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Understanding Grief & Loss

Aug 5 - 7 2024

We all will experience grief and loss in our lives. Join Miraval Specialists and Grief & Loss Expert Michelle Desmond for a compassionate few days to honor your unique journey with grief, find solace,  and explore ways to navigate these tender and challenging experiences.

Understanding Grief & Loss

Exclusive Offerings

We all will experience grief and loss in our lives. Join Miraval Specialist and Grief &Loss Expert Michelle Desmond for a compassionate few days to honor your unique journey with grief, find solace, and explore ways to navigate these tender and challenging experiences.

Exclusive Offering with Michelle Desmond

Grief & Death in the Digital Age

The internet has radically changed our experiences of death and grief in ways that affect us but are rarely seen or understood. Join Michelle Desmond in a conversation about how technology influences our experiences and what to consider for our digital legacies.

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Grief: You’re Not Doing it Wrong

Many long-held beliefs about grieving are stuck in the last century. Join Michelle Desmond as we discuss the reality of grief, the role of your brain in tending to your heart, and why you don’t need to follow steps or timelines.

Exclusive Offering with Michelle Desmond

Your Loss Matters

Many losses are unseen, unacknowledged, or cloaked in shame. Loss takes many forms, including those related to employment, fertility, family structures, pets, stigmatization, or traumatic events. Learn more about how your loss matters and why it’s important to acknowledge and incorporate it.

Understanding Grief & Loss

SAMPLE ITINERARY

If you aren’t sure where to begin on your Grief & Loss journey, our sample itinerary below is a perfect place to start. We invite you to take this itinerary as-is, or make it your own by replacing any of the suggested experiences that don’t inspire you with ones that do.

Understanding Grief & Loss

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Luxurious, Casita-style accommodations
  • Delicious and healthy gourmet meals are served daily – order as many appetizers or entrées as you like – it’s your choice.
  • Unlimited fresh smoothies, tea, coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, and freshly prepared grab ‘n go snacks served throughout the day
  • An array of daily complimentary activities, lectures, and wellbeing workshops
  • $175 nightly resort credit per person to use toward spa services, private sessions, equine, and culinary experiences
  • Complimentary shared shuttle airport transfers from Tucson International Airport
Understanding Grief & Loss

Suggested Experiences

Explore our activities calendar and be inspired by recommendations from expert specialists in their field.

with Lyndi Rivers

Private Letting Go & Letting In

Wellness Counseling

The Beauty of Imperfection

New | Coming July 1, 2024

Yin Yoga For Grief

Wellness Counseling

Labyrinth Meditation

Spirit & Soul

Loving Kindness Meditation

Yoga

Restore and Rejuvenate Yoga

Wellness Counseling

Transitions: Thriving Through Change

Wellness Counseling

Remembrance Ceremony

Wellness Counseling

The Power of Self Compassion

with Lyndi Rivers

Private Letting Go & Letting In

Wellness Counseling

The Beauty of Imperfection

New | Coming July 1, 2024

Yin Yoga For Grief

Wellness Counseling

Labyrinth Meditation

Spirit & Soul

Loving Kindness Meditation

Yoga

Restore and Rejuvenate Yoga

Wellness Counseling

Transitions: Thriving Through Change

Wellness Counseling

Remembrance Ceremony

Wellness Counseling

The Power of Self Compassion

with Lyndi Rivers

Private Letting Go & Letting In

Wellness Counseling

The Beauty of Imperfection

New | Coming July 1, 2024

Yin Yoga For Grief

Wellness Counseling

Labyrinth Meditation

Spirit & Soul

Loving Kindness Meditation

Yoga

Restore and Rejuvenate Yoga

Wellness Counseling

Transitions: Thriving Through Change

Wellness Counseling

Remembrance Ceremony

Wellness Counseling

The Power of Self Compassion

Understanding Grief & Loss

Topics and Takeaways:

  • Learn about the modern thinking on how and why we grieve, moving beyond stages and steps
  • Explore what it means to die and to grieve in the digital age, including how technology helps (or doesn’t)
  • Understand the many types of grief and why some losses feel less supported than others
  • Navigate conversations that surround grief with wisdom, self-compassion, and empathy
  • Understand how loss matters and why it is important to acknowledge it
  • Discover tools and integrative techniques for coping with grief and loss
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Meet Your Guides

Receive communal support from our esteemed visiting specialist Michelle Desmond and our compassionate Miraval specialists as they guide you through exclusive experiences and private sessions.

MEET OUR SPECIALISTS
Visiting Specialist

Michelle Desmond

After experiencing losses that many of us will have in life (just a little earlier than most), Michelle left a successful corporate leadership career to obtain a master’s degree in Thanatology (the study of dying, death and bereavement). She brings her deep personal experience together with academic credentials and business leadership expertise to make a difference in how we die and grieve in the modern age.

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INTEGRATIVE WELLNESS SPECIALIST, LMSW, C-IAYT

LYNDI RIVERS

Lyndi skillfully blends 20 years of social work in trauma and nervous system regulation with a long-time yoga and meditation practice to empower guests with practical and spiritual strategies that support wholeness.

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Yoga & Meditation Supervisor

Alysa Volpe

Alysa Volpe is a yoga teacher, meditation guide, and grief and bereavement coach. She believes in holding space for others and encouraging them to understand that each person’s loss experience is unique. Alysa's gentle guidance helps guests process their grief and integrate both pain and joy as they remember those they have lost.

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