La Costa Resort and Spa Introduces New Group Wellness Programming
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to educate meeting groups, the world-renowned Chopra Center for Wellbeing, headquartered at La Costa Resort and Spa in southern California, is unveiling a curriculum of specialized programs to teach groups how to implement important aspects of daily wellness into their workplace. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, seventy-five percent of healthcare costs are directly related to lifestyle and therefore, preventable. For the first time ever, groups of all sizes at La Costa will have the chance to participate in this breakthrough set of teachings, customized by the renowned Dr. Deepak Chopra, and developed to inspire creativity and maximize wellbeing.
“As home of the Chopra Center Worldwide Headquarters, La Costa is excited to be the only resort in the world offering this one-of-a kind programming,” says Paul McCormick, vice president and general manager of La Costa Resort and Spa. “This new programming drives home our commitment to providing each guest a well-rounded ‘Mind, Body + Sport’ experience.”
Founded by Dr. Deepak Chopra, the center has been a leader in mind-body health and wellness for more than 10 years, accruing legions of practitioners from all walks of life and celebrity fans. Unlike other group programs, The Chopra Center Workplace Wellbeing program builds off its years of successful teachings, and looks at the person as a whole, focusing on the physical, emotional and spiritual layers. This multi-dimensional approach leads to a productive and balanced professional and personal lifestyle. The Workplace Wellbeing program places wellness first, and workplace second, integrating the best of ancient teachings with modern science. The new multi-faceted curriculum is offered in the following six categories:
- Inspired Leadership – Unleash the potential for creativity, organizing power and sense of unity.
- Stress Management – Tap into inner silence and wisdom with breathing and meditation practices.
- Move & Energize – Chair yoga teachings invigorate the body and clear a busy mind.
- Work-life Balance – Learn your unique mind-body type and discover how to alleviate imbalance.
- Communication – Improve skills for relationship building and conflict resolution at work and home.
- Nutrition – Discover how simple, mindful eating habits affect health, energy and balance.
As part of any meetings itinerary, groups can choose from the above programs for 90-minute, half-day, full-day or multi-day teachings. In addition, yoga, meditation, massage and medical consultations can be included as optional add-ons to any curriculum. According to a variety of published studies on workplace wellness, the average return on investment is $3.48:$1 due to reduced medical costs and $5.82:$1 due to reduced absenteeism.
“The Workplace Wellbeing program integrates the connection between mind and body, with the ultimate goal of attaining a healthy work-life balance,” says Sara Harvey, chief operating officer of the Chopra Center. “The technologically advanced meeting facilities of La Costa combined with the beautiful grounds of the resort is the perfect setting in which to learn how to live a healthy, vibrant lifestyle personally and professionally.”
For more information on The Chopra Center Workplace Wellbeing programs or to make reservations, please call The Chopra Center at 888-736-6895 or visit www.chopra.com/workwell. To take advantage of these programs and schedule a meeting at La Costa Resort and Spa, visit www.lacosta.com or call 800-544-7483.
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