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Healing Journey

May 5, 2017 - May 13, 2017

An Inner Journey of  Self Discovery and Transformation

May 5 – 13  2017    Held at the Awakening Arts Academy Studio at Ananda Laurelwood near Portland Oregon USA

"The Passage" Sandra Bierman

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 & theater, etc., become tools of exploration,  leading us to the deep, authentic center within our own Being.

Dana's wonderwoman

Creative process opens a deep connection with your soul and spirit.




butterfly-visit-webIn this unique course you will be guided in a process that is carefully crafted to fully open your creative channel and access a state of high vibration creative flow.  What emerges is a spectacular miracle in the soul’s long journey – an expansive opening into joy, light and freedom.

At the beginning of the week, you are led in various processes ~ Energy Flow Painting, Spirit and Soul Collage, Moving Meditation and other ‘sparkings’ that initiate the Transformative Journey.

As the week progresses, each person is guided to follow their own inner thread- some work with clay, some with painting, others with collage, mask & costume making, etc.  Each person will do exactly what is right for them and the Divine orchestrates the process brilliantly!

This is a Spiritual, Alchemical and Shamanic approach that invokes the presence of the Divine to guide an inner process of healing and awakening.

“This was so much more than I expected, I have truly been transformed” GH  USA

“I found the treasures of my own soul.  My life will never be the same”  TLD  Italy

“What a profound experience of inner awakening! I feel truly alive for the first time in years”  LH Austria

“Dana is a world class teacher whose work belongs on the global stage.”   SMG  USA

“Dana is a gifted midwife of creativity. If you are ready to be born again- with aliveness, with passion, with authenticity…then it is time for you to come to her course.”  AJ  France

“I have taken many workshops over the years (and paid a lot more money for them).  Nothing compares to the powerful, profound inner healing that is possible with ‘The Healing Journey’. And the best part is that it’s actually really fun too!  It was like a vacation in Disneyland for the inner child and 10 years of therapy rolled into one mind blowing week.  I left the workshop with more sense of myself and clarity about where I’m going, way more energy for my life, more freedom and joy in everything I am doing. The floodgates are open now and there’s no going back.  It is truly life changing.  I can’t recommend it highly enough.”  SLD  USA


Laurelwood StudioCreative embodiment opens the channel to the vitality and wisdom of the soul, and this catalyzes profound positive change in all areas of our lives.

The week includes instruction, close personal guidance and skillfully guided creative process work within an intimate group.  Morning and afternoon class sessions plus open studio time, sharing circles and special evening activities.

Hannah Painting


Fortune Teller Collage Cards
 Healing Journey- Rosie's process
 Masks in Process

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This intensive course is designed for students who have taken several courses in the Transformative Arts Method.  It requires permission from program director Dana Lynne Andersen.  It is also offered in Italy August 18-25, 2017.

$800 Tuition includes all art materials

All basic materials will be provided including drawing & paint paper, canvas, chalk & oil pastels, tempera and acrylic paint, brushes, painting tools, water bottles & jars, glue, glitter & glitzy accoutrements, collage magazines and papers (tissue paper, vellum, colored construction paper, etc.), scissors, glue, yarn, clay and clay tools, plaster, 3D sculptural materials, sewing machine and other construction tools.  Students may also bring additional supplies and to share (beads, feathers, shells and other special objects) or purchase additional supplies (such as canvas and specialty paints)
NOURISHMENT  Our classroom always has an abundance of scrumptious snacks as well as tea & coffee.
MEALS & LODGING  Meals & accommodations are separate.  The Green Hill Cafe provides delicious vegetarian meals.  If you are a guest they are included, if you are coming as a day student you may make advance reservations for lunch or dinner.  Arrangements for meals and accommodations can be made through Ananda Laurelwood 

Dana Lynne Andersen is a multi-modality artist with a Master’s Degree in Consciousness Studies (JFKU). A pioneer in the field of Art & Consciousness, she is the founding Director of The Academy of Art, Creativity & Consciousness in Italy and the USA.
She is also the creator of the Transformative Arts Method and Certification Program that uses creative process as a vehicle for personal healing and spiritual awakening. Dana has taught and exhibited on three continents.


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