Silent Meditation & Yoga Retreats

Silence The Mind / Open The Heart

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

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.



Meditation is a the foundation of this program and plenty of time is given to explore your practice.  We offer a number of techniques to help participants to enjoy the time in silence.  If you already have an established practice, participants are encouraged to use the techniques they are familiar with.  This retreat strives to provide a supportive space for individuals with all types of experience and practices.


Yoga classes are an important tool in relaxing the body and promoting deeper meditation.  Prama has assembled some of Asheville’s finest yoga teachers to lead the yoga classes during the retreat.  We understand that sitting for long periods can be difficult and hard to adjust with.  That is why we have daily yoga classes (Twice on Saturday!!!) to balance the sitting with stretch and movement.


We understand that a lot of our participants have little meditation experience.  Our experienced and qualified facilitators will guide you through the basics of silent meditation.  In addition to basic instructions in breath and posture, we also offer guided instruction in the use of mantra and ideation.


No retreat would be complete without great food, and at our Silent Meditation & Yoga retreat we have that covered.  Prama is well known for it’s delicious vegetarian cuisine.  Our team of chefs are also ready to accommodate almost any dietary restriction.  Are you vegan, gluten free or something else?  No problem, we have you covered.  Just let us know in advance.


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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