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Miraval Life in Balance Spa Aviara Debuts at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa

The spa is part of the resort’s $60-million renovation


Miraval Resorts & Spas, a leader in transformative wellbeing destinations, recently announced the opening of its newest addition, Miraval Life in Balance Spa Aviara, located within the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa (Carlsbad, CA). The grand opening of Miraval Life in Balance Spa Aviara marks the expansion of Miraval Resorts’ mindfulness experiences to a new location, situated along Southern California’s picturesque Pacific coastline, and the final phase of Park Hyatt Aviara’s $60-million-dollar resort-wide renovation.

The renovation included a dramatic redesign to the resort’s striking lobby entrance and spacious public areas, elevated guest rooms and suites, enhanced pool offerings, the introduction of several restaurant and bar concepts, and upgrades to the resort’s 83,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces. Notable immersive dining experiences include Ponto Lago, Park Hyatt Aviara’s signature and most elevated restaurant offering Baja-inspired seafood and cuisine, and Ember & Rye, which serves steaks and seafood in collaboration with acclaimed celebrity chef Richard Blais.

The spa is the only Miraval Life in Balance Spa located outside of a Miraval resort, joining the brand’s award-winning destination resorts in Tucson, AZ, Austin, TX, and Lenox, MA. Miraval Life in Balance Spa Aviara features an expansive menu of globally inspired services designed to soothe and nurture the body and mind while focusing guests’ attention on the present moment. Made up of spa services, wellness activities, and culinary workshops, the menu includes Ayurvedic offerings, energy work, sound baths, chakra-balancing services, breathwork and meditation, skincare, massage, body- renewal rituals, reflexology, craniosacral, Reiki practices, and more.

Taking inspiration from the resort’s location along the coast of Carlsbad, the spa offers some exclusive services, including Ocean Song, a body-renewal ritual that invokes the vitality and peace of an ocean wave. It features a rosemary sea salt exfoliation followed by a magnesium and birch soak and a full-body massage, concluding with tones from a singing bowl. Another is Warrior’s Recovery, designed to restore muscles and ease tension for the most active of warriors. It features a deep-tissue massage with warm herbal poultices and advanced stretching techniques. The spa also offers a host of signature Miraval offerings, such as Vasudhara,an award-winning sensory water experience. and Nâga, a Thai deep-tissue massage facilitated by a provider suspended in hanging silks.

Another highlight of the spa is the interactive experiences that celebrate the surrounding bounty with activities like ceviche and salsa making, smoothie blending, and sip and snack cocktail classes. Fitness also takes center stage with classes to outdoor adventures. Offerings include the Gratitude Hike at Batiquitos Lagoon, a guided trail walk that incorporates intention setting, gratitude, and breathwork; a Breathe & Stretch Mindfully class; Bungee Fitness; and access to a large yoga and meditation space as well as a Pilates studio.

Inspired Individual and Group Itineraries

Adding to the Park Hyatt Aviara guest journey, Miraval Life in Balance Spa Aviara offers a collection of inspired itineraries designed to foster balance, serenity, and relaxation. These three- and five-day sample itineraries serve as a starting point for fully customizable experiences tailored to the intention of each guest. Drawing from a wealth of wellbeing activities and spa services, each guest can create a personalized itinerary that aligns with their intentions, whether that be relaxation, reconnection, or self-care.

Miraval Life in Balance Spa Aviara also fosters mindful connection among attendees of meetings and social retreats through personalized group itineraries that feature spa services and immersive activities. Each group at Park Hyatt Aviara that wishes to partake in Miraval-inspired activities will benefit from teachings that promote mindful communication and living in the present moment. Miraval Life in Balance Spa Aviara offers full meeting and catering services for private breakouts, celebrations, or retreats to elevate group activities to new levels of connection and comfort.

Membership Has Its Advantages

Miraval Life in Balance Spa Aviara offers a membership program for those interested in incorporating the brand’s holistic approach to wellbeing into their daily lives. Along with access to spa amenities, members also benefit from discounted spa services and fee-based experiences, an allotment of guest passes, invites to monthly Miraval Life in Balance Culinary experiences, quarterly member-exclusive social events, and more. They also enjoy select discounts on food, beverage, and retail purchases; Ocean View Pool access with spa services; admittance to the Aviara Racquet Club with waived court fees; complimentary rounds of golf and reduced green fees at the Aviara Golf Course, and preferred pricing on select special resort events.

“Park Hyatt Aviara is honored to come together with a celebrated leader in luxury wellness to offer the Miraval Life in Balance experience to our treasured guests,” says general manager Chad Eding. “Wellness is a key pillar of the Park Hyatt Aviara experience and given the resort’s proximity to the natural beauty and grounding nature of the Pacific Ocean and the Batiquitos Lagoon, the addition of Miraval Life in Balance Spa Aviara is a truly synergistic match. We look forward to delivering an unforgettable luxury experience to all seeking a sense of balance, mindfulness, and rejuvenation.”

About The Author

Heather, co-founder of Well Defined and the former editor-in-chief of American Spa, is an award-winning journalist and content strategist, skilled in writing, copyediting, and media relations. She is also a freelance writer and has contributed to Elite Traveler, Islands, Kiwi, Luxury Travel Advisor, Organic Spa, Porthole Cruise, Travel Agent,,,, and, in addition to various custom publications. She is frequently called upon to comment on various spa and wellness trends for various media outlets.