Q: Why aren’t the prices on your website?
A: The prices are not listed on our website due to the customized nature of our programs. The pricing varies greatly depending on the length of time of your program, as well as the various options you select such as guided meditations, yoga classes, meals or accommodations.
Q: What makes your Workplace Wellness Programs different from others?
A: During our programs, you receive actual health benefits, not just content and information – this is very unique. It’s also impactful to provide an experience that allows a “break” from all of the presentations and content that the participants are taking in through their program at the conference and allow time for integration. Additionally, our programs offer simple and practical techniques that bring healthy and integrative lifestyle tools to the workplace. These programs take work/life balance to healthier, more sustainable levels. They enrich well-being in mind and body, and ultimately create a happy, healthy workplace.
Q: What makes you THE experts on workplace wellness?
A: Our Chopra Center Co-Founders Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon are respected medical doctors and leading authorities on integrative medicine, a wellness approach that addresses the mind, body and spirit. For well over a decade the Chopra Center, a world renowned leader in the field of mind-body health and wellness, has empowered individuals, groups and businesses to achieve greater health and wellbeing and tap into their ultimate potential for creativity, vitality and happiness. Our master educators, all certified by the Chopra Center, under the direction of our Co- founders, teach and live the principles of mind body wellness.
Q: Do you have programs for children / teens?
A: At this time we do not have specific programs for children or teens, however it is something we will develop in the near future. If you are part of our mailing list you’ll be notified when those are available. Historically, however, many teens have attended and benefited from our existing, all-ages programs and events.
Q: Do you have a program for spouses?
A: Yes we do. We can either design a custom experience for spouses/partners or, depending on the timing, they may have the opportunity to participate in one of our regularly scheduled programs or events.
Q: Can you do a program for my group even though it’s not a corporate/workplace group?
A: Yes we can. In the same way that we can customize the program and experience for our workplace groups, we can also offer this for other groups and organizations that are not work related.
Q: Can you come to our place of business?
A: Yes, so long as the resources and budget allows.
Q: Can Deepak speak for our group? How much is that? Can he do a photo / book signing with our group?
A: Possibly. It depends on his availability and your budget. Due to his busy traveling and tour schedule, availability is somewhat limited – we would need to inquire with his assistant and get back to you on that. Again, due to his limited availability a photo opportunity or book signing is not typically something that we can arrange unless he is going to be a presenter for your group. It may be possible that we can have him sign books for your group prior to your program that you can provide as a gift to your participants.
Q: Can I request a specific Instructor?
A: Yes – however we cannot guarantee their availability for the dates you are requesting. If they are available you can secure the requested educator with your full payment and signed contract.
Q: Are meals included?
A: Meals are not included unless you opt to include them as part of your package. We offer a lunch & learn option which is a minimum of 60 minutes, or you can choose to include select meals. You may pre-select from healthy and delicious Chopra Center event menu options and experience how eating vegetarian cuisine can be delicious and enjoyable.
Q: Can I include the sleeping rooms with my package?
A: Yes, based on availability at La Costa Resort. Most likely, we can offer the group a better room rate than if you go directly to La Costa. We can also offer discounts on room upgrades to suites, villas and studios.
Q: Can I add additional days to my stay outside of my program?
A: Yes, based on availability. We can arrange with La Costa for you to receive the discounted room rate for three days before and after the dates of your program.
Q: Can I get a massage?
A: Yes, based on availability. Depending on the number of guests in the group, we most likely can accommodate your choice of Ayurvedic Spa Treatments (www.chopra.com/spa) from our Spa services menu. (Otherwise the Ayurvedic 50 is what we provide to large groups on a limited time frame)
Q: Can I see a Doctor during my visit?
A: Yes, based on availability. The Chopra Center is pleased to offer integrated medical consultations by Valencia Porter, M.D.; Sheila Patel, M.D.; and Tim Brieske, M.D. These are $395 for 60 minutes.
Q: Can I get a discount?
A: While there are no formal “discounts,” as group size increases, the cost per person will decrease. Also, due to the very customizable nature of Workplace Wellbeing programs, we can build a program to fit any size budget.
Q: When is my payment due?
A: Your full payment along with a signed contract/letter of intent is due upon booking to secure the date/s and educators for your program.
Q: What happens if we have to cancel? Change date?
A: If you cancel after the 72-hour cancellation window, a credit may be applied to a future program.
Q: I’m a Chopra Certified Educator, can I teach for my group if we come for a program?
A: Absolutely. We can work with you to develop a program for which you are the “featured educator.” Then, as desired, we can build around this core component with other instructors of yoga, meditation and/or lecture.
Q: Do you offer online programs?
A: Our online Workplace Wellbeing Programs are currently under development. Depending on the timing of when you wish to implement these, we may be able to support this request.