"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~ Mark Twain
Each year the Chopra Center travels to some of the world’s most amazing destinations, offering programs and workshops led by Deepak, David Simon, davidji, and our team of master instructors. We are grateful and inspired by the thousands of you who boldly take a few days to step away from your work and families – to connect with us and share a journey of inner transformation. We are honored by the feedback you share with us after you return home . . . your personal stories about how the wisdom, emotional freedom, and healing you’ve experienced have also become a powerful gift for your family, friends, and work colleagues.
At previous Chopra Center events, we have explored the secrets of growing younger as we sailed through Alaska’s blue ice glaciers; in Dublin we meditated for peace with guests from more than 35 countries and six continents. We’ve shared sunrise meditations on Florida’s Atlantic seaboard; practiced the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga in the Cascade Mountains; studied the timeless healing tradition of Ayurveda at Lake Lanier, Georgia; and manifested our deepest desires in Sedona. On every journey, we’ve experienced our true selves and connected to the primordial elements that sustain our lives – space, air, fire, water, and earth.
Whether you’ve traveled with us before or are considering your first experience with the Chopra Center, we invite you to join us in 2009. Here are a few of the special events on our itinerary:
AKASHA Space is the emptiness in which unlimited potential resides.
VAYU Air is the animating force of life, present in everything that moves. Externally this force is represented by the wind; internally it is the movement of breath, circulation, and nerve impulses.
In June we’re coming to Chicago with the Healing the Heart workshop, where David Simon will guide you in the emotional healing process that will help you identify and release the pain of the past and – most important – fill the newly opened space in your heart with love, empowerment, and joy.
Healing the Heart will take place in the beautiful, nurturing setting of the Hilton–Indian Lakes Resort. Nestled on 260 acres of lush green grasslands, the resort offers spacious guest suites; a soothing atmosphere; and one of Chicago’s top-rated luxury spas.
After this life-transforming weekend, you will return home feeling lightened and free of the emotional burdens you have carried – and ready to move forward with the healing tools and wisdom you have gained at Healing the Heart.
PRITHIVI Earth is the element that gives us structure and form. It is reflected in nature as planets, mountains, rocks, and all solid forms. Internally it is represented in our bones, muscles, tendons, and cartilage.
This summer we are excited to be returning to the magnificent alpine village of Whistler for Seduction of Spirit, where Deepak and David will lead you in a week of self-discovery and deep meditation that will open you to higher states of consciousness, peace, love, and laughter.
Seduction of Spirit will unfold at the Fairmont Chateau Resort, a beautifully designed luxury hotel that flows in perfect harmony with Whistler’s natural setting. Each day you will experience expanding levels awareness as you meditate in the peace and stillness of the ancient mountains and forests, connect to the primordial energy of the earth and your own heart in Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga sessions, and learn how to go beyond the conditioned limitations that have restricted your full expression.
TEJAS Fire is the principle of transformation, present in everything that generates heat or light. Fire expresses itself in the outer world as the sun and internally as our digestive process.
In September we have decided to stay in the sweet spot of the Universe – our home at La Costa Resort & Spa – where we will offer our signature Ayurvedic workshop, Journey into Healing. Journey into Healing is an in-depth exploration of mind-body medicine led by Deepak, David Simon, and a team of the world’s foremost experts in integrative and holistic healing
La Costa is a world-class resort nestled on 400 acres of lush, coastal foothills in San Diego’s North County. Immersed in the natural beauty and tranquility of the Pacific Coast, you will feel revitalized and calmed as you learn practical, time-proven tools for physical health and emotional well-being. You will also be steps away from the Chopra Center’s Ayurvedic Spa, making it easy to enjoy blissful massage treatments during your stay with us
JALA Nature is connected and nourished through the attractive force of water. In all living things, the water element is the essential cohesive element that maintains circulation and holds everything together.
This October we are coming to Florida with SynchroDestiny, our most exclusive life-transforming event, where Deepak and David will guide you on a four-day exploration of the universal laws that attract all of the opportunities, relationships, and material circumstances into your life. You will learn specific tools and techniques for fulfilling your dreams and achieving true success.
We’ve chosen Ponte Vedra and the luxurious Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, located on a 300-acre oceanfront nature reserve that includes miles of protected beaches, wetlands, and pristine woods. This beautiful five-star resort overlooks the turquoise waters of the Atlantic. In addition to daily sessions with Deepak, you will experience magical sunrise meditations and revitalizing yoga on the white-sand shores. You’ll breathe in the fresh ocean air as you walk barefoot in the sand and bathe in the warm tropical surf.