Looking for ways to spend quality time with Mom for Mother's Day? Miraval is a wonderful place to getaway from the fray, take some time for pampering, and do it in a healthy, supportive environment.
Some of our favorite Mother-Daughter Activities:
What a better way to have a relaxing adventure? The Sonoran desert landscape is absolutely stunning and with Tucson's perfect weather, this is a great way to spend a few hours together making memories.
If you are unable to come to Miraval for Mother's Day, search for a ranch in your area that offers trail rides!
March 2013 Recipe of the Month
Guests rave about our Executive Chef Justin Macy's abililty to create colorful, healthy recipes! Here's a refreshing and incredibly flavorful dish from Miraval's Mindful Eating Cookbook.
SpaFinder recently named our newest spa service, the Miraval Mindful Massage, as one of the top spa trends to watch for in 2013. We are delighted to continue to lead the industry in innovation wiht our focus on mind-body-spirit wellness. I am also excited to share that we have recently renovated our Agave Center and the new space is an incredibly peaceful setting for yoga and meditation. Beginning this Spring, take your yoga practice to the air! Miraval will be offering Aerial Yoga to our guests. Additionally we will debut an Aerial Meditation called Floating Meditation which was developed by our team and is available exclusively at Miraval. I know you'll love it when you try it!
See you at Miraval!
Chief Executive Officer
p.s. I encourage you to vote in the Conde Nast Traveler 2013 Readers' Choice Awards. We owe our thanks to each of you for helping Miraval continuously garner accolades of this caliber! Thank you in advance for participating in this survey!
We all know that a good night’s sleep sets the stage for a
good day giving us energy, clarity, and enthusiasm. What many of us don’t realize is that how we spend our days has a lot to do with how restful our sleep will
be. Disordered sleep is greatly influenced by disorderly days.
In our busy, stimulated, adrenaline-driven lives we have
become addicted to busyness, stimulation, and the adrenaline rush. We
“go-go-go” during our waking hours and then expect to immediately find restful sleep
exactly when we want it. How realistic is it to go from full speed to full stop
in an instant?
There are two primary strategies for living our days in a
way that supports restful nights. One, make sure that you have “rest periods”
during the day. This might be through a formal practice such as meditation,
yoga, tai chi, or any practice that quiets and centers you. Your rest periods
might be less formal, taking the form of a minute or two of mindful, belly
breathing – in the shower, at your desk, in the car, while walking to your next
appointment. You might also take a short break to listen to some relaxing
music, say a prayer, write in your journal, really taste and enjoy your food,
hug a child or good friend, have a good belly laugh, watch the sunset. Any of
these little pauses throughout the day will help your body and mind know what
rest feels like and, later, recognize when you want to rest to move into sleep.
Although we continue to offer signature programs and services to our guests such as The Miraval Equine Experience (which has been around for 17 years), we continue to innovate and introduce new programs and services every month.
February is a special month because it marks the launch of our new culinary clinics. These new clinics were developed by Executive Chef Justin Macy and our Pastry Chef (also his wife!) Kim. We wanted to highlight some of our other new offerings that debut this month. Hope you enjoy!
The Mindful Massage
The SpaFinder Trends Report of 2013 named our new Mindful Massage as one of the trends to watch in 2013. This massage is based in the core philosophy of mindfulness that weaves through all the programs and services that make up the Miraval experience. Read this full description of the NEW Mindful Massage.
This new lecture from Coach Leigh Weinraub will teach you how to become emotionally FIT. She shares techniques used by professional athletes to enhance their performance and stay focused on their goals and translates them into Her extensive knowledge and expertise working with college and professional level athletes Learn more about Leigh Weinraub...
Let's Talk About Sex with Sheryl Brooks, R.N.
A healthy and satisfying sex life is an important piece of your healthy lifestyle - and it's still possible even though you're not in your twenties anymore! Menopause symptoms, health issues, and changing body image may have caused you to avoid or neglect this part of your life. Share a private and comfortable conversation with Sheryl Brooks, RN about your questions and concerns regarding changing sexuality and intimacy in midlife. You'll leave the conversation with tips and information to keep it going or maybe even make it better than ever before! Look for the days this class is offered on our schedule of activities.
Want to read more from Sheryl? Sheryl Brooks was recently featured on the SpaFinder Wellness Blog: Learn 6 Tips to Increase Your Libido