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Healthy Living

Learn about life in balance tools from our team of wellness specialists.

All the Buzz

Noel Patterson, Miraval’s resident beekeeper, will take you through a hands-on bee experience and share his love of beekeeping with you. You’ll don a beekeeper suit, complete with gloves and gators, and join Noel at Miraval’s beehives for the truly unique opportunity to view these insects up close and personal and learn more about how they work and survive in today’s world.

$150 / 90 Min

Ancient Tools for Living in Balance

Within the empowering energy of the circle, guests will make a beautiful water drum to take home, learn about ancient Native American spirituality and practical
applications for use in everyday life. Among just some of the things guests will enjoy and benefit from are how to use the talking stick to enhance communication skills (great for families and the work place), the use of smudging to balance personal energy, and using your drum to participate in a drumming circle.

 *Periodically offered

Ask The Farmer

In his ten-gallon hat and overalls Richard Starkey makes you smile. And once he opens his mouth, there's no question he knows his stuff. Retired from 43 years on the railroad and 18 years as an appraiser, Richard hails from an Oklahoma farming family. All of Miraval's eggs and a bulk of its produce come from Richard, who picks everything at 5am and delivers the fresh products straight to the kitchen's back dock from his 21/2 acre farm up the road. In early March, Richard broke ground on Miraval's own kitchen garden, planting his latest venture and, as a result, connecting guests even further with their food. His efforts at Miraval take us all one step closer to our goal — Eat. Real. Food. Don't miss your chance to meet Richard and spend some time with this character. You're sure to laugh a lot and learn a lot.

Athletology: Tools for Becoming Emotionally Fit

Jack Dempsey said, "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." You have one body, one mind, and one precious chance at life. In order to be your best, you must look out for number 1 and become emotionally FIT! Drawing from her knowledge of athletes and how mental training enhances their performance, Leigh will teach you how to perform at your best by using the mindset of an athlete to optimize your life. You will increase your self-awareness and turn that insight into an executable action plan by learning to move, talk, solve, relax, discover, win and maximize more. Leave this lecture with fitness, of the emotional kind.

*Periodically offered.

Authentic Connections

We live in a world today where we collect “friends” - responding to hundreds of emails, texts, tweets, and Facebook messages each day. Research is now showing that there is a significant link between increased use of social media and the feeling of being overwhelmed and lonely. Human beings are hungry for genuine connection and authentic experiences. When we experience authentic connection, we begin to realize that we are participants in something greater than ourselves. Our hearts open. Our souls shift. Our lives become more meaningful. Join Coach Leigh in a casual and inspiring conversation and become a part of Miraval's mission for collective awareness. The dialogue will be safely moderated in a way that openness and interaction is encouraged but not required. All guests are welcome.

 *Periodically offered.

Bees: What's the Story?

Join Noel Patterson, Miraval’s resident beekeeper, to discuss everything
buzzworthy about bees! Why are they in the news so often? What is Colony Collapse Disorder, and what can we do about it? Learn about why bees matter and why it is important to remain optimistic and support those who are keeping their bees responsibly. Topics will vary each week, but the passion for discussion will always “bee” present.

Calm the Mind, Open the Heart: Discover the Ancient Ways of Healing

Join Pam Lancaster to play and be awakened to the ancient art of Sound and Vibrational Healing. Tibetan bowls, tuning forks, gongs, as well as mantras and voice will be utilized to enhance the inner calm of the mind, center the heart and reconnect the body to its innate wisdom of self-healing.

Carry Your Mental Couch to the Curb

Einstein so superbly professed, "An unexamined life is not worth living." Coach Leigh uses the Socratic method to explore questions that will open your eyes, clarify your mind, and spark a fire in your body to make the changes that will lead you to your personal best. This interactive workshop is designed to increase self-awareness and turn that insight into a manageable action plan. You will not only heighten your understanding of the obstacles that keep you from achieving what you truly want, but you will also be encouraged to examine how to turn your dynamic energy and passion into deep transformative change.

*Periodically offered.

Ceremonies for the Soul

Join Spiritual Guide and Healer Pam Lancaster and tap into your soul wisdom and re-initiate the highest expression of your spirit, reawakening you to the life you came here to live, the wisdom you came here to embody, and the creativity and love you came here to share.

