Dean Sluyter (pronounced “slighter”) has taught natural methods of meditation and awakening throughout the U.S. and beyond since 1970, from colleges and yoga studios to corporate offices and maximum security prisons. He is known for his warm, funny, down-to-earth style, and for making authentic, life-transforming teachings accessible and easy. A grateful student of sages in several traditions, he has completed numerous retreats and pilgrimages in India, Tibet, Nepal, and the West. Dean’s books include Natural Meditation, winner of the Nautilus Award for best book on body, mind, and spirit practices. He has appeared frequently in national media, including The New York Times, National Public Radio, Coast to Coast AM, and O, The Oprah Magazine. When not writing or teaching, Dean plays the ukulele and happily rides his Vespa through the streets of Santa Monica. His website is DeanWords.com.