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C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 6 201 whether their internal thoughts match their external presentation. Wyatt, who talks with guests about their fears and feelings throughout the process, starts ses- sions with a discussion of how carefree children become adults condi- tioned to fit in and follow the rules. "I believe that life should be fun. If you're not having fun, look in the mir- ror. Decide how you can make some changes," he says. "You can change in an instant. And, healing starts in an instant." Webb is one of several Miraval specialists poised to guide guests through emotional, phys- ical and spiritual transformations. The property partners with experienced dietitians, exercise physiologists, trauma experts, women's health practitioners and others focused on specific con- cerns. Private consultation options range from astrology to Native American healing to holo- graphic memory resolution and beyond. This spring, the property debuts a new yurt to house its Chrysalis of Sound gatherings, which employ Tibetan singing bowls, chanting and light pressure point techniques that encourage relaxation. The resor t offers more traditional activities as well. In addition to Pilates, yoga, strengthen- ing and cardio classes, daily schedules feature culinary workshops, beekeeping experiences and photography walks. Healthy lifestyle cours- es cover intuitive living, skin care and brain health; others explore mindful- ness, grief, women's issues and digital overload. Miraval's well-appointed Life in Balance Spa treats guests to a wide assor t- ment of massage and skin care treatments, along with specialty bodywork, energy sessions and body wraps. If guests star t a Miraval visit with a floating meditation class or tension-busting spa treat- If guests start a Miraval visit with a floating meditation class or tension-busting spa treatment that disconnects them from the outside world, then the resort's challenge courses could be the best way to end a stay. Meditating against the backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains in the High Sonoran Desert is just one of the many soothing activities offered at Miraval. The resort opened with the vision that "life is more meaningful and enjoyable balance."

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