Creative Expression

Awaken your creative side with an array of expert-led classes and workshops that take a fun, innovative approach to art and photography.

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An Unforgettable Canvas

Tap into your creative spirit by using the side of a horse (that’s right, a horse!) as your canvas. We use a living canvas to remind us to stay present and grounded in our storytelling. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring a hat, sunscreen, and water bottle. Note that this can be a messy experience. 120 MIN | $105 Seasonally offered

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Paint the Music

Join Professional artist Bonnie Pisik in a thought-provoking workshop. Immerse yourself in an artistic, interpretive experience and allow music to inspire and guide you through creating a work of art. Enjoy the freedom, joy, and playfulness of abstract painting and take home your self-expressive painting. No experience necessary. 90 MIN | $95

Creating Joy & Harmony

Participate in an interactive, dynamic exercise in self-reflection, recognition, breathing, and self-empowerment while you harmoniously produce unique, rhythmic sound and focus on your breath, presence, and self-expression. Tone, when used as a healing tool, can change the tenor of your inner narrative. Shift the story you tell about yourself, alter your consciousness, and learn how rhythm can release you from rumination and mental blocks. 90 MIN | $125


Chakra Creations

Join Carolyn Fike in this educational, hands-on workshop and create a custom bracelet with gemstones that match the chakras you wish to represent. Take a seat at the table and learn about the seven major chakras, their characteristics, corresponding gemstones, and their significance for you in the present moment. We supply all materials, instructions, and a velvet pouch for safekeeping so you can make a bracelet that serves as a take-home token of your intention to cultivate a life in balance. 75 MIN | $115

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The Making of Malas

Discover the history and assembly of a mala, a meditation tool rooted in Buddhist and Hindu tradition. Each Mala consists of a guru bead, a tassel, and a strand of 108 beads, used to track the counting of mantras, prayers, or affirmations during meditation. Craft your mala in this hands-on workshop and learn how to incorporate it into a meditative and grounding ritual at home. If you wear reading glasses, please be sure to bring them to this workshop, as beadwork can be meticulous. 120 MIN | $125

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Artful Photography With Your Camera Phone

Learn how to use the many functions and hidden tricks of your camera-phone. Learn how these functions work to improve light, focus, filters, and panoramic shots. We will also cover basics of editing right on the phone. This class takes place indoors.

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Artistic Expression Under Glass

Create a unique piece of art with contemporary and professional artist Bonnie Pisik. Utilizing the technique of reverse-painting under glass, learn how to unleash your inner artist and create an original, abstract, and truly spectacular piece of art. 120 MIN | $95

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Photography in Focus

Learn basic digital camera operations on your DSLR or any camera with aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Begin the class indoors with a camera set-up, then explore the outdoors for lessons on using aperture and shutter speed. You may reserve a Miraval Canon DSLR with guest relations. Please bring your smartphone for a Wi-Fi transfer lesson.


Creative Photography Stroll

Join Nancy Schroeder for a stroll around the resort walkways. Bring any style camera: iPhone, Android, DSLR, or point-and-shoot. Work on creating images vs. snapping. Gain awareness of available natural light and compositional elements to create a stronger, more interesting image. No technical applications will be discussed.


Art Walk

Enjoy this casual stroll with a member of our retail team and learn about the art and sculpture that organically graces the Miraval property. Explore the curated selection of artists, as well as their techniques and origins while you are guided around our open-air museum. Periodically offered

Mastering Your Makeup

Reveal your natural beauty with a Miraval makeup artist who offers simple tricks and highlighting techniques to enhance your brows, eyes, and lips.

Five Secrets of Skincare

Kimberly Kelder reveals the secrets of maintaining beautiful skin with minimal clutter. Learn about products, ingredients, and steps that are truly necessary for keeping skin plump and polished for that youthful glow. Discuss how to select products with effective ingredients for a simplified skincare ritual that works for you.