7 Spiritual Laws FAQs

Transportation

What airports are close by?
The Fairmont Mayakoba is approximately 40 minutes from the Cancun International Airport (CUN) and is recommended. Taxi and ride sharing services are both available at the airport.

How should I get to the hotel from the airport?
You have a few options.

1. Rent a car
Hertz is offering discounted rates for Chopra Center guests. To book, visit the Hertz Website and select Enter a Promo or Discount. In the box labeled Convention Number (CV), enter code 04UW0009.

2. Book a shuttle
Personal transfers to and from the Cancun Airport can be arranged through Maritur for a discounted rate. To reserve your transportation, please visit the Maritur Website.

Is there parking on property?
Valet parking is available at the resort. Fairmont Mayakoba does not have self-park parking lots. Valet parking for one car per room is included.

Lodging

Do I need to book my hotel stay?
This is an all-inclusive retreat, so your hotel stay is included in the cost of the package. Contact your Program Consultant for more details.

What time is hotel check-in?
Standard check-in at the Fairmont Mayakoba is at 3:00 PM. The hotel will allow early check-in upon arrival if rooms are available.

What time is hotel check-out?
Standard check-out at the Fairmont Mayakoba is at 12:00 PM. The hotel will provide storage for your luggage at the valet if needed.

What amenities are available at the hotel?

  • Spa
    • As a Chopra Center guest, you will receive a 10% discount on all spa services during your stay. To receive this discount, mention “Chopra” and book your spa experience through the spa receptionist.
    • To book call: +52 (984) 206-3000 or email: myk.spareservations@fairmont.com. The spa is open daily from 7:30am – 8:30pm. We highly recommend that you book your appointment prior to your arrival to ensure availability.
  • Golf
    • Home to El Camaleón, an 18-hole, par-72 course designed by The Shark Greg Norman. This golf course offers up ever-changing challenges and alluring vistas: fairways lined with sand dunes and mangroves, distinctive hazards such as cenotes and crystal-clear lagoons, and greens perched on the edge of the Caribbean Sea.
    • For reservations, please email info@mayakoba.com or call +52 (984) 206 4653 for assistance with planning the perfect golf getaway.
  • Fitness
    • Facilities at the fully-equipped Willow Stream Spa Fitness Center include cardiovascular equipment and free weights. Open daily from 6:30pm – 9:00pm.

Are there childcare accommodations?
Fairmont Mayakoba’s Discovery Club & Adventure Camp offers dynamic, cultural, and educational activities to spark the creativity of even its youngest campers. Kids 5 to 11 can enjoy epic adventures in the sacred Mayan jungle and learn about planet Earth’s natural and cultural wonders. Contact mayakoba@fairmont.com for more information and to make reservations.

Fairmont Mayakoba also has certified nannies to care for your children while you relax. Please note the following:

  • Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance at extension 0 or by calling 011 52 (984) 206 3000.
  • Minimum service is for two hours.
  • Services after 11:00pm will incur an additional hourly charge to cover transportation expense.
  • Hourly rates for babysitting are:
    • For one or two children $20 USD
    • For three children $24 USD
  • Babysitting is available for infants under 6 months through our Nurse Service for $40 USD* per hour.
  • For children 5 or under, two babysitters are required.

What Room Packages are Available?

