Harmony, Holistic, Heartfelt

Ayurveda teaches us that each of us has our own innate healing power. Learn the tools and techniques of Ayurveda to help bring harmony to your mind, body and spirit. We are only your guide. The power lies within you.

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.

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 and recommendations. 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 and doshic imbalances. 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.



She encouraged me to make small changes a little bit at a time

I had a amazing Ayurvedic consultation with Marissa. About a week later, she sent me an incredibly thorough packet with all her findings and recommendations and went over them all with me in detail. At the time I was dealing with frequent headaches and irregular periods. Marissa is very knowledgeable and not only gave me recommendations for panchakarma, daily routines, exercises and diet, but she also offered many resources for where I could get products that I would need. She encouraged me to make small changes a little bit at a time so that all of her recommendations didn't feel too overwhelming. I didn't incorporate ALL of her recommendations into my lifestyle, but even some of the smaller changes made a huge difference for me. 

- R. D.

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.

Creates a safe space for exploration

Marissa helped me to learn so much about my body, mind and spirit through Ayurveda. I met her a few years ago for a workshop where she taught us how to make ghee, golden milk and much more. She makes this knowledge personal and accessible through her sweet demeanor and thoughtful responses. She creates a safe space for exploration. I’ve had a consultation with her to figure out my dosha and she supplied me with a wealth of knowledge including yoga poses, affirmations, essential oil blends and Ayurvedic insights that have helped me tremendously on my path of wellness that I incorporate into my daily life. I also enjoyed an abhyanga massage that was incredible and included a tea blend and playlist just for me. I’m so happy she can offer all of these amazing services and Cleveland misses her dearly. ❤️

—J. Y.

I felt very comfortable and informed

I felt very comfortable and informed during and after my Ayurvedic consultation with Marissa. She is a wonderful listener and very thoughtful. I definitely would recommend her to everyone! I also enjoy her detox tea and body products! Especially the Saffron Eye Ghee!!

—E. H.

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 wellness path by booking an Ayurvedic consultation.