"RELAX" IN OJAI
By Andy Summa
Spa Ojai in California gives whole new meaning to the word
“relax.” The 31,000-square foot spa has the charm and ambience of
a quaint Mediterranean village but seems more like an afternoon
The elegant interiors found in Spa Ojai reflect the Moorish
influence on Spanish Colonial architecture. But because the natural
beauty of the Ojai Valley is so inspiring, guests are encouraged to
spend as much time as possible outdoors. Guests gather fresh herbs
in the garden for a wreath-making class, join a morning hike, or
embark on a meditative walk in the Labyrinth.
Golf, tennis, horseback riding, bird watching, spinning, water aerobic classes and biking are also an important part of the experience. Tai Chi classes are often held on the lawn, while art studio classes move outdoors for plein
air painting classes.
The 1,600-square-foot Mind/Body Center includes fully equipped
weight room, cardiovascular workout area and a studio for classes in
Tai Chi, yoga, spinning and meditation. A process-oriented approach
to exercise is emphasized and guests participate in modern and
ancient workout modalities that integrate motion with thoughts and
images designed to awaken inner energy.
Single night rates begin at $330.
For more information, check out www.ojairesort.com.
Andy Summa is a freelance writer in Sugar Land, Texas.
ARE YOU READY TO BE BLISSED OUT?
Puerta, is a quiet secluded hideaway where world class pampering for your mind and body will melt your cares away.
Located close to San Diego, it has a temperate climate year round.
You can work out, hike, do yoga, dine at your leisure, putt around
in their organic garden that grows the vegetables you eat for dinner
or just watch the sunset over the mountains—enjoying the balmy air.
It is a little pricey , but well worth it and it is usually booked up so make reservations well in advance. Or take their online tour...their website is a small vacation in itself!