- Five Days to a Fit Back | Traci Schafer-Bacon, P.T.
- Culinary Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta | Visiting Teacher Tori Ritchie
- Dream On: Exploring Your Dream World | Veronica Tonay, Ph.D.
- Sensuality and Sexuality | Beverly Whipple, Ph.D.
- From Doctors to Doulas: The Art and Heart of Women Healers | Elayne Clift
- Getting to your Center via the Paths of the Labyrinth | Cordelia Rose
Five Days to a Fit Back | Traci Schafer-Bacon, P.T.
Traci Schafer is a Physical Therapist in Dallas, Texas and was a full time Ranch instructor prior to getting her Masters in Physical Therapy from UT Southwestern. She is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) and currently works at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Her week long program at the Ranch will identify and correct faulty postures that may be leading to discomfort and future injuries. Exercises will be taught that will decrease risk of back pain and injury. Also discussed will be ways to make your workspace a healthy place for your back, flexibility as it applies to back care, correct postures for sitting, lying and standing, and back extensors verse abdominal muscle strength.
Culinary Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta | Visiting Teacher Tori Ritchie
Tori Ritchie is a San Francisco–based cooking teacher, cookbook author, and TV personality who has appeared regularly on the CBS Early Show and on Food Network in the long-running series Ultimate Kitchens. Her latest books are “Braises & Stews: Everyday Slow-Cooked Recipes” and “Party Appetizers: Small Bites, Big Flavors” (both from Chronicle Books) and she is a frequent contributor to Bon Appetit magazine. Her website tuesdayrecipe.com reaches thousands of fellow cooks with a new recipe every week.
Tori offers three hands-on culinary experiences, 3.5 hours each, during which you will enjoy preparing your own meal along with fellow cooks. Classes take place at La Cocina Que Canta, our new culinary center.
For more information and registration, please click here.
Dream On: Exploring Your Dream World | Veronica Tonay, Ph.D.
We all dream several times per night, and we remember even more dreams when we travel. Are dreams just meaningless, or do they hold some value? What gifts can they bring? In this program, you'll discover how listening to your dreams can help you to solve problems, develop your creativity, improve your relationships, meet your own wisdom, and visualize new goals.
Veronica Tonay, Ph.D., was one of several experts interviewed for a Discovery Channel series, "Dream Decoders" and has been interviewed as an expert on dream interpretation by major television networks. She earned her doctoral degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993. She is a licensed psychologist and practices psychotherapy in Santa Cruz, California. Veronica specializes in helping those experiencing depression, separation, loss, relationship issues, the effects of sexual abuse, life transitions and/or creative blocks. She also performs psychological testing and evaluations. Veronica has written articles about the hidden meanings of dreams for Redbook, Psychology Today, McCall's and Reader’s Digest. She is the author of “Every Dream Interpreted,” “The Creative Dreamer’s Journal,” and “The Creative Dreamer: Using Your Dreams to Unlock Your Creativity.”
On the Web: www.veronicatonay.com.
Sensuality and Sexuality | Beverly Whipple, Ph.D.
Join Beverly Whipple for the following programs:
SENSUALITY AND SEXUALITY: ENHANCING INTIMACY IN RELATIONSHIPS. Beverly Whipple, who has been researching and writing about sexuality for over forty years, presents a program that will help people to learn more about themselves as sensual and sexual beings. They will learn about the variety of ways men and women are capable of having sensual and sexual pleasure and response.
Beyond the G-spot: Research Concerning Women’s Sexual Responses. Dr. Whipple’s research about female sexuality (the Gspot, imagery orgasm, etc.) male and female multiple orgasms and the enhancement of sexual pleasure will be detailed in this program, which is designed for both a male and female audience.
Male and Female Midlife Sexual Changes. The normal changes that occur in men and women during mid-life will be detailed, showing similarities and differences. Hormonal changes in women and the sexual signs and symptoms produced at mid-life in men, will be presented. Alternative and traditional approaches will be offered.
