What is a Silent Meditation & Yoga Retreat?

Prama’s silent retreats will give you the opportunity to revitalize yourself, unclutter your mind, deepen your understanding of yourself and others, and discover sources of strength you may have only glimpsed but now can come to own.  Silence allows you the time you always wanted to put things into perspective, find the balance, and recognize what the signs of your life are trying to tell you.

Silent retreats at the Prama Institute are unique!

We combine open periods of personal reflection with powerful meditations, both sitting and moving, as well as yoga that supports the introspective efforts.

  • The nature walks along the scenic trails of our land are ideal for experiencing the beauty and peace around you and within.
  • Short talks to deepen your understanding of the meditation practice and living in the present.
  • The visualization exercises help you reflect on where you have been, where you are now, and where you are going.
  • Plenty of journaling time lets you express your discoveries and remember them whenever you want to.
  • And, of course, our legendary gourmet meals keep it all in perspective.


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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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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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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!


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    Evening Program
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   Morning Program
11:30 – 12:30  Free Time
12:30 – 1:00    Group Meditation
1:00 – 2:00      Lunch
2:00 – 3:00      Afternoon Program
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 – 11:00   Visualization, reflection and journaling
11:00 – 11:30   Group Meditation
11:30 – 12:00     Sharing Of Experiences
12:00 – 1:00      Lunch and Departure


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.



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 H.

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 S.

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 B.


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!


Dr. Howard Nemon

Howard has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 45 years. After receiving extensive training in the US and India, he has been sharing his knowledge and experiences of the science of yoga throughout the US and abroad. In 2006, he was a co-founder of the Prama Institute and has been one of the main faculty since then. His workshops and retreats focus on personal growth, lifestyle change, holistic health, the practice of silence, meditation, community building, and social transformation.

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.


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