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2023 Classes and Events Coming Soon!

Please contact me if you are interested in meditation workshops or retreats at your venue. For massage training, I am an approved provider for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork to teach mindfulness and meditation for self-care. I will be happy to create something for you!

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2019 Classes and Events

Class schedule subject to change.
Please bookmark this page, or check Luminous Mind Meditation on Facebook to get the latest class schedule updates. 


Meditation & Yoga on Black Friday... 

with Deanna Dzybon of Rock Water Yoga​

and Rami Madan


Friday, November 29

Winston-Salem, NC - Millinneum Center

No charge.

10 - 11:30am

I'll be leading the meditation portion of this great event!


Opt-Out of of the consumerism trap. Black Friday Recharge Yoga class. 
Tune-Out...the chaos and self-imposed expectations.
Tune-In...To your body. To your breath. To your heart. 

Join the Yoga(mmunity) Ohana for a FREE yoga class and meditation at the The Millennium Center in Downtown Winston-Salem. Meditation with Denise Lyon with Luminous Mind Meditation and class with Deanna L. Dzybon from Rock Water Yoga and Rami Madan from @rami madan yoga. 

We will be collecting donations for an organization TBA

Please RSVP here so we can have an idea of home many  beautiful people to expect. 

To connect. To open. To love. 

Aerial Yoga & Guided Meditation

with Kelly Dougherty and Yoga on Main

I'll be leading the guided meditation for this class!

Sunday, December 8

3pm - 4:30pm

At Yoga on Main   Elkin, NC 



-Please only wear a T-shirt in which your armpit is covered, NO tank tops allowed!
-Please do not wear jewelry or rings of any kind, they could rip the fabric

Class Description: 
Aerial Yoga uses breath, guided movement and the aerial hammock to provide a safe environment for each student to explore restorative postures. As with all restorative classes we take time to slowdown spending 3-5 minutes or longer in postures, to allow the body to fully release. We use the basic principles of our yoga postures to create similar shapes and stretches, all supported by the yoga hammock. 
We start by lowering the hammock within a few inches of the floor and use it to create deep stretches, as we lay on the floor. We will also use the hammock for some relaxation and sit in the cocoon for a guided meditation. 
If you practice yoga regularly many of the poses will feel familiar and the hammock will bring you a new awareness for your practice. All experience level are welcome!

We are offering these classes at a time when life can feel chaotic and overwhelming with the holiday approaching. This class can help you recenter and gain perspective for the body and mind! Many of us hold tension in certain areas of the body like the hips or shoulders. In our classes we try to find space and opening without pushing, we try to create a connection with our bodies and increase our awareness. This type of restoration of the body can boost the immune system and quiet the nervous system. A restorative aerial yoga class can allow a calming environment to center yourself before heading back out into world of chaos

Mindfulness at The Magic Tree Sanctuary
August 3, 2019
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The Magic Tree Sanctuary is a special place in Meadows of Dan, Virginia just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Spend a day of rest and relaxation with me under the tree canopy while we learn the basics of mindfulness meditation and mindful living and learn to incorporate them into our daily life. We'll have plenty of time to explore your questions about meditation, learn the how and why of meditation and best of all...we'll meditate in the forest! Find out more about Julie and Bob's inspiring retreat center and register at

