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 with you. $
Join Miraval Austin’s resident photographer for an expressive opportunity to capture stunning images while also exploring parts of yourself that may be hidden in the shadows. Learn techniques for capturing images on your phone and put those techniques into practice in scenic spots selected for this experiential photography session.
Join our resident photographer for a stroll around the resort walkways and trails. Work on creating images and gain awareness of available natural light and compositional elements to create a stronger, more interesting image. Close-toed shoes recommended.
PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR PHONE
Explore the technical capabilities of the camera that’s almost always on you. Participants learn about the many ways you can use your camera phone while developing your understanding of photography principles. Wear closed-toed walking shoes and outdoor clothing, and bring your charged smartphone. No experience required.
KINTSUGI: The Beauty of Imperfection
Literally meaning, ‘to join with gold’, this traditional Japanese art reassembles the shattered pieces of a broken piece of pottery with a richly colored gold lacquer. Create your own Kintsugi vessel in this workshop that examines our relationship with fracture and imperfections, both real and symbolic, with compassionate reflection and a renewed perspective on what it means to be whole. Instead of disguising, discarding, or replacing the cracks in art or in life, we can render the traces of imperfection with beauty and strength. $