Contact info

Awakening Arts is a worldwide movement.  The Academy is a nexus and venue for this awakening. 

Under the direction of Dana Lynne Andersen, the Academy has teaching centers near Assisi, Italy and Portland, Oregon (gallery & performance space + studio classrooms).  Both are adjacent to Ananda Yoga & Meditation retreat centers which allows us to offer daily spiritual practices as an optional part of our programs.


The Academy in Europe   
Dana Lynne Andersen    (+39)  338 4525 779
Ana Maria Fociuc (Italian, Romanian, English) +41 79 832 2884
STREET ADDRESS   Via Montecchio, 61 • I-06025 Nocera Umbra (PG) • ITALY
The Academy in the United States
Dana Lynne Andersen   +1 503- 746-8721 (voicemail)
Miriam Rodgers  +1 971- 300-6089
STREET ADDRESS  38950 SW Laurelwood Rd.  Gaston, OR 97119, USA
Laurelwood Campus   # 503-746-6229
ITALY   The heart of the Academy is nestled in the Umbrian hills outside the medieval town of Assisi-  the International City of Peace, and birthplace of St. Francis.  Across the street is Ananda Europe, an international yoga retreat center that draws thousands of guests from around the world.  MAP

OREGON  The Laurelwood campus, near Portand, Oregon hosts ‘higher education for higher consciousness’.  The campus overlooks snow-capped peaks in a pristine valley 40 minutes outside of Portland.  Situated on a 150 acres of verdant land, the campus offers programs and internships in various aspects of conscious community living, including cooking, sustainability,  permaculture farming, herbology, etc., as well as a community living program called Cities of Light,   MAP

CALIFORNIA In California, under the direction of Laurie Marshall, the Academy offers programs through Artworks Downtown, in San Rafael, California. MAP  

HAWAII   The Academy hosts art retreats at The Polestar Community on the big Island of Hawaii. In this prana drenched land art and creativity meet fun and adventure.  Swimming with the dolphins,  painting on the beach, filling our hearts with Pele’s fire- Hawaii has a way of restoring our vitality.  MAP