Chrysalis of Sound

Relax deeply during this ceremonial journey into the heart and discover the serenity of your soul. Feel the stress of your body melt away, your mind becomes still and your senses arrive at a deeper state of tranquility.

Pamela Lancaster and Dr. Tim Frank co-facilitate a group vision quest utilizing personal intentions, gentle sounds of nature and the relaxing tones of harmonious Tibetan singing bowls while each participant lays lightly cocooned on warmed mats infused with amethyst and tourmaline.

$195 / 45 Min

*Periodically offered.

Create and Rejuvenate with Clay

Gain insight into your inner creative resources using clay, relaxation, and the practice of “non-judgment.” This customized workshop will gently guide you from the “head” to the “heart” of your creative spirit, easing any fears you may have about your abilities, or doubts because of years of being away from “artistic” creative endeavors. Insightful, fun, relaxing, nourishing, this workshop will give you a boost to your spirit.

$55 / 1.5 Hrs.

Discover Your Soul Mission

Explore the four elements of the soul to ground your life in both purpose and connection. Tejpal guides and inspires you to manifest your soul calling to create abundance and experience what you truly desire in your life. During this lecture, Tejpal will guide the group through a short soul journey and will offer intuitive feedback to some individuals in the room.


Channel your “primitive spirit” using a variety of hand-held drums in this easy-going class.

Gong Bath

Join Master Healers Pamela Lancaster and Dr. Tim Frank for a sound clearing and healing ceremony. Engage in a centering exercise followed by an opportunity to release old patterns emotionally, mentally and physically through a burning bowl ceremony in the kiva. You will then be able to receive the deeply healing sounds and vibrations of Himalayan singing bowls and Planetary Gongs as you lie peacefully under the transformative energy of the moon and stars. This experience will assist you in bringing to fruition the changes you have chosen to focus on for your life. This may be Manifesting or a focus on reducing, releasing, letting go, bringing in, affirming or detaching. Let the wisdom of the moon awaken the wisdom within your soul. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a wrap to be comfortable in the night air.

*Periodically offered.

Himalayan Sound Bath: Group Healing Session

Join Master Healers Pam Lancaster and Tim Frank, NMD in this groundbreaking sound therapy session. Tune your body into its natural state and create balance emotionally, mentally, and physically as the sound from these ancient healing bowls radiates profoundly through the water. This experience will increase mental clarity, relieve stress, and decrease anxiety as you float effortlessly in the warm water of our therapeutic pool and surrender to the healing vibrations. You will feel more grounded and connected to the world around you.

"The Himalyan Sound Bath exceeded my expectations! As an Aqua Zen Therapist I love water & I love to float in water. It’s already relaxing to be enveloped and supported by warm water, but then to have the beautiful sounds and vibrations resonate from the bowls, in addition, is really magical.

During the class my knees and neck were supported with stable floats so that I could just close my eyes and let go. A bowl was place on my torso and it feels surprisingly good when Pam comes around and plays it. When she played the bowls in the water my entire body felt sensations. It makes sense, since water is vibratory in nature and we are comprised of approximately 70% water.

I left feeling clear, calm, open and energized. The Himalyan Sound Bath is truly unique and a must try experience!" - Becca Brandes, Aqua Zen Massage Therapist

$125 / 45 Min

*Swimsuit required.

Introduction to Ayurveda

Understanding Your Unique Mind-Body Constitutional Type

In this fun and informative class, we explore the Ayuervedic concept of Body Types. According to Ayurveda, human beings are composed of three fundamental, mind body principles known as doshas or governing principles. They are derived from the five elements: Space, air, fire, water and earth. The three doshas, Vata, Pitta, Kapha govern all the physiological and psychological of one’s consciousness, mind and body. According to Ayurveda, each individual inherits a particular proportion of the three doshas that determine one’s unique constitutional type. Learning about your unique constitutional type helps you to understand why you have certain tendencies and characteristics and allows you to make better health choices based on your body type

$75 / 105 Min.

Intuitive Living: Discover Three Principles That Will Change Your Life

Everyone is born with intuition. This incredible gift allows you to process information at the speed of light, with clarity and inner peace. When you open the door to your intuitive self on a daily basis, you create a life that is more authentic and respectful of your true identity. You simply create more meaning and joy in your life.

