Skaneateles, NY – March 3, 2010 –  Designed for the modern spa-goer looking for more than just pampering, Mirbeau Inn & Spa takes a holistic approach to connecting mind, body and spirit through this unique program, and offers spring cleaning for the self. The Fresh Start Cleansing Retreat (March 27 to 29) is an opportunity for individuals to recommit to a failed resolution, attempt to rid themselves of unnecessary toxins and contemplate the path ahead. Guests will meet likeminded individuals, experience renewal through meditation and learn practical techniques to maximize health and awareness at home.

This retreat is the second in the series of Life Enrichment Programs created by Mirbeau Inn and Spa and are designed to bring guests life’s classic pleasures. The retreats have been created to fully immerse guests in the theme of each program, which will be reflected through the entire Mirbeau experience from exclusively designed food and beverage menus to workshops, activities, seminars, services and products.

This all inclusive two-night retreat includes French-inspired luxury accommodations, physical detox through organic living foods and juicing, morning restorative yoga, guided healing meditations led by internationally recognized energy and medical intuitive healer Wil Alaura, natural health and mindfulness talks lead by health and wellness teacher Jessica Charbonneau, and one healing spa treatment per day. Additional experiences included in the retreat are a purification ritual and tea ceremony, detoxifying yoga, essential oils workshop–detoxifying oils to help digestive and circulatory systems, spirit cleansing meditation experience and balanced living workshop. During the retreat, guests will also enjoy a nightly turndown amenity of an aromatherapy bath experience.

To jumpstart the cleanse, in addition to the mind and spirit portion of this retreat, Chef Steven Landon will nurture the body with an extensive culinary menu teaming with nutritional value. The menus will eliminate dairy, meat, wheat, gluten, refined sugars, processed food, caffeine and alcohol. It will consist of 80 percent raw foods that are proven to improve digestive health, lighten dispositions, heal ailments, loose weight and awaken the senses.

The Fresh Start Cleansing Retreat all-inclusive package includes two nights’ accommodations, two 50-minute spa treatments, meals, all workshops and lectures. Pricing starts at $448 per night for single occupancy, $357 per person for double occupancy.* For locals wishing to experience this cleanse, day packages which include one 50-minute spa treatment, Sunday’s  keynote address, Sunday dinner, Monday’s events, Monday lunch and nutrition break are available starting at $250 (including taxes and gratuity.) Add Tuesday’s events for an additional $150. Discounts are available for Laura’s List followers (20 percent) and Mirbeau members (15 percent).

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About Mirbeau
The 34-room Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Skaneateles, NY is an intimate, year-round retreat for rejuvenation and romance, offering gracious hospitality, award-winning cuisine and world-class spa treatments in the heart of Central New York’s Finger Lakes wine region. Steeped in elegant French country style, Mirbeau is tucked into acres of Monet-inspired gardens near the shores of Skaneateles Lake, surrounded by spruce forests, rolling hills, crystal clear lakes and more than 100 wineries. Mirbeau Inn & Spa is the only Forbes Four-Star Award winner for hotel, spa and restaurant in New York, and a AAA Four-Diamond winner. It is also distinguished by the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Top Ten Spas in the World in the categories of romance and cuisine in SpaFinder’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and Top Five Spas for Couples in the World in back-to-back years of Spa Magazine’s Silver Sage Readers’ Choice Favorites. Mirbeau was recently named one of the Top Twenty Small Resorts in the U.S. by Condé Nast Magazine.