Mark Pirtle, D.P.T.
Dr. Pirtle brings his clinical expertise to Miraval after practicing mindfulness meditation and the promotion of individual self-care for over twenty years. Coupling science with meditation practice and time abroad in a Buddhist monastery Mark gained both the insight and understanding to develop an evidenced-based mindfulness program he calls Skillfully Aware™. Dr. Pirtle now brings this program to Miraval to help guests deal more effectively with their anxiety, depression, pain, addictions, insomnia and other stress-related health problems.
Inspiring both professionals and the lay-public, Mark’s lectures can be heard globally on non-pharmacological self-care approaches to mind-body healing. After receiving his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northern Arizona University, Mark created the first ever pain management program at Sierra Tucson, a world-renowned in-patient rehabilitation hospital.
Dr. Pirtle serves as a faculty member for the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Additionally, he has written inspiring articles on healing chronic pain and chemical dependency. Mark’s healing practice unfolded through his advanced study in areas of neuroscience, systems dynamics and psychology. His private practice is in Tucson, Arizona.