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I came to the center with no hope and full of self loathe and shame. I spent most of my adult life battling alcohol addiction and depression. I had hit rock bottom and when I got here I as ready to change my life. His place gave me the tools and brought me back the path of self love. Through out the month here I had a really hard time but eventually the work started showing me the pin hole of light in my darkest moments. I leave here ready and willing with hope to maintain my sobriety along with a new found love for nature, self care and a deepened compassion. I have a learned to let love in and receive support, find connection, intention and attention… I can see my capacity for being the worthy person I am meant to be.
Mika P – USA- January 2016
This is truly a supportive and compassionate healing center. The holistic approach ensures dedication of mind, body and spirit and understanding how important all parts are to being happy and healthy and whole.
Anonymous – January 2016
Back home I was too stressed out. I was abusing a lot of drugs and alcohol. When I came here I felt more at peace. I felt a whole change in my body, mind and spirit.
David De Sylva-Canada – January 2016
Before I came here I had completely retreated from life. The logical next step would have been suicide. My husband suggested that I come here and give the program a try. It took 2 weeks to defrost from the “frozen state” another week to enjoy the true feeling of joy and what a day that was!
My last and 4th week was like a flower unfolding. Each day brought a new revelation and more knowledge to benefit my life. I’d wholeheartedly recommend the Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center.
Patty – January 2016
The Chopra Center is like no other place on earth! The mind body nurturing and enlightenment through a rich and purposeful process is life changing. The staff is comprised of caring, compassionate professionals who help each guest reach new heights in their personal and spiritual journey.
Anonymous – January 2016
I have learned too that it is better to become a warrior and not a chief.
Thank you to all who had input in my recovery journey!
I love you all!
Edna – January 2014
I truly enjoyed my stay at the Chopra Center. It was always very supportive and helpful during my healing process. Here I was able to learn new coping skills that I was able to incorporate into my life on a day to day basis. I will always be thankful of the time spend here and will always have a piece of the Chopra Center within me. Thank you for helping me start living life again. Forever thankful.
Tina, Kelowna, BC – January 2014
To reclaim not only my own truth, but to see the sparkle of life return to others eyes has truly been a gift. The staff are amazing! The holistic and heartfelt approach with which they apply the program allowed me to feel very safe and seen.
I would recommend the Chopra Center to anyone needing respite from the business of their mind and the restlessness of their soul.
Reawaken your true self at the Chopra Center.
Peace and Love,
J.M. (Vancouver) – December 2013
My name is Carolina, I am from Bogota, Columbia. Being at the Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center has been a wonderful experience. Even though I went to a different addiction program for 56 days 17 years ago I felt here I was treated with love, compassion and respect. I learned a lot about my inner self and I am taking home wonderful tools to use for having a happier life, not only away from drugs and alcohol but a more present, loving life. I will love to come back.
Attending the Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center was the best gift I have ever received in my life. I learned “the secret to a happy healthy life” that every human being should have access to as a basic necessity to survive.
Kristina Jensen – December 2013
My stay at the Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center was a life changing experience. I was able to work on myself and find out who I am in an amazing safe place. Thank you to all the staff here, you’re all truly amazing and loving people.
Former Guest, Canada – December 2013
Chopra Center provided me with all of the tools, love and support I was searching for. I am starting a new chapter of my life with this unique journey to guide me through. The self compassion and love I have learned are sure to contribute to a whole new sense of happiness and overall healthy life. I will always be grateful for this opportunity to work with and learn from such strong, spiritually grounded people, who all also have such a great sense of humor. Namaste
Former Guest, USA – November 2013
I was very unsure about the place, but after I got there and got used to the food I started to like it. When I left, part of me wanted to stay. If I didn’t have all the other things in life to deal with I think I could have just stayed and lived my life there.
My health is poor, some I caused myself. I have prostate cancer and I also have a disease called Buerger’s Disease. I had cancer when I was young and I had chemo therapy, but even with all that my stay in Squamish was very good.
