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Meet the Mentors

Dana Lynne Andersen has taught and exhibited on three continents. Her paintings have been featured on the covers of books,  magazines and calendars and her artwork, as well as her visionary thinking, have been featured in newspapers, radio and television.Dana is known as a loving and inspiring teacher,  a ‘vesuvius of creativity’ and as “an important visionary for the consciousness community” (Robert Mc Dermott president emeritus of the California Institute of Integral Studies)  Dana received her bachelor’s degree cum laude in philosophy from Colorado College, and her Master’s Degree in the Study of Consciousness from John F. Kennedy University.  See her work at She began teaching in Italy and India, establishing The Academy of Art, Creativity & Consciousness program in Transformative Arts approach.  

did not felt comfortable with the alphabet and figures when she was a child, so she naturally chose drawing, colors, shapes, glue Panna  (Anna Paola)and scissors as her best friends to communicate with other people and herself. A degree in foreign languages obtained at Brussels University, in Belgium, gave Panna the opportunity to realize her true dream, a B.A. in Fine Arts at the Academy in Perugia, Italy. Then life led her to become a Qigong teacher for more than two decades. Qigong is a wonderful Eastern discipline that introduced her to the subtler dimensions of energy and authentic Spirit. Panna’s inner journey deepened thanks to the wise and loving help of spiritual teachers such as Marina Borruso and Adyashanti (Panna translated some of their books for the Italian and French readers), Eckhart Tolle and Pamela Wilson.

More recently, Panna got back to origins after she met Dana Lynne Andersen and her amazing Transformative Arts Certificate Program, which allowed her to unite her love for Beauty and Art and her inner journey. Nothing gives Panna more joy than seeing in people of all ages the reigniting of the Soul’s spark and the beginning of an authentic inner journey, by means of the creative process illumined by Presence and Awareness. Nothing is more beautiful than watching someone coming back to the fullness of Being!

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