What steps can I take to improve my health and feel better? How can I stop rushing through life and let myself savor the moment? What will help me calm my busy mind and focus on what I really, really want?
The Chopra Center’s Weekend Within Workshop is the perfect opportunity to step away from life’s daily pressures and learn practical tools and techniques to take optimal care of your physical health, let go of stress, and nurture your most important relationships – including the one with yourself.
Led by co-founders Deepak Chopra and David Simon, and lead educator davidji, Weekend Within will be offered just one time in 2010.
LEARN TO MEDITATE A cornerstone of Weekend Within is instruction in Primordial Sound Meditation, a timeless yet easy-to-learn meditation technique for going beyond the noisy chatter of the mind into a place of expanded awareness and deep peace.
SOOTHE YOUR SPIRIT This springtime at the world-renowned La Costa Resort & Spa, you will luxuriate in the lush coastal setting we fondly refer to as “the sweet spot of the universe.” Located just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, La Costa is an oasis of bliss and rejuvenation, providing an ideal setting for your weekend retreat. The Chopra Center has arranged preferred rates for our guests staying at La Costa.
DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF AYURVEDA Developed in India more than 5,000 years ago, ayurveda is the oldest system of natural healing on the planet, offering wisdom and practical tools that are rapidly gaining recognition in the West. Weekend Within will introduce you to this timeless healing science, including an interactive session where you will discover your mind-body personality type or dosha. Understanding your dosha gives you powerful insights into your body’s innate tendencies, allowing you to make the most healing choices for your physical health and emotional wellbeing.
TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF Throughout the week, you will have opportunities to nourish yourself with silence and delicious solitude. Read, write in your journal, or let your mind wander as you sit in deep comfort on one of the sweeping terraces overlooking the turquoise ocean waters.
RESTORE BALANCE TO YOUR LIFE If you currently feel pulled in too many directions, feeling harried and stressed by all that remains undone, Weekend Within will help you end the madness. You will learn how to create a daily routine that will help you stay centered and calm in the midst of chaos. You will discover that you can actually accomplish more – and have more fun along the way – when you have a daily routine.
FIND BALANCE, FLEXIBILITY, AND STRENGTH Each day includes instruction in the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga. Developed by Deepak Chopra and David Simon, this is a gentle hatha-style yoga practice that focuses on listening to your body and enjoying the expanded range of movement, awareness, and strength that comes with a regular practice.
LEARN HOW TO CREATE MORE NURTURING, LOVING RELATIONSHIPS At A Weekend Within, David Simon will teach two sessions to help you communicate more consciously with those in your life and support you in getting your needs met in your relationships.
In addition to having a profound experience, you will return home with a daily practice, a new sense of wellbeing, and friendships to last a lifetime.