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

Sara Auster is changing the way the world is engaging with sound and the act of listening.  As a sound therapist, meditation teacher, and artist, she has been a driving force in bringing sound baths to contemporary culture.  Using a holistic approach to well-being with the transformative power of music and sound, her carefully crafted experiences allow sound to be used as a tool to access meditative states, support self-inquiry, cultivate deep relaxation, and inspire meaningful connection and change. 

At the age of twenty-three, Sara was working full-time as an artist and musician in her New York City studio when the floor collapsed leaving her back broken in 4 places and temporarily paralyzed. Her physicians at the time told Sara she would live a life of chronic pain, limited mobility, and prescription drugs. This diagnosis led Sara to embark on a journey of recovery from physical and emotional trauma. By way of this healing process, she created a uniquely approachable method based on over a decade of study in psychoacoustics, yoga and meditation, and a lifetime of experience in music and art. 

In 2014 Sara co-created the Mindful Music + Sound Series at Tibet House, and began to serve on their associate board. This experience inspired Sara to expand her sound offerings to more cultural institutions and public spaces eventually leading to a partnership with the mass meditation event,  The Big Quiet and meditation studio, MNDFL. During her two years as Sound Director for both, Sara curated and facilitated unique, site specific sound bath experiences, for up to 10,000 people at a time, in iconic venues such as: The Museum of Modern Art, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, One world Observatory, The Rubin Museum and SummerStage in Central Park.

Sara’s work in making meditation and sound baths accessible to all, has gained her recognition as a leading voice in the wellness movement. She has been invited to speak about mindfulness and sound for companies such as Google, Microsoft and American Express.  Her work has been featured in several global media outlets including: The New York Times, Time Magazine, Vice, Quartz and Billboard Magazine and was named a top meditation by Oprah Magazine in 2016.  

Through sound baths, sound meditation, community events, education and corporate mindfulness training, Sara facilitates mindful and immersive experiences that allow participants access to improved focus, expansive creativity, and deep human connection through listening.  

Media/Press

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

Metro - How Meditation in a Museum Can Help You Become an Art Expert

Sonos Blog - Sound Baths: Sara Auster on Deep Listening

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?  

Everyday Health - Sound Baths: Soothing Stress With Sound

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