September 27 - 29, 2019

Join me for a weekend high on a mountaintop in Boone, NC...

at Art of Living for "Meditation & Mindfulness 1.0 - Tools for All Seekers" 

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.

  • Likely, the largest retreat destination in the US supporting up to 1,100 overnight guests, serving up to 4,000 delicious vegetarian meals/day and enjoys 37,000 square feet of meeting spaces

  • The Center is located 2 hours drive from Charlotte, nestled 4,000 feet up in the sacred Blue Ridge Mountains

  • Broad room choices: Retreat Style with single beds and simple furnishings to Hotel Style with flat screen tvs. All rooms enjoy private baths

  • Center architecture is Vastu; creating harmony between buildings and the earth

  • Shankara Ayurveda Spa is nationally recognized for authentic balanced health treatments according to Ayurveda, the oldest form of medicine in the world