Weekly Live Sessions Every Thursday at 7pm PST
Benefits of PM
As you progress through the program, you'll cultivate heightened self-awareness, forge deeper connections, and nurture gratitude, leading to a profound transformation. By the end of the program, you'll achieve:
Unleash the creative genius within! Guided by simple yet powerful exercises, you'll uncover your most authentic voice. Witness how this authenticity effortlessly translates into images that are not only beautiful but profoundly meaningful. Each creation will be a testament to your unique, creative spirit. Embrace a life where your art resonates with your soul, and you'll take immense pride in every frame you capture.
PM practices help regulate your nervous system so that you're calmer and have greater control over your reactions. You'll learn to quiet your mind to give way to appreciation and presence. Experience restful sleep, heightened focus, and an overall sense of lightness that will uplift your every day.
Nurture meaningful connections not only with your subjects but also in your personal relationships. Discover how to infuse awareness and appreciation into the fabric of your interactions. Watch patience, intention, and intimacy flourish in your connections with loved ones.
In today's fast-paced world, anxiety, disconnection, and frustration have become all too familiar. This turmoil can strain our relationships, undermine our well-being, and even impact our professional lives.
Photography as Meditation is a transformative practice that offers tools for serenity and connection. Through this program, you'll rediscover the art of savoring moments, finding joy in the ordinary, and reveling in the magic that surrounds us. After 6 weeks, you'll have developed a habit of practicing creative techniques to summon joy and tranquility, no matter how fast the world is around you.
With the lens as your gateway, you are invited to experience...
Improved Mental Health
Embrace the proven power of mindfulness on mental well-being. By immersing yourself in the present moment, practicing gratitude, and slowing down, you unleash neurotransmitters that enhance mood, behavior, and focus.
In stillness and presence of mind, we refine our ability to listen and communicate more effectively with others. This program nurtures empathy and strengthens connections, fostering richer relationships.
Within each of us lies an untapped wellspring of creativity. Through PM practices, you'll tap into your flow state—the realm of boundless magic within. Here, you'll fully express yourself, becoming the person you're destined to be.
This Course Brings You
This program was created for all levels no matter what your experience with photography or meditation.
6 Weeks of Instruction
Access 6 weeks of transformative instruction and engaging assignments. Seamlessly connect from any device to begin your journey.
Conscious Creators Community - Lifetime Membership
Join a warm and supportive community of like-minded individuals on a shared path to clarity, creativity, and curiosity. While mindfulness benefits can be attained individually, the strength of a supportive group is immeasurable. Given that consistency is key to transformation, the group provides encouraging accountability to keep you on track.
There is a live meetup every Thursday evening at 7pm PST.
You can participate in our weekly live calls for as long as you desire. All students enjoy lifelong access to the course materials and the community. I want to give you everything I know, more importantly, I want to support you to turn this into a lifelong practice. There are no limits as to how far we can go.
Replays and Galleries
I know we're all busy and can't always make it to the live sessions. Enjoy access to replays and a gallery of shared photographs, ensuring you never miss a beat. Sharing weekly assignments is a cherished highlight, uniting us in our progress.
In addition to photography and meditation, I like to integrate other mindful practices to enhance overall well-being. I invite leaders, practitioners, and experts to share their wisdom and experience with us- such as other photographers, meditation teachers, and breathwork practitioners. Expect a few delightful surprises along the way!
Hi there! My name is Kristopher Grunert. I’ve always been aware that my photographs have a meditative quality to them but it wasn’t until I started a daily conscious breathing practice that I realized I had been meditating without meditating for the last 25 years. Since then, I’ve further deciphered my process and developed the framework for PM.
This journey has not only enriched my artistic pursuits, but has profoundly impacted my role as a father to Luke and a partner to my wonderful wife, Mar. Through PM, I've learned to be more present, more attuned, and more empathetic. Now, I'm eager to share this incredible journey of self-discovery and transformation with you. Together, we'll uncover the boundless potential that lies within each of us.
My mission is to empower people to become creators while connecting with themselves and their surroundings to promote mindfulness as a means of personal growth and increase overall human potential.
Photography as Meditation
On the other side of this program, you will have realized how to use photography to shift from a negative frame of mind to a positive mindset instantly. Presence, awareness, and gratitude will become second nature to you. You'll melt away any anxiety or mental noise by slowing down and becoming present. With a diverse group of like-hearted folks from around the globe, we will keep each other accountable while turning new knowledge into daily habits. These habits will lead to further joy, fulfillment, and purpose. Whether or not you consider yourself an artist, by the end of the program, you will have a body of artwork that you will be proud of and cherish forever.
Explore without ExpectationIdentify as a creator who explores only for the experience of exploring. We replace the binary concept of expectation (success or failure) with the unlimited possibilities of intention. This journey is the goal.
Observe with Curiosity
Engage the world with curiosity, seeing it with fresh eyes, accessing wonder and awe. We gain a new perspective through the power of asking questions and learn to answer them with our camera.
Employ All 5 Senses
Consciously engage each of our senses by asking ourselves five simple questions. What do I smell? What do I hear? What do I feel? What do I taste? What do I see? These questions heighten our awareness of our body and environment while drawing us to and rooting us into the present moment long enough to feel the positive effects of endorphins released in our bodies.
