Deepak Chopra here April 13 for Health Sciences' Wellness Day

Deepak Chopra, renowned physician and author, and a pioneer of alternative medicine, will be the guest speaker for the College of Health Sciences' Wellness Day Saturday, April 13, at the Field House.

The program features wellness workshops and vendor displays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Chopra's lecture at 1 p.m. The workshops include presentations on mind/body medicine, breathing, smoking cessation, aromatherapy, healthy eating, herbs and vitamins, and dream interpretation.

In 1995, Chopra established The Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, Calif., to provide training in mind-body medicine. His concept integrates Western medicine with natural healing traditions.

A former chief of staff at Boston Regional Medical Center, Chopra built a successful endocrinology practice in Boston in the 1980s. During this time he began to explore the potential in Western medicine for a new medical system based on the balance and integration of body, mind and spirit.

He is the author of more than 30 books and some 100 audio, video and CD-ROM titles. His most recent work is "Grow Younger, Live Longer: 10 Steps to Reverse Aging." Chopra came to worldwide prominence thanks to his 1993 best-seller "Ageless Body, Timeless Mind."

Chopra sees his mission as one of "bridging the technological miracles of the West with the wisdom of the East" by exploring the connection between body, mind, spirit and healing.

Tickets are $30 for stadium seats and $60 for floor seats for Chopra's presentation and the morning workshops, or $25 and $55, respectively, for the presentation only.

To register by phone using Visa or Mastercard call 683-4247. For more information about Wellness Day call 683-4256.