“World peace depends on inner peace: mine, yours, and everyone else’s. I’ve taught thousands of people to meditate over the last 20 years, and when people live with less stress, increased well-being, and more kindness, they create a more peaceful life, and that causes a ripple effect in their world. That’s the main reason why I practice meditation—to feel more peaceful and connected. It’s also the reason I teach meditation—to help to create more peace on this planet for all beings who call it home.”

Sarah McLean
Founder of the McLean Meditation Institute


The McLean Meditation Institute® is a worldwide leader in professional meditation teacher instruction and one of the leading meditation and  mindfulness training companies in the U.S.  Its Meditation Teacher Academy® offers an extensive teacher training program for those who want to become teachers of a meditation and mindfulness, and is dedicated to educating meditation instructors to the highest standards of excellence.

Headquartered in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, the institute is a destination for anyone who wants to learn to meditate or deepen their meditation practice. Whether you come and take a mindfulness and meditation class, participate in a study group, drop-in to one of the daily meditation sessions, or immerse yourself in a weekend meditation retreat, such as the Soul Radiance Mindfulness & Meditation Retreat and the Creative Soul Women’s Writing Retreat, there’s a program for everyone.

MMI was founded by popular author and meditation teacher, Sarah McLean, in 2006 after 20 years of a deep, personal meditation practice. She’s spent years as a resident in a Zen Buddhist monastery, lived in a Transcendental Meditation Community, and spent months living in an ashram in India. She’s also had a lot of experience working in the field of personal transformation, including heading up the education programs at Deepak Chopra’s center in California Byron Katie’s School for the Work.

Sarah is a best-selling Hay House author and sought-after speaker who makes meditation easy for anyone. She’s truly dedicated to creating more peace on this planet by helping people to wake up tot he wonder and beauty of creation. Read more about her here.

Would you like more peace and less stress?

Many people meditate to experience inner peace and to find meaning and purpose in their lives.  Meditation can awaken your creativity, can help you find increased mental, physical and emotional health, and it can help you to feel good again.

Would you like to be more focused and less distracted? You can be. Meditation is like a reset button for your mind and body, and helps you to reduce stress and regain the balance that seems so elusive. You have probably heard the benefits of meditation, and perhaps it’s time you experience some of them!

When you learn to meditate with one of the McLean Meditation Institute’s highly trained meditation and mindfulness instructors, you’ll learn what meditation is and isn’t; how to be more focused and mindful; and how to be gain the benefits of meditation, no matter how busy your mind is.

Dive into mindfulness and meditation with a class in Simple, Easy, Every Day Meditation. It’s offered a few times a month in Sedona, Arizona and around the world. (Find an MMI Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher in your area.)

Where should you start?

It all depends on you. Here are some suggestions from Sarah:

  • Some people want to take meditation one step at a time. So to start, they gain instruction by listening to my Meditate CD which includes instruction in meditation and three powerful guided meditations. You can sign up here to listen to a selection of meditations here for free.
  • Others embark in my eight-week program outlined in my first book, Soul-Centered, Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation (Hay House)
  • Perhaps you are called to immerse yourself in meditation at a weekend retreat in Sedona, Arizona or at one of the exciting destinations where I offer meditation retreast in the U.S. and Europe. The self-discovery retreats in Sedona include: the Be The Peace: New Year’s Eve Retreat, the Creative Soul Writing Retreat for Women, and the Soul Radiance Mindfulness & Meditation Retreat. Whether you come to Sedona, or meet me at a destination spa, or come to a retreat in Europe, I will give you personal instruction in meditation and mindfulness, and guide you into powerful inquiry practices to help you to heal, transform, rejuvenate, and rekindle inner peace.
  • If you want to learn to meditate and live more mindfully you can take the class I designed after years of teaching. It’s the SEED Meditation class, a half day program during which you’ll learn how to be successful in each and every meditation. Even if you are one of those people with a very busy mind, all you need is the willingness to take a short time out every day to do the practice. You can learn in a group class or privately with one of our highly trained meditation teaches in Sedona. Or, find a class near you offered by one of our expert meditation instructors. They’ll take the mystery out of meditation and guide you every step of the way (find an MMI Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher near you.)

Check the calendar for a list of all the upcoming events, including:

Read what students say about the McLean Meditation Institute’s programs and retreats.

Questions? Call 928-204-0067 or email info@mcleanmeditation.com.

Good Reasons to Learn to Meditate 

People from all walks of life learn to meditate and love it. Professional athletes, teens, corporate executives, retirees, doctors, students, judges, lawyers, architects, engineers, and musicians have taken our meditation courses, and many went on to become meditation teachers.

Meditation is the perfect way to unplug, unwind, and take a break—and it only takes a few minutes a day. Not surprisingly, taking a break from the fast pace of our lives can actually improve physical and mental health, relationships, and the ability to make better choices. Meditation will help you feel better almost immediately. It’s like a mini vacation! You’ll think more clearly and learn to change some of the habits that don’t support you.

Even if you’ve read books on meditation or listened to meditation tapes and don’t feel competent, we’ll show you foolproof essentials to get your meditation groove on. We’ve even successfully taught type-A personalities who say they are way too busy, and others who say, “I can’t quiet my mind.”

We’ve had success teaching those who are merely curious and even those who are coerced into taking the course by their spouses or parents! We find that everyone enjoys their experience in the meditation class and they can easily continue with meditation on their own.

Meditation is a great companion on your path of self-discovery and healing. These days meditation is going mainstream and we’re here to help you find out why. Are you looking for what’s missing in your life or want to find an unshakable sense of peace—no matter what the world “out there” is up to?  A daily practice of meditation allows just that. You’ll learn to turn your attention inward and connect with who you really are, outside of your roles and responsibilities.

Read more about the benefits of meditation here.


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