Yesterday I went to visit The Chopra Center, in Carlsbad, CA. This is one of the wellness centers I had researched online a few years ago so I wanted to see it in person. I attempted to set up a tour, also, of the La Costa Resort and Spa, where the Chopra center is housed, but after leaving 3 voice mails with 3 different marketing people, and a voice mail and email with the marketing manager, I received no response and after two weeks gave up. I did drive up and receive a 5 min. tour of the center though. I wasn’t allowed to take pictures, nor did they offer for me to grab photos off the website. So if you want pictures, you can look at their website http://www.chopra.com/welcome-chopra-center
The draw for this center is of course that it was founded and is run by Deepak Chopra. He founded this in 1996. Many of the participants in his classes and workshops stay at La Costa but they also can stay in other local resorts and catch shuttles to the center. I recommend the Park Hyatt Aviara, instead, which I toured yesterday and will soon post pictures of, as they were much more accommodating. http://parkaviara.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?k_clickid=1476c819-5e87-08c9-0a1b-00005154048c&src=agn_smg_prk_ppc_google_ss_propertyspecific_sanpa_parkhyattaviara.
One of the drawing points of this center is that there are classes available online as well as in person, workplace wellness is offered via various teachers trained through the center, and it offers teaching training to those desiring to be trained in one or all of the tracks they focus upon. Locals can come to occasional talks they have there, too. The Center offers medical consultations, Ayurveda body treatments, online counseling, retreats, programs and a store at the site and online. There are only 7 treatment rooms but if there are more therapies scheduled, they use the La Costa spa for the overflow.
The Center consists of medical consultation offices, a waiting room, store, two meditation rooms, a classroom, and treatment rooms. That is all. But their offerings are intended to powerfully immerse participants in full mind-body-spiritual programs for profound transformation and provide tools to take back into daily life and relationships.
A few of the programs I found on the website were as follows:
Music and meditation – 6 or 7 day program cost $2175
Journey into healing -$2075 for a week
Perfect health (their signature program) – $3375 for 6 days (Includes a medical consultation, cooking classes, treatments, classes, meditation, yoga and is available in a 10 day program, too)
Emotional Freedom – 3 day $1175.
There were also various weekend programs mentioned as well.