|Executive Chef Julie Frans|
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Flourish at The Palms Hotel & Spa With Healthy Fare From Essensia
We all know how stressful the daily grind of life can be. Wouldn't it be perfect to have a picturesque, relaxing place to go, if only once a month, that would provide comfort and healing to our bodies and our minds at an affordable price? I found just the place. And of course, it involves delicious food, which makes the adventure completely well balanced.
The Palms Hotel and Spa in Miami Beach has been holding a monthly yoga experience called Flourish, which takes place on the second Wednesday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Instructors from Green Monkey lead a one hour yoga class, that is both invigorating and relaxing, in a beautiful setting overlooking the lush gardens of the hotel. You can bring your own mat, or they can provide one for you, as you unwind and release all your stress on the veranda terrace.
I had the opportunity to attend one of the sessions and I felt renewed by the time I was done. You see, it isn't just the yoga that is fabulous. After the one hour session, the staff sets up tables with healthy, delicious food and juices prepared by Essensia's Executive Chef Julie Frans. Essensia is the gourmet dining restaurant located at the resort. The selection they provide at Flourish varies every month, but the taste and freshness of it does not. This was my first bite of the cuisine at Essensia, and I was very impressed with the quality of the food and Chef Frans' preparation. I would never have imagined that food this good for me, would be so incredibly flavorful.
After we had our healthy fill, they provided chair massages that soothed the tired muscles and washed away any remnants of tension that may have survived the wonderful experience. It was a well needed treat I've decided I'm going to make time for more often. And the price is right. If you book Flourish online, it is $35 and if you pay at the door, it costs $45. You can't beat that.
For more information, or to book the next Flourish session, visit The Palms Hotel & Spa online.