with CEO and Founder of Red Flower, Yael Alkalay

The Red Flower Self-Care, Make Beauty Retreat


July 21-23, 2017

The Red Flower Self-Care, Beauty Makers Retreat is an opportunity to elevate the importance of self-care in your daily life and learn traditional processes of creating life enhancing beauty products in an engaging and enlightening weekend. Enjoy a curated series of lectures, hands-on workshops, and leisure experiences with inspirational leader from the beauty wellness industry.

Panelists & Leaders –
• Yael Alkalay (Founder and CEO of Redflower)
• Simon Marxer (Director of Miraval Life in Balance Spa)
• Erica Keswin (Creator of the Spaghetti Project)

Enjoy special programming with hands-on workshops and rejuvenating lectures, including:


5-7pm | Gardens, Roses, and Renewal Workshop: Join Red Flower founder Yael Alkalay for an insider look at creating beauty wellness with the purest ingredients. Features a live rose petal distillation and berry seed cold-press demonstration as glimpse into the creating of the coveted ​Red Flower Nature Illuminating Rose Serum​. Evening walk through Miraval Gardens with a conversation about the healing and beauty power of local herbs and flowers. Enjoy a locally-crafted flower cocktail and sampling of the freshly distilled rose serum. Miraval Lead Esthetician, Kim Kelder, guides you through Red Flower’s signature acupressure facial massage for radiant renewal. (Meet in Palm Court) *Space is limited. Please sign up in advance.

7pm | Mindful Connections Group Dinner: Led by Erica Keswin, (Spaghetti Project) – Erica will lead a conversation about honoring relationships with yourself and others. How to create Mindful Connections and the importance of digital detox will also be discussed. (Meet in Coyote Moon)


Morning at Leisure: Enjoy Miraval’s signature programming including fitness, yoga, meditation, outdoor adventures and innovative spa services at the Life in Balance Spa.

12-1:30pm | Red Flower Lunch & Learn: Yael believes that body care is the next frontier of treating the body and mind, aligned with a commitment to fitness, meditation and healthy nutrition.  Rethinking the daily shower and bath can lift your potential and transform your health. Learn the process, power and potential hidden in your daily Shower-MomentTM and Bath-PracticeTM, based on the therapeutic global bathing traditions of Japan, Turkey and Finland. Learn the fundamental step-by-step layering of natural ingredients, contrast water temperature, application techniques, sound and light that can simply transform your daily cleanse into a life-lasting cure. Enjoy a healthful lunch by Executive Chef Brandon Cathey and leave with your own personal self care kit with all the products and components to enhance your evening bath. Discussion notes and self-assessment material provided. (Meet in Coyote Moon)

5-6pm | Create Your Own Natural Beauty Balm & Get Buzzed: Experience happy hour with a beauty twist. Come in your spa robes or athleisure wear discover the mystery and majesty of the honeybee with the Miraval’s Resident Bee Keeper. Create your own beauty balm with natural ingredients and learn application techniques to kick-start your self-care practice, while enjoying Miraval cocktails. Learn about methods to incorporate honey into your daily beauty ritual and how to craft beauty therapies from nature. Gathering concludes with take home tutorial and a special gift from Red Flower. (Meet in Palm Court Cafe) *Space is limited. Please sign up in advance.

7pm | The Power of Self-Care Panel & Dinner: Yael Alkalay and a panel of Wellness Experts discuss the life-changing benefits of taking ownership of yourself inside and out. Discuss the science, art and practice of the regenerative and transformative power of self-care. Introduce a new approach into home, relationships and career to realize fulfillment and potential. (Meet in Anazazi Room)


Breakfast with Yael & Erica: Chat with Yael and Erica while enjoying a healthy breakfast and group discussion where you will leave with key takeaways to bring your practice home.

Meet your Program Leaders

Yael Alkalay, CEO and Founder of Red Flower is thrilled to propose a signature program offering. The proposed program is unique to Red Flower and will be executed at Miraval by Yael Alkalay and the Red Flower trained team during off-season in the Tucson, Arizona location. Yael Alkalay brings to Miraval, Miraval guests and the Red Flower community the opportunity to cultivate a deeper connection to the land, nature and the self.

Erica Keswin, Founder of The Spaghetti Project

Erica is an author and workplace strategist who has worked for the past twenty years with some of the most iconic brands in the world as a consultant, speaker, writer and professional dot-connector. She helps top-of-the-class businesses, organizations and individuals improve their performance by honoring relationships in every context, always with an eye toward high-tech for human touch.
Erica is the Founder of the Spaghetti Project, a platform devoted to sharing the science and stories of human connections with global brands, community groups, teams and individuals. Inspired by a 2015 Cornell study showing that firemen who eat together are better at their jobs (they save more lives!), and as a hats-off to the firemen and their go-to firehouse meal, she calls her work the Spaghetti Project. Because left to our own devices, we’re just not connecting.

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Suggested Miraval Life in Balance Spa + Red Flower Treatment


Experience the Red Flower Nature Collection in treatment at the award winning Life in Balance Spa at Miraval. The six-part Nurture body renewal ritual is the ultimate in nature’s bounty. The skin is brushed with warm loofah mitts, followed by a powerful exfoliation of bioactive white peat enzymes, sea minerals, and ripe antioxidant berries. The lymphatic system is then stimulated with the application of a soothing mushroom and phyto-nutrient mask. After showering with an organic purifying cleanser, your skin will be replenished with a fresh berry oil serum. Then a full-body massage of Arctic Berry Milk Cream will encourage skin regeneration, hydration, and elasticity.


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Make the first step. Share your intentions. Let us assemble a unique plan to light your path. We serve to listen, to navigate, to connect. Challenge your perception. Renew your view. Improve your process.

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