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Our signature mind-body workshop is designed
to give you the tools you need to experience
greater health, vitality, and wellbeing.

August 22–25, 2013
with special guests: Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D., Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D.,
Dr. VA Shiva Ayyadurai
La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, California

Join us for this rare opportunity to expand your understanding of mind-body healing, Ayurveda, and integrative health care. Journey into Healing features sessions with Chopra Center founder Deepak Chopra, M.D.; the Chopra Center's expert integrative physicians and master educators; and world renowned guest speakers.

Each day of Journey into Healing combines daily sessions of experiential learning, interactive sessions, lectures, and group activities, offering unique opportunities to interact with like-minded individuals from around the world. In addition, Journey into Healing includes:

  • Instruction in Primordial Sound Meditation and daily group meditations
  • Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga classes (all levels)
  • The science of Ayurveda and a mind-body perspective on health and disease
  • The role of emotions and the mind in health and wellbeing
  • CME credits for physicians and other health care practitioners

Learn how to enhance your health, balance, and wellbeing at Journey into Healing!

Who Will Benefit?

Whether you’re interested in transforming your own health or want to learn the latest in mind-body medicine to help your patients, Journey into Healing will help you create a lifestyle that supports your deepest intentions to become more vibrant, healthy, and alive – at any age. Each day you will gain practical tools and understanding to make the most conscious healing choices.

Chopra Center founders Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon originally created Journey into Healing to share their explorations and findings with like-minded health care providers and anyone interested in their own health. As the field of mind-body medicine advances, Journey into Healing continues to evolve.

Journey into Healing includes a special emphasis on Ayurveda, the natural healing system that developed in ancient India. The core principles of Ayurveda underlie many mind-body healing approaches and will be explored in depth.

This dynamic and interactive course offers the latest cutting-edge information and practical advice for incorporating this knowledge into any practice or lifestyle. If you’ve ever asked, “What more can I do for my patients?” or “What more can I do for myself?” Journey into Healing is for you.

Important note: Journey into Healing is a prerequisite for those seeking to become Chopra Center certified instructors.

Come Early and Stay Late!

Journey into Healing will take place at La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California (San Diego County). La Costa Resort boasts luxurious accommodations, a magnificent spa, and a soothing atmosphere that will help you integrate your powerful experiences at Journey into Healing.

La Costa Resort & Spa is just 30 minutes from the San Diego Airport and only 90 minutes from Los Angeles. The Chopra Center has reserved a limited number of guest rooms at La Costa Resort for Journey into Healing participants. Guests will enjoy staying in this world-renowned resort for a special discounted rate. Call us for special room rates at 888.736.6895.

Learn how to bring mind-body balance, health, and wellbeing into your life at Journey into Healing. . .

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Mind-Body Healing Experts

Chopra Center Presenters


  • Valencia Porter, M.D., Director of Integrative Medicine
  • Sheila Patel, M.D., Medical Director
  • Tim Brieske, M.D., Staff Physician and Educator

Chopra Center Founder:

  • Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Guest Speakers

During Journey into Healing, you will be guided on a fascinating exploration that integrates the Eastern healing arts with the newest discoveries of modern medical science. Previous and current guest speakers include:

  • Andrew Weil, M.D.
  • Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D.
  • Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D.
  • Dr. VA Shiva Ayyadurai
  • Dr. Wayne Dyer
  • Dr. David Frawley
  • Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar
  • Jamieson Jones, M.D.
  • Daniel Vicario, M.D.
  • Jeremy Geffen, M.D.
  • Nathan Daley, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Anand Druva. M.D.

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Does Journey into Healing fulfill a requirement on the Teachers Path?
What time do I check in for the event and what time does it finish?

Does this workshop fulfill a requirement on the Teachers Path at Chopra Center University?
Yes, Journey into Healing is a requirement for those seeking to become Chopra Center–certified instructors. For more information about the Teachers Path, click here.

What time do I check in for the Journey into Healing event?
Each Journey into Healing event has a different schedule. Call your Chopra Center Program Consultant for details.

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"Journey into Healing takes you from the realm of Western medicine into new frontiers and awareness and leaves you feeling empowered instead of helpless in an era when health care has become unaffordable for the majority. It shatters the illusion that medical intervention is the only way to stay healthy. Ayurveda reminds me that a majority of the world rely on alternative medicine for healthcare and wellbeing."
~ Susan, Los Angeles, California

"I just wanted to take a moment and write to let you know what a wonderful experience the latest Journey into Healing was . . . I learned more than I ever expected to, and even better, now my meditations are even more fulfilling, and my new life continues to evolve to places that I had never expected. Since the event, my wife and I have both signed up for Seduction of Spirit program and plan to complete the certification training to become teachers. I have no idea where it will lead, but I am sure that it will be rewarding."
~ John

“I had many huge ‘aha’s’ at this event. I feel blessed to have had this opportunity to be in the presence of, and learn from, so many ‘conscious’ educators and healers. The Journey ended too soon!”
~ Cindy, Alberta, Canada

