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 and since then I have studied 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 intense study of meditation when I turned fifty and have since studied with some of the most celebrated meditation teachers in the world. I began my journey with 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. I continue to read and re-read his writings and spend time on retreat when I can, and consider his guidance the cornerstone of my practice and of my own subsequent teaching. In 2016, I decided to follow the teacher's path with Sarah McLean and enrolled at the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona, AZ for a year of intense study and self-transformation that culminated in becoming a McLean Meditation Institute certified meditation and mindfulness instructor. I have deepened 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 am now following 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 better 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. Thank you for taking this step. We'll have fun!
Together we can hasten the evolution.
LICENSED MASSAGE & BODYWORK THERAPIST NC 417
CRESTONE HEALING ARTS CENTER, COLORADO (1995)
iRest® YOGA NIDRA MEDITATION - LEVEL 2 TEACHER
TRAINED WITH RICHARD MILLER & STEPHANIE LOPEZ
"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