Sananda Ananda-Maynard, Ph.D. (Dr. Sananda)
Transformational Educator, Coach, Consultant, and Speaker
Sananda Ananda-Maynard, Ph.D. (Dr. Sananda) specializes in training leaders – especially women – in the art and science of Enlightened Success through experientially-based, transformational approaches. Enlightened Success is success based on full utilization of human potential: mind-body-heart-spirit. Her programs are designed to train people to enjoy greater fulfillment in life through optimizing their inner assets and cultivating the ability to lead from within for maximum human performance and success.
She teaches the principles and practices of life mastery to restore wholeness to life and to empower the full human potential: mind-heart-body-spirit. The work emphasizes the importance of inner guidance and introduces the work of the inner teacher. She says: “These teachings are based in the Universal Laws of life and the understanding that the inherent nature of human beings is enlightened: whole and complete … a field of all possibilities. To tap into that expanded potential of who we really are is not only our natural birthright, it is an absolute necessity to meet the overwhelming demands of 21st-century life… a necessity for us to adapt to the paradigm shifts occurring on the planet – and within us – at this time in our evolution.”
Dr. Sananda has extensive experience – over 40 years – in the field of Consciousness Development. She holds Advanced Degrees in Consciousness-based Education (Ph.D.) and Transpersonal Psychology (M.A.). She has post-graduate training in The Science of Creative Intelligence as evolved from the ancient Vedic texts by the renowned Vedic Seer, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. She is a Master Teacher of Transcendental Meditation (TM), an evidence-based system known for effectiveness in expanding human capacity and improving the quality of life. She has taught meditation in prisons to children and people in every walk of life.
For much of her life, Dr. Sananda bridged the worlds of consciousness-based education and her inspired career as a producer of conscious entertainment productions in Hollywood and beyond. She has produced major events featuring such luminaries in film & TV as Barbra Streisand, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, and Francis Ford Coppola and producing and/or presenting in significant events featuring transformational leaders such as Marianne Williamson and Michael Bernard Beckwith.
Her life’s basic tenet is “true Wisdom comes from the realization of deeper truth from within.” In that context, she credits her 30,000+ hours in deep meditation as the foundation for her life success. Also an expert in stress management, Dr. Sananda draws from a deep breadth of experience and training in holistic, integrative, scientific, and metaphysical approaches to expand human capacity. She has developed vast expertise in training people how to systematically and effectively release stress and develop the internal architecture to optimize human performance in every area of their lives.
Dr. Sananda trains people how to tap into and harness their inner assets power to maximize the potential and fulfillment of the outer assets of their lives. Her clients have included people from all walks of life, including some of the most creative and masterful people in their fields, including luminaries in new thought and transformational leadership, as well as some of the best-of-the-best in business and entrepreneurship, medicine, education, music, film, television and theatre, including an Academy Award nominee, Grammy and Emmy-Award Recipients, a Pulitzer Prize winner, literary giants and best-selling authors, and even one of People magazine’s annual “50 Most Beautiful People“!
A global traveler and humanitarian with a lifelong commitment to world peace and cultural integrity, she has conducted and participated in consciousness-based world peace projects throughout the USA, India, Canada, and North Africa. Dr. Sananda was also honored to serve as a delegate to the 59th United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, and was part of the design team for a delegation to the historic UN Global Peace Initiative of Women Religious and Spiritual Leaders in 2002.