Teachers

Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

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, MA

EVOLVE: A CLIMATE CHANGE & CONSCIOUSNESS Pre-Conference Event
June 11, 2018

Use this page to register and pay for the lodging and meals at Ananda Center at Laurelwood during EVOLVE: A CLIMATE CHANGE & CONSCIOUSNESS Pre-Conference Event This six day immersion has two components. Participants are invited to register for all or either of the moving parts. You should register for…

Spirit, Art & Nature
August 4, 2019

Discover the wisdom of Spirit & Nature! A Week of Creativity and Communion in NATURE.  Blissful days of painting and learning to co-create with the the Devas and Nature Spirits.  Replenish your body, mind and spirit at the wellspring of silence and solitude.  Discover yourself in the childlike joy of creative…

Open Your Heart Through Art
February 12, 2021

Play with ART to OPEN YOUR HEART.   Discover your own original, authentic self expression and immerse yourself in the magic of FLOW In this course we will use art and creativity to ‘become as little children’. We will  PLAY with art-   clay, collage, paint and pastel- focusing on the…

Creator in Residence Program
February 12, 2021

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…

Joyful, Authentic, Original Self Expression
February 19, 2021

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
February 21, 2021

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
March 7, 2021

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…

Healing Journey
March 21, 2021

Join us for a Creative Journey of Inner Transformation Creative Process takes us to the heart and soul of who we really are.  Through this powerful inner work you will COME HOME to your own deep, authentic Self within.  Come home to your own UNIQUE  AUTHENTIC BEING  We will use all the modalities of the…


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