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Dana Lynne Andersen

Dana Lynne Andersen is a multimedia artist, writer, playwright and teacher who has taught and exhibited on three continents. Her paintings have been featured on the covers of books, magazines and calendars. Her artwork, as well as her visionary thinking, has been explored in newspapers, radio and television.

Dana has a Master’s Degree in Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University.  She  is known as a loving and inspiring teacher, a “Vesuvius of creativity” and as an “important visionary for the consciousness community.”  She is the founder and creative director of The Academy of Art, Creativity & Consciousness with a center near Assisi, Italy as well as on the Laurelwood campus.  A pioneer in the field of Art & Consciousness,  she offers courses in Europe, India and America, as well as a certification program in the Transformative Arts Method.
“Dana is uniquely gifted not only as an artist in her own right, but in her ability to communicate and awaken in others their own creativity.  Totally fun! Unexpected. Deep. Profound. Delightful. Highly recommended for, well, everyone! Creativity is of the soul & awakens soul awareness. And is a pathway to soul awakening. Dana has the roadmap. ‘Take me to my creative center.’ And she does.”  ~ Nayaswami Asha, Spiritual Director of Ananda Palo Alto

Events with Dana Lynne Andersen

Creator in Residence Program
February 23, 2017

Our CREATOR in RESIDENCE program offers a unique opportunity for self exploration, creative unfoldment and soul replenishment. No talent or experience is necessary. Our unique ‘soul centered’ approach focuses on the transformative process of creativity. We believe every human being is an artist, and that engaging the creative process awakens…

Artist in Residence Program
February 23, 2017

Our ARTIST in RESIDENCE program welcomes professional artists interested in the spiritual, healing or consciousness raising aspects of the arts, or who seek an inward journey of self discovery. Studio time in a beautiful and serene environment (holistic, vegetarian, drug and alcohol free) with options for daily yoga and meditation…

Transformational Journey Through the Chakras
January 27, 2018

Discover the the Seven Realms of Being within… The Inner Path comes to life in this extraordinary Retreat!  Intellectually stimulating and creatively freeing- enjoy a delicious combination of illuminating information and embodied discovery. Learn how the discoveries of contemporary science and psychology dovetail with the ancient teachings of Yoga to…

Joyful, Authentic, Original Self Expression
February 9, 2018

Express your authentic Self with freedom and JOY! You are unique in all the world.  You have a very particular expression that is yours alone.    Come learn how to express your TRUE SELF-  the real you that is your Soul Nature.  In one short weekend you will find yourself…

Painting from the Heart and Soul Weekend
February 21, 2018

Unleash the Joy and Passion of your own Unique Expression Discover the bliss of losing yourself in the vibrant flow of creative energy and creative process.  Register by Jan 15 to receive $20 off! This full-immersion ‘energy flow’ painting workshop retreat near a Portland, Oregon hosted by Ananda Laurelwood, a community…

Free your Creative Spirit Workshop
March 1, 2018

Open the channel to your own unique creative self expression!   Creativity is the language of the Soul: It opens our hearts and lifts our spirit. When we get in touch with the inexhaustible source of inspiration, we become naturally creative in all spheres of life. In this workshop you will…

Dance with Freedom and JOY!
March 16, 2018

A Movement Awareness Workshop “Yoga is a dance within…and then something inside you grows so big, it spills out like champagne, that’s when you dance on the outside.” ~ Tao Porchon-Lynch • Connect with the ‘Rhythms of the Universe’ and let yourself melt into the flow • Learn how to “move…

The Seven Chakra Dance
March 17, 2018

  This is a part of the Dance workshop seen here but this special evening is also open to the public. On Saturday night from 7:30-9:30  pm, we dance freely to music that moves through the chakras – from tribal drumming for the first chakra, watery flow music for the second chakra,…

Art, Rebirth & Transformation Workshop
March 30, 2018

An Inner Journey of Creativity, Self Discovery and Transformation As spring blossoms burst forth from barren branches, our souls rejoice in the miracle of rebirth. Join the current of transformation! Let go of what is old and dead, open to what is new and alive. At Easter we honor the…

Healing Journey: An Inner Journey of Self Discovery and Transformation
April 13, 2018

A skillfully and lovingly facilitated journey into the depths of your heart and the heights of your Soul. The creative process is intrinsically healing, and as we follow the messages of Spirit we are led home. All the modalities of the arts …painting, poetry, clay, collage, music,  movement, dance &…


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