Our history

The first Circle of Magic began in Washington, DC with a group of eight women (so much love for Ashley, Ashley, Caroline, Kim, Kim, Meghan, and Maya). From that initial living room, it’s now grown to include workshops, retreats, and chapters around North America (and soon, perhaps, the world!).

We make spaces where creative, soulful ladies get real with each other and leave feeling braver than they came.

Circle of Magic is an evolving experiment started by Alanna Ford, an artist and maker based in DC who’s excited to see where it goes next.


Our supporters


Lifetherapy is a clean beauty line of lotions, body washes, perfumes and candles that use the science of scent to evoke positive emotions. It was founded by fellow soul sister Lynette Lovelace, and we’re so thankful she sponsored our first Circle of Magic salon.


Interested in joining our posse of supporters? We love giving some shine to likeminded soulful brands by women, whether it’s highlighting you at our events or giving you a shout out on our site or newsletter. Reach out to see how we might be able to work together.