Mindful Nature Journaling

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Mindful Nature Journaling 

with Ann Brownfield Meara

April 8-9, 2022 (Friday – Saturday)

10 am – 3 pm

*Important Covid Note:  Ann Brownfield Meara requests that all students be fully vaccinated to participate in her workshop.  Please email her at mearas@comcast.net if you have any questions/concerns about this.  Masks will be required when you are inside the studio.

This workshop offers a retreat into mindfulness practices with quiet observation of the natural world, it’s beauty and wonder.  We will match our inner landscapes to nature’s slower rhythm by turning inward.  Dwelling in the present moment, participants will then turn attention outward toward nature, mindfully sensing and noticing both small details and large shifts in light, color and atmosphere.

Immersing ourselves in the beauty around and within us will facilitate a deep and abiding connection.  Experiencing this well being, we see nature unfold in new and interesting ways. With active reflection and observation through words and images, we will create descriptive passages and pages infused with both imagination and feeling.

This workshop offers writers and art makers of all levels the space, time and inspiration to weave simple, yet powerful visual and visceral reflections.  We will meditate on nature and upon passages from iconic nature writers. Practices and techniques will travel home with participants for continued use at home or on the go.

Weather permitting, workshop participants will work outside on the beautiful grounds at the Sedona Arts Center featuring expansive mountain vistas and quiet natural enclaves.

Bring your own hydration, sun protection and appropriate indoor and outdoor attire, plus workshop materials (TBD).


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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 – TBA


Cancellation Policy


  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • A student may pay in full or place a $125 non-refundable deposit to save a space in the workshop
  • Any unpaid balance is due at least 30 days prior to first day of class
  • If a student cancels before the 30-day cut-off, the balance is refunded (or cancelled if not already paid) – the deposit is non-refundable
  • If a student cancels within the 30-days prior to class, no refund is given and both deposit and balance are forfeited
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.

Covid-19 Update for In-Person Classes and Workshops: 

As long as SAC is able to provide an environment that adheres to the CDC guidelines for social gatherings, and assuming all other normal criteria are met and the workshop or class goes forward, the above cancellation policies are in effect.