Meet our Director,
Laurie Kido Lyons, Sensei
Laurie has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1996. In 2003, she began studying Zen and in 2010, took jukai (lay Buddhist vows) receiving the Dharma name, Kido, meaning Bright Truth. Laurie began teaching meditation in Naples, FL in 2010. She received Dharma Transmission, full authorization to teach Zen, in 2018. Professionally, Laurie worked as an orchestral musician, performing as a percussionist with the Naples Philharmonic for over 20 years. She now works as a piano teacher. She finds that her work as a musician and her meditation practice are inseparable and is committed to teaching both of her passions.