I have to be honest but with all that going on in my life it is very hard to concentrate on anything else, so I hope that you understand my words to somebody else that is going there. If you follow the things that the staff ask you to do you will really be surprised how much it will change your life in a really good way.
Former Guest, Canada – November 2013
The first time I hear about the Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center was at Kripalu, a yoga retreat where I was attending a weekend seminar with Deepak Chopra. Been familiar with his holistic approach to the treatment of addiction, I decided to look more into it, without really thinking that I would be there two months later. But because of unforeseen events that create a lot of stress in my life, I was afraid to go back to what has been so far my best remedy – alcohol. I knew that I had major clean up to do in my life and that it was time to address old open wounds. I came here on the day of my birthday with not other expectation than to trust the process. I was not disappointed. Even at first, I felt that I was wasting my time by not addressing directly my issues. I learn to detach myself from the end result and focus on the moment. With the daily help o yoga and meditation, I learn to feel grounded in this deeper connection with myself allowing me to identify the source of my addiction. I learn to identify and feel my emotions, something I felt I stopped doing a long time ago. After 4 weeks, I am leaving with a better appreciation and understanding to the importance for me of taking back my life; of establishing boundaries, of the importance for me to be grounded and amazing recipes, the food was to die for. Thank you for the opportunity.
Former Guest, Canada – November 2013
I will always be grateful for my six weeks at the center. It was the best gift I ever gave myself. I leave here feeling strong again and know I can live my life and not simply exist. I have regained my self confidence and now am excited to move ahead with my life. I was treated with respect and kindness and compassion. All the staff were so helpful and I felt like I was part of a family. The accommodations and food were five star and all the staff were wonderful!
Vancouver Resident – October 2013
I immediately felt safe and at home when I stepped foot in the center. The support staff were so welcoming and compassionate. I cam wounded and alone and after my 6 weeks, I left strong and connected. Amazing place with an amazing spirit and warmth, would recommend to anyone.
The work you do here will translate into an aspect of ones life. I found a spirituality here that I had been looking for, that I couldn’t find for a long time.
Sara, USA – October 2013
This is the most amazing place for healing the mind, body & spirit. When I arrived I felt my “light was out” I had lost meaning and purpose in my life and through the skilled and caring work of the counselors and staff my “light” is back on. I had been to two previous Chopra Center Events in Carlsbad and the treatment center here was the next best step for me. I needed more than cognitive therapy, I needed care for the soul and I received that and more.
This is a place where if you are willing to dig deep and look at the issues that are causing pain and suffering in your life – you will be surrounded by an extremely sk8illed group of therapists and support staff. I can’t give any higher recommendation. I saw many other guests who had also given up hope in their lives come back into their own lives again and that was a beautiful thing to be a part of.
Former Guest, USA – October 2013
I have been through multiple treatment centers as well as worked in treatment centers. Never have I been in such a healing environment in my life. The Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center is in a league of its own.
Former Guest, USA – October 2013
My life feels worth living again. I learned what was causing my self defeating behaviours and how to stop them. Thanks to the Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center, I now feel a sense of peace, freedom and connected-ness to the world.
The level of support was impeccable, from therapy to nutrition, it was all delivered with such attention to detail that I felt my individual needs were always being met. Overall a well thought out program!
Former Guest – September 2013
The Chopra Center was exactly what I was looking for. I know to be successful in controlling my drinking I needed a holistic approach – addressing all aspects; body, heart & mind. The center offered me the opportunity get my body healthier through amazing nutritious meals; twice daily yoga and meditation instruction; massage and acupuncture. The atmosphere at the center is one of love and support and I felt very cared for. This was very important for me. I felt safe and accepted exactly as I was. One thing I under estimated was the power of the group therapy that was offered daily – not only did I learn a lot from the other participants but felt very supported too. All the practical information was very valuable and I found the therapists and support staff worked very hard to meet my needs and go the extra mile to help me succeed and find all I was looking for.
