Awakening Arts

Dana Andersen

Awakening Arts Academy offers lively weekend workshops and relaxing retreats that use creative self expression, intuitive painting, dance, movement & somatics, clay, collage, poetry & pastel, writing, mask-making, theater, sacred music, sound healing, etc., as vehicles for self discovery, healing, personal growth and spiritual awakening.

Dana Lynne Andersen, Renowned Spiritual Artist

Dana is the founder of Awakening Arts Academy with centers in Assisi, Italy and at the Ananda Center at Laurelwood near Portland, Oregon.

We use creative process and expressive arts to access ‘right brain‘ intuitive capacities and activate WHOLE BRAIN genius.

Simple, joyful and profound, no talent or experience is necessary– and once your creative channel is open you can apply your inspiration and intuition to all parts of life.

Our light and spacious arts studio is nestled in the beauty of nature.

Laurelwood campus offers a quiet and peaceful rural setting with daily Yoga and meditation, healthy vegetarian food, lovely gardens, and the exciting living laboratory of an intentional spiritual community.  People from all parts of the country live at the center, many involved in on-site spiritual internships based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, a well known Guru from India and author of the spiritual best-seller Autobiography of a Yogi.  You will be uplifted by the high vibration and joyful energy on this ‘campus of higher consciousness’.

“Art has the power to transform culture and consciousness.  At Awakening Arts Academy we engage all modalities of the Arts as vehicles to uplift the human spirit and to awaken higher consciousness.” Dana Lynne Andersen

About Dana Lynne Andersen




About Awakening Arts

Academy website here.


The world is on the verge of a cultural transformation. Read more about this shift:
“A New Zeitgeist” Article published in Veritas Magazine
The Role of the Artist in Watershed Times


Painting and Creativity Video

Check out a video of the artist and teacher in action.


Our culture pursues the ‘cutting edge’ – the endless periphery. Awakening Arts pursues the Eternal Radiance ‘whose center is everywhere, circumference nowhere’  Dana Lynne Andersen




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