Lighter Body, Lighter Spirit: How to Lose Weight and Still Keep Your Soul! | May 1 – 5, 2019



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Trying to lose weight can be very stressful. But what if it can be a fun, creative and soulful experience instead! What if there were no restrictions on how much to eat, and you could still lose weight!  

If you have struggled with too much weight, then come to this retreat and learn to keep it off from someone who lost 50 pounds 10 years ago and has been able to keep them off ever since.

The secret to a lighter you does not lie in another diet, but in making a few healthy changes to your lifestyle. Changes that can be both fun and delicious!  

And if you have been struggling with addictive eating habits, you’ll get helpful tips on how to stop the cravings from an experienced addiction counselor.

Most importantly, you’ll learn some important secrets about your own, unique body-type, which foods and herbs can best reduce your food and sugar cravings, and why having a few extra pounds may be nothing to worry about. This retreat is not about becoming skinny, but rather about feeling comfortable in your own skin, about feeling healthy from within.  


Ramesh Bjonnes

Ramesh is the Director of the Prama Wellness Center where lifestyle is considered our best medicine. Ramesh is also a writer, yogi and workshop leader. He studied yoga therapy in Nepal and India, Ayurveda at California College of Ayurveda and is a certified yoga detox theraphist from the AM Wellness Center in Cebu, Philippines. He has taught workshops in many countries and is the author of four books, including Sacred Body, Sacred Spirit (InnerWorld) and Tantra: The Yoga of Love and Awakening (Hay House India).

Lawrence Farber

Lawrence Farber (LCSW) is a licensed clinical social worker with a successful private practice in Asheville, NC. With over 22 years of experience, he has helped hundreds of people overcome addictive and self-defeating behaviors and guided them onwards to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. His website:

Radhika Banu Bjonnes

Radhika (500-RYT) is an experienced and dedicated yoga and meditation teacher, aroma-therapist, and a practitioner of various creative movement arts. She has been practicing yoga and meditation daily since 2001.  In addition, Radhika holds a 60 hour certification and a 400 hour Diploma in Rajadhiraja Yoga from AMYA, a state certified yoga school in Singapore, a 100 hour certification in Yin Yoga led by Victor Chng, and a 100 hour certification in yoga for pregnancy, birth and baby. She has also completed modules in pre- and post-natal yoga and yoga for active birth.


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

Refunds are available (less a $100 processing fee) up to fourteen days before the start date of the program.  If a cancellation occurs between fourteen and three days before the start date of the program, your fee can be transferred to any other Prama organized program (less a $100 cancellation fee) within one year.  No credits or refunds are available for cancellations three 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.  

Event Tickets are non-refundable.


If you cancel.…..

14 or more days before a retreat - You will be refunded money minus a $100 processing fee to your credit card or via check.

72 hours to 13 days before your retreat - You will be given a gift certificate code in your email that will be valid on any Prama facilitated retreats for up one year from your cancellation. The amount will total what you paid for your retreat minus a $100 processing fee. This is transferable to someone else.

72 hours or less before your retreat - You will not be give any refunds or transfers.


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