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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Retreat

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Join us for the premiere of
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Retreat

Winter 2014
La Costa Resort & Spa • Carlsbad, California

Deepen Your Practice of Yoga, Meditation & Mindful Awareness . . .

Start off the New Year with the Chopra Center at our brand new four-day yoga retreat, designed to expand your understanding of yoga’s timeless wisdom on and off the mat. Led by the Chopra Center’s master educators and other world-class yoga instructors, this rejuvenating retreat will give you a profound experience of yoga, meditation, and community.

The Chopra Center Yoga Retreat invites you to:

  • Access a deeper awareness of your whole being through the unique consciousness-based yoga practice of the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga.
  • Learn the powerful practice of Primordial Sound Meditation.
  • Deepen your understanding of yoga philosophy with renowned master teacher and raja yogi, Tom Kelly.
  • Open your heart with music and yoga at an evening candle-lit yoga session accompanied by a live performance by acclaimed musician Steve Gold.
  • Engage your body through chakra toning – a core element of the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga.

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Who should attend the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga retreat?

  • Newcomers to the practice of yoga who want to learn from experts in a supportive environment
  • Yogis interested in developing a powerful meditation practice to enhance their yoga practice
  • Those who want to gain a deeper understanding of yoga’s ancient Vedic roots and a solid foundation in the practice and philosophy of yoga
  • Those seeking a spiritual yoga retreat to cultivate inner calm and a more balanced state of being

What is the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga?

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga is a consciousness-based yoga practice that combines asana, meditation, mantras, and pranayama with the timeless principles presented in Deepak Chopra’s best-selling guide The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.

No matter what yoga style you find most appealing (flow, hot, restorative, etc.), weaving the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga into your practice will enhance the many benefits yoga brings to your physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga retreat is designed for yoga practitioners of all levels, offering classes for those just beginning to explore yoga – and for advanced practitioners. There will be a chair yoga option in every class.



Claire Diab

Claire Diab is the founder of the American Yoga Academy and is an internationally renowned yoga instructor specializing in therapeutic fitness with more than twenty-five years of teaching experience. Claire is a Chopra Center Master Educator and Vedic Master being one of the lead instructors at Chopra Center University. She has co-developed the Chopra Center’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training courses with co-founders, Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon. In addition, she is an Adjunct professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Claire has produced, directed, and starred in seven yoga DVDs: Yoga for Weight Loss; Yoga for Firefighters and Athletes; Zen and Yoga; Creative Yoga; Breathe Move Meditate; Sun Moon Series; and Sun Salutations for Everyone with Chair Yoga.

Danielle Mika Nagel

Danielle Mika Nagel is a Chopra Center master educator, certified in Primordial Sound Meditation, the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher, and Perfect Health/Ayurvedic Lifestyle. She completed her initial Yoga Alliance teacher training in the styles of Ashtanga, Anusara, and Iyengar. Danielle is the Director of the Chopra Yoga Center in Vancouver, B.C. She currently teaches at various studios and corporate locations in the Vancouver area as well as at Chopra Center events in the U.S.

Amanda Ringnalda

Amanda Ringnalda is a Chopra Center master educator of Primordial Sound Meditation, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle. As Director of Operations and Events for the Chopra Center, Amanda has served as a facilitator and educator, sharing the teachings of the Center with thousands of people since 2006. Amanda experienced her first yoga teacher trainings with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in 2003 and continues to enjoy sadhana retreats at their ashrams around the world. In addition to facilitating Chopra Center events, Amanda develops on-going educational programs, and teaches at the Chopra Center’s weekly programs and trainings.

Tom Kelly

A raja yogi and former monk, Tom Kelly offers his vast life experience and wisdom steeped in the Eastern yogic tradition of Patanjali. He is also an ordained minister, motivational speaker, and certified yoga instructor who has devoted more than twenty-five years to meditation, humanitarian service, and traveling the world teaching the sacred art of raja yoga. Tom and his wife, Trisha, founded the Soul of Yoga studio in Encinitas, California, in 2001. Their shared vision is to create a loving environment in which people are inspired and empowered on their path of soul awakening.

Steve Gold

Steve Gold is a down-to-earth, soulful singer and yogi. Steve has practiced yoga for more than twenty-five years, and is a certified instructor of Prana Flow Yoga. He also creates powerfully positive music that heals and inspires. His rendition of So Much Magnificence, the title track of his first album, can be heard in yoga studios around the world. Steve teaches “Mantras for Manifestation” and “Voice of Magnificence” workshops, showing people how to use music and intention to actualize their deepest desires.  His latest album, Let Your Heart Be Known, has been called “a soulful genre-buster, destined to be a classic” by LA Yoga magazine.

Edie Flaiz

Edie Flaiz is a Chopra Center master educator, certified in Primordial Sound Meditation, Perfect Health/Ayurvedic Lifestyle, and the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga. During the past six years, Edie has guided many Chopra Center guests on their journey to balance using these timeless techniques. Edie teaches weekly at the Chopra Center's signature wellness program, Perfect Health.

*The all-inclusive package includes enrollment in the Yoga Retreat, three nights stay at the beautiful La Costa Resort & Spa, breakfast, and some lunches. La Costa Resort & Spa hotel stay is January 17–20, 2013. Hotel check out is Sunday, January 20 at 12 noon. Call 888.736.6895 for more details and to enroll.



Mika Nagel