MEDITATION RETREATS

SILENCE THE MIND / OPEN THE HEART

Prama offers one of the most unique meditation retreats on the East Coast.

Our silent meditation retreat center in North Carolina gives you an opportunity to get away from the noise, hustle and strenuous demands of your daily routine to experience the health and wellness benefits of guided meditation practice.

WHAT IS A

SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT?

A silent meditation retreat combines a set of guided meditation sessions interspersed with free time where you can also engage in private meditation in any of the meditation facilities at the center. Most commonly, our silent meditation retreats are scheduled to last for three days- a perfect time frame for a getaway that provides a sense of peace and tranquility.

With the help of experienced meditation and yoga instructors, you will be guided through the fundamental aspects of silent meditation and you will have a chance to practice every new principle you learn with a group and in private. Our guided meditation retreats are suitable for both beginners and those who have an experienced practice.

Here is a look at some of the programs and opportunities you’ll find at Prama’s Meditation Retreats:

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GUIDED MEDITATION

Each meditation retreat begins with a time of instruction, demonstration and training. Meditation is the most important aspect of this event and you will have ample time to practice various types of meditation techniques. If you are already used to meditation, you will be encouraged to use the techniques you have learned before. Individuals who are new to the art of meditation will be given plenty of help and support to learn and use the techniques taught by the instructors.

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REJUVENATING YOGA CLASSES

We incorporate yoga classes in our silent meditation retreats that will help relax the body and achieve deeper understanding. Our yoga teachers will help you get the most out of your practice, whether you are a beginner who has never practiced yoga or you have an established yoga practice.

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VEGETARIAN CUISINE

Among the benefits and amenities that Prama offers retreat participants, healthy, nutritious meals are of the utmost importance. Healthy meals and habits are the key to weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. One of the greatest benefits of coming to a meditation retreat with vegetarian meals is that you will return home with improved digestive health. We have the capacity to accommodate all dietary restrictions including a gluten free diet, just let us know in advance so we can prepare for you!

Silent Meditation and Yoga retreats at the Prama Institute are unique:

  • We combine open periods of personal reflection with powerful meditations, both sitting and moving.
  • Yoga classes that combine flow and restorative poses.
  • The nature walks along the scenic trails of our land are ideal for experiencing the beauty and peace around you and within.
  • The visualization exercises help you reflect on where you have been, where you are, and where you are going.
  • Journaling lets you express your discoveries and remember them whenever you want to review them.
  • And, of course, our legendary gourmet meals keep it all in perspective.

Location

Prama Institute

182 Ananda Girisuta Dr.

Marshall NC, 28753

Tel: 828 649 9408

Cost*

Shared Accommodation: $395

Private Accommodation: $495

 

*Check our registration page for early bird discounts*

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Arrival Day

3:00 – 5:00    Arrival/Registration

5:00 – 6:30    Yoga Class

6:30 – 6:45    Break

6:45 – 7:15     Retreat Orientation

7:15 – 7:30    Group Meditation

7:30 – 8:30    Dinner

8:30 – 9:30    Meditation Movement

9:30 – 10:00    Free Time

10:00               Lights Out

Full Retreat Day

7:00 – 8:15    Yoga class

8:15 – 8:30     Break

8:30 – 9:15    Group Meditation

9:15 – 10:00    Breakfast

10:00 –11:30    Group Hike, Journaling

11:30 – 12:30    Free Time

12:30 – 1:00    Group Meditation

1:00 – 2:00       Lunch

2:00 – 3:00      Meditative Movements

3:00 – 4:30      Free Time, Journaling

4:30 – 6:00     Yoga Class

6:00 – 6:15      Break

6:15 – 7:00    Group Meditation

7:00 – 8:00    Dinner

8:00 – 8:30    Free Time

8:30 – 9:30    Evening Program

9:30 – 10:00   Free Time

10:00              Lights Out

Departure Day

6:30 – 7:00    Wake-up

7:00 – 8:15    Yoga class

8:15 – 8:30     Break

8:30 – 9:15    Group Meditation

9:15 – 10:00    Breakfast

10:00 –10:30    Free Time

10:30 – 11:30   Visualization, reflection and journaling

11:30 – 12:00   Group Meditation

12:00 – 1:00     Sharing Of Experiences

1:00 – 2:00    Lunch and Departure

CANCELLATION POLICY

Prama 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 $50 processing fee) up to fourteen days before the start date of the program.  If a cancellation occurs between fourteen and two days before the start date of the program, your fee can be transferred to any other Prama organized program (less a $50 cancellation fee) 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 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.   Refunds will be issued by check.

Event Tickets are non-refundable.

REGISTER ONLINE!

Sign up for a Silent Meditation Retreat Today!

Our meditation retreat are designed to help you get away from all the noise and distractions of your everyday life so you can enjoy deep relaxation while revitalizing yourself mentally, spiritually and physically. We have a meditation retreat coming up soon- Join us! Visit our upcoming retreats page to register for our next silent meditation retreat today.

DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD

SEE WHAT PAST PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING!

The Silence Was Wonderful

The silence was wonderful. The facility was clean and beautiful. I’m sure everyone will mention the FOOD!! I enjoyed the schedule and the freedom to opt out of certain things. I had a great time and will be back again!

Anne Hall

Thank You So Much For This Experience

The yoga classes, pushing my meditation more, nature walk, chanting, pretty much everything. It was awesome. Thank you so much for this experience. You guys helped me awaken my love more. I thank you so much for that.

Freddy Soria

My Stay Was Extremely Pleasant

Nice atmosphere, beautiful house and surroundings, walks, kiirtan, meditation, food, cliffs, SILENCE, music. My stay was extremely pleasant. Thank you so much!!!

Molina Beerman

FACULTY

Howard Nemon

Howard was initiated into yoga meditation in 1972. He recevied extensive training in yoga philosophy and practices in the US and in India. For over 35 years, he has shared his deep knowledge of yogic practices through lectures, workshops and retreats in Asia, South America, and the US.  Howard has assisted hundreds of people in adopting a diet that is more conducive to their physical, mental, and spiritual development.

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.

Radhika Banu Bjonnes

Radhika is an experienced and dedicated yoga and meditation teacher, aromatherapist, and a practitioner of various creative movement arts. She has been practicing yoga and meditation daily since 2001.  Radhika holds a 60 hour certification and a 400 hour Diploma in Rajadhiraja Yoga from AMYA, and a 100 hour certification in Yin Yoga led by Victor Chng.

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