Mindfulness in Nature


As per the requirements of Utah State University's infectious disease plan, Summit County guidelines, and Swaner's concern for our community's health and safety, this interactive lecture will take place via Zoom meeting. Once registered, you will receive instructions for how to access the webinar in your confirmation email. We will also be recording this program and will share it with registrants afterwards. 

Join us for a pay-what-you-wish, interactive introduction to mindfulness with managing director of Mindfulness Utah, Anna Smyth!

Research has shown that mindfulness and time in nature enhance mental clarity, creativity, focus, and attention to detail in addition to reducing stress and stress-related illness. During this challenging time for our community, mindfulness can play a critical role—allowing us to awaken to the healing beauty of nature, even when things are hard. In this session, we’ll explore what mindfulness is and how to be mindful in the world around you, both through a discussion and by trying out some simple mindfulness practices easily applied within a personal or professional setting.

Anna Smyth, MS, RYT is Managing Director of Mindfulness Utah and Founder of Thrive Utah LLC. She holds a Masters degree in Health Promotion and Education, which included formal study of mindfulness, stress physiology, and behavior change theory. She is a Qualified MBSR Instructor trained through the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical School. Anna is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Adjunct Faculty at Salt Lake Community College teaching courses on mindfulness. 

This event is presented in partnership with USU Extension Summit County.