Through Your Own Lens®

Retreats, Classes, and Workshops

You don’t make a photograph with just a camera; you bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the people you have loved. –Ansel Adams


Through Your Own Lens® retreats are the brainchild of Insight Coach Amy Steindler, who collaborates with accomplished photographers to deliver unique and powerful workshops.   They are primarily life coaching retreats, aimed at enriching the participants’ lives using all the standard tools of life coaching, with one important additional tool–photography.  The metaphorical connections to be made through “visualizing your right life,” “seeing the world in new ways,” “reframing,” and “seeing yourself through your own lens,” are valuable and thought-provoking ways to change your life for the better.


What are you focusing on? When you  create a visual, photographic representation of how you see the world, you will notice things you’ve never seen before.  You’ll experience the power and connection of becoming the observer of your own life.  This way of seeing and creating lead to the ultimate truth that whatever you focus on in your life is what you’ll see.  Changing your gaze a bit may just lead to an epiphany or two that will enrich you, free you, and help you create the life you want.



What Past Participants Have Said About Through Your Own Lens®:

“Wonderful day of sharing and self-discovery in a warm and safe environment.”—Renee B., Annapolis

“Peaceful, meditative, insightful, personal—a worthy retreat!”—MG, Annapolis

“You’ll get extraordinary and unexpected insight in the company of remarkable people while laughing—a lot.” –Andrea Lee

“Soul stirring, transformative and grounding.”

“This workshop directed me in a way that showed me the answers are there and easy to find. I am so thrilled I spent the time to explore.”

“How fun and ‘unexpected’ the outcome was! Super cool!”

“Exceeded my expectations! Helped me feel connected to others—hearing the stories and concerns of others was a powerful element.”

“I felt safe and willing to share with others because the environment was cozy, sunny, welcoming, filled with friendly people, and of course YOU, with your positive energy. Your excitement for your work [creates] success for the participants.”

“Wonderful group—a lot of sharing and appreciation of others.”

“Life expanding, insightful self discovery.”

“Peaceful, enlightening.”

“I’m convinced each of us left having far exceeded course expectations”

“It opened my eyes to photographing life [and] capturing moments.”

“I learned not only from my own “aha’s” but from everyone else’s as well.”

“It is a grounding workshop that gives another perspective, another way to balance the beauty of your life.”

Check the Events Page for information on upcoming Through Your Own Lens® events.