General Info

When:  Jan 15 – Jan 17, 2016 (Registration is at 3pm Friday & Retreat ends 2pm Sunday)

Location:  Prama Institute

Program: Winter R & R Weekend Retreat

Faculty:  Howard Nemon & Sid Jordan

Cost:  $295 – $395 (See below for more info)

Cost & Registration

Basic Package (Includes all meals, dorm accommodation & workshops)

Early Bird: $295 (Before Dec 15, 2015)

Regular price: $395 (After Dec 15, 2015)

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Basic Package + 60min Rejuvenating Massage

Early Bird: $370 (Before Dec 15, 2015)

Regular price: $405 (After Dec 15, 2015)

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Basic Package + 90min Rejuvenating Massage

Early Bird: $470 (Before Dec 15, 2015)

Regular price: $505 (After Dec 15, 2015)

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We have created the ultimate relaxing weekend retreat.  Come join us in the Blue Ridge Mountains for a weekend of meditation, yoga, walks, workshops, delicious food, massage, sauna, and soaks in the hot tub.  This weekend is about taking some time off, relaxing, and nourishing your body, mind, and spirit. There will be lots of free time for walks, journaling, reading, and massage.  This retreat will leave you calm, composed, and inspired.


Prama’s R&R: How to De-stress the Simple Way

Stress and its role in destroying our quality of life is no longer news. We have heard it before. But we can’t escape the daily grind of work pressures, family commitments, financial worries, health problems, and serious challenges confronting our communities and the globe. The combination of these factors causes our stress levels to rise to the point of distress. Then it becomes a very real problem, resulting in emotional, behavioral, and physical imbalances and illness.

Learning how to de-stress is an essential skill today. The benefits are many:

1. Stronger immune system

2. Improved sleep

3. Greater focus and concentration

4. Better mood

5. Improved digestion

and the list goes on….

Our R&R retreat combines some of most effective ways to de-stress – yoga, meditation, walks in nature, hot tub, relaxation, massage—with Prama’s signature workshops and gourmet food. The aim of the retreat is to teach simple lifestyle changes that can help us keep our balance and perform at our best throughout our busy day.

yoga-class2~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)


3:00 – 5:00    Arrival/Registration

5:00 – 6:30    Yoga Class

6:30 – 7:00    Retreat Orientation

7:00 – 7:30    Group Meditation

7:30 – 8:30    Dinner

8:30 – 9:30    Evening Program

9:30 – 10:00    Free Time

10:00    Lights out


6:30 – 7:00    Wake-up

7:00 – 8:15    Yoga class

8:15 – 9:00    Group Meditation

9:00 – 10:00    Breakfast

10:00 –12:00    Morning Workshop

12:00 – 12:30    Free Time

12:30 – 1:30    Lunch

1:30 – 2:00    Free time

2:00 – 4:00    Afternoon Workshop

4:00 – 5:30    Yoga Class

5:30 – 7:00    Group Meditation, Talk

7:00 – 8:00    Dinner

8:00 – 9:00    Evening Program

9:00 – 10:00    Free Time

10:00    Lights out


6:30 – 7:00    Wake-up

7:00 – 8:15    Yoga class

8:15 – 9:00    Group Meditation

9:00 – 10:00    Breakfast

10:00 –12:00    Morning Workshop

12:00 – 1:00    Meditation

1:00 – 2:00    Lunch and Departure




Our 1400 sq ft dome offers the perfect space for our programs.


Our dorm offers comfortable accommodations for participants.


Our delicious vegetarian meals can be modified to fit almost any diet.  Call for more info.

Cancellation Policy

Prama Institute Programs

Prama Institute reserves the right to cancel a ‘Prama Institute Center Organized’ program at any time.  If the Prama Institute cancels a program, you will be given a  minimum of 1 weeks notice and receive a full refund.  Cancellations by Prama Institute can be transferred to other Prama organized programs.

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to fourteen days before the start date of the program.  If a cancellation occurs between fourteen and two days before the start date of the program, your fee can be transferred to any other Prama organized program (less a $50 cancellation fee) within one year.  No credits or refunds are available for cancellations two days or less before the start date of a program, or for no-shows, or for leaving an event early.  People cancelling 14 days or less before the start of a program can also transfer their space and fee to an unregistered participant.  Please allow seven days for processing of fees.   Refunds will be issued by check.

Event Tickets are non-refundable.

For any questions regarding this Cancellation Policy, please contact or (828) 649-9408.



Howard Nemon

Howard was initiated into yoga meditation in 1972. He recevied extensive training in yoga philosophy and practices in the US and in India. For over 35 years, he has shared his deep knowledge of yogic practices through lectures, workshops and retreats in Asia, South America, and the US.  Howard has assisted hundreds of people in adopting a diet that is more conducive to their physical, mental, and spiritual development.

Sid4Sid Jordan has combined a career as a licensed clinical psychologist and yoga teacher since 1971. As a clinical psychologist, he taught psychotherapy and community psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and served as director of the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services in a community center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC over a period of 25 years. Since 1994, he has been developing a green intentional community north of Asheville on 140 acres of land.

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