Healing, Holistic, Health

Ayurveda teaches us that each of us has the power to heal ourselves. Learn the tools and techniques of Ayurveda to help heal your mind, body and spirit. We are only your guide. The power lies within you. Whether you are struggling with auto-immune disorders or you are just looking to improve your health, the Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle can help you lose weight, detoxify, and improve your overall health and well being.

When you come for your initial appointment in Asheville, North Carolina, Darshana, the visual assessment will be conducted along with Sparshana, the touch and skin assessment. Marissa Mele, the Five Prana Ayurvedic Health Counselor will then conduct the Ashtavidha Pariskha or the 8 part Ayurvedic dosha assessment (Prakruti) which includes Nadi Pariskha (pulse diagnosis) and Jivha Pariskha (tongue diagnosis). Afterwards the Dasha Vidha Pariskha or the 10 part assessment will be used to determine your doshic imbalances (Vikruti). We will then create a personalized packet of recommendations that we will present to you at your second appointment. This packet will provide you with guidance and suggestions to assist you on your path to wellness.

The Five Prana Ayurvedic Consultations are not "one size fits all." They are personalized to meet your individual needs and wellness goals. It is our mission to provide you with a personalized experience. Schedule an Ayurvedic consultation today to take control of your health and start feeling better.

Ayurvedic Consultations

Your Ayurvedic Consultation begins with an "initial discussion" appointment lasting 1 - 1.5 hours with Marissa Mele, the Five Prana Ayurvedic Health Counselor and is followed up a week later by a 1 hour appointment to discuss your results, recommendations, and Chikitsas or treatments. These appointments are conducted virtually or in Asheville, North Carolina. At the initial consultation, all necessary health history information will be gathered to determine your dosha. A week after the initial consultation, you will meet again with your Ayurvedic Health Counselor where you will be presented with your "report of findings". The "report of findings" is a packet of information with individualized recommendations based your unique dosha, doshic imbalances and health concerns. You will receive recommendations on diet, lifestyle, meditation and pranayama (breathing) practices, yoga and exercise plans, alternative therapies like color, gem, sound and aromatherapy, as well as skin and hair care suggestions. Specific Ayurvedic Body Treatments may also be recommended along with duration and sequence of treatments. 


Ayurvedic Consultation
$175 for 2 appointments
"Initial Discussion" is 1 - 1.5 hours
"Report of Findings" is 1 hour

Follow-Up Appointments
$75 for a 1 hour appointment
(this is for anyone who has already completed an Ayurvedic Consultation)

Ayurvedic Health Management
$375 for 3 months
$750 for 6 months
This includes 2 hours of discussion each month to discuss your progress and to add or modify any recommendations based on your individual needs. 

Ayurvedic Consultations are conducted over the phone/virtually or in the Asheville, North Carolina area.



Incredible blend of compassion, knowledge and intuition

"Marissa brings an incredible blend of compassion, knowledge and intuition to her Ayurvedic practice. In my consultation with her she gave me so much useful information and answered questions with expertise but also spaciousness. I didn't feel pressured to adopt an entire food regime that was beyond my current discipline level, but I also felt guided to make some choices that could help me. Her explanation of Ayurveda and the reasoning behind her recommendations were thorough and phrased in language I could easily understand. Marissa's skill as an intuitive healer were also apparent and added incredible depth to her knowledge and expertise. I highly recommend Five Prana and Marissa!"

- K. M.

She truly holds the space for healing

“Marissa Mele is an amazing practitioner and teacher of Ayurveda. She truly holds the space for healing, and has a willingness to support and teach her clients. I have seen her for my 2 consultations, and learned much about myself and my growing transition out of early motherhood to a more mature body that needs to support my small family. She addressed my issues, and gave me some fabulous products, including a signature tea for me that I now drink as a part of my morning routine, and love it! ”

—J. L.

Knowledge without judgement.

“Marissa offers a conversation about health and wellness so rarely approached with such warmth and her willingness to share knowledge without judgement provided a truly wonderful platform for our dialogue that left me comfortable and confident. I am excited to begin this journey with her and to discover the ways that Ayurveda might offer me tools for balanced living.”

— G. H.

It was a full experience.

“I really resonate with the entire flow of the treatment. It felt like there was a lot of time to really evaluate my conditions and needs. There was space to talk and I didn't feel rushed in any way. It was a full experience...It put me in the mental/heart space of healing and nurturing myself.”

—D. P.

Took time to answer my questions.

“She was very informative and took time to answer all my questions. She created a very calming and welcoming space.”

— L. W.

The silence you experience between each thought is your own fullness, the same fullness that is pure consciousness.
— Swami Dayananda Saraswati


Your path to wellness is waiting.

Start down your path to wellness by booking an Ayurvedic consultation.