This wellness retreat in North Carolina promotes better hearts, minds, and bodies.
In Sanskrit, one definition of the word “prama” is “dynamic balance.” This is the meaning that resonates most with the founders of Prama Institute and Wellness Center. They maintain that, on an individual level, this dynamic balance exists between body, mind, and spirit. On a communal level, dynamic balance must be achieved among people, community, and environment.
In pursuit of that balance, Prama offers holistic wellness education from their sustainable community perched on a forested hilltop near the French Broad River, about 25 minutes from Asheville. In this scenic sliver of western North Carolina, Prama has established two separate centers: Prama Institute and Prama Wellness Center.
The Prama Institute is an esteemed retreat and conference center. On the other hand, the Prama Wellness Center is the perfect destination for a relaxing and revitalizing getaway. Opened in 2012, the Wellness Center includes access to 120 acres of walking trails, five rooms that range from private to semi-private to dorm-style, and a cedar sauna that helps guests sweat out toxins.
Wellness Retreat in North Carolina: Services
Across these two locations, Prama offers three categories of services: juice cleanse and wellness retreats, meditation retreats, and health coaching. A wellness retreat at Prama presents the opportunity to practice yoga, meditate, and learn nutritional best practices. Retreats can occur over the course of three, five, or ten days. The lifestyle changes that retreat participants commit to during their stay at Prama promote weight loss, stress reduction, improved digestion and energy levels, and stronger immunity.
Meditation retreats at Prama facilitate the perfect conditions for participants to reflect and reset. This is in part because guests are free from the stress, hustle, and bustle of daily routines. Two distinct programs, the Silent Meditation Retreat and Joy of Meditation Retreat, give both veteran and first-time meditators the choice to either bask in the power of silence or explore the history, benefits, and application of mediation.
Prama’s third category of services, health coaching, can be pursued on one of the Prama campuses or remotely. Rooted in ayurvedic and naturopathic principles, health coaching from Prama seeks to unify care for the body, mind, and spirit. The goal, ultimately, is to promote better overall health and reduce stress. Whether you’re still trying to find your best path forward or you’re well on your way toward a healthy lifestyle, health coaching provides the guidance and support that people often need to move the needle forward. Moreover, it can be the perfect next step following a successful wellness retreat. After all, it ensures that the effort invested in better physical and mental health can prevail.
Top of Mind
While wellness may be top of mind at the start of the year, prioritizing whole-body health from week to week, day to day, and even moment to moment can have a powerful impact on a person’s well-being. Ultimately, the effects can be wide-ranging and long-lasting effects. Prama is the perfect place to kickstart that prioritization. Then, develop the support network and skills necessary to ensure those positive changes endure through the seasons.