Although Miraval has been awarded a Top 10 destination for traveling
solo or for girlfriend getaways, Miraval is also an amazing place to
come with a partner or loved one. Our relaxed, supportive environment is
an ideal setting for you to reconnect with a loved one, reflect on your
relationship, or just have fun together! In honor of Valentine's Day,
we have chosen a few of our favorite activities for couples to
Take Home Thai Massage
Get to know each other in an entirely new way and discover the
benefits of giving and receiving Thai massage. Take Home Thai consists
of private instruction on how to massage your partner while focusing on
their individual needs. Reap the benefits of Thai massage such as
increased range of motion, release of tension, and increased energy
flow, while learning how to communicate non-vebally and gaining trust.
By: Anne Parker, Miraval's Wellness Counselor
Love is being present.
That is how Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and writer on mindfulness, defines love. A simple yet powerful sentiment.
The way to connect to those you love is by being present – with the other person as well as yourself. Being present means fully engaging in what is being shared between you in that moment – truly paying attention to the thoughts, feelings, and actions you are sharing now. This may sound obvious and straightforward, and it is. However, think about how you and your beloved interact during the course of a typical day. How much are you truly present with each other? How often is your communication “on the fly” or happening while “multitasking”? How often, while listening to the other speak, are you interpreting what they are saying into what you think they really mean? And then, when you respond, you are responding to what you’ve decided they meant instead of what they said?