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NAMI & Rare Beauty

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December 9, 2021 - December 12, 2021

Join Miraval Arizona and our partner NAMI, the National Alliance of Mental Illness, for an exclusive thought-leader weekend December 9 – 12, 2021. You don’t want to miss thought-leader sessions with NAMI Chief Development Officer, Katrina Gay, and Rare Beauty Executive Elyse Cohen for meaningful conversations around mental health, personal experiences, future opportunities with NAMI, and more.



Book the Miraval Package and enjoy $175 nightly resort credit, all meals, and unlimited outback hiking, mountain biking, group fitness classes, group fitness, yoga, meditation classes, challenge course activities, climbing wall, and more.



Join us for specifically created guest lectures & fireside chats designed to provide you the tools to create balance in your everyday life.

    Schedule of Events

    • Friday December, 10

      • 4:00 PM - 5:00 pm | NAMI & Rare Beauty Fireside Chat with Katrina Gay & Elyse Cohen
    • Saturday December, 11

      • 4:00 PM - 5:00 pm | NAMI & Rare Beauty Fireside Chat with Katrina Gay & Elyse Cohen

    NAMI & Rare Beauty Fireside Chat with Katrina Gay & Elyse Cohen

    Join our partner NAMI, the National Alliance of Mental Illness, for an exclusive fireside chat with NAMI Chief Development Officer, Katrina Gay, and Rare Beauty Executive Elyse Cohen as they discuss topics including mental health in today’s world, self-care, and much more.

    Meet your Leaders

    • Katrina Gay, NAMI Chief Development Officer

      Katrina Gay provides leadership, direction, and coordination for all fundraising strategies that enable support for the organization’s vital work while advancing NAMI’s goals and strategic priorities. She works to identify, evaluate, champion, and execute opportunities to encourage philanthropic relationships, gift planning, sponsorships, partnerships and cause marketing. She maintains a portfolio that includes cross-sector corporate partnerships, influencer ambassador initiatives, and individual philanthropic and institutional donors. In addition, she leads NAMI’s partnership efforts in the film, art, music, entertainment and sports arenas.

      Since 1997, Katrina has represented NAMI in various capacities, including National Director of Communications & Public Affairs. Katrina has participated in the White House Conference on Mental Health and has served on multiple international collaboratives, committees, coalitions and advisory boards. She has received peer acknowledgements, including national awards, for her work in strategic communications.

    • Elyse Cohen, Rare Beauty Vice President of Social Impact and Inclusion

      Elyse Cohen is the Vice President of Social Impact and Inclusion at Rare Beauty, a mission-driven cosmetic brand founded by Selena Gomez; and serves as President of the Rare Impact Fund. With its mission of addressing mental health built into the core DNA of the brand, Elyse works side-by-side with Selena to ensure the brand is living out its purpose to support the mental health of its community, employees, and partners. She oversees the development and implementation of Rare Beauty’s social impact initiatives, partnerships, and the Rare Impact Fund – focused on addressing mental health.

      Prior to Rare Beauty, Elyse was the Senior Director for food, health, and wellness programs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation where she worked at the intersection of business, health, inclusion, and social impact— helping businesses harness their role in improving the health of consumers, employees, and communities around the world. In this role, she launched a national initiative to bring attention to mental health from the business community.

      Over the last 15 years, she’s served in various leadership roles advancing social impact initiatives, partnerships, and communications campaigns for non-profits, government, and the private sector, including serving as the first Deputy Director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative—working directly with the First Lady to help America raise a healthier generation of kids and families. In this role, Elyse was a strategic leader and advisor, conceptualizing and directing the campaign’s priority initiatives, collaborating with c-suite executives in the private sector, government, and non-profit sectors, and ensuring unique and authentic positioning for the First Lady.

      She loves creating and communicating corporate social responsibility initiatives and public-private partnerships that leverage assets, generate change, and uniquely position brands and celebrities as leaders in social impact.


    We all need to prioritize mental wellbeing, which is why Miraval is proud to partner with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Since 1979, NAMI has worked to educate and advocate to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.



    As part of our mission to share mental wellbeing resources with the world, we have created a Sensory Journeys series. Each Sensory Journey includes a meditation and mantras created by Miraval Specialists, plus a soundscape for serenity video to invoke an autonomous sensory meridian response. Experience the soothing sights and sounds of nature wherever you are.