Overcoming Addictions Naturally | October 25-29, 2023


This retreat, which is based on our popular 5 Day Juice Cleanse, combines five treatment modalities—mindfulness, yoga, juice cleansing, nutrition, and counseling—in a powerful and path-breaking program for overcoming addiction naturally.

An important part of overcoming addiction successfully is to replace destructive habits with new and more positive habits. By combining mindfulness meditation, yoga, nutrient-rich foods, and the latest discoveries in addiction therapy, this program will teach hands-on techniques on how to reduce stress and kick bad habits naturally.

Eddie LeShure and Margaret Kirshner from Mindful Emergence will facilitate the addiction recovery part of this retreat. They teach that an important key to recovery from addiction is to learn “to be comfortable with feeling uncomfortable” and to learn tools that prevent past traumas from dominating our lives.



All Registration fees include program activities as well as accommodations.

Scholarships: We offer a limited number of sliding scale scholarships for some of our retreats. Contact info@prama.org for more information.

PWC accommodations refers to rooms with a private bathroom that are located at the Prama Wellness Center where the retreat will take place.

Please choose an option below and other additional services if available.

Retreat Extras


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).

Eddie LeShure

Eddie LeShure is a Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT 200), Meditation Teacher, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS), Breathwork Facilitator, and person in long-term recovery. His professional background includes 7 years of training, supervision and direct client contact in addiction counseling.

Eddie’s personal journey took him deep into the throes of active addiction and incarceration on a drug arrest. His two years behind bars were mostly spent in the notorious Attica Prison where he survived a rebellion in 1971 that killed 43 inmates and employees. His personal healing and recovery and how he works with others have always been guided by deep understanding and compassion.

Eddie has facilitated groups for many years in numerous treatment and recovery facilities for substance misuse and disorder eating, guided workshops and retreats, plus regularly presents at conferences addressing addiction recovery. He began doing yoga in 1971 in prison and started meditating in the early ’80s, having spent the equivalent of two years in retreat settings.


Margaret Kirschner

Margaret Kirschner is a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Therapist C-IAYT (Certified with International Association of Yoga Therapists), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), ACISTE Certified Mental Health Professional (ACMHP),  Breathwork Facilitator, Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS), and Birth Doula. Margaret’s professional background includes 7 years of training, supervision, and direct client contact in addiction counseling.

With 22 years of experience as a yoga teacher, Margaret has worked as a trauma-sensitive therapist in group settings with thousands of individuals in various treatment facilities for substance misuse and disordered eating.

Margaret safely supports individuals in learning to listen to and trust their bodies with an attitude of curiosity and compassion. Her soothing voice and attention to detail provide participants with a safe and empowering experience of mindful contemplation, nurturing movements and breathing patterns that promote nervous system resiliency.


The Prama institute and Wellness Center reserves the right to cancel a Prama Institute(PI) or a Prama Wellness Center(PWC) program at any time.  If PI/PWC cancels a program, you will be given a minimum of 1 weeks notice and receive a full refund.  Cancellations may also be transferred to other programs organized by PI/PWC.

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 (72 hours) before the start date of the program, your fee can be transferred to any other PI/PWC 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.


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