Uniting Mindfulness and Photography in a Transformative Journey

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”

~ Dorothea Lange, 20th century photographer

Discover the synergy between mindfulness and photography through our engaging classes, workshops and retreats for all skill levels. Embrace the present moment and simply come as you are to experience the transformative power of combining mindfulness with the art of photography. Immerse yourself in this journey, where each click of the camera becomes a mindful exploration.

Participants learn to embrace the art of photography not merely as a technical skill but as a profound means of capturing emotions, stories, and the beauty of life itself.

Whether you’re a novice seeking to explore photography or an experienced artist looking to infuse mindfulness into your practice, the Center for Mindfulness Photography promises to enrich your perspective and foster a lasting appreciation for both art and mindfulness.

Below is a selection of our offerings that describes them in more detail.


Whether you’re a novice seeking to capture life’s beauty or a seasoned photographer looking to rekindle your passion, our One-to-One Mindfulness Photography Sessions will empower you to see the world with fresh eyes, fostering a sense of mindfulness that extends far beyond the lens.

Or, if you’d prefer to set the camera aside…

One-to-One Mindfulness Meditation Sessions (without the photography element) could be what you’re looking for. It can be challenging to know where to start with a meditation practice and how to stay with it. Private sessions can support you in establishing (or re-establishing) a personalized  mindfulness & meditation practice or refresh an existing one.

Wherever you are on your journey, you’ll learn simple methods to bring the practical skills cultivated in meditation with you as you go about your life; in relationships, work, creativity, rest, walking the dog or savoring a delicious meal.



Our carefully crafted programs invite participants of all levels to delve into the captivating realm of mindfulness photography. Through expert guidance and hands-on experiences, you will learn to capture the essence of each moment, infusing your images with presence and meaning.

Join a 2-hour Mindfulness Photography Walk to get a taste of what it’s like to blend mindfulness practices with photography.

Set aside an afternoon for a relaxing and restorative Half-day Workshop or go deeper with a Daylong Workshop.  

Our Weekend Workshops allow for an even more immersive experience that includes informal sharing of photos.

Take it to a new level with Weekly Classes that provide consistent support over an extended period of time. You will integrate mindfulness and photography practices into your day-to-day life while also bringing your attention to essential elements in the art of photography. This format gives plenty of time for sharing of photos, from a mindfulness-based approach, rather than a typical critique.


Embark on a photographic odyssey like no other with our captivating 6-day Destination Retreats, where the enchanting landscapes of the Costa Rican Cloud Forest and the timeless charm of Tuscany serve as your artistic canvas.

Begin and end each day with a calming meditation and engage in a variety of accessible mindfulness practices in between. This, balanced with multiple opportunities for photography each day and ample time for mindful eating, socializing and rest.

Settle in to your own pace and immerse yourself in the heart of these breathtaking locales, allowing their natural beauty to inspire and guide your lens.


We serve organizations and higher education institutions with opportunities to enhance team building, encourage a sense of  community and provide a unique and restorative pause.

These mindfulness and photography practices have been known to reduce stress, improve focus, and increase creative approaches to problem-solving, fostering a positive work or educational environment.


Amy brings to her teaching more than two decades of experience as a photographer, educator and mindfulness practitioner. A Fulbright fellow, she has taught at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Griffin Museum of Photography and other institutions, and is certified to teach mindfulness meditation and compassion practices.

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“Amy has a way of bringing stillness into a room and letting her teachings unfold by way of modeling mindfulness and presence.  She is very receptive to the dynamics of the group and creates a safe and welcoming environment to explore meditation and creativity.” 

~Liza Semler, educator