“… I am obsessed with the idea of helping to unfold the full range of human potential and self-knowledge. I want to make it available to as many people as possible and I want a day to come when the study of self-knowledge becomes an integral part of the educational system...then perhaps we will see a world of peace, harmony, laughter, and love.”
-- Deepak Chopra, Utne Reader.
Dr. Deepak Chopra, renowned philosopher, health expert and CEO and director of educational programs at The Chopra Center at La Costa Resort and Spa, is a champion of what many consider to be “New Age” healing and health. He founded The Chopra Center with Dr. David Simon, the Center’s medical director, in 1996 in La Jolla, California, to help people achieve what he calls “a lively balance of body, mind and spirit.” This lifelong dream is now being realized at La Costa Resort and Spa. In May 2002, the resort announced a five-year partnership with The Center and became its official business headquarters and flagship location. As a result, Chopra Center guests enjoy the full benefits of La Costa Resort and Spa and resort guests receive special access to The Chopra Center’s highly acclaimed programs.
Experts in the conventional and complementary medical fields come together at The Chopra Center to share their talents. Under Simon’s direction, they combine the best of traditional medicine with natural (ayurvedic) healing traditions in a variety of individual and group programs. These include medical consultations, therapeutic body treatments (massage and spa treatments), health workshops, meditation instruction, hospital program development and corporate training courses, all of which incorporate mind/body techniques to help guests reduce stress, take charge of their overall health, embrace wellness and promote their own longevity and human potential.
La Costa Resort and Spa guests who visit The Chopra Center reap the healing benefits of both: the resort’s soothing natural setting combines with Chopra Center programs to offer the ultimate wellness experience, one that may even restore their “enchantment” levels. According to Chopra, this ultimate state of delight is a human being’s natural state. La Costa guests can begin by enrolling in three- and five-day programs as well as lectures and à la carte treatments at The Chopra Center.
Deepak Chopra is acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest leaders in the field of mind/body medicine. The former chief of staff at Boston Regional Medical Center, he built a successful endocrinology practice in Boston in the 1980s. Convinced that perfect health is more than just the absence of disease, he pursued his dream of “bridging the technological miracles of the west with the wisdom of the east” and The Chopra Center, one of the results of this vision, was born. Chopra’s teaching affiliations included Tufts University and Boston University Schools of Medicine. He is also the author of more than 30 books and more than 100 audio, video and CD-ROM titles that have been published on every continent in dozens of languages, and he is a popular international presenter and keynote speaker.
David Simon is a true pioneer in the medical field, with a personal mission to facilitate the integration of complementary and conventional medicine in the 21st century. Since forging his association with Chopra in the 1980s, he has become one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the effective and appropriate use of holistic health care practices. He continues to research and develop clinical programs in mind/body medicine, and is the driving force behind the development, training and implementation of the Center’s flagship programs. Simon is a popular author of wellness books and a sought-after media expert and keynote speaker for organizations such as the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, the California Medical Association and academic institutions such as Tufts University and Tulane University. He also has a private practice in neurology and is chief of staff and medical director of the Neurological Rehabilitation Center and Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at Sharp Cabrillo Hospital in Southern California.
About La Costa Resort and Spa
Set within a lovely 400-acre village and touched by fresh ocean breezes, La Costa Resort and Spa is a place where people come to escape the everyday and experience a life of play and leisure. Reclining with a loved one in the spa courtyard, playing with children at Splash Landing, discovering tennis or yoga for the very first time, or reconnecting with family over even S’more making – La Costa provides an idyllic setting for creating special memories. Escape to La Costa’s playground for a quick vacation or make it your own through the purchase of a Villa vacation home. Only at La Costa will guests find such a large coastal playground, such variety of recreation, such relaxed comfort and such fun.
For more information on La Costa Resort and Spa, call (800) 854-5000 or visit www.lacosta.com.
About KSL Resorts
Founded in 1992, KSL Resorts manages seven time-honored resorts with outstanding recreational amenities, including spa, golf, tennis and ski. Each is refined yet unpretentious, rich in legacy, and genuine in service. The KSL Resorts are:
Hotel del Coronado (San Diego)
Beach Village at The Del (San Diego)
La Costa Resort and Spa (Carlsbad, Calif.)
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Rancho Mirage, Calif.)
Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa (Vail, Colo.)
Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Austin, Texas)
The Homestead (Hot Springs, Va.)
Montelucia Resort & Spa (Scottsdale, AZ)
For more information, call (866) KSL-7727 or visit www.kslresorts.com.
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Laura Millett / Jaclyn Slifer
Murphy O’Brien, Inc.
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