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Soul Wisdom Intuitive Painting RETREAT
April 3, 2017 - April 7, 2017
April 3-7 At the Awakening Arts Academy on the Ananda Laurelwood Campus near Portland Oregon USA
Your soul has messages waiting for you…
Learn how to live ‘An Intuitive Life’; to live with inner freedom and clarity of purpose, to follow the wisdom of Spirit, to trust your own Soul Knowing and to express your own authentic Being.
In an Intuitive Flow Painting Process the wisdom of your soul is revealed through your own creative expression.
First you will be guided in an Intuitive Flow painting method that allows you to create with freedom and authenticity.
You will learn how to easily enter a peak state of flowing creative expression. No talent or experience is required.
Lovingly guided into a place of heightened inner awareness, you will discover that what you bring forth from within is the medicine you need. Working with the images that come forth from within, you will learn the ‘native tongue’ of your own language.
Experience the JOY and WISDOM of your own SOUL!
$575 Tuition includes all art materials
$487 Early Bird by February 18
All basic materials will be provided including drawing & paint paper, a small canvas, chalk & oil pastels, tempera and acrylic paint, brushes, painting tools, water bottles & jars, glue, glitter, glitzy accoutrements & more. Students may also bring or purchase additional supplies.
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
*This 5 day retreat follows a weekend workshop. The 5 day course may be taken as an extension of the weekend or on its own.
7am Optional Yoga & Meditation
9am Morning Session
2:30pm Afternoon Session
5pm Optional Yoga, Energization, Meditation & Affirmation
7:00 Evening Program
Monday Painting from the Heart & Soul
Guided Imagery, Movement Meditation and Watery color flow
Tuesday Becoming a Child
Splash, Splatter, Splat! Jackson Pollack meets Rorschach & how to attain the high state of ‘play’
Wednesday Creative Investigation
Following the intuitive thread through multiple modalities
Thursday Originality & Authenticity
Discovering and loving your own unique expression
Flowing from the Source
Creating and sharing from the depths of who you are
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.
With a Master’s Degree in Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University Dana offers a uniquely expansive and inspiring perspective. She is well 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.” ~ Nayaswami Asha, Spiritual Director of Ananda Palo Alto
The Ananda Center at Laurelwood If you stay on campus your weekend will includes delicious vegetarian meals, the serene and natural surroundings of Laurelwood Valley, a boutique with unique gift items, and personal support and attention to insure your weekend is enriching and rejuvenating. Relax in our simple yet uplifting guest rooms. Each room includes a personal sink; bathrooms with showers are just down the hall.