Sound Meditation at the Museum of Modern of Modern Art - 2.1.2017

Sara Auster is a certified Sound Therapist and Meditation Teacher based in New York City.  She has been a driving force in bringing sound meditation and sound therapy to contemporary culture.  Sara offers sound meditation in different formats including workshops, retreats, trainings, private sessions and large-scale events all over the world. 

In 2002, after an accident left her with a broken back, chronic pain and an inability to continue her work as a musician and artist, Sara began a journey of self-healing.  In 2008, she became a certified Anusara Yoga teacher and earned her certification in Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater.   She completed her Sound Therapy Practitioner training under the guidance of Wendy Young (Princeton University). In addition to thousands of hours of yoga trainings in therapeutics and philosophy, she studied Shiatsu and Swedish massage therapy at The Swedish Institute in New York City and is a Reiki practitioner. Her methods are informed by her studies of neuroscience, psychoacoustics, Yoga Nidra, shamanism and Traditional Chinese medicine. 

Using holistic approaches to healing with the transformative power of music and sound, Sara's carefully crafted personal instruction allows her students and clients to use sound as a tool to support, access, and cultivate deep relaxation. Possessing the unique ability to offer quality sound work in a large format, Sara provides a shared meditative experience for groups of ten to ten thousand.

In New York City, Sara is the Sound Director for The Big Quiet and MNDFL, and has facilitated sound events at venues such as The Museum of Modern Art, The Rubin Museum, Lincoln Center and Summer Stage in Central Park.  Sara co-created the Mindful Music + Sound Series at Tibet House in 2014, and serves on their associate board.  She has been featured in Billboard Magazine, The New York Times and TIME Magazine, listed as a top meditation to try by Oprah Magazine and was recently named as one of "50 Innovators Shaping the Future of Wellness" by Sonima. 



New York Times - So You Think You Can't Meditate?  

Quartz - Tune In Tune Out: A Sound Bath provides many of meditation's benefits without the discipline  

Billboard Magazine - I Want to Find My Way

Men's Journal - Zen Out: A Guided Sound Meditation

Vice - Tonic Shorties - Health Crazed: Sound Bath

Sonima - 50 Innovators Shaping the Future of Wellness

MindBodyGreen - The Real Reason Sound Baths are Still a Rising Trend

Garance Dore - Steady MInds

The New York Times - No Texts, Please, We're Meditating

A Plus - WTF is a Sound Bath, and Why Should You Try It?  

MindBodyGreen - What NYC's Chicest Mass Meditation Taught Us About The Profound Power Of Sound

Everup - Mindful Mornings: Finding an Internal Baseline So That You Can Act Instead of React (author)

The Log Journal - VARIATIONS: Ways of Listening

Well + Good - Listen to this Sound Bath Recording for Some Super-Healing Self Care (author)

Yoga Journal - 9 Inspiring Meditation Teachers to Know

Well + Good - Where to Experience a Sound Bath in NYC

Well Aware - WELL / AWARE SHOW 022: Sound Baths and Sonic Diet w/ Sara Auster

Yahoo Health - Music + Meditation: How Sound Baths Wash Away Stress

Well + Good - Lincoln Center Will Transform Into a Giant Sound Bath Venue This Weekend

Well + Good - New York City's Sonic Bath Boom

SONIMA - 9 Meditation Teachers You Should Know

NY Yoga+Life MagazineSound Therapy: Facilitating the Body's Natural Healing Process (author)

Sound Fly - Sara Auster and the Healing Power of Sound

Yoga City NYC - Experiencing A Resonation Sound Bath.  I'm Vibrating, I'm Glowing . . .

La Vita Wellness - Monthly Muse

The Standard Culture - Life-Changing Frequencies

Teach.Yoga - Sound Healing

The Coveteur - Get Well with Michelle Promaulayko