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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The Chopra Center Offers Free 21-Day Meditation Challenge

Starting August 15, The Chopra Center is launching its Summer 2011 Meditation Challenge, where participants will receive a free guided audio meditation and instruction each day based on the teachings of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, founded by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D.

“At the Chopra Center over the past few years we have seen a rapidly growing interest and demand for meditation instruction and meditation retreats as people become more and more aware of its profound benefits for our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being,” Chopra said.

Those interested in participating can sign up for FREE at

“We created the 21-Day Meditation Challenge to offer people step-by-step guidance and help them experience first-hand how practical meditation really is and how immediate and profound the benefits are,” Chopra said.

Chopra recently appeared on the Dr. Oz show to discuss meditation as a tool for weight loss, explaining: “Meditation is one of the most effective ways to release the stress, conditioned behavior, and negative thought-loops that keep many people in a cycle of overeating. We also know that regular meditation decreases the body’s production of cortisol and other ‘stress hormones’ that cause us to hold onto excess weight and accelerate aging,” he said.

Do something good for yourself this summer, and sign up for this! You WILL see a difference in 21 days!