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OPRAH WINFREY AND DEEPAK CHOPRA PARTNER TO LAUNCH "OPRAH & DEEPAK 21-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE - PERFECT HEALTH"

March 11, 2013

Contact - Wendy Luckenbill
VP, Communications
323.602.5566
Contact - Kathy Bankerd
Marketing Director, The Chopra Center for Wellbeing
(760) 494-1609

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 11, 2013

 

OPRAH WINFREY AND DEEPAK CHOPRA PARTNER TO LAUNCH "OPRAH & DEEPAK 21-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE - PERFECT HEALTH"

 

First "Oprah's Lifeclass" Branded Program for Mind, Body and Spirit

Begins Today

 

Oprah Winfrey with Deepak Chopra

Photo credit: © Harpo Studios, Inc. / George Burns 2013

 

Link to download high-res version of photo: https://owncomm.box.com/s/fjqpurhthyvh41jr1q01

 

Los Angeles - Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra announced today they have partnered together to launch "Oprah's Lifeclass and Deepak Center Present: Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Challenge - Perfect Health" a free online, interactive meditation experience on Oprah.com beginning today.  The first "Oprah's Lifeclass" branded program inspired by the popular OWN series will connect members of its core community to the benefits of regularly practiced meditation.  A series of meditation challenges will be presented throughout the year.

 

Interested participants can register now for the three-week course on www.oprah.com/DeepakChopra to join the challenge and receive 21 days of guided meditations from Oprah Winfrey and world-renowned author and pioneer in mind-body medicine Dr. Deepak Chopra.

 

Over the next three weeks, participants will receive a daily email with a link to access the day's meditation, as well as an inspiring message and tips for creating a powerful meditation practice.  Participants will be guided through the audio meditation by the voice of Winfrey and Chopra.  Those who register through the 21-Day Meditation Challenge Facebook page will have an opportunity to be part of a supportive global community of new and experienced meditators.

 

Through the course, which will focus on meditation for 15-minutes a day, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the many benefits of this practice. 

 

Chopra's top five reasons to meditate:

  • Meditation is the most effective way to manage stress, which is the number one epidemic of modern life.
  • Meditation improves your brain, including your focus, memory, and ability to learn.
  • Meditation improves creativity and problem solving.
  • Meditation helps you create more harmonious, loving relationships.
  • Meditation decreases depression, anxiety, and insomnia while producing a deep state of peace and wellbeing.

 

"I'm very excited about partnering with Oprah for our new 21-Day Meditation Challenge, which is a free online experience that makes it easy for anyone to learn how to meditate and enjoy its many benefits. The theme of our new meditation challenge that begins today is 'Perfect Health' and each day participants will be guided in practices to expand health and vitality, restore the body's natural balance, release and manage stress, enjoy restful sleep, cultivate emotional wellbeing, and experience inner calm and happiness.  Meditation is a foundational tool for mind-body health, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to share it with everyone who wants to learn," said Chopra.

 

About "Oprah's Lifeclass"

In "Oprah's Lifeclass," Oprah Winfrey takes the stage as teacher in one of the world's biggest classrooms alongside hand picked spiritual experts to discuss the principles that guide our lives. The series is a true multi-platform experience where viewers around the world engage in lively conversations surrounding the topics and themes of the episodes via Oprah.com and social media. The award-winning series is produced by Harpo Studios and won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series in 2012. Follow @OprahsLifeclass on Twitter and join the conversation using #Lifeclass.

 

About OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives.  OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel.  The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.  For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and www.press.discovery.com/us/own.

 

About The Chopra Center

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing was founded by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D. in 1996. Located in Carlsbad, California, the Center offers a wide variety of programs, retreats, and teacher training programs that integrate the healing arts of the East with the best in modern Western medicine. The Chopra Center has helped millions of people around the world find peace of mind, physical balance, and emotional healing. The website www.chopra.com is your starting point on the path to wellness.

 

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Media Contact:

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network                  

Wendy Luckenbill

Vice President, Communications

Wendy_Luckenbill@own.tv
(323) 602-5566

 

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Kathy Bankerd

Marketing Director

Kathy@chopra.com

(760) 494-1609