 2018 Classes and Events:
New Year's Day, Monday, January 1, 2018
Yoga & Meditation with Kelly & Denise - Yoga On Main, lower level of the Liberty, Elkin NC
A 60-minute all level slow flow yoga class with Kelly ending with
a 30-minute guided meditation by me! 
2pm - 3:30pm; Cost: donation
What better way to start a great new year!
January 4 
5:30pm - 7:45pm 
Sound Journey Through the Chakras with Alexander Tuttle - Foothills Arts Council, Elkin NC
Presented by Luminous Mind Meditation
Community Drum Circle at 5:30 (bring your drums!)
Sound Journey starts at 6:30 - 7:45
Details at:
January 16
6pm - 7:30pm
Feast for the Soul - Opening Ceremony at the Meditation Room in Elkin, NC
We will mark the beginning of the global Feast for the Soul intensive during our regular weekly meditation gathering. Everyone welcome! The Feast for the Soul is a 40-day spiritual intensive that promotes self discovery, mindfulness, meditative and creative practices. Visit for more info, and contact Denise for local details and Meditation Room location:
January 20 & 27 
10:30am - 12pm
Elkin Public Library Book Club:
"Mindfulness in Plain English" by Bhante Gunaratana
Discussion and Guided Meditation
Register with Kasey at the Library at 336-835-5586
February 10  
10am - noon
Lovingkindness Meditation Workshop for Valentine's Day - at Yoga On Main, Elkin NC
Cultivating love for all beings...including yourself. Includes the fundamentals of meditation, perfect for beginners or experienced meditators. $20 per person, please contact me to save a
April 12
Guided Meditation for Runners...Preparing for the Habitat Hammer 5k/10k
At the Elkin Public Library; for the Mindful Running Group that is training and preparing to run in the Hammer!
April 14
The Fundamentals of Mindfulness Meditation - at Art of Massage, Pilot Mountain NC
$20 per person, please contact me to save your space:
May 19
Embrace Retreat at Soul Compass Center - Elkin NC
A three-part women's retreat beginning in February. Join me in finding our joyfulness through meditation.
Details at
June 16
10-12 noon
Mindfulness Fundamentals for Teachers

In this two-hour morning class with your fellow teachers, learn how mindfulness meditation can become a tool that will help you develop a new relationship to the challenges of teaching. You will learn the basics of a practice that you can take with you anywhere to find your center point of peace, allowing you to be more present with the beautiful souls whose lives you are molding.

$20 per person payable at class time. Please contact me to save your space. No meditation experience necessary. Chairs and cushions will be provided. Bring a teacher friend! Contact:

June 30

9:30am - 12noon

Fundamentals of Meditation & Mindfulness in Virginia!

You're invited to join Denise Lyon of Luminous Mind Meditation at Wellness Pursuits in Hillsville, VA for an interactive workshop introducing the fundamentals of meditation. This workshop will be preceded by a complimentary beginner's yoga class starting promptly at 9:30am with host Yvette Ladd. You may attend one or both. This is a donation event. An attendance gift of $20 is suggested.

July 21

10-12 noon

Yoga Nidra - A Guided Journey into Embodiment

Experience a deeply relaxing meditation done lying down while we bring our attention to the body and all the wisdom that it can bring to us. We can learn to be more than a "thinking apparatus" and shift our awareness to our "being-ness". No yoga postures involved, this is all about relaxing. We'll have a discussion and discovery about the art of yoga nidra and what it means to be embodied. Please contact me to save your space:

$20 per person payable at class time

August 24 - 26
Meditation & Mindfulness 1.0 - at Art of Living Retreat Center, Boone NC
Join me for a weekend retreat in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains!

Have you been thinking there’s just no way that you can meditate? Is going to a retreat a little out of your comfort zone? This retreat is an introduction to meditation and mindfulness for those who are new to the retreat experience or who would like to jumpstart their practice.


The retreat will be facilitated by certified Meditation and Mindfulness instructor, Denise Lyon. Denise remembers all too well the challenges of developing a practice and being new to the retreat experience. In this grounded, light-hearted and heart-centered approach, Denise will lead you in the fundamentals of meditation combined with experience of several different approaches including gratitude and walking meditations. You will discover the profound benefits of mindful living practices and gain the confidence to develop a daily meditation practice as you begin to live a life of presence.


You will return home with a solid knowledge of how to meditate and accompanying material to support you, plus you’ll be equipped to bring the practice of mindfulness into your daily life for more joy and peace.

Details and registration HERE!
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