Sarah McLean, author of Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation (Hay House May 2012) is an inspiring, contemporary meditation teacher. Best-selling author Debbie Ford calls her “the new face of mainstream meditation,” and the media says she’s “inspirational and dynamic.” She is dedicated to supporting and educating people seeking fulfilling lives, better health, inner peace, and self-awareness through meditation. As the founding director of the Sedona Meditation Training Company and the McLean Meditation Institute, Sarah makes meditation accessible to anyone through meditation and self-discovery retreats, and through teacher training programs for health professionals and others.
Her background in meditation and spiritual study includes a 20 plus year meditation practice, years as a resident at a Zen Buddhist monastery, and an extended stay at an ashram in India. Other life expanding adventures include bicycling along the silk route through Pakistan, meditating in temples in Thailand and Japan, trekking the Golden Triangle in Asia, and teaching English to Tibetan Buddhist nuns in exile in India. Sarah was a founding director of Deepak Chopra's mind-body health center, and worked with Gary Zukav author of the Seat of the Soul, and Byron Katie, founder of The Work.
Sarah has served as a stress-reduction expert to as Proctor & Gamble, The Young Presidents’ Organizations, and the Thunderbird School of Global Management along with other prominent organizations. She’s been featured in the New York Times, Phoenix Woman, ABC, AOL, Spa Magazine, and Organic Spa Magazine. Her meditation CD has gotten rave reviews on Amazon.com, and has been featured in two films, Tapping the Source, and Sacred Journey of the Heart. When she’s not writing, teaching or meditating, Sarah loves to hike the hills of Sedona with her husband and two rescued pups, Rudy and Gigi. Find out more about her work at www.SedonaMeditation.com and www.McLeanMeditation.com.