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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Activities

Harmonic Beats

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|$75

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Paint the Music

Immerse yourself in an artistic, interpretive experience and allow music to inspire and guide you to create a self-expressive painting. No painting experience necessary. 90 MIN|$85

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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. 2 HRS|$75 Seasonally offered

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Chakra Creations

Join Carolyn Fike in this educational, hands-on workshop and create your own 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. All supplies, step-by-step instructions, and a velvet pouch for safekeeping are supplied so you can make a bracelet that serves as a take-home talisman of your intention to cultivate a life in balance. 60 MIN|$95

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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 own 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 very meticulous. 2 HRS|$95

Mandalas for Meditation & Meaning

Experience the healing benefits of creating mandalas – ancient circular images used to reflect, center, and connect with others. Rebecca Wilkinson guides you through the practice of using mandalas to clear your thoughts, focus better, and connect to parts of yourself that are not usually accessible through the conscious mind. Participants will make their own mandalas. No artistic experience is necessary.

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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 professional, contemporary, and abstract 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. 2 HRS|$85

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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 smart phone for a Wi-Fi transfer lesson.

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Creative Photography Stroll

Join Nancy Schroeder for a stroll around the resort walkways. Bring any style camera: iPhone, Android-camera phone, 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. For those topics, please see Artful Photography.

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Art for Relaxation

In this fun and engaging workshop, Rebecca Wilkinson helps you make cards, masks, and creatively inspired gifts that playfully express yourself and celebrate the people and things that are important to you. Experiment with paints, feathers, beads, magnets, found objects, and other decorative materials. Drop in or stay for the whole workshop. No artistic experience is necessary.

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Art Walk

Enjoy the unique and beautiful works of art around Miraval property on a guided tour with one of our staff.

Mastering Your Makeup

Reveal your natural beauty with a Miraval make-up 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.