Nature Meditations

The Art of Mindfulness

I am the founder and lead teacher at Nature Meditations: The Art of Mindfulness where I am dedicated to exploring the inner and outer landscapes of the human experience, the natural world, and life on Earth. Nature-based mindfulness meditation helps us explore concepts that are reflected back to us through our interactions with nature. These practices illuminate new perspectives and reveal and inspire ways to live in greater harmony with the natural stages and rhythms of life. I offer online and in-person programs.

Mindfulness Deep Dive

What began as a vision to combine the timeless teachings of dharma with the creative expression of nature photography has blossomed into a transformative experience for all involved. The deep dive program is about immersing ourselves in an extended exploration of self-discovery and creativity. Each month, we delve into a new theme, inviting participants to engage deeply with meditation and mindfulness wisdom. Through guided discussions and introspective exercises, we uncover hidden insights and pathways to personal growth.

But it’s not just about inner reflection; it’s about translating that wisdom into tangible expressions of art. Our forays into nature photography provide a unique opportunity to capture the essence of our inner transformations. From serene landscapes to intricate details of flora and fauna, each image becomes a testament to our journey of self-discovery.

Joined by like-minded individuals dedicated to personal development and meaningful connections, we support and uplift one another every step of the way. Together, we share our triumphs and challenges, finding solace and inspiration in our shared experiences.

Photo Challenge

As an educator deeply committed to fostering holistic growth in my students, I’ve developed a transformative community program known as Mindfulness & Photography. This initiative bridges the realms of photography and inner peace, offering a haven for exploration and self-discovery. Welcoming participants at any stage of their journey, our community-centric approach invites individuals to embark on a path of weekly Photo Challenges.

In this program, we delve into nature-based mindfulness concepts, allowing our senses to intertwine with the world around us. With each click of the shutter, we nurture creativity and embrace the beauty that surrounds us, grounding ourselves in the present moment.

Through these weekly challenge themes, participants not only refine their photography skills but also uncover new techniques and perspectives. It’s a journey of growth and inspiration, where the act of capturing images becomes a conduit for deeper understanding and connection – it’s about cultivating mindful masterpieces that reflect our innermost thoughts and emotions. Together, we explore the essence of mindfulness, weaving it seamlessly into the art of photography. Every frame tells a story, and every moment is an opportunity to find peace and inspiration.

In-Person: New Mexico

As the founder of this in-person community mindfulness program, I’ve crafted an experience that transcends the ordinary and invites participants into a world where serenity intertwines with adventure. Through a carefully curated blend of outdoor activities, we embark on a journey of self-discovery and exploration. Whether it’s the gentle rhythm of a nature walk, the invigorating challenge of a hike in a majestic park, or the exhilarating rush of snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, each adventure offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the beauty of the natural world.

This program is more than just outdoor excursions. It’s a holistic approach to mindfulness, incorporating sessions designed to foster a deeper connection with the present moment. In addition to mindfulness, we also nurture creativity through photography-focused programs. What truly sets this program apart, however, is the sense of community that flourishes among participants. Like-minded individuals come together, forging friendships as they explore the wonders of nature and support one another on their journey of self-discovery. So, if you’re ready to embrace tranquility and excitement in equal measure, I invite you to step into this vibrant community. Together, we’ll embark on a transformative adventure, enriching our minds, bodies, and souls amidst the beauty of the natural world.