Woman Arising Annual Award
Every year Woman Arising presents an Award to a woman in the Sedona community who exemplifies the qualities of female leadership, mentorship, and advocacy. These women have blazed the trail for others to see their own divine femine self and continue to inspire women to realize their own power and worth. Their voices are strong reminders of the value women have in shaping communities.
This will be the fourth year Woman Arising has given this award. Past award winners include Adele Seronde, Sarah McClean and Martha Mertz.
Past Award Winners
Sarah McLean is a contemporary meditation and mindfulness teacher who has been inspiring people to meditate for over 20 years. She is a best-selling Hay House author and director of the McLean Meditation Institute of Sedona. With kindness and humor, Sarah shares her secrets to creating a successful meditation practice and how the it can lead to increased self-compassion, clear communication, and a more peaceful life.
She is dedicated to doing what she can to create more peace on this planet, for every living being. She believes that when people learn how to meditate and practice every day, they are able to expand their awareness and cultivate their own personal peace. When each one of us is peaceful, it creates a more peaceful planet for everyone. She has a 24 year teaching career, and her students come from all walks of life, including Olympic and professional athletes, rock stars, and presidents of Fortune 500 companies, along with moms and dads and even young children.
Sarah is the founder of the Meditation Teacher Academy at the McLean Meditation Institute.