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Embodied Women's Retreat

Asheville, NC

September 9th -13th 2020

Join us on this 5 day journey home to ourselves

Imagine a world where you are FREE to be your authentic self,

to feel radiant, ALIVE and full of joy,

to experience daily pleasure, play, connection, and inner peace,

where you can live a life of LOVE, Light, and deep alignment with your divine Inner Truth

Now, imagine yourself in a beautiful, natural setting 
Tucked away in the forest and rolling hills...
Away from all of life’s regular distractions
With a sacred group of women, who are walking the same path,
Coming together to share, evolve, and rise in sisterhood… 

Hold that vision in your heart and listen… Is your Soul saying YES???

Then, you are ready to join us for our Embodied Women’s Retreat,

where we will be creating a sacred and safe space to 
Explore, Embrace, and Express ALL of who we are.


All-Inclusive Retreat Includes:

*Full retreat programming and materials
*3 healthy vegetarian meals for each full day (including snacks) 
*5 days and 4 nights of accommodations at the Prama Institute  
*All linens and towels for the duration of your stay

Retreat Cost Does Not Include:
*Air travel
*Ground transportation to and from the retreat center. (We will try our best to help you coordinate.)


The Prama Institute’s eco-friendly dorm rooms feature cozy bunk beds with privacy curtains, pillows, fitted bottom sheets and personal reading lamps. Dorms are heated with in-floor heating. Bathrooms are conveniently located down the hall and feature granite counter tops and warm tile flooring.


Over the course of 5 days in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, we will:

  • Explore our deepest truths, fears, and desires

  • Learn how to truly experience joy, peace, and love 

  • EMBODY our feminine birthright of surrender, flow, and trust

  • Grow and learn together through movement, meditation, connecting with nature, intentional activities, wholesome eating, and sacred sharing 

Spaces are limited for this very personal, intimate, and profound experience. Reserve your spot now by filling out the Application below, and we cannot wait to guide you on this amazing journey home. 



Prama is well known for serving delicious and nutritious sattvic vegetarian meals. They incorporate as much local and organic food from their garden and surrounding farms as possible, and can also meet many diets such as gluten free, vegan and more.

Retreat Cost

Limited Pre-Sale Rate: 
$1295 USD for first 6 women to apply

Early Bird Rates until June1st:
$1495 USD per attendee

Full Price Rates from June 2nd until full retreat capacity is reached:
$1695 USD per attendee  





We offer different payment options as well as payment plans.


  • A $350 deposit is due upon registration to hold your spot. This will be applied towards your overall balance if your application is accepted. 

  • After your application is accepted, you can pay in full, or if you choose the payment plan option, we will contact you with the dates and amounts for your next 2 payments.  

  • All payments/deposits are non-refundable unless for some reason your application is not accepted, we will refund your initial deposit of $350.

For those with a PayPal or VENMO account, payments can be made via Venmo to "Rachel Meth@embodied" or PayPal via "Friends & Family" to Please use these payment options to avoid fees, which will otherwise be transferred to the buyer. If these payment forms are not an option for you, please contact Rachel directly to discuss other payment options at

Cancellation Policy & Trip Insurance

To enable advanced planning, booking of venue, staff, teachers, and the organization of our program at the retreat center, we are not able to provide refunds on any payments due to cancellation. However, if you are worried that you may have to cancel for an emergency, we have contacted SquareMouth Travel Insurance. They provide access to a multitude of trip cancellation insurance plans covering a variety of circumstances including personal illness, illness or death in the family, employer layoffs, accidents, mobilizing of active duty military personnel and more. Plan prices vary based on the total costs of the trip and can be as low as under $50. Click on the link below to see a mock quote for $1800 total trip cost. Click "My Search" and "Edit Search" to customize the quote for your personal trip details: 

In the case that WE need to cancel this retreat due to a natural catastrophe, an outbreak of a communicable disease, or another state of emergency, we will refund your retreat tuition. However, we highly recommend that you buy a refundable plane ticket or purchase insurance on your airfare, as we can NOT reimburse your airfare. 



