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10am – 1pm Mindfulness Through the Lens at Washington Park Arboretum

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Mindful PhotographyExperience the World from a New Perspective

In these workshops you’ll use your camera as a tool to quiet the busy mind by focusing on the exquisite beauty of the present moment. While exploring some of the PNW’s most striking scenery, we’ll practice a variety of mindfulness techniques, gently leading you into the art of seeing deeply. You’ll experience both the inner and outer world from a new perspective, leaving with tools that enhance your life and photography.

No Photography Experience Required

Accessible to all levels of photographer, even those who rarely take photos. Cell phone cameras are encouraged! This is NOT a technical “how to use a camera” workshop. It’s about gaining real world techniques to calm the busy mind and be present in the moment, allowing that your photographs will improve organically.

Preregistration is Mandatory.  Reserve your spot today by clicking HERE

tumOur July 20th Event will be at Washington Park Arboretum

This week in the series we will be hiking Washington Park Arboretum located at Lake Washington Blvd, between E. Interlaken Blvd and Boyer Ave E in Seattle, across from the Japanese Gardens.

ABOUT: An oasis of green on the shores of Lake Washington, the Washington Park Arboretum is one of Seattle’s finest gems. Groomed trails meander through both natural woodland and landscaped plantings, around ponds and through hidden glens sheltered by towering trees. We will explore a variety of environments during this workshop, both natural and man-made. Our opening meditation will be in a hidden copse of towering trees, where wildflowers are abundant and colorful dragonfly’s are zipping about the waterlilies.

Purchase your ticket today by clicking HERE

CAMERA REQUIREMENTS: None! Cell phone or point and shoot are fine. If you have a fancier camera we will suggest you put it on auto mode. This event is about learning to see from a new perspective, not about camera technology.

GENERAL: Please wear appropriate footwear.

Please bring water. Snacks are optional, but suggested.

CHILDREN: Children 14 and over are welcome and a separate ticket is required.

PETS: Service animals, as recognized by ADA official guidelines, are welcome. No pets, please.

CANCELLATIONS: Events will be cancelled in the case of heavy rain. No cancellation for light or intermittent rain. If you are unable to attend the rain date, your ticket will be credited toward another event.


DETAILS: For complete details including direction and other events in this series see the ticketing link:

https://themindfullens.bpt.me   (You will be redirected to Brown Paper Tickets)

About Your Mindfulness Leaders

Your guides for this mindfulness exploration are Dara Wagner of @The.Mindful.Lens and Diana Scheel of Cat in the Moon Photography.

Dara Wagner is a Reiki Master specializing in meditative and other transformative processes. She developed The Mindful Lens technique organically during a three-year experiment in ways to become acutely focused on the present moment and saying “yes” to life.

Diana Scheel is a professional photographer on a personal journey of self awareness and transformation. She has traveled all over the world with her camera and specializes in portrait and fine art photography.


Dara Wagner, Reiki Master
Daylight Healing Center Edmonds Hypnosis, Meditation, Yoga and Reiki


Washington Park Arboretum Parking Lot
Seattle, WA 98112 us + Google Map