FAQs

Q. Who can benefit from attending Seduction of Spirit?

A. Seduction of Spirit is a profound experience that offers a lifetime of healing benefits to anyone seeking spiritual awakening, emotional wellbeing, and greater physical health and vitality. The many gifts of Primordial Sound Meditation and 7 Spiritual Laws of Yoga include:

  • Higher states of consciousness
  • Greater levels of intuition and creativity
  • Increased flexibility and energy
  • Relief from stress and anxiety
  • Restful sleep and inner calm
  • Awakening to deeper purpose and fulfillment

Many participants return year after year to deepen their meditative bliss and connect with the friends they’ve made.

Q. Are there Pre-Requisites to Seduction of Spirit?

A. Yes. Paid tuition to The Chopra Center’s Primordial Sound Meditation On-Demand Course is included as part of the Seduction of Spirit course to enrich both your experience at Seduction of Spirit and also the quality of your life.

If you have not already received your Primordial Sound Mantra, this course is a prerequisite to attend the event and will prepare you to fully understand the teachings offered at Seduction of Spirit. If you have already received your Primordial Sound Mantra, you can use this course as a refresher or gift it to a friend.

Click Here For Instructions on How to Access Primordial Sound Meditation Couse

Q. What is Ayurveda?

A. Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.

The two main guiding principles of Ayurveda are:

  1. The mind and the body are inextricably connected and
  2. Nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind. Freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body. 

Q. I’ve never meditated before, is this event for me?

A. Seduction of Spirit was designed for guests who have been meditating and developing their practice for several months. If you have not already received your Primordial Sound Mantra, this course is a prerequisite to attend the event and will prepare you to fully understand the teachings offered at Seduction of Spirit. Paid tuition to The Chopra Center’s Primordial Sound Meditation On-Demand Course is included as part of the course to enrich both your experience at Seduction of Spirit and the quality of your life.

Q. Does this workshop fulfill a requirement on the Teachers Path at Chopra Center Certifications?

A. Yes, Seduction of Spirit is a requirement for those seeking to become Chopra Center certified instructors. For more information about the Teachers Path, click here

Q. Where do I find lodging and transportation information?

A. Hotel, Transportation, and Parking is located below.

Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, CA

Located 30 miles from the San Diego International Airport, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa welcomes travelers to experience the perfect escape from everyday life. Immerse yourself in luxury as you settle into one of 600 rooms, suites or villas. Indulge in relaxation at The Spa at La Costa or dive into one of our eight swimming pools, including family-friendly waterslides and splash pads or the Edge adult pool, offering panoramic views of our championship courses. Turn your stay into a sport outing by teeing off at our championship-quality golf courses or practice your back hand at one of 17 tennis courts. Discover serenity at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing and satisfy appetites at one of our on-site restaurants. From world-class amenities and dining destinations to pool experiences and activities for all ages to enjoy, Omni La Costa is the perfect destination for you and your family.
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Hotel Check-In

  • Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.; check-out time is 11:00 a.m. All guests arriving before 4:00 p.m. will be accommodated as rooms become available. Omni La Costa's Guest Service Staff can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on departure day.
  • Omni La Costa Resort & Spa requires that all reservations be guaranteed by a valid major credit card, which will be supplied at the time of reservation.
  • Please note: the discounted Chopra Center room rates are available on a first come, first served basis and are based upon availability. The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa does not guarantee that the Chopra Center room rate will be honored once the block of discounted rooms are filled or once the deadline to reserve a room has passed, whichever comes first.
  • For all-inclusive packaged events: If you cancel within 21 days of the start date of your all-inclusive event you will be charged an accommodations cancellation fee. The cancellation fee varies per event. Please refer to your confirmation e-mail for the specific amount.

Transportation Services

Unique Transportation

(800) 316-4140 (ask for the Chopra Center discount)

(858) 272-1111

Website: Unique Transportation

Contact Reservations directly at 800-316-4140 or email reservations@utsd.com to book your ground transportation. Unique Transportation is a “green” company, offering fuel-economy vehicles. Chopra Center guests receive a discounted rate each way to/from the San Diego Airport.  Curbside pickup is $85. Airport meet and greet inside is $95.

Super Shuttle:  (previously called Cloud Nine Shuttle)

800-BLUE-VAN (Discount code AGC7J for Chopra Center)

800-974-8885

Website: Super Shuttle

Chopra Center guests receive a discounted rate of $50.00 for a shared ride, and $85.00 for sedan or SUV each way to/from the San Diego Airport.  Reservations can be accepted online or by calling 800-BLUE-VAN to book your transportation. 

Hertz Rental Car

(800) 654-2240 (in the US and Canada)

(405) 749-4434 (outside of the US and Canada)

Hertz is offering car rentals at discounted rates for Chopra Center guests. Please ensure the following Convention Number (CV)04UW0005 is entered under the option to Enter a Discount or Promo code at Hertz Website when booking your reservation. 

Parking

Day use parking is complimentary for all guests. 

Q. What should I expect and what should I bring?

A. Information on seasonal weather, packing suggestions, yoga, seating and meals is located below.

Seasonal Weather Averages

Winter has average highs around 63°F and lows around 45°F degrees.

Spring has average highs around 65°F and lows around 52°F degrees.

Summer has average highs up to 85°F and lows around 63°F degrees.

Fall has average highs around 69°F and lows around 57°F degrees.

Current local weather:

What to Bring

Our workshops are held in both indoor & outdoor facilities and the temperature in the conference room will vary. Please dress in comfortable layers. You may want to bring sweaters, a light jacket, a hat/scarf, and a coat depending on the season and what you are accustomed to.  

Be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, and a hat or sunglasses.

As a general courtesy to the other guests, we kindly ask that you refrain from wearing fragrances or scented products during the event.

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes will be suitable for beginners and intermediate students.

If you plan to attend yoga classes, please bring your yoga mat. Yoga mats will not be provided. Mats will be available for purchase at the Chopra Center store, Omni La Cost Spa and Livewell boutique.

Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing that allows for movement.

You may want to bring something light to eat for breakfast as the break can be brief between yoga and the first session.

Seating

Both chair and back-jack seating options will be available. 

Remember, you will be sitting for longer periods than you may be accustomed to. You may want to bring a pillow or a blanket for your additional comfort.

Certified Teachers receive reserved seating. All other seating is unassigned.

Meals

If you have special dietary needs please contact your Program Consultant. Refer to your event Sample Schedule for a list of included meals.

You are encouraged to begin incorporating more vegetarian meals into your diet at least one week prior to attending the event. This will provide your body the opportunity to adjust to eating a more plant-based diet.

Q. Are there other ways to supplement my experience?

A. Details and suggestions on course preparation is located on the Pre-Event Checklist linked to your confirmation email, as well as on the event information webpage.