Join Tejpal for this eye-opening experience. A Professional Certified Coach and Brennan Healing Practitioner, Tejpal has over 20 years of experience coaching executives to express and act intentionally in a business context. In 1996, Tejpal experienced the benefits of Brennan Healing Science and has since then shifted her energy toward healing, spirituality and vibrant health. She has had a consistent healing practice since 2001. Today Tejpal gives weekly lectures and workshops in the field of spirituality as well as soul guidance sessions and is certified as a Kundalini Yoga Instructor.

Life is Simple, Who Complicates It?

Join Wyatt Webb, creator of the Miraval Equine Experience™, to examine how people create life circumstances that are hindrances to experience the joy of life. "Personal Accountability" is the key to consciousness.

$150 / 1 Hr. 45 Min.

Maintaining Healthy Skin

Join Miraval-Clarins Skin Care Specialist Stacey Manns to learn how to keep your skin fresh, healthy, and glowing all year long.

Master Your Mind to Heal Your Body

An introduction to the concept of Holographic Memory Resolution which heals the body by releasing stored trauma.

Mastering Your Makeup

Reveal your natural beauty with makeup artist Bonnie Johnson. Bonnie will help guide your look with simple tricks and techniques that can work for "Day", "Evening", or both! Bonnie will talk brows, eyes, highlights, and don't forget those luscious lips. Your makeup should reflect who you are.

Savor The Moment

Join Coach Leigh Weinraub for a relaxed, mindful wine tasting experience. Indulge in six wonderful wines paired with exceptional cheese selections. Heighten your sensory experiences in a relaxed atmosphere and join your fellow Miraval guests for an evening of music, reflection, and creativity as you share the enjoyment of exploring subtle flavors, aromas, and textures. Mindfulness doesn’t always have to be serious; and this is a great opportunity to learn how to incorporate it into something as simple as wine and cheese. Life is so much sweeter when you take the time to INDULGE, SAVOR, DISCOVER, and APPRECIATE the moment! This experience is not led by a sommelier, but is meant to be a fun tasting experience.

$150 / 1 Hr

Skillfully Aware®: Tools For Transformation

There is a saying: ‘It is your mind that creates your world.’ Therefore,if you want to change or heal anything in your life, you must begin to understand and train your mind. Storyteller Dr. Mark Pirtle uses visuals, props, and practices to help you do just that. This fun and fascinating 45-minute lecture will teach you awareness skills that will transform your life’s turmoil into transcendence. Private consultations with Dr. Pirtle are also available.

*Periodically Offered.

Skin Care 101

Join Kim Kelder our Lead Esthetician and find out how to improve your skin now, and learn tips and tricks on how to care for your skin at any age. Kim will share her industry insider secrets on what you really need in your medicine cabinet and what you are better off without. Come with your skincare questions and get ready for better skin now!

Star Gazing

See the desert night sky in a whole new way. Look through large telescopes and giant binoculars at the constellations and celestial objects in the evening sky. Many bright celestial objects, including nebulae and galactic star clusters, are high overhead in the evening sky, in our home galaxy the Milky Way.

 *Periodically offered

Talking Circle

In traditional Native American communities, the members would assemble in a circle to discuss issues affecting the tribe. The Eagle feather was passed to each person, allowing them to share their thoughts and ideas while the others in the circle listened respectfully. At Miraval, this group is a way to practice balancing the skills of talking and listening. Each participant will have the opportunity to hold the Eagle feather and express their hopes and thoughts about their life in this non-judgmental and healing environment.

* Periodically Offered

The Path to Peace about Money

What is the meaning of money to you? Does it create anxiety about earning it, keeping it, investing it, giving it? How does it affect your relationships? Are you anxious about not having ‘enough’? What is ‘enough’? Join Molly Stranahan to explore the impact of our beliefs about money and uncover attitudes and actions that can create contentment and ease.

 *Periodically offered

Unleash the Power of Your Soul: Commit to Vibrant Living

We all strive for more joy and radiance in our lives. This lecture with Tejpal is an opportunity to explore and practice healing tools from ancient spiritual traditions. Become vibrant physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually!