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April 3, 2007

Complimentary wellness seminar to be held at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg

The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg will hold a free workshop, “Pure and Organic Beauty,” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 6 at the Spa, 307 South England Street. Barbara Close, founder and president of Naturopathica® will demonstrate simple rituals that can help create clear, radiant skin.

The workshop will begin with a discussion of essential nutritional information, proper methods of hydration and detoxification guidelines to help participants learn how to create beauty from the inside out and learn how the benefits of natural ingredients support skin metabolism.

Barbara Close is a recognized authority in alternative treatments, healing therapies and a visionary product formulator. She has been a natural health practitioner for more than 20 years, and her areas of expertise include herbal medicine, aromatherapy, massage therapy and hydrotherapy. As an acknowledged leader in the industry, Close serves as a consultant to corporations such as Procter & Gamble, Limited Brands and Omnimedia. She is the author of three books and will conduct a book signing following the workshop, which is free and open
to the public.

The spa is located at 307 South England Street in Williamsburg, conveniently located near the Williamsburg Inn, the Williamsburg Lodge and the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.

The 20,000-square-foot spa includes indoor and outdoor pools, a complete fitness facility, private lounges, men’s and women’s locker rooms, whirlpool, spa dining and a salon conservatory. The site is the former location of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and the spa is entered by way of a wisteria-covered arbor next to a formal garden and fountain. Architect for the building’s transformation is Glavé and Holmes Associates of Richmond, a firm experienced in the renovation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings or projects in historic settings, linking a building to the long tradition of other buildings and places in proximity.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates a resort that includes more than 1,000 guest rooms, ten restaurants and 66,000 square feet of conference space in properties including the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge, Woodlands Hotel & Suites, 26 individual Colonial Houses, four Historic Area dining taverns, The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, site of the 2007 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs. Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington D.C., off Interstate 64. For more
information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at or

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280