  • Room Package 1: Deluxe Casita
    • Call the tropical forest home. Scattered throughout the resort's tropical forest, Deluxe Casita Rooms offer style intertwined seamlessly with the outdoors. Generous windows maximize the natural light and a furnished private terrace or balcony brings the forest close. The spacious spa-style bathroom with marble accents features a luxurious soaking tub and private glassed shower stall. Amenities include a flat screen television, Bose wave radio and CD player, a refreshment center as well as three dual-line telephones with voicemail.
      • Room Size: 458 sq.ft. to 504 sq.ft.
      • Bed Type: One King or two Queen beds
      • Location: Scattered throughout the resort's tropical forest
      • View: Mangrove view
  • Room Package 2: Signature Casita
    • Reflecting on the water and a tropical forest home, the Signature Casita rooms are scattered in beautiful Casitas throughout the tropical forest. Each Casita has a private entrance and offers beautiful vistas of the resort's navigable water canals.
    • Generous windows maximize the natural light and a private furnished terrace or balcony provides a grand aura. The spacious spa-style bathroom with marble accents features a luxurious soaking tub and private glassed shower stall. Amenities include a flat screen television, Bose wave radio and CD player, a working desk, a refreshment center as well as three dual-line telephones with voicemail. Connecting rooms available.
      • Room Size: 485 sq.ft. to 504 sq.ft.
      • Bed Type: One King or two Queen beds
      • Location: Scattered throughout the resort's tropical forest
      • View: Water Canal view
  • Room Package 3: Beach Area Casita
    • Situated in the private area of the resort in Riviera Maya, just steps from the azure Caribbean sea and a powdery white sand beach, the Beach Area Casita rooms offer an exclusive butler service. Opulent and refined, these rooms feature a spacious marble bathroom with a luxurious soaking tub and a private glassed shower stall. All Beach Area Casitas rooms enjoy maximum natural light from oversized windows, and the private spacious balcony invites the surrounding tropical forest indoors with superb views. Amenities include a flat screen television, Bose wave radio and CD player, as well as three dual-line telephones with voicemail.
      • Room Size: 458 sq.ft. to 504 sq.ft.
      • Bed Type: One King or two Queen beds
      • Location: Beach area--Water canal or garden view
      • View: Water canal or gardens
  • Room Package 4: Signature Casita Suite
    • The design and décor of these suites reflect the depth and richness of the surrounding area's culture. A Signature Casita Suite is distinguished by its high ceilings and wrap-around balcony for a panorama across lagoons and canals. Appointed with a spacious and elegant master bedroom, a separate living room with sofa bed, these suites provide ample living space.
    • A luxurious four-piece marble bathroom includes a soaker tub and private glassed shower stall. A second bathroom is incorporated next to the living room, and thoughtfully includes a shower stall. Each suite is equipped with a flat screen television, Bose wave radio and CD player, as well as three dual-line telephones with voicemail.
      • Room Size: 915 sq.ft. to 1003 sq.ft.
      • Bed Type: One King or two Queen beds
      • View: Lagoon and water canals
  • Room Package 5: Beach Area Casita Suite
    • For the perfect pampered experience, the Beach Area Casita Suites are sublime. Situated in the private area of the resort, guests take mere steps to reach the beach, while exclusive butler service enhances the experience.
    • High ceilings compliment this spacious, well-appointed suite. The generous master bedroom is accompanied by a distinguished, separate living room with a sofa bed and bathroom including a shower stall. The main bathroom is a luxuriously appointed with marble, a wide soaker tub and private glassed shower stall.
    • A wrap-around balcony overlooks the lagoons and canals surrounding the resort. Each Beach Area Casita Suite is equipped with two flat screen televisions, Bose wave radio and CD player as well as three dual-line telephones with voicemail. These luxurious suites offer the epitome of personalized service with exclusive butler service.
    • As an extraordinary addition, the Beach Area Casita Suites feature their own exclusive private infinity pool on the roof terrace, overlooking the entire property and beach.
      • Room Size: 1113 sq.ft.
      • Bed Type: One King bed
      • View: Water canals and mangroves from the bedroom; the resort, mangrove, sea and water canals from the roof terrace
  • Room Package 6: Ocean Front Casita Suite
    • A private stairway leads to our luxurious Ocean Front Casita Suite. The high ceiling and spacious suites offer an elegant master bedroom and bath, and a separate living and dining area. The four-piece master bathroom includes a deep soaker tub, as well as a private glass panel shower.
    • These luxurious suites are conveniently equipped with two flat screen televisions, Bose wave radio and CD player, as well as three dual-line telephones with voicemail. These luxurious suites offer the epitome of personalized service with exclusive butler service.
    • Fairmont Mayakoba's Ocean Front Casita Suites also feature an infinity pool on a private terrace, offering stunning ocean views.
      • Room Size: 963 sq.ft.
      • Bed Type: One King bed
      • View: Ocean View
  • Room Package 7: La Tortuga Presidential Suite
    • Sized like a residence, this premium accommodation is on its own island near the main pool area. In combination with two Signature Casitas, it becomes a grand three-bedroom suite. A spacious and elegant master bedroom is a separate sanctuary, while the high ceilings dominating the living and dining rooms invite peaceful moments or lively evenings. The centerpiece of the luxurious four-piece marble bathroom is a deep soaker tub and private glassed shower stall.
    • Adjacent to the living room, an additional guest bathroom includes the convenience of a shower stall. La Tortuga Presidential Suite is well-equipped, including two flat screen televisions, Bose wave radio and CD player, as well as three dual-line telephones with voicemail. This magnificent suite offers the epitome of personalized service with exclusive butler service.
    • For indulgent evenings or for inspiring daytime contemplation, guests will relish the extraordinary exclusive amenity: a private infinity pool, overlooking the lagoon and canals.
      • Room Size: 2,130 sq.ft.
      • Bed Type: One King bed
      • View: Lagoon and Meandering Water Canals

Food

What meals are included for this event?

  • 3 Breakfast (Friday - Sunday)
  • 3 Lunch (Thursday - Saturday)
  • 3 Dinner (Thursday - Saturday)

What kind of food will be served?
Fresh, locally-sourced, primarily-vegetarian meals curated by the Executive Chef in partnership with our Nutritionist following the main principles of Ayurveda. Vegan and Gluten-free options will be available at all meals.

I have food sensitivities. What kind of food will I be able to eat?
All meal buffets will be clearly labeled for easy reference. In addition, the Fairmont Mayakoba has detailed procedures in place to ensure safe food preparation to accommodate guests with allergies. If you have dietary restrictions recommended by a physician, please contact your Program Consultant with your specific requests accompanied by a note from your doctor.