"Journey into Healing is just that, and the levels on which one is touched are immeasurable. This course creates an inspiration from within that can lead to lasting changes in lifestyle in proportion to the readiness of the individual. An awesome opportunity for transformation that everyone should take advantage of."
~ Joanna, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

"This course was full of information that is immediately applicable to my life. I'm so grateful to have this new knowledge which completely connects with the lifestyle choices I have previously made. I am energized and inspired!"
~ Michele, Bronx, New York

"I have felt more awake and alive in these few days than I have in years. I so hope I can contribute to this work in a way that will give others this renewal. My heart overflows with gratitude and love for you all!"
~ Deborah, Greeley, Colorado

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Dates & Locations

August 22–25, 2013
La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, California


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Continuing Medical Education Units (CMEs)

“Ultimately the best use of a physician’s knowledge is to teach people how to heal themselves.”
—David Simon, M.D.
Chopra Center co-founder

Bring Mind-Body Healing to Your Patients

Journey into Healing is an accredited course in integrative medicine presented in partnership by the internationally renowned Chopra Center for Wellbeing and U.C.S.D.’s School of Medicine. This experiential workshop is for health care professionals who want to expand their knowledge of mind-body medicine and its practical applications for patient care.

CME credits are available for health care practitioners. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All professionals may request a non-physician UC San Diego CME certificate. Out-of-state participants should check with their licensing boards to determine whether the board will accept these credits. Application fee is $50.

Download the Journey into Healing syllabus here

Expand Your Clinical Competency

In the past decade, the popularity of complementary medicine has soared. Research shows that more than 1 in 3 Americans are now seeking out mind-body healing therapies to supplement their conventional care, and a growing number of patients are asking for guidance about the value of various holistic modalities.

Journey into Healing is an opportunity for doctors and other health care providers to deepen their understanding of integrative medicine in a stimulating immersion course led by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and panel of other leading experts.

Lecture topics include:

  • Herbal medicine and its applications for health and healing
  • Digestion, optimal nutrition, and conscious eating
  • Ayurvedic approaches to common health conditions
  • Enlivening health through the five senses
  • Identifying an individual’s mind-body type (dosha) and current imbalances
  • The role of emotions in health and healing

Journey into Healing offers instruction in powerful tools and techniques that both physicians and patients can use to create greater health, balance, and fulfillment in their daily lives.

Course Description and Objectives

Clinicians are increasingly called upon to advise patients on health approaches not commonly taught in conventional medical training programs. Journey Into Healing explores a theoretical framework that enables physicians and health providers to evaluate the appropriate role of complementary medicine, from both a traditional and scientific perspective. Topics covered include psychoneuroimmunology, stress management techniques, nutritional components of illness, evidence-based herbal medicine, and mind body approaches in heart disease, cancer, addiction, and digestive disorders.


At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Describe how psychological and emotional states influence physical health and illness, including neurotransmitter, endocrine and immune changes.
  • Practice and recognize the role of meditation, breathing, and movement as mind-body modalities.
  • Describe the importance of mindful and healthy eating in prevention and management of common medical conditions.
  • Discuss key herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine including indications, side effects, interactions and contraindications as well as evidence-based research.
  • Utilize a lifestyle history to formulate an individualized patient care treatment program that integrates lifestyle interventions such as diet (nutrition), exercise, and stress management for prevention and in the management of common medical conditions.

Needs Assessment

The 2007 National Health Interview Survey revealed that use of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) has steadily increased with approximately 38 percent of US adults and approximately 12 percent of children are using some form of CAM. Since 2002, 75% of this rise attributed to mind-body therapies (MBT) such as yoga, meditation, guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises, tai chi and qi gong. In addition, more than 200,000 U.S. adults reported using Ayurvedic medicine in the previous year. A growing body of scientific evidence has demonstrated that lifestyle interventions including diet, exercise and stress management is an essential component in the treatment of chronic disease that can be as effective as medication, but without the risks and unwanted side-effects. Patients are asking their providers about the medical value of these therapies and increasingly conventional providers are recommending CAM modalities particularly MBT. It is important for health care providers to be familiar with these approaches in order to address the risks and benefits of these modalities with their patients. Since these approaches are not routinely incorporated into most medical school curricula, health care providers are seeking trusted sources for learning about these techniques. This course has been offered for the past 17 years to address these needs.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. It is the intent of the bill, which went into effect on July 1, 2006, to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the state of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through appropriate professional development. The planners, speakers and authors of this CME activity have been encouraged to address issues relevant in their topic area. In addition, a variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency, some of which are included in your syllabus or handout materials. Additional resources and information about AB1195 can be found

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians including primary care providers, oncologists, and psychiatrists, and allied health practitioners including naturopaths and acupuncturists.

Accreditation Statement

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of *21.5* *AMA PRA Category 1 Credits*™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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