Canyon Ranch Heath Resorts Adds New Spiritual and Creative Arts Programs

Canyon Ranch expanded its spirituality and creative arts departments to include the addition of new services and physical spaces at their destination resorts in Tucson, Arizona and Lenox, Mass. to help people explore and connect more deeply with what brings meaning, value and purpose in life.

Some of the new spirituality programs include, “Celebrating the Divine Feminine,” in which the feminine gifts such as intuition and passion are explored and celebrated to help guest embrace their current stage of life; “Finding Your Spirituality Through Fitness,” where a spiritual service provider shares tips to deepen your daily exercise routine so it becomes a meditative practice; and “Floating Meditation,” a session that utilizes the power of water and guided imagery to allow for healing, relaxation and insight. On the creative arts side, new programs include jewelry and pottery making, water colour, poetry and create your own bath products.

In support of the new spirituality programs, Canyon Ranch Tucson opened it’s new Spiritual Wellness Centre in February, an area specifically designed to give guest the opportunity to explore activities that resonate with their spirit. A Zen garden and Sanctuary Building will be completed in the Spring for more individual meditation and group workshops.

VIDEO: Deepak Chopra & Eckhart Tolle to Teach Seduction of Spirit Retreat

Seduction of the Spirit is the Chopra Center’s signature meditation and yoga retreat, and this April 21−27, 2013, the theme is “Inspire Your Life,” and the teachers will include Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle. It will take place at the Chopra Center’s La Costa Resort & Spa location in Carlsbad, Calif.

Throughout the week, participants will be guided in practices of deep meditation, yoga, and other tools for moving beyond limiting beliefs into higher states of awareness and new possibilities, according to the Chopra Center.

“Seduction of Spirit has been one of our most popular retreats for many years, allowing people to step away from life’s daily demands and gain fresh perspective on who they are, what they really want, and how they want to use their unique gifts and talents to contribute to their families and to the world,” said Deepak Chopra, co-founder of The Chopra Center. “We are very excited about the upcoming Seduction of Spirit and the special guests who will be sharing their wisdom, inspiration, and practical insights. It’s going to be an unforgettable and life-changing experience.”

Seating is limited, and early bird rates are available. Seduction of Spirit guests are eligible to receive special resort rates that can be extended before after the event so that they can stay and enjoy the many local attractions and activities that the San Diego area offers.

Other guest speakers include:

● Janine Shepherd, a former championship skier and Olympic contender who was told she would never walk again after a near-fatal accident. Through determination and one-pointed intention, she overcame the grim medical prognosis to become a commercial pilot, aerobatics instructor, and international speaker and best-selling author

● Anita Moorjani, a New York Times best-selling author whose remarkable NDE (near-death experience) and subsequent healing from end-stage cancer is one of the most amazing cases ever recorded

● Robyn Benincasa, a professional adventure racer who inspires people to do amazing things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing teams, or launch their own business

● Dr. Ken Druck, an inspirational leader, speaker, and life coach who founded the Jenna Druck Center in 1996 after the death of his eldest daughter. To date, the Center has directly helped more than 7,500 bereaved families through its Families Helping Families program and trained more than 15,000 young women through the Spirit of Leadership program.

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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