CEO Blog

A Letter from our CEO

Attractive Caucasian yogi woman lying on stomach with eyes closed and resting after exercises.
Attractive Caucasian yogi woman lying on stomach with eyes closed and resting after exercises.

Dear Chopra Community — As humanity undergoes a transformation, we are each being challenged to move beyond outdated, limiting beliefs and behaviors. Together, we are mobilizing to urgently pursue social justice, yet the mere act of social gathering threatens our physical health. Many are hurting, especially those in communities of color who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and are victims of systemic racism and discrimination. 

At Chopra, we are committed to an inclusive world in which everyone is empowered to thrive. However, when our world is in chaos, our survival efforts typically compromise our mental health. Many of us know the power of mindfulness and self-care practices, which is why Chopra is singularly focused on democratizing well-being, making such tools accessible to all. As a multicultural company, we know this is not a one-size-fits-all approach. We are committed to amplifying diverse voices and sharing our platform with thought leaders who have first-hand experience with the cultural barriers to healing and growth. 

It's to that end that I’m proud to share our next free 21-Day Meditation Experience, Renew Yourself: Body, Mind & Spirit, led by Deepak and international music superstar and Latin Grammy Award-winning artist J Balvin. The program, available in both Spanish and English, helps participants build resilience, find healing, and create a new version of our lives and our shared world. J Balvin is not only a global music icon, but a thoughtful voice who represents Chopra’s values: peace, unity, empowerment, and acceptance. I am indebted to J Balvin for this collaboration and admire his courage to share his personal story and participate in both Spanish and English, which is not his native language.

The 21-Day Meditation Experience has become a global phenomenon that has inspired millions. As always, Renew Yourself is free, easy to join, and will be available through August 31, 2020. 

Our end goal is a human race who respects that everyone is entitled to a more peaceful, inclusive, just, and sustainable world.

With love and respect,

Tonia O’Connor
CEO, Chopra