Thanks so much
Former Guest – September 2013
My experience at the Chopra Wellness Center was extremely helpful, and I feel the program that is offered there is very beneficial for people dealing with both addiction and depression/anxiety. The stuff is incredible, offering insight , support and education which helped me navigate through my struggles with depression. The center is a welcoming home with delicious food and very caring, attentive therapists and support staff. I feel lucky to have called it home for six weeks and will look back on my time there very fondly.
Thank you for helping me learn to how to love myself again! I am so grateful. I encourage those struggling with additive behaviors to attend the center, where the root of the issues, specifically past traumas can be addressed and life can once again be viewed as a happy, wonderful and optimistic journey.
Lauren, USA – August 2013
My name is Sandi. I was born in Saskatchewan and moved to BC approximately 5 ½ years ago. I was very, very fortunate to be able to come to this healing centre. I’m so grateful, I was at this centre for one month.
It was difficult and painful work, but so rewarding. I finally was able to meet the real me “What a Lady” Thank you so much.
Sandi BC, Canada August 2013
My time at this center has been life saving! The loving kindness, insight and support I received allowed me to delve deeply into myself. I travelled through a dark night of the soul, under and with this centers caring staff, like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly.
The therapists and support staff are second to none, each offering their gifts and talents thereby allowing me to “see & find” myself.
The amazing food further nourished me as I made my way to finding my “legs” and wings.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul.
SJH – August 2013
CAWC is transformative. It helps you build a life rich in joys and love. CAWC provides a holistic approach to building a rich life in which you can thrive and achieve your true potential and life goals. True happiness for yourself and your loved ones.
My time at CAWC was the best gift I ever given myself and my family and friends.
John, (PhD) USA – August 2013
If you want to free yourself you need to find yourself, the Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center is the perfect place for that search. The combination of Easter practices like meditation, yoga and ayurveda and western psychodrama group therapy and somatic individual therapy is hugely effective.
Giancarlo Canavesio – August 2013
The best support staff team that can be found ever! Thank you for all the care, dedication and support. An easy going intense program, result oriented.
Former Guest – August 2013
What drew me to the Chopra Center was the holistic approach to healing. It’s important to include several aspects when you need to change your life around, be it addiction, depression or even smoking. Chopra Center provides the ideal environment and support to achieve a real life change.
Former Guest – August 2013
The Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center saved me from the darkness and helped me find and shine my inner light.
Nicholas – California – July 2013
The Chopra Center changed my life. The caring staff and thoughtful programming provided a safe and loving place to heal. I am leaving here with renewed sense of confidence and an overwhelming feeling of hope! Thank you.
Former Guest – July 2013
Chopra Center truly supports one in finding mind, body and spirit. The environment nourishes a person in all these aspects, from the surroundings to all the programs to the meals. All of the staff are kind and caring. It’s a lovely place to heal.
Beth – USA – July 2013
My stay at CAWC was life changing!
Laura, Vancouver, BC – June 2013
CAWC has been life transforming. The integrated programs of healing for the mind, body and spirit offered me new perspectives on my life. The healthy changes experienced here offer me new tools to use in my day to day quest for well being. Thank you all at the Center for your compassion, skills and professional approach.
I intend to return each year to refresh my spirit.
Michael, USA – June 2013
I can truthfully say that my time at Chopra Center has changed my life. Every aspect of the program, from the delicious meals, to the powerful team building, to the caring staff. The compassionate level of care in all aspects, to the sheer beauty of the surrounding area, makes Chopra Center a truly once in a lifetime experience. The staff are all truly caring and amazing individuals and have made all the difference in my time here.
Former Guest, USA – May 2013
My name is Graham, I have struggled with addiction and recovery for the past 6 years. I have been to many treatment facilities, some multiple times. I came to the Chopra Wellness Center because I was looking for something different and I found it. It was an amazing experience as they helped me find what I needed, not what they thought I needed or what a book said I needed. The respect, openness, trust and freedom was essential to my journey and vision. I’d come back in heartbeat and bring friends here.
