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7 Keys to Joy and Vitality
Current research confirms that joy is an essential element to creating energy, maintaining vitality, experiencing contentment and satisfaction. To create well-being in our lives, we need to know what nurtures joy and vitality as well as what saps our energy. With humor and delight, Anne Parker shares the seven keys to getting "unstuck", guiding you to more inner peace and joyful living with the Miraval Life in Balance™ philosophy in mind.
A Woman's Guide to Vital, Healthy Living
Join our Registered Nurse Sheryl Brooks and Registered Dietitian Junelle Lupiani for an interactive workshop about women's health issues. Gone are the days of creating recommendations and expectations for women's health based on data gathered from studies on only men; in this workshop, you'll receive current health information and recommendations for women based on women-centered research. Explore the major issues around gynecological health, prevention of heart disease and why your risk increases at middle age, how to best protect your bones and how to control your weight to reduce your risks of the development of age related disease. You will take away a wealth of knowledge to help you optimize your health.
$115 / 1.5 Hrs. • RC
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.
Are You Sleeping? Presented by Sheryl Brooks, R.N.
Hopefully you’ve learned how to create and maintain great eating and exercise plans, but did you know you can also create a plan for better sleep? Research has revealed that sleep, is one of the basic building blocks of good health. Although we live in a society where trading sleep time for getting more things done in a day is often the norm, the truth is that our brains and bodies require adequate amounts of good quality sleep to stay healthy. Sleep deprivation has negative affects on aging, immune system function, metabolism, reaction time, memory, blood pressure, and much more. As a group learn what’s happening to your body and brain while you sleep. Learn what you are doing each day and night that is contributing to keeping you awake and create a plan to work with, not against your body and brain’s ability to get a better night’s sleep.
Seen in the New York Times 2014
$75 / 90 Min. • RC
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.
Breathwalking for Wellness
This class is led by Miraval’s Integrative Wellness Nurse, Sheryl Brooks. Discover how to synchronize specific patterns of breathing with the pace of your walking steps throughout your day. With directed, meditative attention you will learn to create a more relaxed, mindful state of being. This is a practice for whole body health that you can apply anytime, anywhere.
Build a Better Brain
When you think about vital aging, a lifestyle of healthy eating and regular exercise probably comes to mind; but, brain health is just as important. As humans continue to live longer, researchers are discovering how our actions (or lack thereof) effect the brain’s ability to function as we get older. You may be wondering how you can make sure your mind remains just as strong as your body as you age. Join Sheryl Brooks R.N. to learn how to optimize brain function in your daily life to prevent or slow down cognitive decline and to improve your brain’s ability to keep you mentally fit and vital.
$75 / 90 Min.
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.
Grief, Loss, and Letting Go
Loss is a natural and inevitable part of life. But experiences of loss and the complex emotional responses to loss can be some of the most difficult in our lives. In this class, we will explore the transformative nature of loss, the multifaceted process of grief, ways to support ourselves in the grief process, and what letting go really means. Learn how to create a relationship to loss and letting go that is practical and facilitates healing.
Let's Talk About Sex (For Women Only)
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. Join our comfortable, group conversation, led by Sheryl Brooks, RN., to learn 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!
Menopause: What You Need to Know
Do you have questions about what exactly is happening in this natural, midlife transition? If you have heard or read conflicting information about symptoms of menopause and how to respond to them, please join Sheryl Brooks, RN, NCMP, our Menopause Practitioner to learn about and discuss, as a group, the facts and myths of Menopause. You will leave this workshop with current information about the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy, alternative/complementary remedies, and lifestyle modifications to help you feel in control, comfortable and healthy during your midlife transition.
$75 / 1.5 Hrs. • RC
Relationships give us some of the most wonderful and the most painful experiences in our lives. During the inevitable ups and the downs, presence is the greatest gift we can give to those we care about. Learn how mindfulness can bring richness to how we relate to the people we love - improving communication, deepening connections, shifting expectations, and developing more satisfaction in and with each other.
Sharing the Journey: Our Midlife Transition (For Women Only)
Join Sheryl Brooks, R.N., for an open conversation about the emotional and spiritual journey many women face in midlife. Sheryl will facilitate a discussion meant to bring acknowledgement, understanding, and comfort to you during this midlife transition and help you discover your most meaningful and authentic self. Share with and learn from others who are also on the journey and tap into the intrinsic coping tools that are built into us as women. Note: We will not be discussing the physical symptoms relating to menopause in this class. Please schedule a private session to explore this topic.
The ABCs of Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a different kind of “smart” than intellectual or cognitive Intelligence (IQ). EQ is also a more accurate predictor of success in both personal and professional life. Join Anne Parker to discover the power of EQ to help you be more resilient, manage stress more effectively, increase self-awareness and impulse control, as well as develop more empathy and interpersonal awareness. In addition to learning about EQ and how important it is in living a healthy life, you will learn to use simple biofeedback technology (via iOS device, hand held device, and/or computer-based software) that will assist you in accessing the power of your emotional intelligence on demand.
$115 / 90 Min. • RC
The How of Change
How long does it really take to change a habit or make a new pattern stick? Join Anne Parker to discover what it actually takes to get rid of habits that are negatively affecting your life and create new patterns in their place. Drawing from current neuroscience and techniques of mindfulness, learn the specific steps required to support yourself in creating successful and satisfying change, behaviorally, mentally, emotionally or in your relationships.
*This experience is periodically offered.
What Is Balance and How Do I Get It?
“Having balance” or “being more balanced” is often stated as a goal for supporting health and wellness. But, what does balance look like and feel like? How do we know when we are “in balance”? What are the elements required to create and maintain balance? Join Anne Parker, Wellness Counselor, for this fun and informative class that will challenge our ideas about what balance really is as well as identify steps we can take to make balance a fundamental part of our lives.
*This experience is periodically offered.