Join Me For A Workshop at Esalen November 11-13, 2016

I’m very excited about an upcoming workshop that I will be co-leading up at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur over the weekend of November 11-13, 2016. I will be joined by my colleague and friend Larry Payne, Ph.D, an internationally-renowned yoga expert and the founding director of the Yoga Therapy Rx certification program at Loyola Marymount University here in Los Angeles.

Our workshop is titled “Yoga and Longevity:  Optimum Health for Life”, and is geared towards adults in mid-life and beyond.  Larry has developed an approach to yoga practice called Prime of Life Yoga, which is aimed at the 40+ age group, many of whom find that they are not able to participate in many of the forms of yoga currently being practiced here in the U.S., as the classes are too strenuous and place too many demands on the body. Prime of Life Yoga is a gentle, safe, breath-oriented approach developed by Larry based on the teachings of the Indian yoga master T.K.V. Desikachar.  It is also appropriate for people with chronic knee, hip or back ailments.

The workshop will include instruction on effective stress-reduction techniques, biomechanical re-education, and healthy lifestyle tools.  There will also be several periods of guided meditation throughout the course of the weekend.

I will be discussing some of the latest advances in the field of integrative medicine, with a particular emphasis on nutrition, the mind-body connection and how to optimize healthy aging.  It’s so important as we age that we maintain our cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and brain health, and avoid the “trap” of chronic disease  (diabetes, hypertension and heart conditions, for example) that so often sets in at midlife, and that robs too many of us of our vitality, joy, and longevity.

I’d like to invite you to treat yourself to a relaxing, revitalizing and highly enjoyable weekend in one of the world’s most stunning locations, and to take the opportunity to get some restorative time in before the whirlwind of the holiday season gets underway.

For more info, or to reserve your space, please call the Esalen Institute at 888-837-2536, or visit their website at  For more information on Larry Payne and Prime of Life Yoga, please call 800-359-0171 or visit them at   For those of you who are not yet my patients, but are interested in finding an integrative medicine physician, I invite you to read more about me on this site, and see if my approach might be right for you. Please call my office at 310-315-5483 if you would like to set up an appointment to see me.  You can also email Adrienne Chandhok from my office at if you have specific questions about this upcoming workshop and other lectures/seminars that I will be giving.

Larry and I look forward to seeing you at Esalen!


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