March 31, 2014 (Tucson, Ariz.) – Miraval Resort & Spa is launching a new series of experiential excursions with Whole Journeys, Whole Foods Market’s new travel company. These once-in-a-lifetime adventures through Pachamama, Peru and Tuscany, Italy offer intimate, hands-on interactions with local chefs, farmers, producers and food artisans, while incorporating daily yoga and meditation for guests to travel the Miraval way – living life in the moment and growing as individuals with each new experience.
Called Whole Journeys with Miraval, these meticulously curated departures offer signatures from both brands, including a mutual commitment to promoting mind-body wellness. Whole Journey’s strength in sharing the culture and traditions of food combines with Miraval’s philosophy of mindfulness for unique itineraries and intimately local experiences. Guests can experience the world with fresh eyes, a calm spirit and a clear mind.
With leadership from MaryGrace Naughton, Miraval’s specialist in yoga, meditation and mindfulness, guests will hike through the most breathtaking corners of the globe, cook with local experts, tour small farms and markets, and meet the vibrant characters of each food community. Daily mindfulness workshops, including Energy Yoga and Loving-Kindness meditation, will promote personal exploration and improve energy levels, mood control, mental clarity and a feeling of oneness with the environment.
“We launched Miraval Journeys last year to give our guests the chance to explore the world mindfully, showing that travel doesn’t have to be stressful, and that it can be a meditative and wholly enriching experience,” says Michael G. Tompkins, President and CEO of Miraval Resort & Spa. “Whole Journeys, a likeminded pioneer in mindful travel, is an ideal partner, as we are both motivated to provide incredible, life-changing opportunities that encourage a healthy and balanced lifestyle.”
“Since Whole Journeys helps travelers connect deeply to the food we eat and the cultures it comes from, we embraced the opportunity to incorporate Miraval’s similar approach to inward connection,” said Kathy Dragon, Executive Director of Whole Journeys. “While the majority of our itineraries offer an active component such as walking, hiking, rafting or cycling, Miraval’s leadership in yoga and meditation brings exciting new options for our guests.”
Whole Journeys with Miraval 2014 itineraries currently available for booking include:
• Pachamama’s Peru: Hiking and Wellness with Miraval: August 17-25, 2014 – From $5,495 per person
• Mindful Exploration in Tuscany with Miraval, Italy: October 7-11, 2014 – From $4,000 per person
For more information about Whole Journeys with Miraval, or to book, please visit miravalresorts.com or call 888-833-6177.