Silent Meditation & Yoga Retreats

Silence The Mind / Open The Heart

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

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.

What You Can Expect at Our Silent Mediation Retreats

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


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.


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.


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!

Register for our Next 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.

From the moment you arrive, you will feel a sense of peace and calm that our center is famous for.

Our experienced facilitators will guide you through the basics of silent meditation & yoga philosophy and give the ample time to explore these practices on your own.  These retreats are open for beginners with no experience in meditation and also those with years of experience who want to deepen their practice.

Our Silent Meditation & Yoga Retreats are located just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville at the Prama Institute.


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

It Was A Great Weekend

The silence, the instructions, the dancing, the drawing spiritual journey, the creativity, yoga instructor who gave many variations for various levels, flexibility and schedule.  The food. It was a great weekend. Thank you.

Amanda Chase


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.

Upcoming Silent Meditation & Yoga Retreats

What to expect

  • 4 yoga classes (All levels welcome)
  • 4 meditation classes (All levels welcome)
  • 4 workshops on meditation (All levels welcome)
  • Access to 120 acres of natural beauty and hiking trails
  • Shared accommodation
  • All delicious gourmet vegetarian meals

General Info

When:  June 16 – 18, 2017

Location:  Prama Institute

Program: Silent Meditation & Yoga Retreat

Faculty:  Sid Jordan and Howard Nemon

Cost & Registration

Retreat Fee: Early bird starts at $350

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