- $229 for a Meditation Weekend, March 7–8 ($475 value)
Registration is at 8:30 a.m. on March 7 and the first day runs until 6 p.m.; the retreat runs 7 a.m.–1 p.m. on March 8.
To kick off a new year and a new-you approach, as well as to set intentions to start off the year on the right foot, guests escape the stresses of everyday life during the Meditation Weekend retreat. Participants 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.
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.