For those seeking greater happiness, health, and wellbeing, “Seduction of Spirit” is a rare opportunity to experience a week-long immersion in timeless tools and techniques to release accumulated stress and tap into the deepest human potential for creativity, healing, and transformation.

Carlsbad, California – May 15, 2012 – This July 9-15, for the first time ever, the Chopra Center for Wellbeing is bringing its signature meditation and yoga retreat – Seduction of Spirit – to Chicago, where co-founder Dr. Deepak Chopra, master Chopra Center instructors, and renowned guest teacher and author Mike Dooley will guide participants in a week of deep meditation, yoga for body-centered restful awareness, and other life-transforming mindfulness practices.

The theme of this July’s Chopra Center retreat is “Your Pathway to Happiness,” and throughout the week there will be special sessions and activities focused on moving beyond obstacles and creating a life of authentic fulfillment, purpose, and joy.

“Life today is fast-paced and full of distractions, and many people have lost their connection to their most reliable guide to happiness and well-being – their own intuition and inner clarity,” said Deepak Chopra.

“At the Chopra Center, we created Seduction of Spirit as a retreat where people could slow down, immerse themselves in present moment awareness, and learn time-proven tools for reconnecting to their deepest self.

“Each day, through meditation, yoga, and other practices, we will move beyond the noisy thoughts, emotions, and memories that fill the mind, diving into the stillness and silence of expanded awareness . . . into the timeless source of happiness that doesn’t depend on our outer circumstances,” Dr. Chopra said.

Seduction of Spirit: Your Pathway to Happiness will take place this July 9-15 at Eaglewood Resort in Spa, in Itasca. Special pricing on the all-inclusive packages for the event and accommodations ends on May 30.

To learn more and reserve your space, visit http://www.chopra.com/seduction/pathway# or call 888.736.6895.

This July’s Seduction of Spirit: Your Pathway to Happiness is especially designed for anyone who wants to begin or deepen their practice of meditation, yoga, and other practices for releasing stress and opening to new levels of awareness, inner calm, and joy. The retreat features:

• Instruction by Deepak in an advanced meditation sutra practice

Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga classes led by Chopra Yoga–Vancouver Director, Danielle Mika Nagel

•Instruction in Primordial Sound Meditation and your personal mantra

•Interactive sessions with Mike Dooley, a renowned teacher and author of Notes from the Universe

•Daily exploration of the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

•Time for self-reflection and rejuvenation

Media Contact: Kathy Bankerd (760) 494-1609

About the Chopra Center

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing was founded by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D. in 1996. Located in Carlsbad, California, the Center offers a wide variety of programs, retreats, and teacher training programs that integrate the healing arts of the East with the best in modern Western medicine. The Chopra Center has helped millions of people around the world find peace of mind, physical balance, and emotional healing. The website www.chopra.com is your starting point on the path to wellness.

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