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Miraval Resorts Partners with the National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Recognizing the importance of mindfulness and mental wellbeing, Hyatt’s Miraval brand recently announced a new partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a non-profit, grassroots organization providing complimentary advocacy, education, and support to those affected by mental illness. This year, the Miraval and NAMI teams will be launching a series of events and programs designed to promote the intersection of mindfulness and mental wellbeing. 

“Throughout its 25-year history, the Miraval brand has helped countless guests re-center their minds and souls, create balance in their lives, and elevate their spirits,” says Susan Santiago, head of Miraval operations at Hyatt. “We are all experiencing unpredictable, unprecedented events that can make us feel uncertain and out of balance. Part of staying in balance is learning how to move through time with purpose and mindfulness, and with our new NAMI partnership, Miraval Resorts can positively impact even more people, helping them build resilience and foster peace of mind during these difficult times and beyond.”

Collaborating with NAMI, the Miraval team has created a series of 12 Sensory Journey videos, which will be available at no cost on in late spring 2021. The series includes Soundscapes for Serenity videos featuring autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) techniques and Mantras & Meditations videos sharing guided meditations curated by Miraval specialists. Throughout the year, the two teams will also host a series of live virtual events featuring various Miraval experts and NAMI specialists who will address important wellbeing topics, such as wellness leadership and mindful stress management. Miraval Resorts will also be supporting NAMI with additional philanthropic initiatives that support the non-profit and work to increase awareness surrounding mental wellbeing and expand access to helpful resources.

“We are delighted to work with the Miraval brand, a pioneer in the wellness space that has long championed mindfulness and its role in fostering a positive outlook,” says Katrina Gay, NAMI interim chief development officer. “We’re excited to tap into the many knowledgeable experts and wealth of resources at Miraval Resorts as we continue our mission to advocate for and support all individuals and families affected by mental illness.”

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