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What Guides You

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Next Workshop: TBD
10am-5pm MST

Next Workshop: TBD
10am-4pm MST

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Create Your Custom Guided Meditation
That Benefits Your Life

Create Your Own Custom Guided Meditation for Positive Change

What if shaping the next year of your life could be as easy as writing your own guided meditation? What if the key to everything you want lies in knowing the truth of WHAT GUIDES YOU?

Guided meditation helps you remember who you are, and what’s important to you. It clarifies what you want, and helps you achieve it in a sustainable way. It helps you stay aligned - even in a world with so many distractions. 

What's an area of your life that you'd like to change? 

Maybe you crave less stress, more joy, financial abundance, better sleep, a fulfilling relationship or a career shift...or something else? Regardless what change you desire - it's unlikely you'll change until you have a deeper look within. 

True change comes from within.

During this interactive workshop you'll get clear about the change you really want, and create your very own custom guided meditation to help you achieve it.  You'll be able to start using your custom guided meditation right away. 

DETAILS: TBD Please find details via registration to EventBrite

What: 1-day, IN-PERSON workshop (COVID precautions will be followed) 
When: TBD from 10am-5pm MST
Where: Kiln, 2101 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Who: A maximum of 6 participants 


DETAILS: TBD Please find details via registration to EventBrite

What: 1-day, ONLINE workshop (COVID precautions will be followed) 
When: TBD from 10am-4pm MST
Who: A maximum of 6 participants 


  • A day of transformational guided meditation experiences

  • Handouts + worksheets

  • Your very own custom guided meditation

  • Opportunity to record your meditation in the podcast studio at Kiln (Live In Person June 4th Only )


LOGISTICS: See details at registration for either the Live In Person OR the Live Online workshop.




Your instructor is James Ripley, Founder of the Guided Meditation Institute. For 28 years, James has studied how to create real, lasting change by leveraging the power of our brainwave states and what guides us.  He is a writer, speaker, & trainer in Boulder, CO who is certified in the art and science of guided meditation.

Next workshop: TBD
10am-5pm MST

Next workshop: TBD
10am-4pm MST

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Jessica Hartung, Author of Conscious Professional

Don’t meditate with someone else’s images or words, create your own! 


Reaching a meditative state more easily and more often is a gift that lasts.


This workshop results in a personalized meditation that you create using your own unique words and symbols that have meaning especially for you.  


As James expertly and compassionately guides the group, I find it  empowering to meditate and access inner symbols that matter to me personally. This increased my focus, my ability to stay present, and to feel like I belong to myself more often. Do this for yourself.


Erin Weed, Entrepreneur & Single Mom

I'm a busy entrepreneur and single mom, and one of those people who has a hard time sitting still. Needless to say, traditional meditation has always been a challenge for me.


But the way James teaches meditation is totally different. I love how custom it is, allowing me to tame my own dragons in a way that feels light and free.


It's clear James is drawing upon many modalities of personal transformation work, so "guided meditation" doesn't quite sum it up. But whatever he's doing - IT WORKS. If you're ready to change or up-level yourself...this workshop is for you.


Anita Adams

James Ripley's meditation workshop was an incredible experience and one I would highly recommend to any one who is serious about meditating or wanting to go deeper.


I particularly enjoyed the intimacy of the small group setting and how safe and comfortable James made the participants feel.


Through his immersive techniques he was able to help us tap into what is important and meaningful to each participant whereby personalizing the experience.


I now have my own guided meditation that I recorded which helps me quickly access a deep state of meditation. 


Ric Taylor, Therapist/Trainer/Consultant

I am a therapist, coach, and business consultant with my own practice. I worked with James over a year ago in making some big transitions in my career and personal life. 


James' guided meditation process helped me get clear about things in my life that weren't right for me anymore.


More importantly the work helped me to get and stay in touch with a much bigger life vision, a vision that is still guiding my life today.

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Yvonne Hernández, Meditation Teacher

Thank you James for providing a safe space to guide me to create my personal meditation.

As a certified Meditation Teacher, I appreciate how effortless it was to create a personalized meditation just for me.


I loved that the class was a small group to help create an intimate setting and be able to provide guidance to us all. Plus we were all able to support each other through the process.


I highly recommend this class and as a bonus James' voice makes everything so soothing and calming instantly.


Suzanne Dudley-Schon, Leadership Coach, Writer/Poet

As a life and leadership coach and writer/poet, I especially valued, the way that James worked with each person to develop his/her/their meditation.


Rather than a one-size-fits-all version of a meditation, I experienced a creative process that resulted in a unique and perfect personal meditation that has been very powerful!! 

James created such a safe space with such a high-standard of learning.

I felt I got the individual attention I needed for my guided meditation, plus I got to view other peoples' process.


I really enjoyed the process. The workshop was excellent!

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