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From beekeepers to tarot card readers to artists and chefs, our skilled specialists illuminate a path to a better you. They listen closely and guide you on a custom journey that breaks down barriers and invites your best self to shine.

Meet Our Specialists

Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist

Lauren Embree

Lauren brings over a decade of experience, a love of fitness, and a passion for helping others become their best selves. Lauren is AFPA and NASM certified and designs personal nutrition meal plans and workout programs for all individuals.

Multimedia Artist

Jayne Wick

Jayne is a multimedia artist from Austin who loves sharing the joy of creating art through projects anyone can make. Art is a powerful tool for practicing mindfulness, and Jayne teaches how we can use it to slow down and be in the moment.

Spiritual Guide

James Gossett

James is an initiated spiritual guide and Ritual master within the ancient mystery school tradition. He has spent 20+ years studying spiritual healing modalities and the multidimensional nature of reality.

Sound Healer

Kim Humphery

Kim combines her certification in Atma Buti Himalayan sound healing with expertise in speech therapy, yoga (including certification in iRest Yoga Nidra), and meditation to create unique sound healing and meditation offerings.

Beverage Specialist

Ryan Ehrlichman

Ryan is a hospitality professional with over 20 years of experience developing custom cocktail creations and unique bar experiences. He has worked and managed nationally recognized bar programs and won several awards in cocktail competitions.

Intuitive Soul Guide & Oracle

Priscilla Tuft

Priscilla brings 15+ years of expertise in the fields of Reiki mastery, sacred body mapping, pranic healing, weight loss, relationship, and spiritual counseling.

Culinary Specialist

Cooper Davis

Cooper is a certified chef with the American Culinary Federation who has turned to Miraval to balance her passion for food with her love for people.

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Alchemical Journey Guide & Tarot Reader

Jerry Zeiger

Jerry has helped people address emotional wounds to make positive, lasting changes for 25+ years. Alchemical Journey therapy acknowledges and invokes the wisdom of the Divine intelligence as a profound and rapid way to support recovery.

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Bee Specialist

Ed Reed

Ed, head beekeeper and apiculturist, is a farmer and practitioner of regenerative agriculture. His philosophy of natural beekeeping prioritizes sustainability, hive health, and intuitive communication.

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Certified Equine Specialist

Paula Basden, BS

Paula specializes in equine-assisted learning to help people become more connected to themselves and others. Her 20+ years of work are based on an innovative, ethical practice that builds on the human/horse connection.

Lori Mulady Burdick
Wellness Counselor

Lori Mulady Burdick, MA

Lori brings 30+ years of experience in the counseling profession, wellness, and spirituality. She integrates this wealth of knowledge and experience in helping our guests navigate their lives and realign perspectives.

Ben Baker
Executive Chef

Ben Baker

Chef Ben's creativity is rooted in a family tradition of cooking and sharing food. His career took from his California roots, where he learned to utilize edible flowers and herbs, to Maui, where he trained with Roy Yamaguchi’s top pastry chef.

Samantha Blumenthal
Culinary Specialist

Samantha Blumenthal, RDN, LDN

Sam strives to create safe and nourishing spaces that spark culinary creativity and evolution inside and outside the kitchen. With compassion and vibrant energy, she helps guests reconnect with food to enhance the mind-body relationship.

Lynn Carrol-Rivera
Astrologer & Tarot Reader

Lynn Carrol-Rivera

Lynn is a spiritual guidance counselor specializing in astrology and tarot readings. She began her journey with the metaphysical arts over 40 years ago.

Steven Ross
Intuitive Medium & Psychic

Steven Ross

Steven brings wisdom and meaning to life as an intuitive medium, ordained minister, and gifted facilitator. Through a 20-year study of sacred traditions, energetic healing, and spiritual guidance, he meets you where you are in life.

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Equine Specialist

Leslie Vanderpool, MS

Leslie helps guests connect to their insightful and creative truth and bring deeper satisfaction to their lives. With a horse’s gentle and often playful feedback, patterns emerge and offer clarity in personal and professional choices.

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Equine Specialist

Leigh Wright, BS

Leigh is a Certified Equus Coach with 35+ years of experience as a registered nurse. Leigh combines equine-assisted learning with a mindful approach to guiding guests to inner knowing and self-awareness of life’s recurring patterns.

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Culinary Specialist

Lexie Ruse

Lexie trained professionally in Los Angeles and worked in New York City, where her love of understanding how our eating habits affect us was born.

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Body Mind Spirit Specialist

Alyson Simms

Alyson began her journey and a 20-year study of spirituality at a young age. With multiple certifications in yoga, meditation, Kundalini, Reiki, and crystal healing, she creates natural bridges between earthly and divine realms.