James Ripley

Guided Meditation Coach
C-suite, Front Line Employees, HR Leaders, Leaders, Managers, Rising professionals,

For the past 30 years, James has studied how we can create real, lasting change. He is certified in the art and science of guided meditation and founded the Guided Meditation Institute in 2015. He also leads plant medicine journeys and provides prep & integration work for these profound psychedelic experiences.


James loves working with growth-oriented leaders to leverage the power of meditative states and to harness the truth of what guides us. He specializes in guiding entrepreneurs, executives, coaches, therapists, podcasters, and speakers – especially those who are experiencing significant life transitions or want to up-level. 


He works with clients privately by offering a two-hour Guided Meditation Experience, as well as a two-day Medicine Journey Retreat. James will create a custom guided meditation for you that includes your most powerful symbols for lasting change, called “Your Guided Meditation to Live By.” 


James is a writer, speaker and trainer who lives in Boulder, Colorado with his sweetheart and two bonus kids.



B.S.B.A., Miami University of Ohio—Finance



Guided Meditation and Biofeedback, Anna Wise Center, Berkeley, CA


Open Focus, Dr. Les Fehmi, Princeton, NJ


Massage Therapy School, Chinese Medicine School, Denver, CO


I am a member of The Hypnosis Society in college and did ayahuasca in the Peruvian Amazon in 1997.

Guided MeditationHuman PerformanceIntegration WorkLeadershipMeditationMind-Body ConnectionMindfulnessWellness

High Performance Leadership: States to Traits


Creating a Daily Meditation Practice You Love


Imagining Change ( Journey Medicine Prep & Integration)

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