The wellness doc will be speaking at each event.
Deepak Chopra, the 75-year-old meditation and wellness advocate who famously told The New Yorker that he’s never been sick, is launching a series of immersive wellness retreats. According to Chopra, the need for rebalancing is more important than ever after enduring the stressors of the pandemic.
The first retreat will occur at the end of this month at Rancho Palos Verde, California, kick-starting the wellness series. The event will feature a discussion between Chopra and singer-songwriter and mental health advocate Jewel, who will also perform for attendees.
The wellness retreats promise to be one-of-a-kind, bringing science-backed ancient practices that will transform daily routines and are suitable for people they call “well-being curious” to the most experienced health-conscious devotees. Retreat participants will learn the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, a holistic whole-body system that can satisfy an individual’s constitution. There will also be opportunities to participate in yoga and meditation and enjoy workshops.
The retreats will be held in picturesque locations, including Arizona, Hawaii, Texas, Mexico, and Canada. Chopra himself will be in attendance, speaking at each retreat alongside wellness, yoga, and meditation experts. Attendees are encouraged to turn off their cell phones and fully immerse themselves in the wellness experience.
Taking health and safety into concern, all Chopra Global events, including the retreats, will require all guests, staff, and speakers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks will be required for all indoor activities, and social distancing will be practiced. In a letter, Chopra noted that this position is “…not based on fear of a virus, but on the reality of the pandemic that is facing us at this time.” By upholding these rules, he goes on to say that it will help maximize the safety of everyone “…while benefiting from the ability to gather in community and continue our physical, mental and spiritual well-being journey together.”
The wellness retreats will include hotel accommodations, meals, yoga, meditation, and speaking engagements. Mallika Chopra, CEO of Chopra Global and daughter of Deepak, explained that the retreats will invigorate a sense of well-being and nourishment for attendees.
“Each of these retreats is expertly curated to give attendees an opportunity to create a wellness movement within each individual. Wellness begins when we sleep deeply, eat food that nourishes, move our bodies, practice meditation, love ourselves and those around us, live with nature and truly understand how to create our collective reality. We are confident these retreats will inspire what’s possible in terms of physical, mental and spiritual health,” Chopra said in a press release.
In the 1970’s, Chopra had become board certified in internal medicine and has served as an adjunct professor and lecturer at various universities. He has been a proponent of integrative medicine, weaving traditional Western medical care with alternative supporting measures, like yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. Chopra has written countless books and has shared his theories on metaphysics and how it relates to consciousness. Quantum healing, Chopra believes, is a crucial mind-body connection where a person can use their mind to course-correct the ills of their body.
Upcoming wellness retreats include:
- Well Within: Rancho Palos Verde, CA – October 29-31, 2021
- 7 Spiritual Laws: Riviera Maya, Mexico – December 8-12, 2021
- Inspired by Deepak’s best-selling book, Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
- Meditation Immersion: Maui, Hawaii – May 13-17, 2022
- Infinite Possibilities: Mont Tremblant, Canada – July 7-11, 2022
Courtney Rehfeldt has worked in the broadcasting media industry since 2007 and has freelanced since 2012. Her work has been featured in Age of Awareness, Times Beacon Record, The New York Times, and she has an upcoming piece in Slate. She studied yoga & meditation under Beryl Bender Birch at The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute. She enjoys hiking, being outdoors, and is an avid reader. Courtney has a BA in Media & Communications studies.