Women’s Health in the 21st Century. Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN, FAAN will speak about the major women's health issues, the emphasis being on feeling good about being a woman and understanding women's health in the 21st century. Men who live with women will find this program helpful to them as well.
Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN, FAAN is a certified sexuality educator, sexuality counselor, and sex researcher. She is the co‑author of the international bestseller, “The G Spot and Other Discoveries About Human Sexuality,” which has been translated into 20 languages and was re-published as a Classic 23 years later in 2005. Her other co-authored books are: “Safe Encounters: How Women can say Yes to Pleasure and No to Unsafe Sex,” “Smart Women, Strong Bones; Outwitting Osteoporosis,” “The Science of Orgasm,” and “The Orgasm Answer Guide.” Dr. Whipple has appeared on over 350 radio and TV programs and has been featured in hundreds of magazines. She has delivered over 800 talks and keynote speeches, published over 180 research articles and book chapters. She is a Professor Emerita at Rutgers University of N.J. Her degrees include a BS in Nursing from Wagner College, and from Rutgers: a Masters in Counseling, a Masters in Nursing, and a PhD in Psychobiology, with a major in Neurophysiology. She served as President of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, the Vice President of the World Association for Sexology, the Secretary General/Treasurer of the World Association for Sexual Health, was on the Board of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and was the President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Dr Whipple has received over 100 awards including the Gold Medal from the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) for outstanding lifetime contributions and achievements and was named by the New Scientist as one of the 50 most influential scientists in the world.
From Doctors to Doulas: The Art and Heart of Women Healers | Elayne Clift
Elayne Clift is an award-winning writer and journalist. The author of 10 books and editor of three anthologies, her work appears in a variety of publications and anthologies internationally. A Vermont Humanities Scholar and adjunct professor, she is Sr. Correspondent for Women’s Feature Service, a syndicate based in India, and a columnist for the Keene (NH) Sentinel and the Brattleboro (Vt.) Commons.
Getting to your Center via the Paths of the Labyrinth | Cordelia Rose
Three indoor evening sessions and two outdoor daytime sessions will be given. During indoor sessions participants will learn the history of labyrinths, the difference between a maze and a labyrinth, legendary designs, and more. Participants will learn to draw a classic labyrinth. In each session a 15 minute film will be shown of the different designs being used by humans and horses for various purposes, including healing.
In the first outdoor session participants will be led in walking meditation through the Ranch labyrinth with chanting of mantras and special finger movements. Afterwards various hasta mudras [hand poses] to nurture body, mind and spirit will be practiced. In the second outdoor session participants will make a full scale ephemeral classic labyrinth in the dirt, then will be led in Swedish maypole dances inside the labyrinth.
Cordelia Rose was born and educated in England and left school when she was sixteen. She improved her French, took fashion and life drawing classes, and went straight to work. She started her career assisting the dress designer at the House of Worth in London, then worked on the reinstallation of the costume court at the Victoria & Albert Museum. In 1970 Cordelia moved to Nairobi and, learning Kiswahili, worked as exhibition designer at the National Museums of Kenya. She then moved to the United States, ending a long career in museums at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. She has taught museum registration and exhibition production from Taipei to New York and places in between. Cordelia wrote a book in 6 languages - Courierspeak: A Phrase Book for Couriers of Museum Objects for which she receivedthe Smithsonian Regents Publication Award.
Honored with the American Association of Museums’ Dudley Wilkinson Award of Distinction Cordelia retired from life as a museum registrar in 2002 and moved from midtown Manhattan to a high desert mesa in southwestern New Mexico and started a second life as a hatha yoga teacher and labyrinth builder. Cordelia founded Glenwood Yoga in 2003 and combines the centering and meditative aspects of labyrinths and yoga when teaching. Her first labyrinth was completed in 2002 and now five labyrinths of different designs and the plan of a maze make up Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths. Cordelia has built labyrinths at retreat centers, at museums with Art in Public Places awards, at an international labyrinth conference, and for private clients. She has made short films showing the uses of labyrinths for humans, horses and healing. Renewing interest in equine labyrinths, Cordelia has been leading workshops and riding her horses in her equine labyrinths since 2002.