Sarah McLean can inspire anyone to begin or recommit to their meditation practice. She’s a global go-to teacher for contemporary meditation and mindfulness who has been teaching meditation for over 20 years. Sarah grew up with an actively alcoholic mother and as an ACA sought relief from the suffering she experienced. That’s when she learned to meditate. It gave her the experience of inner peace for what seemed like the very first time in her life. The practice of meditation has led her on a path to recovery and increased integration, happiness, and well-being. In 1990, Sarah went to work for Deepak Chopra and studied mind/body health care at his center in Massachusetts. She worked for him eight years, eventually serving as the Program Director for the Chopra Center for Wellbeing once it relocated to California. She then traveled the world exploring and practicing various types of meditation techniques. She lived in a traditional ashram in India and was a two-year resident at a remote Zen Buddhist Monastery.
In 2006, Sarah founded the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona, Arizona which offers drop-in meditations and classes in meditation and mindfulness practices. It’s also the home of the Meditation Teacher Academy®, an Arizona licensed, post-secondary educational facility that trains meditation teachers worldwide. She’s also the director of the Winter Feast for the Soul, a not for profit organization. Sarah’s best-seller books inspires study groups worldwide. Sarah is a popular facilitator at retreats for the Chopra Center, as well as other centers. She’s been interviewed on national television, featured in a variety of award-winning movies, and her work has been touted in the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. Sarah will share her secrets to successful meditation and how the power of attention can lead to self-compassion, clear communication, and a more peaceful life.