Are there restaurants on property or within walking distance?
There are several restaurants on property at the Fairmont Mayakoba, including:

  • Brisas Restaurant
    • Coastal Grill – Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • El Puerto Restaurant
    • Latin-Asian fusion – Open for dinner, reservations required
  • La Laguna Restaurant and Lounge
    • Casual, Regional cuisine – Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Café Maya
    • Deli favorites – daily 7:00am – 9:00pm

What to bring

What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing for meeting spaces and resort wear for activities. We recommend layers as the temperatures can vary in the meeting space. Many guests have blankets or jackets for their comfort inside. You’ll also want to have clothing for yoga and additional excursions on hand if you so desire.

Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
Yoga mats are not provided. If you prefer one, yes bring it. We do provide towels.

Are pets allowed?
Pets are not permitted at Chopra events with the exception of Service animals with documentation.

About the event

What time is event registration?
Early event registration for Seven Spiritual Laws is Wednesday, February 24th from 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Standard registration is Thursday, February 25th from 9:00am – 10:00am.

What is included in my ticket?

  • 4-night stay at Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
  • Program Tuition
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Specially sourced swag bag with eco-friendly products
  • Access to Chopra’s Primordial Sound Meditation online master class

What event seating is available?
Seating is on a first-come,first-served basis and changes daily. Our Certified Instructors will have early access to the ballroom and guests who purchase the Access Pass guests will have reserved seating.

What is a typical day like?
To learn more about what a typical day would look like, view the schedule on the retreat page (near the bottom).

Are there additional materials I need to prepare myself for attending this event?
Yes, we suggest that you read the following books prior to attending so that you can get the most out of your experience.

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

I’ve never meditated before, is this event for me?
This event is for anyone looking to develop or deepen their meditation and yoga practice by implementing Deepak’s 7 Spiritual Laws. It is great for anyone needing a little support developing or enhancing their spiritual practice. Particularly useful for the individual who is feeling stuck in their life—stuck in inertia and desiring to move into flow and break through the barriers that have been keeping them stuck.

Traveler Information

What is the climate of the area?
Riviera Maya, Mexico is a tropical climate, with average high temperatures in the high 80s and low temperatures in the 70s (Fahrenheit). The rainy season lasts May through October, while the dry season is November through April.

What electrical current is used?
110 Volts, 60 Cycles AC, same as in the United States and Canada.

What documentation is required to enter Mexico?
A valid passport is required. All airlines flying to Mexico can and will provide you with the Tourist Card and instructions. Keep a copy of your Tourist Card in a safe place. You will need this document upon departure from Mexico. Your tourist card will be endorsed for a 90-day stay. If planning to stay more than a couple weeks, request the maximum entry of 180 days.

Children under 18 years traveling with one parent must have a notarized letter from the non-traveling parent or guardian indicating permission to travel. Vaccinations are not required.

What documentation is required to drive in Mexico?
If you are driving your car to Mexico, a permit is required to bring your car into Mexico. The permit is available at the border for a small fee. Ensure you have your registration with you. Canadian or American auto insurance is not valid in Mexico. It is highly recommended that you purchase Mexican auto insurance, also available at the border.

What type of currency is used in Mexico?
Credit cards are widely accepted, with Visa, MasterCard and American Express being the most popular. The unit of currency in Mexico is the peso. Although most businesses will accept foreign currency, especially U.S. dollars, using pesos is often best.

What are some highlights of the area?

  • Playa del Carmen is located within the Riviera Maya, which runs from south of Cancún to Tulum.
  • Playa del Carmen has carved its own Euro-chic niche along the Yucatán Peninsula.
  • The area's nerve center is El Zócalo, the funky little public square is within walking distance of the beach. Just off the square and running parallel with the shore, La Quinta Avenida features several blocks worth of delicious eateries and quirky shops.
  • Proximity to the ancient ruins of Tulum and ample natural landscapes to explore (like Rio Secreto, Xel-Ha and the underwater depths of the Caribbean Sea), Playa del Carmen caters to history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
  • Playa's swaths of white sand and brilliantly turquoise water impress even the most selective beach bums.
  • The area is approximately 1 hour away from Tulum and Cancun.

What is the history of Riviera Maya?
The Riviera Maya, which is also sometimes referred to as the Mayan Riviera, stretches over nearly 100 miles of coastline with beautiful white-sand beaches and brilliant turquoise colored water just south of Cancun. This world-renowned paradise is home to mangroves and lagoons, ancient Mayan cities, ecological reserves and adventure parks, and the world's second largest coral reef. This area was an important commercial and religious center for the ancient Maya, and there are many archaeological sites to discover in the area, such as Tulum, Cobá and Muyil.

Playa del Carmen was a sleepy fishing-village but has grown into a cosmopolitan town, the largest in the Riviera Maya, but still small enough to get around on foot. If you're interested in shopping, nightlife, and fine dining, this is the place, but the beach is also alluring.