Miraval offers an extensive selection of workshops and classes, all aimed at fostering mindfulness, wellness, and personal growth. We spoke with a number of guests who have explored other resorts in the area that are incredible, but they do not have as many activities and workshops as Miraval does. So if you are looking for an educational and fun experience, this is definitely the property for you.
For the artistically inclined, there are photography workshops teach technical skills but also encourage participants to view their surroundings with a fresh, appreciative perspective, taking it from a normal photography class to something almost meditative. Cooking classes are also offered, with a focus on preparing healthy and sustainable meals. We took part in a cocktail making class that was fantastic and we learned how to make a healthy version of a spicy margarita.
Alongside these unique offerings, Miraval also provides a range of traditional wellness classes. These include yoga, Pilates, and tai chi. We did both a yoga class and a floating meditation and both were excellent options.
They do offer a suite of workshops and classes focused around astrology and clairvoyance with a number of well known instructors and the ones we went to were excellent. We did several classes and a private tarot card reading and really enjoyed getting out of our comfort zone through these activities.
It’s important to note that while many of the workshops and classes are included in the cost of your stay, most do require an additional fee and they do book up in advance. Therefore, it’s recommended to reserve your spot as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out on experiences you are excited about. I did pre-book most of the classes, but that being said we did find that it wasn’t too difficult to get into classes once you were onsite as people’s schedules change. My recommendation is to pick a few per day that you know you want to do and then add on as you wish based on feedback from other guests or things that inspire you while you’re on property.
Separate from the workshops and classes, there are also daily vendors that set up in the main building near Cactus Flower restaurant. We loved seeing new jewelry and goods every day from local artists and even got matching permanent bracelets. This is a great and thoughtful addition to the regularly scheduled program at Miraval.
Overall, the workshops and classes at Miraval offer a diverse range of opportunities for personal growth, exploration, and relaxation. Whether you’re looking to try something new, push your boundaries, or simply enjoy a peaceful retreat, there’s something for everyone at Miraval. I will point out that there were plenty of people who were just there for the spa and the pool with no intention of going to classes, workshops or anything else.