Prama Institute 

182 Ananda Girisuta Dr.

Marshall NC 28753

The Prama Institute is located on 150 acres in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. The center borders the scenic French Broad River and is only 25 minutes from downtown Asheville and 5 minutes from historic Marshall, NC. The facilities include two beautiful domes, one with spacious bamboo flooring for movement and meditation and another for cozy sacred sharing. The center features eco-friendly dorm rooms with comfy beds and conveniently located bathrooms. There is a lovely group dining area featuring delicious vegetarian cuisine, along with an organic garden onsite and beautiful hiking trails surrounding the property. 


Prama is located in Marshall NC, 20 minutes north of Asheville, which is a vibrant town with an active music, arts and food scene.  Asheville airport is the closest airport to Prama, about a 40 minute drive. It is also possible to fly into Charlotte since it is such a short (and very beautiful) drive to Prama from there. Charlotte is also a major international airport with lots of direct flights and usually cheaper fares then flying directly into Asheville.

The retreat facility is tucked away in the rolling hills of Marshall, so you will need to drive on some back roads to get there. Click on the following link to get directions from specific locations:

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Your Facilitators

Rachel Meth

Umka Pele 

Yelena Solovey Jackson

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Rachel is a dedicated and passionate teacher, guide, and dancer as well as the founder and director of EMBODIED LLC. Her deep passion is to inspire and empower others to live an embodied, joyful, and compassionate life through dance, movement, mindfulness and meditation practices. Her enthusiasm for teaching has inspired both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education, and she has been working as a teacher in schools for over 18 years while also instructing dance and meditation. She holds a secondary teaching certificate in Language Arts in addition to certificates and training in Spirituality, Health, and Healing; Reiki; Open Heart Meditation; Mindfulness Fundamentals; The Power of Awareness Mindfulness Training; Learning to Breathe: A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents; Zumba; Embodied Zouk Instruction, and is a Community Advisor and Learning Circle Mentor for the Tibetan Buddhist Namchak Foundation.

     Rachel has been engaged in various meditation techniques and embodied practices from a young age. She trained avidly in her youth and collegiate years as an athlete, which ingrained a sense of mindful awareness, embodiment, and an appreciation for "tribe" and community into her life. After graduating college, beginning her teaching career, and becoming certified as a Zumba instructor, Rachel began studying and immersing herself in a wide variety of social and creative dance forms from various cultures including Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Samba, Kizomba, 5-Rhythms, and Ecstatic Dance. She began to realize that dancing is a perfect mindful avenue through which we can cultivate awareness as well as explore and heal our relationships to ourselves, others, and our communities. Rachel enjoys weaving together her practices of meditation, mindfulness, dance, personal discovery, and community building to help us evolve as human and spiritual beings and to cultivate greater joy, compassion, peace and deep connection in our lives.  

     Over the years, Rachel has been dedicated to traveling, training, teaching, and organizing events and retreats around the world to bring people and communities together. She currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Umka is a yogini, athlete, and movement artist who has practiced a variety of creative movement modalities for over 30 years. Umka’s athletic and creative movement journey included ballet, contemporary dance, gymnastics, acrobatics, exotic dance, and several partner dances: Bachata, Salsa, Kizomba, Zouk and West Coast Swing. Umka is a yoga teacher who is passionate about applying the principles of yoga asana to dance conditioning and using mindfulness practices for creating a greater mind, body and energetic awareness in dance.

Passionate about the power of a healthy self-image, Yelena Jackson teaches, coaches, and empowers over-worked, over-giving, and over-whelmed women to find their way back to their inner truth. In a world that expects women to be everything to everyone, Yelena guides her clients to fully awaken to their true Divine Feminine potential, where they can find self-acceptance, self-confidence, and self-love.


Prior to experiencing her own journey of self-healing, which led to her coaching work, Yelena worked in the realm of building self-confidence through image and personal style – an approach she calls “healing from the outside in.” In 2012, she founded The School of Fabulous to help women feel empowered, authentic, and confident through their self-expression in style, body language, and personal brand essence. Yelena believes that the key to true happiness lies in aligning our external expression with who we are on the inside – and for that, we have to face who we truly are.


Based in Washington, DC, Yelena is a Personal Transformation Educator and Coach, Certified Image Consultant, Personal Stylist/Shopper, Workshop Leader, and Speaker on personal branding, image, self-love, self-esteem, confidence, sensuality, and connection. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, is an internationally Certified Image Consultant, and is an active member and Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of The Association of Image Consultants International (AICI).

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