Graham – April 2013
Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center changed my life. I was overwhelmed with addiction and depression. The staff was welcoming and well trained in assisting me on a new way of life. I will be forever grateful to everyone at Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center.
P.S. The food is delicious!
Former Guest – March 2013
My time at the Chopra Center was best described as one of my most valuable vacations and I have traveled extensively. The difference with this trip was the journey I began looking inside rather than outside of myself. If I knew it would be so amazing I would have done it a lot sooner. It was the best gift I could give myself and my family. Thank you!
Karen A., Canada March 2013
I arrived not knowing who I was, what I wanted and with no clear sense of meaning or purpose to my life.
I left Chopra Wellness Center knowing myself, loving myself, accepting myself, knowing what I want, why I want it and now my life is meaningful and purposeful again. The center gave me clarity, and empowered me to reclaim my life and my dreams. I am grateful for every therapist, support staff worker, cook and yoga instructor for their unique contribution to my health and wellbeing. Thank you all for making this transformation possible. Absolutely everyone can benefit from a visit to Chopra Wellness Center.
Greg, Canada March 2013
Amazing experience, I would highly recommend to anyone with mental health/emotional issues. Healing environment with experienced and truly caring staff. It is evident that they love their jobs and it is felt throughout the activities and meals at the centre.
Michelle Sernoskie – Golden Lake, ONT
My time spent the Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center has been invaluable. It exceeded my expectations, and proved to be an experience that I believe will have a very positive impact on my life. Staff were caring and supportive and enabled me to realize that I can be a happy, contented person leading a rich and rewarding life! Many, many thanks!
As a professional it was difficult for me to ask for help, the centre and the staff made it easy to feel safe and relatable a real feeling of home and genuine kindness of people one meets make you believe in humanity again and the possibility of an alternative life other than the one dictated by external sources.
Sophia — June 2012
After years of trying to climb out of the cyclic rut of depression, anxiety, and substance use/abuse, I finally reached a point in my life where I knew I needed more than “personal research” with self-help books, talk therapy, and medication. I knew I needed to heal my mind, body and spirit and renew my relationship with myself. Focused on my addictive behavior with alcohol use, I started researching holistic treatment programs (conventional 12-step programs like AA do not speak to me.) Having read Freedom From Addiction by Deepak Chopra and David Simon, I was eventually let to the Paradise Valley Wellness Centre (PV) website. Wow! I found the program that I wanted to experience!
I showed up at PV with the desire to literally turn myself over to this place and open myself up to healing on all levels. Not fully knowing what to expect, I hoped for the best. When I walked through the door the first thing I noticed was that I was truly in a home – a home filled with warmth, love, and caring. Any anxiety I carried with me on my journey to PV that day was immediately extinguished upon my arrival.
My four weeks at PV was AMAZING! I was so very impressed by the number of highly qualified staff available to care for me. The medical staff, therapists, yoga and meditation instructors, massage therapists, chefs, and wellness support staff each brought to me their unique skills, talents, kindness, humor, love and wisdom as their gift. I truly felt cradled in support by everyone (this includes Sky Bear, the pet therapy dog I immediately fell in love with!). I will forever hold in my heart the gifts I received from all of them.
The program itself had a very positive impact on me. After my first week I realized that this program was not merely a mixture of different wellness treatments but was a very prescribed course of therapy containing elements that all work together. The yoga, meditation, therapy (group and individual), addiction education, massage, acupuncture, and nutrition each had a unique role and purpose in treating me as a whole person. Once I connected the dots, I knew I would want to maintain as many elements of this experience as I possibly could upon my return home. My experience at PV far exceeded my expectations and I am equally impressed by the follow-up care I have received since leaving. I have not left PV and PV has not left me. My journey continues and I’ve never felt better about my future.
Thank you to everyone at PV who has touched my life in this positive, healing way.
