Is someone you love going through a rough time, facing something life-altering, and in desperate need of a true weekend away to focus on health and wellness? Well, this month’s Good Karma has us tipping our hat to Arizona’s very own beloved destination spa, Miraval Resort & Spa for developing a wonderful initiative to help those truly in need of some TLC.
Earlier this month the resort launched Miraval Gives Back, its largest-ever charitable endeavor designed to open up the destination and all of its healing benefits to a very well-deserving individual who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity or the means to stay. Each month Miraval will select a winner from a group of nominees all going through (or who have gone through) a challenging, life-changing event. The winner will receive a 3-night, all-inclusive stay at the resort with direct access to the resident experts and specialists in order to learn to manage stress and achieve a more balanced, mindful lifestyle. The guest will also partake in the resort’s fitness classes, outdoor activities, guided mediation, private sessions, challenge activities, and spa services which will be carefully selected by the Miraval staff in order to address his/her specific needs and work to begin to heal the body, mind, and spirit.
“Helping guests cultivate a mindful, healthy lifestyle is the cornerstone of the Miraval philosophy,” says Michael Tompkins, CEO of Miraval Resort & Spa. “However, not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to visit our resort to relax, recover and rejuvenate. “Miraval Gives Back” enables us to offer a Miraval experience to those that need it most.”
To be considered for the program, one must be nominated by a friend or loved one who must submit a 500-word description about the struggles they have and/or are currently facing via the application on Miraval’s website. A special committee at Miraval will then review the nominations and select that month’s deserving winner.