Creative expression

Creative Expression

Awaken your creative side with an array of classes and workshops that take a fun, innovative approach to art and photography and are led by resident artist instructors.

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Activities

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. Seasonally offered. 110 MIN | $75

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MINDFUL PHOTOGRAPHY STROLL

Take a stroll around the resort and 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. Bring any style camera: iPhone & Android. 50 MIN

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ARTFUL PHOTOGRAPHY STROLL

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 the basics of editing right on the phone. This class takes place both inside and outside. 50 MIN

Craft Your Own Mala

Malas can offer a greater understanding and integration of conscious and subconscious thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Discover a new way to find meaning and perspective in the present moment and throughout your life. Create your own mala and bring its grounding and centering energy home. 120 MIN | $95

The Way of the Wheel

Learn to center yourself in this journey from clay to vessel by connecting to your body and breath. Controlling the spinning of the clay, like the spinning of our minds, can seem like a daunting task. We can feel helpless, or we can choose to learn how to take the first step and become centered. Explore this process through seated yogic movement and breath, as you discover the joy of connecting with clay to shape, spin, and restore it on and off the wheel. 110 MIN | $45

HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY

Handbuilding is a method of forming a vessel from pre-rolled clay slabs. Join this class to create a piece of art to share with others as you explore the concepts of giving and receiving. Upon completion, release your clay creation and relinquish ownership to a future guest, who will receive its nurturing benefits. In turn, you may choose a vessel, lovingly made by a previous guest, to take with you. Pay it forward in this community-oriented experience of interconnectedness, compassion, and creativity. 75 MIN | $75

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THE ART OF MOVEMENT

The arts are not limited to paper and canvas. Expression through movement can serve to mitigate physical tension, stiffness, and even pain. Learn how to tap into instinctual rhythms, guided by music. Awaken your creative spirit and embrace unbound joy at the juncture of movement, music, and meditation.

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Art Walk

The Berkshires have long been a hub for artists and creative personalities. Enjoy the unique and inspired local artworks that grace the Miraval property on a guided tour with one of our specialists.

The Self in Color

How we see ourselves can dramatically impact how we feel and behave. Self-criticism can hamper our efforts to act in a way that matches our potential to manifest our best intentions. This class directs your attention inward, through art, to identify your critical voice and to challenge its limitations. Use pastels and charcoal as tools in developing your inner capacity to reflect your intentions with your actions by creating a loving self-portrait that reframes how you view yourself. 55 MIN | $75