Chopra Retreat

Well Within

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Choose your own self-care adventure at our one-of-a-kind retreat: Well Within.

Create your own self-care experience with Deepak Chopra, Kimberly Snyder and more world-renowned leaders in well-being. Select from a menu of exciting breakout sessions and soul-inspiring activities that will help you experience inner growth with lasting effects.

We are a part of Nature and, as a result, we are affected by its changes—daily, seasonally, and over time. You can learn to take better care of yourself and feel more balanced in all aspects of your life when you understand nature’s rhythms, how they can affect you personally, and the simple practices to navigate the ebbs and flows of your life, in all areas.

As a guest of Well Within 2022, you’ll be immersed in practical wisdom and your choice of interactive sessions based on Ayurveda—a proven, holistic healing system that takes a personalized approach and aligns with the natural rhythms of the universe. You’ll gain insights on how to navigate well-being in our current world with guided practices to incorporate into your daily routines and by exploring your mind-body type (or dosha). And you’ll leave the weekend empowered with the know-how to continue personalizing your well-being journey.
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A year of beautiful grand finales, celebrating you

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Experience
What can I expect from this retreat?

Balance

Quiet the mind, awaken the senses, and bring balance to your whole being through gently guided meditation sessions and sound bowl healings held throughout the weekend.

Restore

Rejuvenate your body with daily yoga and mindful movement classes guided by master instructors.

Connect

Participate in engaging talks from Deepak and world-renowned thought leaders, as well as fireside chats, breakout sessions, wellness workshops, and Q&As to deepen your understanding of yourself and foster a connection with others.

Nourish

Give your body the nutrients it needs with Ayurvedic-inspired, chef-driven cuisine prepared for you daily with fresh, local ingredients.

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A sneak peek at Well Within's

Well-being workshops and interactives

Meditation and Mind-Body Healing

• Guided meditations with our Chief Meditation Officer, Roger Gabriel
• Advanced guided meditation
• Breathwork (pranayama)
• Yoga Nidra

Well-being

• Self-expression through writing/journaling workshop
• Medical Vedic astrology workshop
• Ayurvedic nutrition session
• Self-abhyanga (self-massage) tutorial and practice
• Mind-body type interactive meal

Mindful Movement

• All-level yoga, level 2 yoga, and chair yoga
• Mindful fitness sessions
• Free-form movement/dance sessions

Music and Entertainment

• Sound bowl healings
• Musical performance
• Welcome Dinner on Friday
• Movement on Saturday evening
• Closing celebration on the lawn

World-renowned well-being voices
Meet the speakers
  • Deepak Chopra

    Deepak Chopra™, M.D.

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    Deepak Chopra™, M.D.

    DEEPAK CHOPRA™ MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a whole health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. For the last thirty years, Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution and his latest book, Total Meditation (Harmony Book, September 22, 2020) will help to achieve new dimensions of stress-free living and joyful living. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” www.deepakchopra.com

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    Mallika Chopra

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    Mallika Chopra

    Mallika Chopra is Chopra Global's Chief Executive Officer and a mom, media entrepreneur, author, and public speaker. She is the author of the Just Be Series - Just Breathe, Just Feel, and Just Be You - a trilogy of illustrated how-to books for children (and the adults in their lives). These books provide simple tools to understand and support social and emotional knowing, resilience, meditation, mindfulness and self reflection. Mallika's newest book, My Body Is a Rainbow, helps children imagine a rainbow of colors radiating from their body and combines this color connection with breathing exercises to help them relieve stress, tension, fears, and sadness and to feel happier and more at peace. In Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy, Mallika shares insights she gained while seeking meaning and balance as a mom and entrepreneur who felt she was overwhelmed by work, family and too many responsibilities. Mallika has taught meditation to thousands of people, and is currently a mindfulness consultant for the animated series, Stillwater, on Apple TV+. She enjoys speaking to audiences around the world about intention, balance and living a life of purpose. Mallika has a BA from Brown University, an MBA from Kellogg Business School, and an MA in Psychology and Education with a mind body spirit concentration from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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    Megan Monahan

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    Megan Monahan

    Meditation expert and author Megan Monahan is passionate about making meditation accessible and relatable. Her goal is to infuse a modern-day “realness” into the all too often esoteric landscape of meditation. Since learning to meditate in 2009 with Deepak Chopra and becoming a Chopra-certified instructor, she has taught thousands to meditate through her platform. She works with brands like Goop, Lululemon, Sweetgreen, Netflix, and Facebook, and with clients internationally, always bringing her spiritual real talk. Her first book, Don't Hate, Meditate was published in 2019 by TenSpeed Press!

