Chopra Center Live Events FAQ

What to Bring

Winter

Clothing: Our workshop will be held in both indoor & outdoor facilities and the temperature in the conference room will vary.  It is recommended that you dress in layers. You may also want to bring sweaters, a light jacket, a hat/scarf, and a coat. Carlsbad weather in the winter has average highs around 63°F and lows around 45°F degrees. Be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes, layered type clothing, sunscreen, and a hat or sunglasses. Also, as a general courtesy to the other guests, we kindly ask that you refrain from wearing fragrances or scented products during the event.

Spring

Clothing: Our workshop will be held in both indoor & outdoor facilities and the temperature in the conference room will vary.  It is recommended that you dress in layers. You may also want to bring sweaters, a light jacket, a hat/scarf, and a coat. Carlsbad weather in the spring has average highs around 65°F and lows around 52°F degrees. Be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes, layered type clothing, sunscreen, and a hat or sunglasses. Also, as a general courtesy to the other guests, we kindly ask that you refrain from wearing fragrances or scented products during the event.

Summer

Clothing: Our workshop will be held in both indoor & outdoor facilities and the temperature in the conference room will vary.  It is recommended that you dress in layers. You may also want to bring sweaters and a light jacket. Carlsbad weather in the summer has average highs around 75°F and lows around 63°F degrees. Be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes, layered type clothing, sunscreen, and a hat or sunglasses. Also, as a general courtesy to the other guests, we kindly ask that you refrain from wearing fragrances or scented products during the event.

Fall

Clothing: Our workshop will be held in both indoor & outdoor facilities and the temperature in the conference room will vary.  It is recommended that you dress in layers. You may also want to bring sweaters, a light jacket, a hat/scarf, and a coat. Carlsbad weather in the fall has average highs around 69°F and lows around 57°F degrees. Be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes, layered type clothing, sunscreen, and a hat or sunglasses. Also, as a general courtesy to the other guests, we kindly ask that you refrain from wearing fragrances or scented products during the event.

Seating

Both chair and back-jack seating options will be available. Remember, you will be sitting for longer periods than you may be accustomed to. You may want to bring a pillow or a blanket for your additional comfort.

Yoga

Classes will be suitable for beginners and intermediate students. If you plan to attend yoga classes, please bring your yoga mat and wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing that allows for movement. Yoga mats will not be provided.  Mats will be available for purchase at the Chopra Center store, Omni La Cost Spa and Livewell boutique. You may want to bring something light to eat for breakfast as the break can be brief between yoga and the first session.

Hotel Check-In

  • Check in time is 4:00pm; check- out time is 11:00am. All guests arriving before 4:00pm will be accommodated as rooms become available.  Omni La Costa's Guest Service Staff can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on departure day.
  • Omni La Costa Resort & Spa requires that all reservations be guaranteed by a valid major credit card, which will be supplied at the time of reservation. Click here to read Omni La Costa’s cancellation policy.
  • Please note: the discounted Chopra Center room rates are available on a first come, first served basis and are based upon availability.  The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa does not guarantee that the Chopra Center room rate will be honored once the block of discounted rooms are filled or once the deadline to reserve a room has passed, whichever comes first.
  • For all-inclusive packaged events: If you cancel within 21 days of the start date of your all-inclusive event you will be charged an accommodations cancellation fee. The cancellation fee varies per event. Please refer to your confirmation e-mail for the specific amount.

Transportation

Directions

From the San Diego Airport (32 miles/40 minutes)

Exit Airport, turning left on Harbor Drive, turn left on Laurel and continue up the hill, follow directions to Freeway 5 North. Exit La Costa Avenue and turn right (East), turn left on El Camino Real, turn right on Costa del Mar Road (1st light) main entrance to Omni La Costa.

From Los Angeles (100 miles/1 hour, 40 minutes)

Take Freeway 405 South to Freeway 5 South (405 will merge into 5), exit La Costa Avenue and turn left (East), turn left on El Camino Real, turn right on Costa del Mar Road (1st light) main entrance to Omni La Costa.

From Carlsbad Airport (4 miles/10 minutes)

Exit the main entrance of the Airport. Turn left on Palomar Airport Road, turn right on El Camino Real, turn left on Costa del Mar Road at main entrance to Omni La Costa.

Transportation Services

Unique Transportation

(800) 316-4140 (ask for the Chopra Center discount)

(858) 272-1111

Website:  Unique Transportation  

Contact Reservations directly at 800-316-4140 or email reservations@utsd.com to book your ground transportation. Unique Transportation is a “green” company, offering fuel-economy vehicles. Chopra Center guests receive a discounted rate each way to/from the San Diego Airport.  Curbside pickup is $85. Airport meet and greet inside is $95.

Super Shuttle:  (previously called Cloud Nine Shuttle)

800-BLUE-VAN (Discount code AGC7J for Chopra Center)

800-974-8885

Website: Super Shuttle

Chopra Center guests receive a discounted rate of $50.00 for a shared ride, and $85.00 for sedan or SUV each way to/from the San Diego Airport.  Reservations can be accepted online or by calling 800-BLUE-VAN to book your transportation. 

Hertz Rental Car

(800) 654-2240 (in the US and Canada)

(405) 749-4434 (outside of the US and Canada)

Hertz is offering car rentals at discounted rates for Chopra Center guests.

Please ensure the following Convention Number is entered under the option to Enter a Discount or Promo code at Hertz Website when booking your reservation. 

  • 2016 Code: (CV)04UW0004 
  • 2017 Code: (CV)04UW0005

Parking

Overnight fees are $10 for self-parking (discounted from $18) and $25 for valet parking per night. For Villa Suites, parking is complimentary. Day use parking is complimentary for all guests. 

Chopra Center Suggested Reading List

Chopra Center co-founders Deepak Chopra and David Simon have authored more than 80 books in over 25 languages with close to 30 million copies in print worldwide. In many cases, it was one of their books that inspired the workshop, retreat, program, or seminar. We suggest you read the following book(s) prior to attending so that you can get the most out of your experience. All books are available at our store at chopra.com and at booksellers everywhere.

Journey into Healing

  • Wisdom of Healing, by David Simon, M.D.
  • Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, by Deepak Chopra, M.D. & David Simon, M.D.
  • Perfect Health, by Deepak Chopra, M.D.
  • Quantum Healing, by Deepak Chopra, M.D.
  • Vital Energy, by David Simon, M.D.

Healing the Heart

  • Nonviolent Communication, by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.
  • Free to Love, Free to Heal, by David Simon, M.D.

Seduction of Spirit

  • Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, by Deepak Chopra, M.D.    
  • How to Know God, by Deepak Chopra, M.D.
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, by Deepak Chopra, M.D. & David Simon, M.D.

Weekend Within

  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, by Deepak Chopra, M.D. & David Simon, M.D.
  • Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Meditation Weekend

  • Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Silent Awakenings

  • Inviting Silence by Gunilla Norris
  • Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle
  • Holy Silence, The Gift of Quaker Spirituality by J. Brent Bill
  • Sitting Still by Patricia Hard Clifford
  • Book of Secrets, 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within by Osho
  • Listening Below the Noise by Anne D. LeClaire

Spiritual Solutions

  • Spiritual Solutions, by Deepak Chopra, M.D.