Program Description

Have you started a daily yoga practice at home but find it challenging to keep it going? Would you like to meditate at home every day but feel that you don’t have the time? This retreat will help you be successful in creating a healthy yoga and meditation practice at home.

The most effective way to improve health and to reduce stress is to change our lifestyle. That is the conclusion of Dr. Dean Ornish and his research team. And no surprise, the best lifestyle changes, they suggest, are yoga, meditation, nutrition, exercise and group support.

These healthy, stress-reducing habits have proven so effective, in fact, they can even “turn on” disease-preventing genes and “turn off” genes promoting cancer, heart disease and diabetes.  But what is the main secret to maintaining a healthy yoga and meditation lifestyle at home? Join us at this retreat to find out.

Many people today are experiencing the profound benefits of practicing yoga poses (asanas) in a yoga studio a few times per week. But yoga is much more than just practicing physical poses in a studio. Yoga is a lifestyle. In addition to asanas, the yoga lifestyle includes herbal medicine (Ayurveda), diet, and, perhaps most importantly, meditation.

We gain the most benefits from this ancient art and science when we practice meditation and yoga daily at home. This retreat is about the secrets to developing a regular home practice.  

Yoga Lifestyle involves the use of asana poses, breathing, meditation, food, herbs, juice and water to create vibrant physical and inner transformation. And when we practice these lifestyle habits at home on a daily basis, we develop an inner energy and flow that can be truly uplifting and liberating. Come join us in this life transforming retreat.


When:  Jan 26 – 28, 2018

Location:  Prama Wellness Center

Program: Wellness Weekend

Faculty:  Ramesh Bjonnes & Radhika Banu Bjonnes

Cost & Registration

Shared Accommodation: $450

Private Accommodation: $550


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Wellness Facilities

Our cozy meditation room offers a comfortable space for mediation, yoga and wellness classes.

Our door rooms are the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate during your Yoga Detox programs.

Our cedar sauna and endless pool are always available during your stay with us.

What To Expect

  • Daily Workshops on Holistic Wellness, Superfoods, and Naturopathic Health
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
  • Group Support
  • Delicious Food Designed for Helping the Yoga Detox Process
  • Useful Detox therapies such as Mud Packs
  • Informative & Supportive Staff
  • Private/Semi Private Rooms
  • Use of Endless Pool & Sauna
  • 120 Acres of Walking Trails
  • 20 Mins. From Asheville, NC
  • Massage & Spa Treatments (at and additional cost)

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.

For any questions regarding this Cancellation Policy, please contact or (828) 649-9408.

Sample Schedule

Arrival Day

3:00-5:30 – Arrival, Registration, Settling In

5:30-6:45 – Yoga Class

7:00-7:30 – Orientation and Meditation

7:30-8:30 – Dinner

8:30-9:30 – Introductions

9:30-10:00 – Free Time

10:00 – Sleep

Full Retreat Days

7:00 AM – Wake up/Shower

7:30-8:00 – Meditation

8:00-9:30 – Yoga Class

9:30-10:30 – Breakfast

10:30-12:30 – 6 Pillars of Health and Wellness Workshop

12:30-1:00 – Free Time

1:00-2:00 – Lunch

2:00-5:30 – Free Time, Therapies, Walking

5:30-6:00 – Meditation

6:30-7:30 – Dinner

7:30-10:00 – Free Time

10:00 – Sleep

Departure Day

7:00 am – Wake up/Shower

7:30-8:00 – Meditation

8:00-9:30 – Yoga Class

9:30-10:30 – Breakfast

10:30-12:30 – Wellness Workshop

12:30- 1:00 – Sharing and Closing

1:00-2:00 – Lunch

Our Faculty

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).

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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