Sedona AZ (May 20, 2013) – The ribbon is cut, the launch is successful and the grand opening of the McLean Meditation Center in the heart of Sedona is official! On Tuesday, May 14, the community gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Sedona’s professional meditation center. “I’m excited and grateful to be opening this center and I hope it will serve the needs of the Sedona meditation community as well as become a meditation hub for visitors from all over the world,” said Hay House author, founder and owner Sarah McLean. “Meditation is so beneficial to everyone and can enhance anyone’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Its benefits are amazing!”
Sarah has taught thousands to meditate and is known as the face of contemporary meditation. Her experience is vast. Along with her 20-plus years meditation practice, Sarah has explored the world’s spiritual and cultural traditions.
She’s was a two-year resident at Zen Mountain Center; lived in an ashram in India; taught English to Tibetan Buddhist nuns; bicycled along the silk route through Pakistan’s Swat and Hunza Valleys; and trekked the Golden Triangle.
She’s also worked for leading pioneers in the world of self-awareness, serving as the founding education director of Deepak Chopra’s mind-body health center, director of Byron Katie’s School for the Work and worked with Seat of the Soul author Gary Zukav.
Chopra, an internationally acclaimed proponent of meditation, has endorsed her work stating that it’s “entertaining, informative and inspiring for even the most experienced meditator.”
Sarah was a medic in the US Army trained to treat soldiers for post-traumatic stress disorder. She is also a cancer survivor.
She speaks at Hay House events, Esalen, Omega Institute, Miraval, Unity Village, and at inspirational gatherings nationwide. She’s been featured in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Prevention Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and taught meditation on national TV, including Fox Health News.
She shares her work with corporations, educational institutes and health care institutions, including Thunderbird School of Management, Proctor and Gamble, Maricopa County Association of Governments, Banner Hospital, Verde Valley Medical Center, and the State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention.
Her new meditation center is the next logical step in her progression to bring meditation to the mainstream.
Located in the heart of Sedona, Arizona at 411 S.R. 179, upstairs in the iconic Garland building adjacent to the Oak Creek Canyon Bridge, the McClean Meditation Center features displays of vibrant, inspirational art by nationally acclaimed Arizona artists.
Adding to the relaxing and centering visual mix, there are watercolor mandalas created by Arizona native and fine-artist Vikki Reed; hand-crafted desert lotus altars by Sedona resident and fine-artist Pamela Becker; and inspirational botanical art created by Kathy Klein of Danmala in Cornville. In addition, visitors will discover hard-to-find meditation supplies and delightful gift items.
The colorful art and the soul-soothing meditation room are not the only delights visitors will find. They will also enjoy a bird’s eye view from the second-story windows revealing the red rock landscape and towering cottonwoods that line the Oak Creek. The center is truly an oasis and a welcome new addition to Sedona’s spiritual scene.
One can come to the center as a beginner or seasoned meditator and come away having learned something valuable. Sarah said everyone, regardless of experience, is invited to join in on our meditation salons, learn the Simple, Easy, Every Day Meditation™ Method and participate in a community meditation.
“And for veteran meditators, coming to one of our weekend retreats or becoming a certified meditation teacher are great ways to deepen their practice,” Sarah said.
The center is open to the public every afternoon (except Monday) and offers weekend retreats and meditation classes, evening programs and teacher certification.
For more information about the Center, the McLean Meditation Institute, or Sarah McLean, visit: or call (928) 204-0067
Visit the website where you can download her free meditations at www.McLeanMeditation.com