  • Sarah Finger

    Sarah Finger

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    Sarah Finger

    Sarah Platt-Finger is the Director of Chopra Yoga and the co-founder of ISHTA Yoga, LLC. Deepak Chopra has called Sarah “an extraordinary teacher of yoga who has contributed enormously to my well-being.” She received her 500-hour certification in the ISHTA lineage in 2004 and was initiated as a Yoga Master in 2013. Since then, Sarah has made it her life’s purpose to share the authentic teachings of yoga to a greater collective worldwide. She believes that yoga can be used as a microcosm for the reality we create off the mat, and that a deeper awareness of our physical, mental, and emotional patterns can bring us closer to the divine essence of our being. Sarah teaches an embodied and affirming practice that encourages healing, transformation, and self-empowerment.

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    Roger Gabriel

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    Roger Gabriel

    Born in Liverpool, England, Roger Gabriel spent his formative years in the United Kingdom and first learned meditation there in the early 1970s. It instantly became his passion and he soon trained to be a meditation teacher under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. After moving to the U.S., Roger began studying Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of health care. In 1985, while helping to establish centers for Ayurveda and meditation, he met and became friends with Deepak Chopra. Since then, Roger has assisted Deepak with numerous training programs, seminars, and workshops; taught thousands of people on all continents to meditate; and helped to train hundreds of people to become teachers of meditation, Ayurveda, and yoga. Roger has been blessed to meet and study with great teachers in India and the West, and he has traveled extensively in India. He incorporates much of what he has learned in his practices and teaching. In 2006, Roger received his spiritual name Raghavanand from Shree Satuwa Baba Maharaji of Varanasi, India. As time permits, he involves himself with charity programs in India and takes like-minded seekers on tours to some of his favorite pilgrimage sites there. Roger currently serves as a member of the Chopra Certifications’ Advisory Board and is a Chopra–certified educator who teaches regularly at the Center’s workshops, seminars, and teacher training programs. He lives in Encinitas, California. You can learn more about Roger on his website: www.rogergabriel.com. 

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    Dr. Manu Jaggi

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    Dr. Manu Jaggi

    Dr. Manu Jaggi is the Chief Mentor of Dabur Research Foundation and CEO of Althea Lifesciences. He currently leads a team of over 100 scientists engaged in carrying out research in diverse areas such as cancer, chronic inflammation, cardiometabolic disease, skin ailments, cognitive health, and diseases of the liver and gut.

  • Jennifer Johnson

    Jennifer Johnson

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    Jennifer Johnson

    Jennifer Johnson is the Senior Director of Mind-Body Programs for Chopra and has worked for years contributing as a core educator, creator, and master trainer of Chopra’s signature spa services. Ayurveda is at the core of everything Jennifer practices, and she loves to teach others how to improve their health, happiness, and healing using its principles. She is passionate about energy medicine and somatic therapies as tools to identify the source of a person’s disease or discomfort, ultimately leading to their unique expression of healing and wholeness. Jennifer has one mission: To help people find their joy. Her goal is to teach others to connect to their bodies and shift their awareness, so they can use the knowledge, find their joy to better their lives, and spread happiness to those around them.

  • Sheila Patel, MD

    Dr. Sheila Patel

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    Dr. Sheila Patel

    Sheila Patel, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer for Chopra and a board-certified family physician who is passionate about bringing holistic healing practices into the Western medical system. For more than a decade, she practiced full-spectrum family medicine, from prenatal care to ER coverage. As an integrative medical provider, Sheila currently offers medical consultations that combine the best in conventional medicine with the wisdom of Ayurveda. Sheila is certified as an instructor of Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation.

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    Daniel Sannito (they/them)

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    Daniel Sannito (they/them)

    Daniel Sannito (they/them) moves through this world as a trans, non-binary educator, writer, and facilitator of yoga asana and meditation. Daniel shares offerings inspired by over ten years of personal practice and study in various traditions and lineages. They are a founding collaborator of the Trans Yoga Project, a writer and consultant with Chopra, and a collaborating teacher with Love Your Brain. They dedicate their voice to creating affirming space for all humans to explore and discover connection with their own hearts in the ways that serve them best.Stay connected with Daniel on Instagram: @danielsannito_ or visit their website at danielsannito.com to learn more about them and their offerings.

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    Timothy Shriver

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    Timothy Shriver

    Timothy Shriver is married, a father of five, the Chairman of Special Olympics International and co-founder of UNITE - an initiative to promote national unity and solidarity across differences. Tim began his career as an educator and subsequently co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the leading school reform organization in the field of social and emotional learning. Shriver earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University, a Master's degree from Catholic University, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Connecticut. He has produced 6 films, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Fully Alive – Discovering What Matters Most, and co-editor of a new book, The Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening.

