We are so excited to have Mike Elsass at Miraval this week! As part of our Artist in Residence series, guests can join artist Mike Elsass in an interactive painting workshop as he shows you how to let go of control and your notions of "what is right" in order to paint what is natural for you at that precise moment. A Miraval favorite you don't want to miss!
Mike is well known for his vibrant abstract paintings on rusted steel. “It’s a rush ahead of the brain: ready, aim, fire. You paint first and get introspective later” Elsass said. “Everyone puts on a white tuxedo shirt, it’s letting yourself go with no fear and no mistakes, that’s the way I paint.”
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As the featured Specialist in the May chapter of Miraval's new book Mindful Living, we asked Junelle to share more about her passions outside of nutrition. We hope you enjoy!
Miraval: Where are you from?
JL: A small iron mining town outside of Lake Placid. I've been at Miraval for 6 years!
Miraval: What is your favorite food?
JL: Raw chocolate
Miraval: Where is your favorite place to travel? Why?
JL: The beach. I don't idle very well, except at the beach. The beach reminds me of how valuable doing absolutely nothing is for my head, body, and spirit.
May 2013 Recipe of the Month
As Miraval incorporates fresh, locally sourced produce seasonally, we encourage you to do the same at home! In May, look for organic tomatoes in your local farmer's market or grocery store to complement this light and low calorie dish of mussels, wine, tomatoes, and herbs from Miraval's Mindful Eating Cookbook. Enjoy with fresh toasted pita chips!
Since its debut in 1995, Miraval has upheld a powerfully simple vision: life is more meaningful and enjoyable when physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual components are in harmony. The way we nourish ourselves is no exception. From nutrition lectures to cooking and baking classes, the culinary programming at Miraval aims to teach guests the techniques by which they can foster healthy relationships with food.
This summer, what you need is less stress, more savings! Book one of our all-inclusive packages for a stay of 3 nights or more and receive an EXTRA $500 in resort credits for double occupancy ($250 EXTRA per person). Single occupancy rates are also available. This offer is based on availability and for stay dates May 11th through September 15th, 2013.
Use this speical offer on one of our most popular packages—including the Discover Miraval Package, Girls Getaway Package, 5th Nigth Free Package, and the All-Inclusvie Package!