The Practice of Inner Harmony: Managing Stress Through Meditation & Yoga | Sept 14, 2019

The Practice of Inner Harmony: Managing Stress Through Meditation & Yoga | Sept 14, 2019


This is a one day event!

This one day retreat will offer an opportunity to learn meditation and yoga methods that extend off the mat to counter stress and utilize positive energy to surmount obstacles in your daily lives.

If you are in need of accommodation you can add 1 night shared accommodation below for an extra $55.


One Night Dorm Style Accommodation


Since the early sixties, meditation and yoga has been integrated into behavioral medicine to reduce stress associated with a wide range of physical and emotional disorders.  Practitioner-scientists, such as Jon Kabat Zinn, have developed techniques involving mindfulness meditation to treat pain and stress. 

The practice of meditation and yoga is a natural way to deal with life’s many challenges, but, like most good habits, it requires regular effort to make it a part of a healthy lifestyle. 

During this one day workshop, we will explore a number of styles of meditation as well as the yoga practices that support it. We will also focus on how to develop a regular practice at home.   

Here are some of benefits to be expected from regular practice of meditation and yoga:

  • 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


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

10:30 – 12:30pm Morning Program

  • Review of meditation and yoga research related to stress reduction
  • Discussion of different meditation practices
  • Practices supporting meditation

12:30 – 1:00pm meditation

1:00 – 2:00pm  Lunch

2:00 – 5:00pm  Afternoon workshop

  • Exercises that demonstrates the use of meditation in overcoming stress
  • Yoga exercises that support better meditation and calming the body/mind


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.


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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