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    Kimberly Snyder

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    Kimberly Snyder

    Kimberly Snyder is a spiritual guide, meditation teacher, nutritionist, and holistic wellness expert. She is the author of 5 previous books, three of which are New York Times bestsellers, including Radical Beauty, which she co-authored with Deepak Chopra. Her highly anticipated 6th book, “You Are More Than You Think You Are: Practical Enlightenment for Everyday Life,” (Hay House) publishes on January 25th, 2022. She is also the founder of Solluna®, a holistic lifestyle brand, Practical Enlightenment Meditation,™ Solluna Circle and the host of her top-rated Feel Good Podcast. She has been featured by numerous national media outlets, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Kimberly resides in Los Angeles and Hawaii with her husband and her sons. To learn more about Kimberly and Solluna, visit: @_kimberlysnyder and www.mysolluna.com.

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    Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar

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    Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar

    Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is a world-renowned Ayurvedic physician and medical astrologer from a family of traditional Vedic healers in India. He holds a B.A. in Ayurvedic medicine and completed a three-year residency as an M.D. (doctorate in Ayurvedic internal medicine) at the prestigious Pune University in India.

  • Avery Whitmore

    Avery Whitmore

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    Avery Whitmore

    Avery Whitmore is a sound meditation and breathwork practitioner who is deeply committed to facilitating peace, wellbeing, and healing through the creative process of sound and breath.

  • Anusha Wijeyakumar

    Anusha Wijeyakumar

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    Anusha Wijeyakumar

    Anusha is the Wellness Consultant for Hoag Hospital, one of the top rated hospitals in the USA where she leads on integrative medicine and implementing mindfulness and meditation practices for maternal mental health programs, early risk assessment for breast & ovarian cancer prevention programs and breast cancer survivorship programs. Anusha is very passionate about her work in STEM and is one of the first people to create a meditation program to be used in clinical research at Hoag Hospital. Anusha is a sought-after motivational speaker around the world on the science of mindfulness and meditation and the intersection of wellness and social justice. She has delivered keynotes for health and wellness conferences, Universities, Fortune 500 companies and corporate events across North America and the UK. Anusha has over 15 years of international senior management experience working for Fortune 50, 100 and 500 global corporations, social justice non-profit organizations & private companies in three continents. She holds a BA, MA, Diploma in Mentoring, Certified Professional Life Coach qualification, Yoga Teacher E-RYT and is a Meditation Practitioner. Anusha is an Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University where she leads a course for the Weber Honors College on the intersection of wellness and social justice. Anusha is a Contributing Editor at Yoga Journal, the world’s largest Yoga magazine, and a community partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. Anusha is also a Teacher and Presenter at Kripalu, North America’s largest Yoga Center and Retreat, Ambassador with Yoga International and an Ambassador with the Food + Wellness Equity Collective. Women’s health and social justice is at the heart of all that Anusha is involved with. Anusha is on the Medical Advisory Board of the national nonprofit Living Beyond Breast Cancer and an Advisory Board Member with Yoga Ed, an organization focused on merging science and Yoga and introducing these practices to children and teens in educational settings around the world. Anusha co-founded the movement Women of Color + Wellness @wocandwellness which is focused on decolonizing wellness and making yoga and wellness more equitable, accessible, and inclusive. Anusha’s first book Meditation with Intention: Quick & Easy Ways to Create Lasting Peace was released in January 2021 by Llewellyn Worldwide. www.shantiwithin.com IG @shantiwithin

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    DJ Drez + Marti Nikko

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    DJ Drez + Marti Nikko

    DJ Drez is a sound pioneer. With an ear for cutting edge sonic ambiance, a finger on the pulse of music that makes bodies move, and the vision and skill to obliterate genre and boundary with his own trademark sound and production, Drez has skyrocketed to international acclaim from the dancehall to the yoga shala.DJ Drez’s music has been moving bodies for more than two decades. His sound is an organic blend of mystical hip-hop, reggae roots, and Indian raga known to instigate an ecstatic dance party one instant and soothe a group into a meditative savasana the next. If you’re a fan of Drez, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the mysterious, seductive voice of Marti Nikko gracing dozens of the albums, tracks and remixes released over his prolific career. Nikko’s innate spark illuminates. Her soul-soaked vocals dance and play in the spaces impeccably arranged by DJ Drez, highlighting a natural chemistry developed and enhanced through years of performing, living, and loving together. The result is a beautiful, eclectic collection of music made for all sacred movements and moods.A truly gifted teacher, Marti is known for motivating her students through her own passion. Fully certified in Yoga, Pilates, and having worked in the wellness industry for the past 18 years, she teaches from a deep understanding of movement dynamics and the body. Keeping students engaged using unique modifications and variations to the classic repertoire, her sessions encourage focus and concentration. She continually supports her desires to learn new methods and her ability to help one find strength and ease through practice. She believes in the deep healing power of yoga for all. It is her desire to create space that allows for greater depth, awareness, and overall wellbeing in one’s practice.

