Sonia Kreitzer is a singer, songwriter, sound healer and facilitates music in ceremonial spaces. Based out of Los Angeles, she records music under the name "Doe Paoro," and has released 4 full-length records. She has toured with legendary artists such as the Gipsy Kings and collaborated with artists such as Peter, Bjorn & Jon, RAC, Monogem, Son Little & Justin Vernon. Her music has been featured on NPR, BBC, Pitchfork, Triple J Radio and in films and television. Her driving inspiration in music is the belief in its power as a universal source of healing and unification.
Sonia has studied Tibetan Opera singing at the Tibetan Institute for Performing Arts in Mcleod Ganj, India and also been fortunate enough to learn about the power of healing songs through continual study of the Shibipo-Conibo musical and healing traditions from Peru. She has travelled all over the world - from Sarajevo to Costa Rica - leading soundbaths, giving concerts, and offering healing musical ceremonies. She has a certification as a yoga teacher and reiki training, and has also recorded guided meditations which are available on Apple Music and Insight Timer.
Through her own experience with her voice, Sonia realized that trauma often gets imprinted at the vocal level when it goes unexpressed. The voice is a powerful tool for alchemizing pain and releasing trauma through creativity and expression. Sonia developed a seven-week online course called "Activating the Voice," which teaches individuals to heal their trauma through reclaiming the joy of singing and brave self-expression. She teaches these courses online to groups, in addition to working with private clients on vocal transformation. She also leads international singing and healing retreats.