This groundbreaking program—combining mindfulness meditation, yoga, juice cleansing, and the latest discoveries in addiction therapy--will teach you the secrets to overcome cravings and to create good lifestyle habits so that health and vitality can naturally emerge from within. The right combination and quantity of certain foods and herbs, coupled with learning how to manage stress and compulsions, has been proven to eliminate food cravings and reduce weight safely.
The cutting edge information in this uniquely designed retreat was developed through the combined experiences of the director of the Prama Wellness Center, Ramesh Bjonnes, and licensed addictions counselor and yoga teacher Larry Farber.
P.S. If you have history of addiction to alcohol or drugs, you need to have been sober for at least 90 days, or you need to have a written permission from an addictions counselor to attend this program.
From Ramesh, you will be introduced to:
Ramesh Bjonnes’ background in Ayurveda and naturopathy will introduce the secrets to long term weight loss, good sleep, great energy, and vibrant health.
- The use of certain ayurvedic super herbs for your specific mentality and body type.
- How juice cleansing will detox and heal the body naturally.
- The keys to reach optimum health and weight by combining the rights foods and herbs to reduce cravings.
- How good digestion leads to good health.
- The best diet and herbs to overcome cravings and to reduce weight.
From Larry, you will learn:
Larry Farber’s focus during this retreat will be to assist people who are challenged by compulsive eating, drinking and other addictive tendencies.
- Practical tools to make healthier choices and gain more mastery of your actions.
- The differences between the mind and the brain and how to utilize both to make successful choices to reach your desired goals.
- The Pleasure Principle, and how working with this law will help you make better choices.
- An understanding of both physical and psychological dependence and which substances are the cause of each type of addiction.
- How to allow others to help us become accountable, and to keep making the positive actions and changes we need and want.
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 (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: treeofliferecovery.com
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 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.