- $198 for a Meditation Weekend, September 20–21 ($395 value)
Registration is at 8:30 a.m. on September 20 and the first day runs until 6 p.m.; the retreat runs 7 a.m.–1 p.m. on September 21.
Guests will escape the stresses of everyday life during the Meditation Weekend retreat, in which they’ll relax during a complete course in Primordial Sound Meditation taught by master certified instructors. The course consists of an introduction to meditation, guided practice, and a follow-up class in which the instructors answer any questions. They’ll further melt tension during daily yoga classes, and head home with the Chopra Center meditation workbook and CD.
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.