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Kosher Spa Getaway for Women
Posted by: "HavaNehama@aol.com" HavaNehama@aol.com hayahava
Fri Sep 7, 2007 7:12 am (PST)
Rejuvenate, Revitalize, Relax & Reduce!
The Kosher Spa Getaway for Women
Do you feel stressed out? Do you feel the need
to jumpstart a weight loss program?
Can you use a little pampering at a small rustic retreat? If any of the
above applies, then come join MARCH for their third bi-annual
Kosher Spa Getaway at The Vatra Spa after Succoth, from Monday,
October 22 through Thursday, October 25, 2007.
The Vatra Spa is a small rustic, camp-like retreat located
in Hunter Mountain, NY - about two and half hours from New York City.
After working hard all day exercising, you can pamper yourself with
one of the many luxurious spa services they offer. The services, which
include massages, facials, facial microdermabrasion, ear candling, acupuncture,
and body wraps, are really wonderful! Or if you prefer, you can just
relax and enjoy the breathtaking views and autumn scenery!
All packages includes:
- Complimentary one-hour Massage
- Rooms with private Bath, Cable TV, Telephone
- Fitness Classes - e.g. Tai Chi, aerobics, dance, yoga, Pilates,
strength training, water exercises
- Daily Walks - country roads, nature trails & hiking
- 3 Calorie Controlled Gourmet Meals & Snacks
- Heated Indoor Swimming Pool
- Lectures & Hypnosis for Weight Loss by Dr. Yael Respler and
- On site Tennis (bring own racquets/balls) & Bikes
- Golfing, Antiquing, & Horseback Riding nearby
During this time, the spa will be strictly kosher, under Mashgiach
supervision, Cholov Yisroel, and for Women Only!
At the same time that you will be taking care of your body and mind,
you will also be participating in the Mitzvah of Tzedakah. All
profits will benefit M.A.R.C.H. (Mothers Alone Raising Children) - a
non-profit organization helping single mothers with children in need
of financial help.
Package Rates per person (with Massage):
3 nites/4 days**: Quad - $495 Triple - $545 Double - $595
2nites/3 days: Quad - $420 Triple - $460 Double - $500
**Roommates can be arranged for the 3 night package. Transportation
leaving from Brooklyn on Monday and returning Thursday will be provided at an
For more information, please call Rochelle at 718-464-7670 / 917-215-
5415, or Linda (evenings/weekends) at 917-865-2609. You can also
email any questions you have to MARCHspa@aol. com. Please mention Yael
Cohen, yes I plan to attend.
MARCH has a retreat once or twice a year. They did one after pesach. I heard it was nice. they bring their own mashgiach. ( Glatt is not a problem, I think the poor guy spends all week checking the salad.) If you need an Email address, ask in a post and I will try to get it.
The next one would be Mon Oct 22 to Thurs Oct 25 if they have it. No fleishigs served, kitchen kashered, ladies only. If you have a group, you can arrange your own. Dr Respler lectures, great services & exercise. Once again, call Rochelle at 718-464-7670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I don't know if they have kosher food in the hotel. I know that they have a treif restaurant in the hotel. There are a number of kosher restaurants in the area. The hotel or the restaurants may be willing to have it delivered. the name of the hotel is Ocean Place Resort and Spa. They are actually located in Long Branch, NJ. I do know that they charge $25.00 per day for a refrigerator. The hotel and facilities are lovely, though. Matza Fun Tours runs a pesach program there.
I have never been to a spa, but I get the feeling, by checking on the internet, that a spa is not a place where one has meals, not to mention kosher ones. Maybe one of the many kosher restaurants in NY will be able to deliver food to the spa of your choice. Check out Kosher Delight at http://www.kdexpress.com/homepage.asp they seem to service Manhattan.
Ah, I see. Anyway, here in the 5 towns in Woodmere is a day spa, Capellini, that does offer kosher lunches.
I also note that Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz NY does offer kosher meals upon request.
As usual, you must inquire about kashrus.