Immerse yourself in meditation and reconnect to the deepest part of you.

Many people desire a meaningful vacation—that’s the aim of meditation retreats. Whether for a day, a weekend, or even a whole month, a meditation retreat is a period of time away from your everyday activities, distractions, and responsibilities. During this retreat you have a unique opportunity to develop more self-awareness and appreciation for life. You will experience more clarity and peace which will result in mind-body healing.

The meditation retreats featured through the McLean Meditation Institute are themed to address issues many of us face in our daily lives. Some meditation retreats focus on cultivating creativity, or uncovering and healing a particular emotional issue. Other meditation retreats are religious, and can include prayer, or other spiritual practices. Many are secular in nature and are attended by those who are looking for stress reduction, healing, and a new perspective on life. A meditation retreat leaves a lasting impression. Take some time to explore our upcoming retreats and workshops, both in our Sedona home among the majestic red rocks, or those that we bring to other serene locations around the world.

A meditation retreat creates a memory of feeling whole and good—what your life can be. It’s one of the touchstones for more meaningful life and a new perspective. McLean Meditation Institute’s retreats are secular in nature yet can be deeply spiritual. Its safe atmosphere designed to encourage participants to find out what’s inside: who they are and what they really want, and to become more intimate with their own awareness and their own life.

The retreats include powerful meditation practices, mindfulness experiences, time in nature, and gentle yoga. There is always time for silence, recreation, and focused discussions, and it’s guaranteed that you’ll discover something new about yourself.

Everyone will dive deep into meditation—whether they are new at it or are seasoned meditators. Meditation is a very subtle yet undeniably powerful practice to create more balance in the body, spaciousness in the mind, and a new appreciation for everything and everyone in your life. Our goal is to teach a deep practice of meditation so you can to create an opportunity to retreat every single day. The meditation itself is the retreat. And when you return home, your new awareness will follow. The changes may be subtle at first. You might order something different on a menu, have more patience with your children, or notice you are less concerned about what people think. You might feel more balanced, peaceful, creative, or confident. There also could be more profound changes as you explore your relationship to your job, or where you live, or you find  a renewed purpose or passion in life.

  • From the first opportunity I met her I knew that Sarah could help me to learn to do what she does—help others realize their full potential. Sarah helped me to translate my thoughts and ideas into action. By working with her I discovered exactly what I was longing to do—help women discover God's purpose for their lives!

    Kelly Cook Rimrock, Arizona
  • My intention was to give myself a meaningful weekend to honor myself. Not only did I honor myself, I had the most incredible, transformational experience of my life.

    Julie Burillo Retreat Participant
  • Your meditation class was an amazing experience that I will not forget. After meditating with you, I haven’t ever felt like that in my whole life. Thank you.

    Lois Scottsdale, Arizona
  • After taking the meditation program, I am more clear of what I need and want, and more trusting of my inner voice. I no longer take anti-depressants which I have been on for years. I feel more secure in my self and my life.

    Judy F. Counselor

Creative Soul Women’s Writing Retreat

The Creative Soul Women’s Writing Retreat helps women access their true creativity. You don’t have to be especially artistic, poetic, or clear. You simply need a desire to write and delve into self-awareness—if only for a weekend.

For many, writing is a spiritual practice which leads to a profound experience of timelessness. A single moment of inspiration can become an eternity. The same is true of meditation. For those who practice meditation, life can be transformed physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Meditation allows the veil of stress to lift so you can connect with your true nature and commune with your creative soul.

Sarah McLean leads participants into provocative mindfulness practices, deep meditations, and expansive writing exercises to express their creative soul. She’ll show you how to listen to and trust your creative soul, explore your imagination, transcend your inner critic, and spontaneously express yourself from the womb of creativity. You’ll write, listen to yourself, and be heard—perhaps for the very first time.

The retreat is held in several magical places: Big Sur, California; Sedona, Arizona; and Teton Valley, Idaho. Each environment is nourishing and powerful, and a perfect place for transformation.

Women with any level of meditation and/or writing experience are welcome. The program includes instruction in Simple, Easy, Every Day (SEED) Meditation. All that’s required is your willingness to explore your awareness and all that is unseen.

Accommodations and transportation are not included in the meditation retreats fee. Go to our Sedona Resources page for information about visiting Sedona. View the meditation retreats cancellation policy here.

