Chopra Yoga Center Opens in Toronto

On December 14, 2012, the Chopra Yoga Center in Toronto will open its doors with a weekend of complimentary yoga and meditation classes. This is the second Chopra Yoga Center to open this year – the first was in Vancouver.

“We’re very excited to be a part of Toronto’s vibrant yoga and wellness community,” Chopra in a released statement. “In today’s urban world it’s easy to become overwhelmed with stress. The Chopra Yoga Center will serve as a refuge where guests can experience the balance, calm, and vitality that is cultivated through yoga, meditation and wellness.”

Created in partnership with the world-renowned Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the custom-designed 6,500 square-foot wellness center will offer a variety of traditional and new classes rooted in the foundational teachings of Deepak Chopra. Classes will include hot hatha, power vinyasa and Pilates as well as hip-hop yoga, and the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga. Naturopathic medicine, registered massage therapy, Ayurveda services and other wellness services will also be offered.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our opening in Toronto, than to invite the community into our space for a weekend of free yoga,” said Danielle Mika Nagel, director of studio development for Chopra Yoga. “We invite both beginner and advanced yogis to come down and check out our classes and wellness offerings. Our center embraces all levels.”

In addition to complimentary classes, there will be a special pre-opening rate of 30 percent off regular pre-paid memberships until Saturday, Dec. 15. For more information visit:

World’s First “Chopra Yoga Center” Opens in Canada

The world’s first Chopra Yoga Center opened in Vancouver, Canada, and the custom-designed 8,000-square-foot wellness studio is the first in a planned series of yoga centers rooted in foundational teachings developed by mind-body healing pioneers Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D.

“We’re excited to bring Chopra Yoga to Vancouver, a city that is emerging as a world class center for yoga,” said Chopra. “In our beautiful new studios, both beginners and advanced yogis will have an opportunity to explore the deepest principles of yoga and conscious living.”

The Chopra Yoga Center offers a wide variety of classes that range from meditation, hot hatha and power vinyasa to Cho fit, Yoga Barre and Pilates.

Additionally, the center offers classes that focus specifically on the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga – a practice developed by Chopra and Simon. In fact, the studio’s philosophy is inspired by the principles in Chopra’s best-selling book, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success,” as well as an emphasis on the benefits of yoga for physical health, spiritual awakening, and inner calm and balance.

“In our modern electronic culture, so many people feel fragmented and overwhelmed with stress,” Simon said. “Our intention with Chopra Yoga is to help as many people as possible experience the balance, calm, and vitality that yoga naturally cultivates.”

The Chopra Yoga Center is located at 451 Granville Street, in Vancouver B.C., and is now accepting new members. The programs are designed for both new and experienced yoga practitioners, and in recognition of the importance of community, five percent of all profits will be donated to local charities.

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