Bonnie Waters, founder of the 24-year-old Changes Salon & Day Spa in Walnut Creek, Calif., describes the ambiance as “two worlds under one roof” since her spa and salon fuses beauty and body therapies with what she terms “mind fitness.” In a rare offering for day spas and salons, Changes offers meditation and spiritual yoga instruction inspired by the practices of Dr. Deepak Chopra.
“Practitioners of meditation and yoga around the world have long awaited the introduction of a Chopra Center yoga program designed, developed, and practiced by Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon,” says Waters. “In response, they designed The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga — a yoga program grounded in the union of body, mind, and spirit.” Integrating the 5,000-year-old Vedic wisdom of Ayurveda and the yogic interpretations of Chopra and Simon, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga blends meditation, breath work, yoga sutras, asana development, mantra study, Sanskrit sessions, chanting, and spiritual discussions.
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