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When you are in the moment, you are in the infinite.

I have been in the healing arts for most of my working life, as a licensed massage and bodywork therapist initially trained by Danilo Retuta at the one-of-a-kind Crestone Healing Arts Center in Colorado. I became one of the first 500 massage therapists licensed in NC in 1995 and since then I have studied and practiced numerous bodywork modalities throughout the years. This work, combined with my meditation practice has taught me the importance of embodied presence and the healing and wisdom that can arise through daily meditation practice and regular bodywork.  I decided to embark on an immersion in meditation when I turned fifty, studying with some of the most celebrated meditation teachers in the world. I began my journey with the Venerable Bhante Henepola Gunaratana and the other monastics at Bhavana Society in West Virginia. My time spent with Bhante G, one of the foremost teachers of mindfulness and Buddhist meditation in the world has been a priceless gem. In 2016, I decided to follow the teacher's path with Sarah McLean at McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona, AZ for a year of intense study and self-transformation. I have elevated my own practice and taken a deeper dive into the Mystery by becoming an iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation Level 2 Teacher with Richard Miller of the Integrative Restoration Institute. I now follow my heart's desire of introducing others to the richness and transformation that a meditation practice can bring to their lives. 

About Denise Lyon Dennis

I believe in honoring my teachers and bow deeply to them all.

Most importantly, I believe that we have the opportunity to evolve the consciousness of the human race. Deep down in our gut, we all know that there is something richer for us...that it's lying there just beneath the surface. This is true on an individual, personal level and on the collective level. My heart's desire is to provide a path anchored in ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience to help guide us to that place of living together in peace and possibility. I look forward to introducing you to the why and how of meditation and to helping you develop a practice of your own that can change your life and change the world.

I love to work 1:1 to introduce people to meditation and mindfulness. I have taught workshops and retreats from the smallest of groups in someone's home to renown retreat centers such as The Art of Living in Boone, NC. I offer individual and small classes in my studio in Winston-Salem, NC, am a continuing education provider for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork and I will happily travel to work with your group.Thank you for taking this step. We'll have fun! 

Together we can hasten the evolution.

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"Like most people, I struggle to quiet the endless chatter in my brain. Attempting to establish a regular practice of mindfulness and meditation has not been easy. But, starting each new day in silence, following my breath and feeling gratitude for the love and goodness in my life, enriches me and everyone I meet. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to sit and practice with Denise Lyon.
It's a beautiful new day. Let the creativity begin!!"

Tory Casey - Elkin artist

"I joined a meditation and mindfulness group with Denise and about eight others for a ten week study of various way to get in touch with deeper feeling, motivation, expectations, etc. The experience was educational, fun, thought provoking, and the results have had a lasting impact on me and I suspect others as well. Denise is a very welcoming and knowledgeable teacher/person who asked good and deep questions and made keen observations as each of us in this class shared part of our life journey together and perhaps came to understand better the life journey of those in our class and yep, the rest of humanity too. What better than to understand ourselves and others at a deeper level."

Dr. William Jackson Blackley - Elkin

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