Ayurvedic Consultations

Five Prana Ayurvedic Consultations are not "one size fit all." We give you individualized recommendations to support you on your Ayurvedic journey. You will discover your dosha or Ayurvedic Body Type as well as receive personalized guidance on the Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle. 


Ayurvedic Products

Let us care for your skin with our Five Prana Ayurvedic Skincare products carefully crafted using the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Our Ayurvedic products are for eco-friendly and health conscious consumers who are looking for a natural alternative to commercial health and beauty products. 


Ayurvedic Workshops

Learn Ayurvedic Home Remedies to cleanse your body both inside and out with the Five Prana Ayurveda workshop series. Workshop topics include Ayurvedic cooking, Ayurvedic skincare, Ayurvedic yoga classes and more.

Marissa Mele is the owner of Five Prana and is a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor through the NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) organization. She received her Ayurvedic Health Counselor as well as her Panchakarma training from Dr. (Vaidya) Lina Thakar B.A.M.S. at the Ayurvedic Integrative Wellness Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Marissa is also certified in Ayurvedic Body Treatments such as Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Nasya, and Swedana from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram. She has also completed a certification in Marma Therapy with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Marissa is also a dedicated and devoted yogi who has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She received her yoga teacher training certification in 1998 with Joanne Evans of the Deerfield Beach Yoga Center. Marissa is a member of the AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America) and NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association). Marissa is also a graduate of the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She relishes the opportunity to share her Ayurvedic knowledge with the community of Asheville and beyond. Marissa is available for virtual consultations as well as in-person consultations in the Asheville, North Carolina area. Schedule an appointment today!

Ayurveda is declared to be eternal, because it has no beginning, because it deals with such things that are inherent in nature and because the nature of matter is eternal. For at no time was there a break either in the continuity of life or in the continuity of intelligence.
— Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana 30.27