RESIDENTIAL COURSE: Spirit, Art and Nature

Code: c0312
Duration: 5 DAYS
Teacher: Dana
Come to our magical forest studio and discover the wisdom of Spirit and Nature! Featuring Dana Lynne Andersen, internationally renowned artist.


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From 23/06/2024 To 28/06/2024
Price: 650,00 €


A week of Creativity and Communion in NATURE.  Blissful days of painting and learning to co-create with the Devas and Nature Spirits. Replenish your body, mind & spirit at the wellspring of beauty. Drink in the Prana of Nature and experience the childlike joy of creative PLAY.

• Learn how to paint with freedom and JOY!
• Learn how to create nature installation art
• Learn how to commune and co-create with the intelligence of Nature.
Return to the ‘Garden of Eden’ in communion with the presence of the Divine. Receive the wisdom of Spirit in the living intelligence of Nature.

Unleash your creativity! No artistic ability is required- the ‘flow painting’ technique opens the channel for flowing creative expression.

Nature is a gateway to feeling the presence of the Divine. Immersed in a creative flow in the forest studio, we can feel Spirit moving through us. Our hearts open and drink in the beauty, peace and joy that enfolds us.

Branches, stones, leaves and flowers become the medium to express our communion with nature’s beauty. Our sculptures are offerings and through them we communicate with the wisdom of Nature.

This course is being offered at a special rate to guests of Ananda Assisi. It is also offered for credit by the Awakening Arts Academy as part of the Transformational Arts Certification program. If you are interested in information about this program, and if you would like to receive credits for the course, click here.

Your teacher:
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 Awakening Arts Academy (USA) and Arte Spirito; the Academy of Art, Creativity & Consciousness (Italy). She is also the creator of the Transformative ArtsMethod and Certification Program that uses creative process as a vehicle for personal healing and spiritual awakening. Dana has taught and exhibited on three continents.

ARTE SPIRITO; the Academy of Art, Creativity & Consciousness was created at the request of Swami Kriyananda. We have been offering classes at Ananda Europa since 2009. Academy director Dana Lynne Andersen has been part of Ananda since 1986. She worked personally with Swamiji and was blessed to learn from him the essential spiritual principles of art and creativity.

Swamiji often said that the arts are very important for Ananda and for the spiritual path. Through spiritual creativity we can uplift and refine our own consciousness! To open our creative channel is to open more fully to the Divine Flow so it helps us in all aspects of our spiritual path. Spiritualized creative expression also helps us to develop our soul intuition as well as our devotion and attunement.

ARTE SPIRITO is across the street from the Ananda Center – a two minute walk. Look for the blue building.

For more information, you can write Dana Anderson by email:
or see her website:

The total price of your all-inclusive stay, which includes course, board and lodging, is:
850 euros * in a single room,
700 euros * in a double room
650 euros * in a 3- to 5-bed dormitory.

* Price of membership card not included

Credit imagine corso:

General program; there may be variations

17:30-19:30 Spiritual Practices
19:30 Dinner
20:30 Orientation

7:00 - 8:45 Morning Spiritual Practices
8:45 Breakfast in silence
11:00 - 13:30 Morning lesson
13:30 Lunch
15:30-17:00 Lesson (Tuesday and Thursday)
17:45 - 19:30 Energization and meditation or lesson in the techniques
19:30 Dinner in silence
20:30 - 22:00 Evening activities 

7:00 - 8:45 Morning Spiritual Practices
8:45 Breakfast in silence
11:00 - 13:30 Morning lesson
13:30 Lunch

*Every Thursday from 6:30-8:30 we have a long meditation, with a break to enter at 7:30 and the Purification Ceremony at 8:30.


The total price of your all-inclusive stay, which includes course, board and lodging, is:
850 euros * in a single room,
700 euros * in a double room
650 euros * in a 3- to 5-bed dormitory.

We will offer you:

  • full board from the evening of arrival to lunch on the day of departure
  • all meditations and guided sadhana
  • Ananda Yoga classes
  • the course and materials
  • the essentials for your practice: meditation cushions, yoga mats, Aum-board
  • kirtan and other evening programs

* Price of membership card not included (18€)

Accommodation: information and prices

To facilitate your booking, you can calculate the price of board and lodging with this simple calculator.
To get the total price (with the course price included) you can go to the edition of the course that interests you.

Cost table

Attention: During the Covid-19 period the prices below are no longer applicable. The correct all-inclusive price for each course can be found on its individual page.


Single room with bathroom € 72.00
Single without bathroom € 61.00
Double room with bathroom €  56.00
Double without bathroom €  48.00
Triple room with bathroom €  48.00
Triple without bathroom €  41.00
Dormitory (4-5 beds) €  36.00

Note: To the price of lodging and food, you have to add the price of the seminar, that includes all activities: Energization Exercises Lessons, yoga and meditation and evening activities (on most evenings).

Payments can be made in cash, by Eurocheck, credit card (MasterCard and Visa), Bancomat. We can’t accept cash over 1000.00 euros.


Next time you come to Ananda, sign up for the program Yoga in Action to get a taste of community service and receive a discount on the cost of the course. You can choose the option Yoga in Action for any course where this program is available and you can continue with this option as long as you wish. Your service project might change each day.

When we learn to serve with the right attitude, this is a spiritual practice and is called Karma Yoga. The daily practice of Karma Yoga is a joyful and practical spiritual discipline that will benefit every aspect of your life.

At Ananda, there are two levels of the Yoga in Action option:

Yoga in Action Level 1

75€/course of 5 days

With Level 1, you will serve for a period of one and a half hours. This experience gives you a chance to contribute to the beautiful atmosphere of Ananda.

Yoga in Action Level 2

35€/course of 5 days

Yoga in Action Level 2 is only available if you have had prior experience of the Yoga in Action Level 1 option, or any of the Community Living Programs. With Level 2, you will serve for a period of three hours, split into two periods of daily service.

How to Register for This Program

In the page of the course you want to participate to, you will find, if available, the special price of the course with Yoga in action level 1 and 2. When you sign-up on the website or call or write us to book the course, just indicate that you wish to participate to the Yoga in Action Level 1 or 2 program. It’s that easy. Once you arrive at Ananda you will need also to complete a Yoga in Action Form and return it to our reception office.

How to book

You may make your reservation directly here on the website or by phone (+39 0742 813620) or email ( Your booking needs to be confirmed by our reception office. For courses held online, there is no need to indicate the details of your stay (date of arrival, departure…).

For courses held at our center in Assisi, please indicate your arrival and departure dates and times, the program you wish to attend, your preferred accommodation, your address, phone and email. If you need to modify your reservation, please inform us at least one week in advance.

Our reception office is open from:
Monday to Saturday 9:30-1:30pm, 2:30-5:30pm
Sunday 9:30-11:30am, 2:30-5:30pm

For on-site courses, the programmes start on the evening of the day indicated.
If you cannot arrive during office hours, please let us know in advance.

Please contact us to check what translations are available. Courses, both on-site and online, may be cancelled if there are fewer than five participants.

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