The stresses and anxieties that accumulate in a person's life can throw off their inner compass, like taking a dozen spins around a whiffle bat before performing an Olympic tumbling routine. Today's side deal offers a three-day pathway toward a more open, more enlightened self: $250 for "A Weekend Within" at the Chopra Center located at La Costa Resort in Carlsbad (a $775 value). Running Friday, April 30, through Sunday, May 2, the weekend workshop introduces pupils to meditation, yoga, and ayurveda, a lesson in the science of life. The workshop does not include transportation or accommodations; view a sample schedule here (subject to change).
Co-founded by Deepak Chopra, author of The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life, Meet Deepak Chopra, and many Cathy comic strips, the Chopra Center hosts this workshop as a way for individuals to discover a healthy sense of self while cultivating the relationship between body and mind. The weekend includes personal Primordial Sound Meditation sessions, relaxed yoga lessons, deep personal insight, and illuminating sessions with Dr. Chopra and co-founder Dr. David Simon. By the end of the workshop, students will feel instilled with valuable tools for leading holistically healthier lives with stronger connections to others and a resilient sense of personal understanding. Call ahead to reserve your space.
There are few reviews of "A Weekend Within," but the Chopra Center features some attendee testimonials on its site, three Kudzu users give the Chopra Center 4.5 stars, and an aficionado on Facebook also sings the praises of the center:
- I thought there would be a lot of workshop participants from New York, like me, but actually, people traveled from all over the world for this weekend and it was well worth it. – Cara J., Testimonial
- This was all new to me and the most amazing, fulfilling experience. The combination of styles of Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon bring so much understanding to the principles expressed. – Karla H., Testimonial
- The most heavenly place on earth... – Lene Carlsson, Facebook
The Chopra Center
You've probably heard of Deepak Chopra. Perhaps you saw his name at a bookstore—so far he's written more than 85 books, 21 of which were New York Times bestsellers. Perhaps you saw him in the news when he announced starting an online meditation experience with Oprah. And almost 20 years ago, he cofounded with the late David Simon, MD, The Chopra Center and now acts as CEO.
Physical health is just one of Chopra's three aims at the center. He also aspires to emotional freedom and higher states of consciousness for his patients. He approach these aims with a toolkit of Eastern and Western therapies, especially emphasizing Ayurveda, a healing system developed in India more than 5,000 years ago. Their East-West-fusion approach is evident throughout the practice, just as much in the medical treatments as in the retreats. The signature Perfect Health retreat, for instance, unfolds in Carlsbad at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, relaxing bodies and minds with a mix of meditation, healthcare, Ayurvedic cuisine, and yoga instruction on topics more interesting than how to truly understand your mat.
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