musician, until two very quirky international concert tours as a backup singer revealed her life’s purpose. Sara Giita the singer-songwriter was born. In 2009, she poured her soul into her debut album, Take the Leap.
Nowadays, this unstoppable goddess of song is spreading hope and kindness giving Keynote Concerts at conferences, universities, companies, and organizations. She creates an unforgettable experience by blending interactive exercises, passionate storytelling and inspiring music.
Transforming her pain into inspiration, singer/songwriter Sara Giita is an assault survivor turned empowered diva. After being sexually assaulted at ages five and fifteen, she buried the shame and lived in fear of speaking out. Playing piano emerged as the one safe place for her self-expression, until she was diagnosed with tendonitis as a nineteen-year old piano major at Lewis & Clark College. Finally she was forced to face her feelings of never being good enough as she began a decade-long internal excavation. After a string of doctors and healers, she was still in pain and turned to meditation (yes, the OMMM type) as an act of desperation.
Immediately after graduating with a vocal performance degree in 2006, she hopped on a converted school-bus full of meditating, singing yogis for an international concert tour. While her head-first dive into spiritual practice did not change the pain in her hands, meditation unlocked an unexpected creative shift when she wrote her first song a month later. Suddenly her stifled voice found a creative medium to be truly seen and heard. Songs poured into her head during meditation, soon filling up two notebooks and leading her to record her debut album, Take the Leap, in 2009. As a baby she was given the spiritual name, Giita, which means “song” in the Sanskrit language. When she realized her destiny as a singer, it seemed only fitting to use Sara Giita as her stage name (she was born Sara Richheimer and changed her name to Sara Flores after getting married).
Songwriting gave Sara Giita a way to transform her pain into beautiful music, preparing her to finally enter therapy to heal the pain of her past traumas. Convinced the route to healing the world lies with first healing ourselves, she has learned to love all parts of her journey and embrace the feelings of depression and inadequacy she struggled with for so many years.
Emerging from her dark night of the soul, Sara Giita Flores discovered her deep purpose of empowering others to heal. Her presence and voice show how we can create big, beautiful, meaningful lives. In July 2017 she felt called to offer a workshop at a conference she was attending, and created a transformational journey for the audience. Motivated by the amazing feedback she received from participants, Sara discovered her ideal platform for changing lives. Giving Keynote Concerts, she synthesizes her diverse talents and experiences as a singer, speaker, teacher, meditator, yogi, world traveler, and charity organizer. She focuses on creating deep, authentic connections and experiences.
As a writer and musician, Sara Giita Flores pours her love into diverse projects. With her husband, Francisco, a talented sound engineer, she creates custom, personalized songs for individuals and companies. Sara Giita also performs regularly with her soul sister Anastasia Rose as Still, We Rise Acoustic Duo: stillweriseacoustic.com
Determined to heal the world through song, Sara Giita Flores also devotes her time to organizing benefit concerts for the AMURTEL orphanage and schools in Haiti. Whether performing for crowds of 20 or 2,000, she radiates the joy discovered through her deep struggles and profound healing.