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Entries for month: May 2013

We are delighted to announce the opening of Miraval at Natirar in late 2014 or early 2015. A luxury resort and spa situated on the Natirar estate in Somerset County, New Jersey, formerly owned by the King of Morocco, Miraval at Natirar marks an exciting new period of expansion for the Miraval brand. Located within the lush, rolling hills of a 500-acre park, less than an hour from New York City, Miraval at Natirar...

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Miraval has partnered with Mrs. Green's World to bring you these exclusive podcasts as part of the Wellness Series with Miraval. In this exclusive series, Mrs. Green will introduce you to six of these specialists ranging from an exercise physiologist to their Executive Chef to the Medical Director of the Andrew Weil Integrative Wellness program. Each 15-minute podcast brings directly to you a succinct discussion of  at least one of  the key tenets of the Miraval philosophy, such as balance, joy, healthy eating, developing the ability to overcome obstacles and ways to find the champion within.

 

Podcast Schedule:

 

May 25, 2013 — Leigh Weinraub, Tennis Coach & Wellness Counselor

June 1, 2013 — Justin Macy, Executive Chef

June 8, 2013 — Anne Parker, Wellness Counselor

June 15, 2013 — Andrew Wolf, Exercise Physiologist

June 22, 2013 — Dr. Jim Nicolai, Medical Director of the Integrative Wellness Program

June 29, 2013 — Junelle Lupiani, Nutritionist

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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 Miraval, 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.

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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!

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