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By Theodora Halstead | December 18 2017
Set on 400 acres of the Sonoran Desert in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Miraval is one of the premier spa resorts in the US. Unlike more ascetic retreats, Miraval places its focus on balance and mindfulness, meaning you can indulge in a prickly pear margarita after your floating meditation class. With a wide array of activities and classes, including a highly regarded yoga program and private integrative-wellness offerings, Miraval allows guests to find their individual sense of balance and invites them to connect with each other during their journeys. Familiar faces abound during the transitions between activities and meals, forming a sense of community that many are sad to lose upon departure. Days slip by too quickly as you drift from spa treatment to wellness class to activity, free from cell phones and the pull of everyday life. The trick is to bring everything you learn at Miraval back with you into the real world, so you can find your center no matter where you are.