Guided Meditations from the Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement

In our second annual focus on women leaders of mindfulness, we invited teachers, researchers, and activists to share guided meditations that reflect what they’ve learned from their years of deep practice.

Mindful Women Meditation Practices

As part of our Fall —The Power of Attitude: Change Your Mind, Change Your World—we’ve gathered mindfulness practices from some of the powerful women of the mindfulness movement featured in the magazine. Here they share their deep practice with you so you can be inspired not only to sit and practice, but also to rise and act.


1) An Embodied Awareness Meditation

Sebene Selassie

Mindfulness Teacher, Author, and Speaker

“Mindfulness presents the opportunity for us to be more fully present for ourselves, our loved ones, and the earth.”

Embodied Awareness Meditation

  • 11:22

2) A Guided Meditation for Deep Relaxation

Jenée Johnson

Mindfulness, Public Health, and Racial Healing Innovator

“Once you have access to the fullness of your worth and your humanity, then you can do just about anything you want.”

A Guided Meditation for Deep Relaxation

  • 10:41

3) A Practice to Hold the Emotional Body

Leslie Booker

Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Speaker, and Author

“I want you to see my color. I want you to know that I’m queer. I want you to know that I’m racialized and politicized.”

A Practice to Hold the Emotional Body

  • 20:08

4) A Guided Meditation for Exploring Interconnectedness

Ghylian Bell

Ghylian Bell

Founder, Urban Yoga Foundation

“I got you, I see you, I see you bleeding, I see you open, I acknowledge you, I’m holding you, and now I’m going to get up and take care of you.”

A Guided Meditation for Exploring Interconnectedness

  • 20:38

5) A Guided Meditation to Cultivate Equanimity

Diana Winston

Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA

“I think that bringing mindfulness out into the world is moving our planet in the direction we want to go.”

A Guided Meditation to Cultivate Equanimity

  • 25:15

6) A Guided Meditation to Be As You Are

Cheryl Jones

Founder, The Mindful Path

“Be willing to be with yourself as you are with love and compassion.”

A Guided Meditation to Be As You Are

  • 7:18

7) Loving-Kindness Meditation

Tita Angangco

Cofounder, The Centre for Mindfulness Studies

“What’s really important is to change the very fundamentals of our values, and our beliefs about each other.”

Loving Kindness Meditation

  • 6:34

8) A Practice to Stabilize the Body and Mind

Cara Bradley

Mindfulness Teacher, Speaker, and Author

“In business and in life, you have to have a balance of the yang energy to get things done, along with the yin energy of supporting people through transformation.”

A Practice to Stabilize the Body and Mind

  • 16:38

9) A Guided Meditation for Turning Awareness into Action

Michelle Maldonado

Michelle Maldonado

Founder & CEO of Lucenscia

“When we see the spectrum in front of us, then we start to break down misperceptions about who we think people are and what they can and can’t do.”

A Guided Meditation for Turning Awareness into Action

  • 13:47

10) A Gentle Loving-Kindness Meditation

Jessica Morey

Founder, iBme

“I just like the fundamental clarity, the potential for connection and care of every mind, heart, and also of healing—that’s just inspiring.”

A Gentle Loving-Kindness Meditation

  • 22:13

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