GRATITUDE MEDITATION This ancient Buddhist practice cultivates gratitude, lovingkindness, happiness, and compassion. Learn a powerful technique designed to create positive emotions that can be healing and helpful to yourself and others around you.
SLOW FLOW YOGA Flow from one posture to the next while moving slowly and intentionally. By slowing down, we can focus on detailed alignment and fluid breath movement.
THE PATH TO GRATITUDE: Hardwire Yourself for Happiness – Gratitude consistently emerges as thriving people’s number-one trait. Dive deep, explore the science behind gratitude, and learn how to orient your brain to reach higher levels of peace, contentment, and love. Become aware of negative default programming and learn strategies for raising baseline gratitude in just four weeks. $
MT. GREYLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY EXCURSION Join our Miraval photography specialist Greg Cherin for a scenic drive to Massachusetts’ highest peak, Mt. Greylock. Find limitless photo opportunities from the summit with panoramic views extending into New York, Vermont, and eastern Massachusetts. Slow down, be present, and learn Greg’s tips and tricks for taking stunning photos. $
THE WISDOM OF OWLS Ancient symbols of stillness, focus, and inner knowing, owls have much to teach us. In October, days are shorter and colder. Nature goes within, to the quiet internal time of the year. Owls are with us through this time. They do not migrate; they adapt to the season, hunting alone in the stillness of the night. Owl teaches us that if we are willing to look inside and brave our “flight” through the darkness, we will emerge with rewards from our deepest selves.
FORGE A FIRE Learn how to light a fire without matches as we reach back to our roots and honor the role that fire has played in sustaining life and sparking joy. This centuries-old skill reconnects us to nature and the land around us. Work together to prepare and ignite a fire using traditional methods. From the flicker of kindling to a crackling fire, you can enjoy the results of your collective effort with a fireside beverage from The Roost. Create a circle of camaraderie and cooperation as we practice this ancient act of creation. $
ASHUWILLTICOOK RAIL TRAIL RIDE Venture with us through a section of a lovely 20-mile trail. This flat gentle ride takes you through the heart of the Berkshires, running alongside Cheshire Lake, where the foliage blooms at the base of Mt. Greylock. $
TRI-STATE HIKE A staff favorite, this trek features steep climbs and spectacular 360-degree views. Traverse through three states and summit three peaks: Round Mountain in Massachusetts and Connecticut, Mount Frissell in Massachusetts, and Brace Mountain in New York. Stand at the tri-state marker and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch. $
RACE BROOK FALLS HIKE Elevate your heart rate with steep climbs, rocky scrambles, and multiple river crossings along this trail that parallels the river with views of a local three-tiered waterfall. Reward yourself with breathtaking views and a gourmet picnic lunch. $
CREATE YOUR OWN SEASONAL APOTHECARY Transport your senses through a symphony of seasonal aromas to delight your sensibilities and spirit by making a custom aromatherapy rollerball. By using certified pure therapeutic grade oils, you can discover nature’s remedies for body, mind, and spirit. Sample a selection of various essential oils and learn about their healing properties while formulating your personal aromatherapy blend to take home in a handy, portable applicator. $
SEASONAL ELIXIRS For centuries, Asian, Indian, European, and Middle Eastern countries have harnessed the health properties of roots, herbs, and spices in tinctures and elixirs. Celebrate the sprouts of summer with fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables to concoct creative and hydrating beverages. $
5 KEYS TO QUANTUM HEALTH Learn how five simple internal keys can maximize the life force or prana you have available to you every day for health, focus, and enjoyment. Reclaim your energy from the past and future through forgiveness, gratitude, listening to prana, and other simple awarenesses.