Erin, USA — June 2012
Paradise Valley was the answer to my PTSD, severe depression and a 20yr heroin, cocaine & pill addiction habit. The programs offered here are from highly skilled professionals in their varied fields. From the vegetarian chefs, the massage therapist, the canine assisted therapy dog to the yoga instructors, Dr’s & therapists to psychodrama and beyond. I feel their unique methods and healthy living and meditation is the right answer for anyone looking to free themselves. I know this to be true as it has worked for me.
Savanna – May 2012
Wonderful experience, I came to Paradise Valley to support my husband in his addictions and discovered things about myself I did not know. I will remember this week forever and feel I am learning a better version of myself. Thank you.Leanne C, Australia – May 2012
A life changing experience! Now committed to a new healthy diet, exercise and meditation program. Have body awareness, compassion and acceptance for life’s challenges growing daily. Calmer and more patient in all situations, have a plan for growth that works for me. My relationships have improved.Stephen J. – Abbotsford, BC, Canada – April 2012
What a fantastic journey! I came here not knowing what to expect but quietly confident. Immediately I felt welcomed, supported and loved. The staff are all fantastic and caring – they really know their stuff. I leave here feeling fit, happy, relaxed and confident with new tools to continue my journey.Michael C., Australia – April 2012
Somewhere to help you to find your own truth, but more importantly, somewhere to heal.Andre, Brazil — March 2012
I arrived at Paradise Valley feeling broken and empty. I had little or no energy and was drinking uncontrollably and depressed. Physically I couldn’t even turn my head as my neck was so sore and stiff. I felt lost, alone and desperate. The moment I arrived at Paradise Valley I knew I had come “home” The staff literally took me in their arms and nurtured me back to health and wellness. They attended to my every need with loving kindness. I cannot thank them enough nor will I ever forget each and every one of them for their sincerity and full honest, attention to my situation. My therapist, Colleen Griffin was excellent and we related on a level that I have never experienced before! She was incredibly helpful and insightful. Jeff , Michael and MTK were also incredible group therapists who brought humour , warmth and humanity to the group sessions. After a month I began to feel whole again, more peaceful and joyful. PVWC changed my literally changed my life. I now meditate every day, have incorporated yoga into my life several times a week and practise the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga on a daily basis. I am moving forward and attending the Chopra Center to get my teaching certificate in meditation as I now truly believe this is the only way to happiness and spiritual enlightenment. Nirmala and her staff are the most wonderful people I have ever met! Just one final note, the food is delicious and is prepared by incredible chefs who are happy to lend their recipes and knowledge about healthy eating!
Paula, Canada — January 2012
During my stay at Paradise Valley I was provided with a myriad of tools to both encourage a positive lifestyle and to maintain this success after my discharge from the centre. I found that all of the staff proved, on numerous occasions their dedication and commitment to your personal well being. I would recommend Paradise Valley not only to individuals seeking treatment for addictions, but for anyone simply looking for more out of life
Rob, Calgary — January 2012
A place overflowing with love, care and compassion!
Charlotte, Canada — January 2012
Hello, and my name is Sarah and I am from New Zealand. I have spent three weeks at the Paradise Wellness Centre and have to say that I have really enjoyed it. Those of us who come to places like this, come for a reason and usually we need to sort out some aspects of our lives that have gotten out of control.
I certainly had my issues and the professional and caring staff that are at the Paradise Wellness Centre have been outstanding. The group therapy and psychodrama with Jeff Thompson are very insightful and useful to all of us because each person’s issues are very similar to our own. My personal therapist, Michael Bowen was very understanding and certainly was extremely honest with me. He let me know exactly what I needed to hear, even though I did not want to!! His ideas certainly made me look at myself.
The yoga and meditation twice a day made the most enormous difference to my time here. The teachers are excellent and they all have their own style so I was not doing the same yoga every day. The meditation served me well, and I believe it helped with the clarity of my thought processes and decisions I reached.