Revere Light / Acknowledge Shadow
Start to notice and see the light. Acknowledge the beauty of its different characteristics. When we see the beauty and depth in both light and shadow, we start to relate to them. By building awareness around light and shadow, we naturally integrate them.
Enter the Zone / Go with the Flow
The camera is an extension of you. Recognize light as energy, and visualizing your camera capturing that energy transports us into a mediative state. With the combination of 4 previous elements, we feel fully connected to our bodies and the world around us. We feel elated with wonder, awe, and a connection to something infinitely more significant than we previously associated with ourselves.
You will inevitably feel gratitude. We acknowledge the appreciation and get clear about what we are grateful for. This is what locks the experience into our bodies and inspires these feelings to surface in other areas or moments of our life.
I had a wonderful time learning in the Photography as Mediation course with Kristopher last fall. Kristopher’s extensive knowledge of photography and warm personality made the course very enjoyable. Although I have been interested in photography for some time, Kristopher’s guidance helped me be more present, let go of expectations, cultivate curiosity, and feel more connected, especially to nature. It is a great opportunity to expand creativity and adapt meditation skills that make photography more enjoyable. I highly recommend participating in Photography as Meditation course.
Fabrizio Claudio - Washington, DC
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A Journey of Mindfulness and Visual Exploration
In the pursuit of inner peace and self-awareness, the practice of meditation has long been a guiding light for individuals seeking to cultivate a calm and focused mind. Traditionally, meditation has been associated with closed eyes, as it allows practitioners to turn their attention inward and detach from external distractions. However, an alternative approach known as eyes open meditation has gained recognition for its unique benefits and the potential for deeper integration into daily life. But what happens when we integrate the practice of photography into these meditative journeys? How does the camera amplify our experience and open portals to new realms of self-discovery and visual exploration?
Photography as Meditation is a transformative practice that encourages us to bring mindfulness into our everyday moments and integrate them into all aspects of our lives. Suddenly, our journey becomes infused with visual exploration—a means of capturing and immortalizing the essence of our experience. As we capture moments with our camera, we capture fragments of our own story. Each photograph becomes a reflection of our unique perspective, encapsulating our emotions, memories, and the essence of our lived experiences. Through this process, we not only deepen our understanding of ourselves but also create a visual narrative that speaks to others.
As we embark on this dual journey of walking meditation and photography, we realize that the path itself becomes a metaphor for life—a metaphor for our personal journey from point A to point B. We have clarity about our starting point, where we stand at this moment, and we may have a destination in mind—an envisioned point B. But within the realm of mindfulness and photography, there is a beautiful paradox. We discover that our true destination is not a fixed point, but rather an ever-shifting and expanding possibility—point X.
Point X represents the unexpected treasures we encounter along the way—the moments of awe and wonder, the connections forged, the insights gained, and the personal growth experienced. It is a realm of infinite possibilities, where our journey becomes a portal into the depths of self-discovery and creative expression. The integration of walking meditation and photography invites us to step into this realm, embracing the uncertainty and embracing the magic of the unknown.
In this integration of walking meditation and photography, we find ourselves fully present, attuned to the rhythm of our breath, the sensations of our bodies and the unfolding moments of our surroundings. We become keen observers, not only of the external world but also of the thoughts, emotions, and sensations that arise within us. The act of capturing a photograph becomes a mindful pause—an invitation to pause, breathe, and truly see.
Through photography, we learn to cultivate a deep sense of gratitude for the present moment. As we frame the beauty around us, we shift our focus from expectations and judgments to a profound appreciation for the intricacies of life. We become attuned to the interplay of light and shadow, recognizing that both are essential for creating depth and contrast. Similarly, we begin to acknowledge the interplay of our own light and shadow—the aspects of ourselves that we embrace and those we often shy away from.
Just as photography captures the interplay of light and shadow, it becomes a mirror reflecting our own journey of self-acceptance and self-discovery. As renowned Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung once said, "Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of others." Through the lens of photography, we learn to embrace shadows, acknowledging their presence without judgment. We recognize that within the realm of creativity and self-expression, our shadows can become powerful sources of inspiration and growth.
Our mindful photography practice becomes an invitation to engage with the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. As we traverse the physical landscape, we also navigate the landscapes of culture, society, and nature. We become mindful stewards of our environment, cultivating a sense of responsibility and reverence for the interconnectedness of all things.
So, let us embark on this multidimensional journey with open hearts and curious minds. Let us walk with intention, photograph with presence, and embrace the quantum possibilities that lie before us. Through the integration of walking meditation, eyes open meditation, and photography, we open portals to new realms of self-discovery, visual exploration, and personal growth. We become the creators of our own unique tapestry, weaving together the threads of mindfulness, movement, and visual expression. And in doing so, we uncover the infinite beauty and wisdom that resides within and around us. Our footsteps become a rhythmic dance, synchronizing with the pulse of life itself. With each click of the shutter, we capture not only images but fragments of our own essence—moments frozen in time, representing our unique perspective and the depths of our emotions.