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3dec - 4dec 39:00 amdec 4Creative Soul Women's Writing Retreat: December 3 – 4, 2016

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Soul Radiance Mindfulness & Meditation Retreats

Immerse yourself in meditation and reconnect to the deepest part of you

Almost everyone needs a little time to unplug from their hectic lives now and again. The Soul Radiance Retreat is the ideal solution—it’s a one-of-a-kind meditation vacation with Hay House author Sarah McLean. Give yourself a break, reconnect with your spirit, awaken to your full potential, and strengthen your soul connection. This essential inner journey includes mindfulness movement and self-discovery exercises, as well as silent and guided meditations.

Beginners aren’t just welcome, they’re embraced at this retreat. You don’t need any prior experience with meditation. Whether this is your first retreat, or you’re a retreat junkie, it’s guaranteed that you’ll leave transformed and inspired.

  • Do you want to feel more like yourself?
  • Would you like to discover your heart’s true desires?
  • Would you like some time to really, deeply connect to your inner knowing?
  • Would you like to deeply explore your inner realm through meditation?

Come to the Soul Radiance Retreat and get it all. Guided by Hay House author and meditation expert Sarah McLean and a team of inspirational facilitators, you’ll experience:

  • Deep meditation practices for insight, rejuvenation and inspiration—exploring and learning how to meet your own mind with the Simple, Easy, Every Day Meditation
  • Self-inquiry practices to reveal your inner wisdom and an awakening to your heart’s deepest desires
  • A deep connection with who you really are, the ‘you’ beyond your thoughts and the roles you play, the source of your creativity and your life… your soul-center
  • The wisdom and magnificence of nature and the realization of the importance of harmonizing with nature’s rhythms
  • The practice deep listening to yourself and others
  • Ways to cultivate self-compassion in your everyday life with awareness and an open heart

Soul Radiance Retreat in Sedona, Arizona with Sarah McLean, October 22 & 23, 2016
At the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona, Arizona

Rates: Early registration $225 (21 days in advance)
Regular $255
Retreat Alums Save 15%
Companions, take 10% off when you register together

Accommodations, meals, and transportation are not included in the retreat fee.

Retreat Schedule (subject to changes):
Saturday 9:00 am 12:30 pm; 2:00-5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The retreat is offered at the McLean Meditation Institute. You will need to make your own arrangements for accommodations. Visit this link for additional travel information for your Sedona visit. If you are booking a hotel, be sure you find one in the City of Sedona rather than the Village of Oak Creek (which is sometimes called Sedona) as it is about 10 miles away.

Accommodations and transportation are not included in the meditation retreats fee. Go to our Sedona Resources page for information about visiting Sedona. View the meditation retreats cancellation policy here.

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22octAll DaySoul Radiance Mindfulness & Meditation Retreat: October 22 – 23, 2016

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New Year’s Be the Peace Meditation Retreats

Join us for the 4th annual New Year’s Be The Peace Meditation Retreat and be the peace you want to see in the world. Bring in the new year with deep meditation and mystical music, lead by Sarah McLean, and mystical musician recording artist, Ani Williams.

Bring in the new year with deep meditation practice and inspiring meditation music at a powerful and nourishing meditation retreat. Be The Peace offers those with a current meditation practice and inspired future mediators to come together for a group meditation to create the peace we want to see in the world.

Make your reservation now to join Sarah McLean, Ani Williams, and friends. Limited to 20 attendees. You must be 18 or older to attend.

Accommodations and transportation are not included in the meditation retreats fee. Go to our Sedona Resources page for information about visiting Sedona. View the meditation retreats cancellation policy here.

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31dec7:30 pmNew Year's Meditation Retreat - Be The Peace: Dec 31, 2016 – Jan 1, 2017

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Meditation Vacation Retreat

Gift yourself  weekend vacation meditation retreats in mystical Sedona. Best-selling author Sarah McLean, founder of the McLean Meditation Institute, is offering a leisurely, yet transformative opportunity to unplug and recharge. Learn how to meditate and relax in the natural beauty of the red rocks. Discover powerful techniques for reducing stress, enhancing your creativity, and experiencing more vitality. It’s intended not only for those new to meditation, but also for those who already practice meditation to deepen their mindfulness, self-inquiry practices, mantra meditations, discussions on the chakra system, and gentle yoga. The Meditation Vacation Retreat offers you free time to visit sacred sites, hike in the red rocks, enjoy treatments at world-class spas, and savor your meals at acclaimed restaurants. Return home rejuvenated, inspired and with a meditation and mindfulness practice to help you maintain the inner peace you gained in Sedona. Reserve your spot in this one-of-a-kind meditation vacation.