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Life transforming retreat for mind, body, and spirit. A place to jump start your life into what you actually want it to be.

Richard A., past guest
OCTOBER 6 - 9, 2022

Schedule

Imagine a day where the only thing on your calendar is caring for your body, mind, and spirit. Your biggest to-do: take care of you.

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*Speakers and schedule subject to change.
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
4:00pm
Hotel Check-in
4:00 - 7:00pm
Registration for Well Within
7:30 - 9:00am
Registration for Well Within
9:00 - 9:30am
Welcome + Introduction to Well Within
9:30 - 10:30am
Deepak Talk
10:30 - 10:45am
Break
10:45 - 11:45am
Living in Balance
11:45 - 12:15pm
Keynote: Connection through Service
12:15 - 1:30pm
Lunch
1:30 - 2:00pm
Introduction to Doshas: Vata
2:00 - 2:45pm
Vata Panel: Get Grounded
3:00 - 3:15pm
Break
3:15 - 4:15pm
Breakout: Connect with Nature to Create Calm
3:15 - 4:15pm
Breakout: Create a Practice of Self Inquiry to Reground and Restore
3:15 - 4:15pm
Breakout: The Science of Wellness to Nurture Mind and Body
4:15 - 4:30pm
Break
4:30 - 5:00pm
Meditation (Intro + 15 minute meditation)
5:00 - 6:30pm
Ease + Flow with Sound Healing
6:30 - 7:45pm
Welcome Dinner + Musical Evening
7:45 - 8:45pm
Practice: Stretch + Yoga Nidra with Sound Bowls
7:45 - 8:45pm
Practice: Yoga Under the Stars
6:30 - 7:00am
Practice: Morning Meditation
7:15 - 8:15am
Practice: Outdoor Invigorating Yoga
7:15 - 8:15am
Practice: Asana with Intention
7:15 - 8:15am
Practice: Affirming and Empowering Yoga
8:15 - 9:30am
Breakfast (included)
9:30 - 9:45am
Host: Welcome to the Day
9:45 - 10:15am
Introduction to Doshas: Kapha
10:15 - 11:00am
Kapha Panel: Get Energized
11:00 - 11:15am
Break
11:15 - 12:15pm
Breakout: Vedic Astrology + Seasonal Detoxification
11:15 - 12:15pm
Breakout: Improving Digestion of Life through Movement
11:15 - 12:15pm
Breakout: Rituals for Clearing
12:15 - 1:30pm
Lunch
9:15 - 10:15pm
Yoga | Practice | Sound Bath
1:30 - 2:30pm
Deepak Talk
2:35 - 3:15pm
Introduction to Doshas: Pitta
3:15 - 4:00pm
Panel: Get Connected
4:00 - 4:15pm
Meditation
4:15 - 4:30pm
Break
4:30 - 5:30pm
Breakout: Meditation - Connecting with Your True Self
4:30 - 5:30pm
Breakout: Living with Intent
4:30 - 5:30pm
Breakout: Resilience through Community
5:30 - 6:30pm
Break
6:30 - 7:45pm
Dinner (included)
7:45 - 7:50pm
Host: Welcome to Evening Performance
7:50 - 8:50pm
Performance: Chant + Movement Experience with DJ Drez + Marti Nikko
6:30 - 7:00am
Practice: Morning Meditation
7:15 - 8:15am
Practice: Outdoor Invigorating Yoga
7:15 - 8:15am
Practice: Asana with Intention
7:15 - 8:15am
Practice: Affirming and Empowering Yoga
8:15 - 9:30am
Breakfast (included)
9:30 - 10:15am
Host: Recapitulation + Next Steps
10:15 - 10:45am
Break / Hotel Check-out
10:45 - 11:30am
Integration to Wholeness
11:30 - 12:30pm
Deepak Chopra Q&A
12:30 - 12:35pm
Event Closing
12:35 - 1:30pm
Picnic Lunch Dance Party

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Don’t miss our final Well Within retreat

Join us as we celebrate in presence, joy, and gratitude for the beautiful memories we’ve made and will make during this magical weekend! A limited number of upgraded rooms or suites, plus premium seating options are also available. Payment Plan options are available for a limited time. Contact a Program Consultant for details.

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$3,535
  • 3-night stay at the 5-Star Terranea Resort
  • 7 Ayurvedic-inspired, chef-driven meals (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners) prepared for you daily with fresh, local ingredients
  • Sessions from Deepak Chopra and world-renowned thought leaders
  • Guided meditations with our Chief Meditation Officer, Roger Gabriel
  • Yoga, mindful movement, breath work, sound bowl healings, and Yoga Nidra
  • Musical performances and free-form movement/dance sessions
  • Specially sourced gift bag
  • Free access to our Chopra Meditation Foundations course ($197 value)
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