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
ARTFUL PHOTOGRAPHY – WITH YOUR CAMERA PHONE
Learn how to use your
camera phone’s many functions and hidden
tricks. See how these functions work to improve
light, focus, filters, and panoramic shots. We
will also cover the basics of editing right on the
phone. This class takes place indoors.
THE BEAUTY OF IMPERFECTION
This workshop is inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of Kintsugi, meaning to join with gold. Participants will reassemble the shattered pieces of broken pottery and highlight the places of repair with richly colored gold lacquer. The process of repairing a vessel examines our relationship with fracture and imperfections, both real and symbolic, with compassionate reflection and a renewed perspective on what it means to be whole. Instead of disguising, discarding, or replacing the cracks in art or life, we can render the traces of imperfection with beauty and strength. 120 MIN | $
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 | $
CREATE A MIRAVAL MOMENT
Capture your “Miraval Moment”
in time with this workshop that helps you
gather natural materials to express yourself
artistically. Take a brief, guided meditative
stroll around the property to focus on being
present in and in tune with nature and collect
your materials. Return to the studio to assemble
each element into a unique work of resin art.
NOTE: This project takes 24 hours to cure, so
plan this experience early in your stay. | $
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 | $
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.
FIVE SECRETS OF SKINCARE
Kimberly Ryden 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.
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 | $
CONNECT & CREATE WITH CRYSTALS
Using the basic tenets of numerology, you will
discover your Life Path Number and the crystal
that connects to it. Select a larger crystal from
that number or category that speaks to you.
After a brief meditation with it, you will learn
to create a bracelet with the beads of that
same type of crystal. | $ *Please provide the day,
month, and year of birth upon booking.
JUST LET IT GO: Improvisational Games, Fun & Laughter
Join Bonnie Pisik as you experience the Joy,
Creativity and Empowerment while “taking a
leap” into the world of Improv. Embrace the
opportunity to be Spontaneous, Collaborative,
Positive and Present all within a safe space.
No experience necessary.
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 | $
Capturing the Miraval Outback
Join Photographer Nancy Schroeder on a
moderately paced hike with your camera.
Work on composing landscapes and
the details of cacti, and learn to look for
interesting light on the desert scene. Bring
any camera: DSLR, camera phone, or pointand-shoot. Technical and creative concepts
will be discussed. Wear good walking or
hiking shoes and bring water and personal
items needed for a 2.5-hour hike. | $
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.
Join Alysa Volpe as she guides you through a joyful
meditation that inspires artistic freedom.
Give yourself permission to draw and flow
creatively to reveal your inner delight and
playfulness. All you need is a willingness to
focus on fun and let your heart and mind create
something new. No art experience required.
By identifying and
exploring the elements and principles of
design, this interactive art talk demystifies
and enhances the understanding of art. Join
the conversation and learn how art can enrich
your everyday life.
Painting Mystical Mandalas
Join professional artist Bonnie Pisik as you immerse yourself
in the meditative stillness, beauty, and fun
of creating and painting your own amazing
mandala painting. Experience the fascinating
art technique of reverse painting under glass
while you find balance, calm, and focus through
introspection. Unleash your creativity and
take home a mystical piece of art that reminds
you of your Miraval journey. No painting