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:

The Chopra Center Introduces 7 Spiritual Laws of Yoga Retreat

The Chopra Center is premiering its new retreat this January dedicated to yoga. Dubbed “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Retreat,” it promises to deepen the practice of yoga, meditation and mindful awareness.

Taking place January 17-20, 2013 at La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif – Chopra Center headquarters – it features a variety of teachers, including Claire Diab, the founder of the American Yoga Academy, and a yoga and fitness specialist. The retreat is designed for all levels of practitioners, from beginner to experienced yogi, and even includes a chair yoga option in every class.

“The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga is a consciousness-based yoga practice that combines asana, meditation, mantras and pranayama with the timeless principles presented in Deepak Chopra’s best-selling guide, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success,” according to the Chopra Center Web site.

The retreat also includes special all-inclusive pricing that also factors in the stay at La Costa Resort. For more information visit