My Affiliation with Deepak Chopra and the Chopra Center

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This section will go into detail about Deepak Chopra, the Chopra Center, and all the wonderful benefits you can receive from the courses and programs offered.

Experience the healing of Ayurveda through direct experience by attending a seminar or complete course, and become immersed in the deep wisdom and knowledge of Deepak Chopra through his books.

You will also be able to receive generous discounts and special pricing by using my name, Giselle Toner, when booking any course or program presented by the Chopra Center. Call a Program Consultant at 760-494-1631, and mention my name. Your discount will vary with the price of your course.


Deepak Chopra

I started my studies in Ayurveda in 1996 with Deepak Chopra, M.D. The Chopra Center is located in Carlsbad, California, at the beautiful LaCosta Spa and Resort. I had already been very involved in yoga for years and was teaching classes, but I wanted a deeper understanding of the mind/body connection, and Deepak Chopra had courses and books that enticed me to take my knowledge further.


Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old healing system founded in ancient India, is derived from the Sanskrit words ayus meaning life, and veda meaning wisdom. Ayurveda, the wisdom of life, offers a proven guide for a life of happiness, vitality, love and purpose. From the Ayurvedic perspective, human beings are not viewed as mere thinking physical machines, but rather as fields of intelligence in dynamic exchange with the energy and information of the environment. Health is a state of vibrant balance in which all the layers of one’s life are integrated. The Perfect Health program provides the tools to enhance your physical and emotional well being through your conscious choices, enlivening the nourishing connection between mind, body and spirit.


Based on the global best seller Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra, M.D., the Chopra Center Ayurvedic Lifestyle Program teaches you to easily bring balance and healing into your life. Students will learn a powerful regimen of Ayurvedic practices designed to balance the body and mind, enhance nutrition, reduce emotional turbulence and re-awaken the senses. In some form or another, we all seek Perfect Health—physically and emotionally. Chopra Center co-founder and medical director, David Simon, M.D., has designed a beautiful five lesson course for achieving equilibrium of the mind and the body. When our bodies and minds are in balance we can make nourishing choices, achieve the healing, and experience the change we seek.


Today, doctors are increasingly citing stress as a major contributing factor to most illnesses. Our bodies and minds react to it by shifting out of balance, which ultimately creates physical challenges and emotional turbulence that impact our lives at home, at work, and at play. In time, we can find ourselves in toxic relationships and non-nourishing patterns of eating, sleeping, and digestion. The Perfect Health program will help you identify the imbalances in your life, teach you how to correct them, and help you develop a nurturing daily routine. You will also learn to release emotions in a healthy way so that they don’t build up in your physiology. Most importantly, as your stress is eliminated, your mind and body begin to function with maximum effectiveness, creating health, vitality and happiness.


The Perfect Health program is presented in five sessions over several days. In Session One, your Chopra Center Certified Perfect Health Instructor will introduce you to the basic principles of Ayurveda, Meditation, and Yoga as well as the three primary mind-body personalities: vata, pitta, and kapha. In Session Two, you will learn how to select and use the most nourishing foods for your mind-body personality. These nutritional practices will help you maintain vibrant health, appropriate weight, and optimized digestion. In Session Three, you will learn to perpetually renew yourself each day by recognizing and eliminating toxins and by performing gentle rejuvenating techniques. In Session Four, you will learn tools to practice conscious communication to enhance your relationships and help you achieve emotional freedom. In Session Five, your instructor will teach you to use your senses to access the power of your body’s inner pharmacy to heal, nourish, and maintain balance.


By practicing the techniques learned in the Perfect Health program, you will be able to:

• Reduce stress• Identify your mind-body personality• Improve your digestion and sleep patterns• Release emotional toxicity• Create optimal daily nutrition• Lower your blood pressure

Take the steps needed to bring yourself to optimum health through the teachings of Ayurveda, the Perfect Health program and Deepak Chopra.


To take your next step toward developing a Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle practice, please feel free to contact me for information on my local course or for information on other courses developed by Deepak Chopra, either in California or around the world.

If you would like to experience the wonderful world of Ayurveda and its healing and nourishing products, I suggest you visit the Chopra Site. If you decide to purchase any products, you can use a special code that I am authorized to give you for free shipping. The code number is AC0808001. When ready to make your purchase, use the code for FREE SHIPPING on your first order of any products!

Also, remember, you will be able to receive generous discounts and special pricing by using my name, Giselle Toner, when booking any course or program presented by the Chopra Center. Call a Program Consultant at 760-494-1631, and mention my name. Your discount will vary with the price of your course.

Visit the Chopra Center's site for a wonderful experience in Mind/Body rejuvenation. You'll find books and a wealth of healing products and information.

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