Press releases

Press releases

The Chopra Center Comes to Heal New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana―December 16, 2008― This March 8–14 in New Orleans, the Chopra Center will present its classic meditation retreat, Seduction of Spirit, where Deepak Chopra and David Simon will guide participants in a week of deep meditation, daily spiritual yoga classes, and timeless practices to transform their lives.

The Chopra Center has chosen New Orleans as the host city for the Seduction of Spirit meditation retreat with the intention to contribute to the ongoing recovery from the destruction of hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Start 2009 with the Chopra Center’s Signature Self-Empowerment Workshop

San Diego, California―December 8, 2008―This January 7–11 in San Diego’s gentle sunshine, the Chopra Center for Wellbeing will present its most exclusive life-transforming workshop, SynchroDestiny, led by best-selling authors, self-help experts, and Chopra Center co-founders, Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon.

For more than a decade, SynchroDestiny has been one of The Chopra Center’s most popular programs, designed for those who want to increase their personal fulfillment and take their life to the next level.

Deepak Chopra Teaches Workshop on Thriving in Challenging Times

San Diego, California―November 17, 2008―If you want to move beyond limiting thought-patterns and make 2009 the best year of your life, the SynchroDestiny workshop is for you. This January in the warm sunshine of San Diego, Chopra Center co-founders Deepak Chopra and David Simon will teach SynchroDestiny participants how to harness the creative power of intention, focus, and awareness to achieve their greatest goals and dreams.

Based on Deepak Chopra’s classic best-selling book The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, SynchroDestiny has been one of The Chopra Center’s most popular workshops for more than a decade.

Andrew Weil’s Integrative Medicine Program Bestows Honors on Chopra Center’s Director of Women’s Health

San Diego, California―November 10, 2008―After two years of intensive training in areas including botanical medicine, mind-body physiology, nutrition, and holistic clinical care, Dr. Valencia Porter adds to her long list of credentials the completion of a prestigious Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona. Launched in 2000 by internationally-recognized integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, M.D, the Center in Integrative Medicine Fellowship combines residential sessions in Tucson with a rigorous distance-learning program.

The Chopra Center Serves as Mecca of Calm in Turbulent Times

San Diego, California―October 30, 2008 ― As the daily news unfolds stories of massive home foreclosures, corporate layoffs, and depleted life savings, The Chopra Center for Wellbeing is teaching those impacted how to find balance and peace of mind. In the midst of economic chaos, The Chopra Center serves as an oasis of calm, instructing increasingly popular classes in the time-proven tools of meditation, yoga, and mind-body healing.

“So many have been hard hit by the financial crisis and are struggling to make the best of the situation while coping with feelings of anger, fear, frustration, and loss,” said Chopra Center co-founder and best-selling author, Dr. David Simon.

SynchroDestiny Empowerment Workshop in Columbia River Gorge

Portland, Oregon―September 2, 2008 ― Most high achievers know how to set their mind to a task, work hard, and get results – but often their success comes at the expense of their health, relationships, and even happiness. Some end up burning out, living with intense stress, and losing touch with what they really wanted in the first place. 

This September 25–28 at The Chopra Center’s signature workshop SynchroDestiny, participants will learn a better way to fulfill their deepest desires.

Beginning Course in Meditation

Chicago, Illinois–June 26, 2008–If you have wanted to explore meditation, yoga, and the Eastern healing arts, the Renewal Weekend workshop is the ideal starting point. This August 22–24 at the Westin Chicago River North, guests at Renewal Weekend will have a rare opportunity to begin their path to wellness with the co-founders of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing – internationally acclaimed mind-body physicians Deepak Chopra and David Simon.

Renewal Weekend Workshop Coming to Chicago


Chicago, Illinois––June 17, 2008––This August 22–24, the Chopra Center for Wellbeing will present the signature workshop Renewal Weekend in Chicago, where participants will have a rare opportunity to learn from two world-renowned pioneers in the field of mind-body medicine: Deepak Chopra and David Simon.

Drs. Chopra & Simon created Renewal Weekend as an introduction to the Chopra Center’s timeless teachings, offering an ideal starting point for those who want to let go of stress and enjoy more balance and fulfillment in their lives, but don’t know where to begin.

“Renewal Weekend is the Chopra Center’s ‘gateway experience,’ designed for the beginner in meditation, yoga, and mind-body wellness,” said Deepak Chopra.

Luxury Alaskan Cruise

Anchorage, Alaska–June 4–11, 2008–The Chopra Center is offering Grow Younger, Live Longer, a life-changing cruise through Alaska’s ancient waterways, where Chopra Center co-founders, Deepak Chopra and David Simon, will premiere their powerful program for age reversal to an exclusive, intimate group of only 100 passengers.

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing-Ayurnas

Carlsbad, California –– June 4, 2008 –– The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, founded by renowned mind-body physicians Deepak Chopra, MD and David Simon, MD has designed a new product called Ayurnas (pronounced eye-yur-naz) –– a custom-blend oil treatment based on the timeless healing principles of Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurnas is the newest addition to the Chopra Center’s collection of signature products for wellness, vitality, and mind-body balance.

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