About Rainya

Rainya Dann’s Commitment:

“I teach inspired proven methods for moving beyond conflicts, creating more choices, and relaxing into natural intimacy in relationships. I’m passionate about supporting you through the process of creating joyful, enriching lives.

I work with people who have unresolved pain from the past that holds them back… I give tools to people who feel stuck and don’t know how to get free. These techniques can empower you to realize your dreams and live a more fulfilling life.

In my trainings, weekend seminars and one-on-one sessions with my private clients I have found a way to help you make quick, profound and lasting changes.”


Don’t hesitate to contact Rainya Dann at 831-247-2622 or by email [email protected] for a free consultation or to discuss any matters regarding the Institute.


Rainya Dann’s Professional Credentials:

Director (and co-founder), Institute for Transpersonal Studies, Santa Cruz, CA

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Member, American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists

Brainspotting Practitioner

Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master and Trainer

WealthyMind Seminar Trainer

Voice Dialogue Facilitator

Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner

Minister, Facilitation of Weddings

Certified Breath Work Facilitator

Ericksonian Hypnosis

Alchemical Hypnosis

Children’s Hypnosis

Light Body Facilitator

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher

Theta Healer

Reiki Master

B.A. Fine Arts, American University, Washington, D.C.


About Rainya

Rainya grew up on a beautiful farm in Pennsylvania, one of six children. Her father, a Chief Economist and her mother, a mystical Christian, cultivated a strong work ethic, a deep value for love and an understanding of the meaning of “Work is love made visible.”

In college, Rainya studied in India and was deeply touched by its ancient mysticism. After graduating from college, she felt a profound longing to return to India to pursue her study of yoga, meditation, hypnosis, breathwork and personal growth. Her first Hypnosis training in 1979 with Jeru Kabbal who was a superb hypnotist and a mystical dream weaver. She went to Kashmir, India with Kabbal and 75 students for a 4-month residential training in Hypnosis and Spirituality where they lived on houseboats on Dal Lake. They later co-led 3-month residential Hypnosis trainings in Holland and in Oregon. Rainya was the senior teacher at Kabbal’s Institute for De-Hypnosis in California. She also contributed to the “practices” chapters in his book “Finding Clarity.”

In 1988, Rainya co-founded the Dann Institute for Transpersonal Studies in Santa Cruz, CA with her former husband. Together they developed programs in Self-Hypnosis, Inner Child Workshops, Tantra, Breath Workshops, Women’s circles, Yoga classes, Nero-linguistic Programming, Voice Dialogue, as well as offering Hypnosis Certification Trainings. She also taught Hypnosis in Australia, Japan and at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California

Rainya continues to study, learn, grow and honor the Sacred Mysteries of life. She draws great inspiration from her teachers, Eckhart Tolle, Adya Shanti as well as the nurturing power, love and wisdom of the divine feminine within Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi). The Christ Consciousness walks closely with her since early childhood. 

She loves her yoga practice, photographing, running in the redwood forest, meditating, and gardening. Her passion is working with the evolution of consciousness in herself and in others. Her spiritual artistry rests in her innate ability to lead others into weaving “the unmanifested” into form. She has the wisdom and professional experience to teach people how to connect with their inner world, ground it in the present, ignite the capacity to envision a bright and fulfilling future. Rainya’s journey has been to use practical tools to dissolve the illusion of separateness and relax into the abiding truth of oneness.