Accommodations and transportation are not included in the meditation retreats fee. Go to our Sedona Resources page for information about visiting Sedona. View the meditation retreats cancellation policy here.

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European Meditation Retreats

Meditation, Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat, Co. Cork, Ireland: Spring 2017

Attend the Meditation, Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat with meditation expert, Sarah McLean, and Vedic Educator, Suzi Von Mensenkampff. Reconnect with your spirit, awaken to your full potential and renew yourself as you are expertly guided on an essential inner journey to strengthen your soul connection with meditation and gentle movement and mindfulness practices. You’ll rejuvenate, recharge, and reflect at the Castlemartyr Resort in Co. Cork, Ireland. Meditation instruction in the Simple, Easy, Every Day Meditation method is included. Beginners are welcome at meditation retreats! Find out more! Call 928-204-0067 in the U.S. or (021) 4770904 in Ireland.

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1mar1:00 amMeditation, Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Spa Retreats with Sarah McLean

Soul Radiance Spa Retreat, Sanctuary on Camelback Resort Spa House, October 10 – 13, 2016

One-of-a-kind meditation retreats vacation with Hay House author Sarah McLean. Immerse yourself in mindfulness practices, explore who you really are through silent and guided meditations, and reconnect with your heart’s desires through self-inquiry practices. Discover insight, rejuvenation, and inspiration—exploring and learning how to meet your own mind with Simple, Easy, Every Day (SEED) Meditation. Learn self-inquiry practices to reveal your inner wisdom. Awaken to your heart’s deepest desires. Practice deep listening and mindful communication practices. Delicious meals, amazing massages, fantastic yoga, luxurious rooms. Find out about what else the retreat includes, call 480-624-8513.

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10octAll DaySoul Radiance Spa Retreat: October 10 – 13, 2016

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Kundalini Meditation Intensive

Experience the power of kundalini in a two-day intensive at the McLean Meditation Institute, led by Martin Birrittella. From his own experience Marty will discuss the internal workings of kundalini. Experience a sublime, mysterious, and transformative energy, both in its active role in meditation, and in everyday life. He leads simple self-inquiry exercises that will enhance the practitioner’s understanding of the energy. One’s inner power will be enlivened when Marty touches the participant’s brow and crown chakras, and/or spine during meditation.

This retreat is specifically designed for experienced meditators or practitioners of kundalini yoga. It cannot be attended by anyone on any type of psychotropic medication, or who is under a psychiatrist’s care.

Accommodations and transportation are not included in the meditation retreats fee. Go to our Sedona Resources page for information about visiting Sedona. View the meditation retreats cancellation policy here.

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8octAll DayKundalini Meditation Intensive, Oct 8 – 9, 2016

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Study Groups & Workshops

Chakra Exploration

Discover the secrets of the chakra energy centers. Learn about how chakras work and how to clear and activate a chakra with meditation, guided breathing practices, and gentle movement.

Taught by popular yoga expert, Zac Occhiline. You can join the whole series, or drop in to a discussion any Saturday you can. $125 for the 8 week series, $18 per session. Call (928) 204-0067 to register.

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40 Days of Self Love

Imagine if you could comfortably say, “I know myself, I trust myself, I love myself.”

For many, one of the biggest obstacles to personal growth is lack of self love. Now, in this 6-week series, you can enhance your relationship to yourself and create tools to ensure that you put yourself at the top of your “to do” list. Get to know yourself better, and follow your intuition more easily as you develop more self love through discussions, exercises, meditations, and journaling.

Each week, Spiritual Counselor Eva Maurice will bring the focus on a specific topic such as speaking your truth, forgiveness, giving without attachment, and more.

Sessions are held Monday afternoons, 2:00-3:30 pm, beginning September 12. The program runs through October 17. Join the whole series or drop-in any Monday.

$99 for the 6-week series, $18 per session. Call 928-204-0067 to register.

Drop-ins welcome.

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