This can be the most stressful vacation that you will ever make

This can be the most stressful vacation that you will ever make
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Last month, Miraval Resort & Spa announced a joint venture with Whole Foods” new travel company, Whole Journeys.  The excursions combine the best of what both the resort and the organic market have to offer: Meeting with local chefs and farmers who produce the food we eat, as well as daily yoga and meditation.

The trips, called Whole Journeys with Miraval, offer guests the choice of exploring either Pachamama, Peru or Tuscany, Italy.  Miraval”s yoga, meditation and mindfully specialist, MaryGrace Naughton, will lead the group on hikes, farm and market tours, as well as offer the chance to cook with local experts.

“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,” Miraval”s Presdient and CEO, Michael G. Tompkins said in a statement.  “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.”

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Peru (August 17th-25th, 2014 – From $5,495/person*)

  • ​Your 9-day excursion involves a hike through Machu Picchu, yoga and mindfulness practice in the Peruvian highlands, market visits and a 4-night stay at the Willka T”ika Garden Retreat Center, which bills itself as “a place of serenity, peace and beauty.”

Tuscany (October 7th-11th, 2014 – From $4,000/person*)

For those of you who like a little wine with your yoga, a trip to Italy is just what the doctor ordered.  Guests will learn Tuscan cooking at Locanda Casanuova, an organic farm and winery.  Strolls through organic gardens, olive groves and even more wineries are included in 5-day excursion, as well as a stop at Sting“s estate and farm store stocked full of goodies from his organic farm.


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*Airfare not included. Prices stated include all transportation, lodging and most all meals once the itinerary begins.  Also included are museums, entrance fees, special events (i.e. wine tastings), and expert guide services.