Welcome to the Prama Institute & Wellness Center

Nurturing Surroundings

The Prama Institute is a non-profit, holistic retreat center located on forested hilltops and grasslands surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains. It sits in Marshall, NC, near the French Broad River, about 25 minutes outside Asheville, NC.


At the Prama Institute we live and work in sustainable community providing holistic education for people and planet. Plans are also underway to expand into a thriving eco-village that includes a yoga therapy clinic, organic farming, and other sustainable projects.


At Prama we strive to offer holistic and comprehensive programs and workshops that give you the tools you need to create more personal peace and better physical health.

Recent Blog Posts

Letting Go of Stress in Our Bodies by Retraining the Brain

Letting Go of Stress in Our Bodies by Retraining the Brain

Stress accumulates in our bodies in the form of chronic muscle contractions often out of the range of our awareness until we experience chronic soreness and pain. Thomas Hanna in his classic book, Somatics, points out that these chronic muscle contractions in our bodies result in “sensory and motor amnesia (SMA)”.

Choosing Joy & Letting Go of Stress

Choosing Joy & Letting Go of Stress

For many working at home these days the boundaries between the office and home fades and there is no escaping getting our jobs done. The pressure to get work done is internal and external, exemplified by the falling leaves in our yard and our feeling of responsibility to rake the leaves. How we perceive these perennial tasks can define them as stressful or not.

Featured Upcoming Event!


  • Delicious gourmet vegetarian food
  • Comfortable Accommodations
  • 4 Meditation Classes
  • 4 Yoga Classes
  • Use of our Hot Tub & Sauna
  • 120 acres of natural beauty & wooded trails
  • Relaxing Massage (Additional Cost)


Early Bird$295 (Payment received by Sept 30 )

Regular price$330

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More Events

Wellness Weekend – Nov 6 – 8, 2015

Wellness Weekend – Nov 6 – 8, 2015

Join the Prama Wellness Center staff for an informative and relaxing weekend of wellness. This program will feature all the elements of our weekend retreats except the juice cleanse.

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