Meditation to Creation

Ann Brownfield Meara
Ann Brownfield Meara

Description

“Out of my decades long meditation practice has come my most inspired art, poetry and writing. My workshops offer you time, space and inspiration. You will learn and practice techniques and approaches that will move you from meditation to fertile creation. Most importantly, you will take these practices with you when you leave. I look forward to creating through words and images with you in Sedona.”

-Ann Brownfield Meara

At the Meditation to Creation Workshop, find inner guidance to create something beautiful in addition to reflecting, writing and art making, you will also learn and practice the ancient art of meditation. Out of mediation, profound creative insights arise.

Creativity is a process of allowing. It begins with an inner spark, which you feed, develop and actualize. Creativity must be nurtured into being. It can be both magical and astounding. But it arises when we relax enough to invite it in. Coaxing forth its flow, a wellspring of creative solutions bubble to the surface. Inner wisdom helps us initiate skillful, creative action.
Freeing the mind through meditation creates the ground for equanimity–that fertile state where brilliance breaks free.

No prior art, writing or meditation experience is necessary. Just the willingness to be more creative, more inspired and more productive. Come if you wish to learn something lasting; something beautiful…while allowing your creativity to be nurtured.

Ann Brownfield Meara

Ann Brownfield Meara

Ann Brownfield Meara,

M.S.,C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, C-Meditation

Ann Brownfield Meara is a teaching artist and creative arts facilitator and she is also a Certified Yoga Therapist and popular meditation teacher with 12 years of experience in the field of adaptive, goal centered practice.

A member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Ann was one of the first  recognized by the organization as a seasoned professional in the field. A creative artist and experienced writer, Ann holds a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and completed a certificate program at Northwestern led by art therapy pioneer, Harriet Wadeson.

Ann often draws from modalities such as mantra, yantra and tarka (sound, symbol, writing/reflection) to enhance her yoga and meditation teachings.  Ann lives and works in both Chicago and Sedona.  Her art is available through society6.com.

Workshop Supply List

-a favorite quotation printed out onto paper
-a picture from nature that speaks to you (printed photo or from a magazine)
-a writing pen and a lined journal or spiral notebook
-a beginner mind

Art Supplies:

Watercolor journal  – 5 X 7 140 LB preferred

Watercolor markers small set assorted colors

Watercolor pencil small set assorted colors

Watercolor crayons small set assorted colors

Small plastic water cups (2)

Small plastic watercolor palette

Crayons set 8 assorted colors

Watercolor atomizer bottle 2 oz.

Watercolor brush pack of 3 assorted sizes

Travel/mini watercolor paint (assorted color blocks) set

Drawing pencil

Gum eraser

“In February, I had the pleasure of attending the Meditation to Creation 2 day workshop. The workshop was led by Ann Brownfield Meara who is a truly gifted teacher and kind, and loving guide. During the workshop, Ann led us through a series of beautiful meditations, after which, we had the opportunity to express our insights and intentions through art. I was thoroughly surprised and delighted to discover my work took on completely new dimensions following the meditation practices. Meditation to Creation was a wonderful workshop and experience and I highly recommend it!”- Julie Africk, participant

“It was new for me to meditate so intensely on a nature image and on nature itself. And it was new to express meditative experiences in form and color. And I liked how Ann approached the group and the meditation techniques. She has a unique way of teaching and I felt she took the time to address the needs of the group. I enjoyed it very much.”-Kathleen Lahiff, participant

“A delightful combination of meditation practices and art making was provided during Ann Meara’s Mediation to Creation workshop at the Sedona Arts Center. Ann’s calming and supportive approach allowed freedom to explore a variety of art media and to learn and follow meditation strategies and prompts. The incredible setting of Sedona’s Art Center combined with creative and calming practices was a powerful and meaningful experience and highly recommended for those seeking creative and personal exploration.-Mignon Dupepe, participant

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