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...about our auction item for this week. If you know anyone that might be interested please let them know. We'd really like for this item to sell and it would make a lovely geteway for two. Our webmama, laurag, has been to The Oaks of Ojai herself and says it is absolutely wonderful!!

The Friends of Mothering Auction has a fabulous item on the block this week! A fantastic spa package for two!! The opening bid is one third of the value so it may turn out to be a great bargain for someone and their friend or significant other. We're excited for whoever wins the bidding and Mothering's Online Community is the benefactor of the winning bid. A wonderful deal all the way around!!

The Oaks at Ojai 3 Night/4 Day Spa Vacation for Two!

The Oaks at Ojai destination health spa is a delightful, stress-free place to lose pounds and inches, or just relax and enjoy our wide array of relaxing treatments.

Enjoy the unlimited choice of:
_ - Up to 16 exercise classes and fitness activities per day
_ - Our 1,000 calorie-a-day spa cuisine food plan
_ - Massage, facial, watsu, wellness services and more
_ - Interesting evening programs

A visit to The Oaks is more than a spa vacation - it's a life affirming experience. Leave the designer sweats at home; this is a place where you can let your hair down and take in all the positive, nurturing elements of a healthy lifestyle... from nutrition, to exercise, to attitude.
Our_ spa's expertly-trained staff is here to teach as well as to serve, safely guiding you into the world of well-being. Nothing is intimidating here. You participate in activities to fit your own level. You feel warm, welcome and cared for. At the end of each day you are tired, but invigorated, feeling a sense of accomplishment which benefits mind, body and spirit.

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A charming 46-room (including three suites) 1920s hotel-turned spa in the peaceful town of Ojai, The Oaks offers a variety of activities from hiking and biking to the town's music festival, folk dance festival and tennis tournament. _For 25 years, The Oaks' three-part philosophy of nutrition, exercise and alleviating "stresses" in one's life has helped guests create healthy habits and positive lifestyle changes that they can continue at home. _The spa is located at 122 East Ojai Avenue (Ojai's main street). For a current calendar of evening entertainment and seminars visit The Oaks online at or call 800.753.OAKS (6257).

Auction Item Details
You are bidding on a Gift Certificate for a 3 night/4 day stay for 2 in a double accommodation (subject to availability) at The Oaks of Ojai. This auction is for midweek only – Sunday – Thursday and Valid July 7th 2003 – May 1st 2004.

All inclusive of taxes and service charge (prices on website do not include this) . . . you would be receiving a double room (a cottage – subject to availability), plus all spa cuisine meals, snacks and beverages (please note, alcohol is not served), fitness program, hikes, evening programs, lectures, etc. . . . In addition, full use of the facility including swimming pool, saunas and hot tub, plus weight training and aerobics equipment. (Please note that the extra services that are offered at the spa, such as the massages and facials and other such treatments, are not inclusive but can be added on for a fee.)

This is not a couples facility, and while they do accept male guests, most of the guests at The Oaks at Ojai are female.

Value of this package: $1500.00

The Ojai's Directory of Fitness Activities

Brisk Walk A three mile brisk pace that provides great cardiovascular benefits. Ojai is beautiful in the morning! (1 hour)

Cardio Workouts Step, circuit training, kick boxing, or dancing are available for your cardiovascular training.

Mind - Body Awareness Stretch and refresh your body and mind with gentle movements to melt away stress and tension. Reconnect your mind and body with this favorite Oaks’ landmark class!

Mini Mountain Hike A brisk 4 mile hike in the foothill terrain of The Ojai Valley. Designed for guests with intermediate to advanced fitness levels. Spectacular views after you conquer “Killer Hill.” (90 min.)

Morning Stroll A gently paced walk of 1.5 miles through The Oaks’ neighborhood. (30 min.)

Mountain Hike A vigorous 6.5 - 8 mile hike in the foothill terrain of The Ojai Valley. For guests with advanced fitness levels. (1& 1/2 - 2 hours)

Muscle Conditioning Strengthen your muscles, boost your metabolism and build your bones working with free weights. One through ten pound hand weights or multi level tubing available to accommodate all fitness levels.
Power Yoga An active, lively approach to enhance strength, flexibility, balance and alignment. Basic yoga experience suggested.

Stability Ball Enhance your balance, flexibility, posture and strength using the stability ball. It’s fun and functional!

Step Learn the basic moves or challenge your cardiovascular fitness with a more advanced workout.

Water Workouts Jump into our liquid weight room for a joint friendly experience. Improve your strength, cardio capacity and flexibility in these classes for every body! Offered twice daily.

Weight Room Orientation Basics regarding resistance training and use of our Paramount weight training equipment.

Yoga, Stretch & Relaxation Relaxing gentle stretches and yoga techniques to bring your fitness day to a restful conclusion.

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