Passionate About Inspiring Others
Ana Ramana has traveled a long way since growing up in Ireland. She earned an M.A. in Poetry Writing from Johns Hopkins University and began teaching Creative Writing at universities in Portland, Oregon. A severe accident in 2000 resulted in a profound near death experience during which she was shown that her life and teaching would radically change thereafter.
For two decades, Ana immersed herself in a non dual meditation practice of awakening from the trap of egoic patterns and identifications. The path took her on an arduous but valuable journey of self inquiry and heart opening, which ultimately led to heightened love for all of life, including the challenging parts.
Her podcast, The Love Your Life Project, delves into her experience of bringing an open heart - that is, Love - to all expressions of life. She shares a variety of carefully chosen poems as illustration and strives to inspire others to enjoy life to its fullness, including the parts that aren't always easy to embrace.
Her mystic poetry is an invitation to love, both human and divine.
M.A. The Writing Seminars, Johns Hopkins University
Academy of American Poets Award
William Stafford Poetry Fellowship
Heekin Foundation's Fellowship for Literary Nonfiction
The New York Times, The Oregonian, multiple poetry journals
Publishers Weekly: Featured as an Emerging Writer to Watch
“Girl on Fire” was #1 on Amazon upon its release
“Her Heart was Full of Hummingbirds,” a documentary about Ana’s life, won Best Documentary at the Female Filmmakers Fuse Festival in Pasadena, L.A., in 2019