Nirmala Raniga

Founder of the Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center, Vedic Educator

In addition to being a Vedic Educator, certified in Primordial Sound Meditation, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle, Nirmala is an addiction specialist and the founder of the Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center—a residential addiction recovery treatment center in Squamish Valley, B.C., Canada. The Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center offers holistic recovery programs based on the Freedom from Addiction approach developed by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D. Combining modern Western medicine with Eastern healing traditions the Chopra Addiction treatment program includes instruction in meditation, yoga, and other mind-body wellness practices.

For Nirmala, work is more than just a career, it’s a calling. For the past 25 years, by combining her business acumen with her inherent sense of compassion, she has enabled hundreds of people with addiction and emotional issues to regain control of their lives. She believes that life is precious and priceless, and that we all deserve to live in the present and experience joy and healthy relationships.

Articles by Nirmala Raniga

For some, the holidays can bring situations and even emotions that make it difficult to stay on your path of recovery from addiction. Here are some tips to help you realize your best holiday season yet.Read More
When you practice yoga and meditation on a regular basis, your cortisol levels naturally decrease. Try these yoga poses and meditations to give your body a chance to return to homeostasis and heal during your recovery.Read More
You’re taught at an early age how to extend love toward other people. Showing yourself that same type of love can feel less natural. Practicing self-care can break down the barriers you have with yourself and lead to a more complete you.Read More
If you’re looking for relief from anxiety, try these four daily self-care practices that can help you bring more mindfulness into your daily life and alleviate the symptoms.Read More
Seasons reflect all three doshas—the mind-body types within Ayurveda—Vata, Kapha, and Pitta. Learn how you can find balance as you transition between seasons by understanding the doshas.Read More
Life after a substance abuse program can be scary and stressful. Learn how to take a holistic approach to ensure your new sober life is healthy, fulfilling, and balanced.Read More
Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Is anxiety and stress keeping you awake? Try these eight tips to improve your sleep habits.Read More
Instead of blaming outside evil forces for your decisions, take charge of the way you interact with the world and find peace. Learn how Dr. Deepak Chopra's STOP method can help.Read More
Looking to move past struggles, expand your heart, and bring more love into your life? Check out these seven ways.Read More
If you have trouble saying no to others, you may be a people pleaser. Learn how to connect with yourself and stop the people-pleasing pattern.Read More
When tragedy strikes, it can trigger a variety of emotions. Learn how to move forward through grief using meditation and other tools.Read More
Liberating oneself from the stigmas that are so often associated with mental illness and addiction are the first steps on the path to wellness. Learn how to end the stigma to start your healing journey.Read More
You don't need to look to others for approval and love. The power to experience complete and full love is within you. Learn how to find love for yourself that radiates out to others.Read More
The holiday season is supposed to be one of the most celebratory times of the year, however it can also be one of the most stressful. Discover tips on how you can manage your stress this holiday season.Read More
If you have a friend or family member who engages in destructive behavior, there are a few initial steps you can take to encourage positive change.Read More
“ Everything is continuously changing, including your thoughts, feelings, and molecules. Accept that change is a part of life. Evolution calls upon us to adapt to change with creativity. ” - Dr. David Simon Life is a process of constant change. On a physical level, we are constantly evolving based...Read More
Human beings are social creatures; we have the desire and passion to deeply connect with one another, to love and be loved, to understand and be understood. Often, however, we can experience conflict, feelings of bitterness, resentment, fear, and anger, which can cause us to lose our passion to connect in loving ways. Follow these four steps to overcome your relationship obstacles, improve your communication, and manifest a healthy relationship.Read More
“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask yourself if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” −Deepak Chopra Relapse, or the fear of relapse, is one of the most challenging parts of maintaining recovery from an addiction. Whether a person has stopped...Read More