Awakening Arts is a worldwide movement

The Academy of Art, Creativity & Consciousness is a nexus for this awakening. 

Our studio in Assisi, Italy is called “Arte Spirito; l’accademia d’arte, creatività e consapevolezza”.  A studio retreat center, it includes a spacious light filled gallery & performance space as well as a large studio classroom that opens out onto an earthen patio with a  panoramic view of the Umbrian Hills. Under the direction of Dana Lynne Andersen, the Academy hosts courses and trainings and serves as a venue for performances of music, dance, theater and other cultural events. 
Our center is adjacent to the Ananda Europa Yoga & Meditation retreat center which offers daily yoga and meditation practices.


The Academy in Europe  

Across from Ananda Europa
Via Montecchio, 61 • I-06025 Nocera Umbra (PG) • ITALY
Dana Lynne Andersen   (English only)  <>
Rachel Ariel Andersen (Italian,  English) <>

The Academy in the United States

Classes and workshops are primarily on the West Coast in California, Oregon, and Washington. Other locations are offered from time to time via request and sponsorship.
Dana Lynne Andersen
WhatsApp +39 333 5858887

Find us in Italy

 The Academy is nestled in the 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