Other supportive lectures were very useful and there were some interesting evening activities. The vegetarian food has been absolutely outstanding – in fact far too fabulous!! I was trying to lose weight here and I am not really sure that I did. There were three or four different chefs and each had their own style. All of them were terrific and each was very interested in all of the questions we asked.
All in all I would recommend Paradise Valley Centre. It is one of the better centres in this field and I strongly recommend it. I will definitely be back at some stage. Many thanks to you all.
Sarah, New Zealand — January 2012
Paradise Valley Wellness Centre changed my life! I feel connected for the first time in my 49 years on this planet. I found the tools I need to take on this wonderful journey called life. I highly recommend this healing “home” to anyone suffering from trauma and /or addiction. The staff here are amazing! Thank you PVWC! Namaste.
Maggie S, Calgary, AB, Canada — January 2012
From the moment I walked into PVWC there was a rightness about the atmosphere. The staff was immediately conscious of my needs. A plan for my stay was ready and I was in the program with the other guests and the staff always friendly and helpful. I am really please with results of my stay here, feeling much better emotionally and physically. This has been an experience I can take with me and work into my life. The Ayurvedic menu is deliciously prepared and presented. I was not disappointed with my choice of this wonderful place.
Annair, Florida — January 2012
As a younger person coming from LA it has been an awesome experience coming out here. I enjoyed the good foods, daily yoga practice and the warm atmosphere. I have acquired tools that I can use in every area of my life for the rest of my life. Thanks for everything P.V. Crew!
Camron K., L.A. USA — December 2011
My experience at the Paradise Valley Wellness Centre was truly life-changing. I was in crisis when I entered the program. The staff at the Centre provided a multi-modal approach which was very effective in helping me cope with the serious emotional issues I was dealing with and historical trauma. Psychiatric and psychological assessments, psychodrama, yoga, meditation and other lifestyle advice and instruction all helped in my progression and recovery. Entering the program was made easy by the kind and experienced staff who took a genuine interest in my recovery, wellness and plan for future progress. Gourmet level food was offered by the chefs. After leaving the Centre the staff have been more than generous with their time by following up with phone calls and in alumni/group sessions. I am not aware of any other program in BC that can offer such a comprehensive array of assessment and treatment services under one roof. I would recommend this program without hesitation to anyone who wishes to deal with life issues and make a positive and meaningful improvement in their life.
Daniel (Lawyer), BC, Canada
I travelled from Italy in order to find the much needed help to change my life. I couldn’t have found a better place to work on myself. Love, Yoga, Meditation, and top level professionals helping me made it possible. PVWC has changed my life forever. I am grateful from the bottom of my heart.
Giacomo, Italy — 2011
Paradise Valley Wellness Centre was the most profound and life changing experience of my life. Having suffered many deep losses including loved ones, a rare cancer diagnosis with mastectomy, a near death of my daughter and an early retirement I found I was swimming in despair. Professional support, education and learning to live a healthy, balanced life through yoga, meditation and nutrition enabled me to find my true self. I am excited about living my life now and sharing my new found peace in a healthy and meaningful way.
Linnie, United States — 2011
I came to Paradise Valley Wellness Centre after battling depression, alcohol abuse and suicidal thoughts and attempts. I am now going home a new person. The emptiness I felt that was caused by trauma in my life is now filled with joy, excitement and strength. Their unique approach using yoga, meditation, psychodrama and nurturing is the most healing environment I have ever experienced.
T. Albert, Canada — 2011
Staff will do anything to provide extra care and service to the guests. Really a place of serenity, peace, and love.
Joe, Alberta, Canada — 2011
I felt at home where I can be myself and just feel positive each day.
Rita, Canada — 2011
My name is Jasmine, I was a client at Paradise Valley. When I first walked through the doors I was broken, fragile and thought life wasn’t worth living! The first week was very challenging! Second week I was getting started and the third week is when the work began. I began to explore my inner child and realized how fearful, terrified and fragile she was. I faced my traumas, explored myself in ways I had never done before and slowly but surely put the pieces back together. And on that I am on my final day, I am about to embark on a new life. Life is very valuable. All you got is one shot – so make it count!! This is the time to be yourself, and be the best mom I can be!
