Nirmala Raniga

Founder of the Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center, Vedic Educator

In addition to being a Vedic Educator, certified in Primordial Sound Meditation, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and Perfect Health: Ayurvedic LifestyleNirmala is an addiction specialist and the founder of the Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center—a residential addiction recovery treatment center in Squamish Valley, B.C., Canada. The Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center offers holistic recovery programs based on the Freedom from Addiction approach developed by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D. Combining modern Western medicine with Eastern healing traditions the Chopra Addiction treatment program includes instruction in meditation, yoga, and other mind-body wellness practices.

For Nirmala, work is more than just a career, it’s a calling. For the past 25 years, by combining her business acumen with her inherent sense of compassion, she has enabled hundreds of people with addiction and emotional issues to regain control of their lives. She believes that life is precious and priceless, and that we all deserve to live in the present and experience joy and healthy relationships.

Articles by Nirmala Raniga

For some, the holidays can bring situations and even emotions that make it difficult to stay on your path of recovery from addiction. Here are some tips to help you realize your best holiday season yet.Read More
When you practice yoga and meditation on a regular basis, your cortisol levels naturally decrease. Try these yoga poses and meditations to give your body a chance to return to homeostasis and heal during your recovery.Read More
You’re taught at an early age how to extend love toward other people. Showing yourself that same type of love can feel less natural. Practicing self-care can break down the barriers you have with yourself and lead to a more complete you.Read More
If you’re looking for relief from anxiety, try these four daily self-care practices that can help you bring more mindfulness into your daily life and alleviate the symptoms.Read More
Seasons reflect all three doshas—the mind-body types within Ayurveda—Vata, Kapha, and Pitta. Learn how you can find balance as you transition between seasons by understanding the doshas.Read More