Meditation for Stress Relief and Emotional Wellbeing | Jan 12, 2019

Meditation for Stress Relief and Emotional Wellbeing | Jan 12, 2019

This is a one day event.  If you want to stay the night we have shared accommodation available.  You can add it to your cart below.

Day Retreat Fee (Includes Vegetarian Lunch) - $75


One Night Dorm Style Accommodation


Since the early 1960’s, meditation has been recognized as an effective way to reduce stress associated with a wide range of physical and emotional disorders.  Practitioner-scientists, such as Jon Kabat Zinn, have developed mindfulness meditation therapies to treat pain and stress.

Meditation is a natural way to deal with life’s many challenges but, like most good habits, it requires effort to make it a part of a healthy lifestyle.  

During this one day workshop, we will explore a number of meditation styles, blending mindfulness and mantra techniques. We will also learn about other practices that support meditation, such as breath control and concentration.

Most importantly, the workshop will focus on how to develop a regular meditation practice at home. 

Here are some of benefits to be expected from a regular home meditation practice:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Reducing anxiety and anger
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions
  • Increasing imagination and creativity
  • Increasing patience and tolerance
  • Better breath control


10am –10:30am - Opening exercise exploring various levels of awareness

10:30am – 12:30pm - Morning Program

  • Review of meditation and stress research
  • Practices of meditation and mindfulness
  • Practices supporting meditation, such as yogic ethics as feedback loop

12:30pm – 1:00pm - Chanting and meditation

1:00pm – 2:00pm  - Lunch

2:00pm – 5:00pm - Afternoon workshop

  • Visualization and meditation exercise that demonstrates the use of meditation in transforming stress into successful adaptation
  • Yoga exercises to prepare for a better meditation and calming the body/mind
  • Science of Intuition and creativity related to Meditation


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).

Dr. Sid Jordan

Sid 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.

Cancellation Policy

Prama Institute reserves the right to cancel a ‘Prama Institute 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 Insitute can be transferred to other Prama organized programs.

Refunds are available (less a $10 processing fee) up to 10 days before the start date of the program.  If a cancellation occurs between 10 and 2 days before the start date of the program, your fee can be transferred to any other Prama organized program 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 10 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.


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