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Four end of winter wellness weekend getaways

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Middleburg, Virginia
Salamander Resort & Spa, a new destination for wellness in the heart of Virginia's wine and horse country, is hosting a “Spring" Into Action wellness weekend, February 28-March 2, 2014. Located on 340 acres in the quaint 18th century of Middleburg, Salamander's Wellness Weekend package includes two nights luxury accommodations, one 50-minute well being massage, a variety of wellness seminars and cooking classes taught by locally-based Certified Holistic Health Coach and Natural Health Professional Holli Thompson and specialty fitness classes led by Celebrity Trainer Mark Jenkins and his wife, Healing Practitioner and Yogi Nadia Bey Jenkins. $1,515 per person for single occupancy, $965 per person for double occupancy.

Barnard, Vermont
Those in need of a post-winter glow can head to Twin Farms, Vermont's only 5-star luxury experience, for a "real Vermont" wellness weekend March 14-16. Highlights of the weekend at the Relais & Chateaux property will include complimentary mini facials from skincare guru Tata Harper and her team, yoga classes by Boston based yoga instructor Katie Campbell, a meditation hike and juicing/healthy cooking demonstration by Twin Farms' Executive Chef Nathan Rich. All-inclusive rates start at $1,450/night.

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis. will offer an intensive, three-day wellness program March 20-23 that integrates the three pillars of a lifestyle change: fitness, nutrition and wellness. Together, these three pillars make up the Wellness RETREAT, an inspiring, life-changing and memorable experience. Sessions include chef-prepared meals, premium WELL Spa + salon services, group fitness classes, daily consultations with certified nutritionists, and cooking lessons all customized in pre-arranged itineraries. Whether the goal is to revamp your lifestyle or learn inspiring, life-changing routines, the Wellness RETREAT is rejuvenation and training for the body and the soul.

North San Diego County, California
The new Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa will host its "Sun 'Beaming' and Salutations" wellness event on Saturday, March 22. Guests can experience a health and wellness day featuring the experts from BeBeaming, an organic, whole-food, plant-based raw food cleanse company, who will lead a lecture on cleansing and a smoothie / juice workshop. Guests will also enjoy a yoga class, pop-up shop from La Vie Boheme Yoga and chair massages from the Ocean Crest Spa with spa specials also offered on full treatments. The Hilton Carlsbad will offer a specialty rate for the wellness event for guests to create an overnight, weekend getaway with spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, a resort pool and more.



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