Jasmine, Canada (2011)
As a health care professional PVWC offered me a loving and protective environment to work on my addiction. PVWC gave me the skills to point inward so that I have that grounded space from which I can live my life and continue my profession.
Eric, USA (2011)
At PVWC I was able to develop a greater awareness and insight of that which nourishes me and am able to practice it or at least come back to it. Yoga, a phenomenally healthy diet, meditation and just to focus on myself was huge for me….just learning so much. I don’t believe I ever knew how to get grounded before coming to PVWC. The daily schedule was fairly intense but purposeful. The setting of this facility was SO beautiful (therapeutic in itself). The Centre’s focus is on holistic wellness instead of the illness that discourages and defeats one’s self. This made me feel like I was able to grow, to become….and I’m still becoming. Its a process; as is life. I honestly feel that my experience at Paradise Valley enriched my soul and benefitted me greatly. The staff are all amazing people…each, has a gift and is a gift. I also appreciated the follow-up/continued care.
Sandra (Nurse, Canada)
Paradise Valley has changed my life. I now know that I’m a wonderful person who deserves greatness. Substances are a thing of my past and wellness is my new high in life. All staff here has played a part in my recovery and will play a part in my new life. Thank you all keep up the great work!
Krista M., Surrey
Coming to PVWC is definitely the best thing that has happened to me and for my family. I was saved from my destructive self and was able to find my real self again. The therapists and doctors are like no other that I have seen. The support staffs are not only professional but personable. I had no problem confiding my worst times to any of the staff- as there was never any judgment. – only real support. The evening activities were so full of information – from shopping trips to grocery stores and food demos to supplement and nutrition advice. The knowledge gathered here is incredible. Not once did I feel anything but a GUEST that was truly welcomed in a beautiful, supportive community. Thank you soo much to all the staff and therapists and of course Nirmala, who truly cared about my wellbeing I will never forget my stay here and the people who I truly came to love. Thanks again to all.
Noushine, S. BC, Canada
Coming to Paradise Valley is the single, most best thing I have done for my life! HANDS DOWN! The therapy/yoga /mediation and Chopra Centre Philosophy is something I fell in love with instantly. I know for certain I have done lots of healing for all my mind/body and especially my soul. I am looking forward to deepening and broadening my understanding of the “eastern world” philosophies, ie Vedic sciences, yoga meditation, so I can continue to unite my mind/body/ spirit in the healthiest ways possible. Thank you! THANK YOU! Thank you!
Dan D., Squamish, B.C.
All of the elements of Paradise Valley-the diet, the daily yoga and meditation, the positive, supportive environment, the group and individual sessions – all combined to make it the perfect place for my healing.
Kelly P. BC, Canada
I’ve waited ten years for a treatment centre like this. My overwhelming gratitude goes out to Nirmala Raniga and the entire PVWC staff. My experience far exceeded my expectations and I’m walking away with something I’ve always wanted: a daily awareness of my higher self. This really is a wellness centre.
Heidi, Tacoma, WA
My life was in a rut. Although I had overcame heroin addiction and left behind the “drug scene” I still continued to use cocaine occasionally I knew there was more to life than boredom and dullness but I didn’t know the way out. My life felt okay but was constantly on the brink of disaster. My health was failing from a lack of energy to get up and save myself. Then I came to paradise valley wellness centre. I am writing this the night before I am to go home. I feel a profound change in my body, mind and spirit. I have a renewed sense of energy and a new passion for life. I am leaving with the wow back in my life and a sense of wonder that I haven’t experienced since I was a child. My blood pressure is down 30 points and even thought I was diagnosed as being in early menopause, I have menstruated for the first time in 4 years. I believe I am leaving with many new tools to deal with addiction as well. I am also leaving as a new and better person. Thank you PVWC!
Chris F., Mission, B.C.