- The Bar Method | Amy Duffey
- Culinary Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta | Visiting Teacher Sara Copeland
- HYDRO-FIT Water Week | Craig Stuart
- Writing What You Don't Know | Irene Borger
- Ranch Book Discussion Club | Irene Borger
- Divine Digestion: Three-Day Workshop | Kathie Swift, MA, RD and Jennifer Young, MA RYT
The Bar Method | Amy Duffey
Amy Duffey, a former dancer and psychotherapist, has been a Bar Method instructor for 11 years and is one of the owners of The Bar Method SoHo in New York City. Prior to relocating from San Francisco 3 years ago to launch The Bar Method New York City, she had the privilege of working under the direction and mentorship of Burr Leonard, Bar Method founder and franchisor. In addition to operating a Bar Method studio and teaching daily, Amy holds a position with The Bar Method franchising company as a national instructor trainer. Amy, along with her two business partners, is currently working on a second studio location on 5th Avenue in midtown Manhattan.
Her educational background includes a B.A. in psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. Amy is passionate about teaching and relishes each opportunity to bring the unique experience of The Bar Method to her students.
Culinary Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta | Visiting Teacher Sara Copeland
Sarah Copeland is a curator of good living, and works to educate and inspire through her words, images and recipes. She is the creator of Edible Living, a philosophy and business focused on seed to table solutions for an abundant life. As a six year-veteran of the Food Network, Sarah has developed over 1000 original recipes and her work has appeared regularly in Food Network Magazine. She has contributed to many national magazines including, O, The Oprah Magazine, Rachael Ray Magazine, Redbook, and Artful Living, as well as the best selling cookbooks Barefoot in Paris, The Joy of Cooking (75th Anniversary Edition), and Baked. As a culinary expert Sarah has appeared on “Good Morning America” and “ABC News Now”. She has spent her summers as a private chef in St. Tropez and winters working in two of New York City’s famed restaurants, Savoy and Café Boulud, and counts these experiences among the gutsy and glamorous stops on her journey.
Sarah is a certified holistic nutrition educator and has traveled America promoting a healthy lifestyle through the Good Food Gardens, the educational and feeding charity she co-founded. She has been a guest instructor at the Whole Foods Culinary Center, King Arthur Baking Center, and the Institute for Culinary Education in New York City. Her first love is telling stories with her words and images, which she does on her blog, EdibleLiving.com. She is currently working on her first cookbook (Chronicle Books) to be released in 2011. Sarah is an avid gardener and lives with her husband, András, in New York City, and Hungary.
Sarah offers three hands-on culinary experiences, 3.5 hours each, during which you will enjoy preparing your own meal along with fellow cooks. You also will have the opportunity to harvest produce you use from our organic garden, Tres Estrellas. Transportation will be provided.
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Water Week | Craig Stuart
The warm, dry climate of the Ranch has always enticed water lovers to our three outdoor pools. Craig's special summer program includes:
Discover how fun and invigorating it is to create wave action in the pool. Harness the power of liquid resistance and experience a body-friendly workout that truly feels good. Our low-impact, shallow water class targets aerobic endurance, muscular strength, balance and flexibility.
M, W, F at 11:00am
HYDRO-FIT Deep Water Training
Deep water training is an ideal non-impact addition to your Ranch week. Use specialized HYDRO-FIT buoyancy and resistance equipment to strengthen and tone your entire body while pushing fat-burning systems into high gear. No swimming skill is required, although comfort in deep water is recommended.
Su, Tu, Th at 11:00am and M, W, at 2:00pm
H2O Pool Pilates
Experience Pilates inspired training in the pool. Use simple buoyancy equipment and water’s natural assistance & resistance to train the deepest muscle layers in your body. Develop core strength for improved posture, balance and coordination.
Su, Tu, Th at 2:00pm
Experience soothing exercise in the pool. Ease muscle soreness and body aches as you discover how water provides support, assistance and resistance. Improve balance, enhance flexibility and restore mobility through gentle movement in the water.
Su, Tu, Th at 3:00pm
H2O Sport Conditioning
Learn how to improve physical function and enhance your natural abilities in our playful, deep-water "boot camp" workout. Rediscover your inner child and have fun as you achieve a great cardiovascular, strength, and agility workout that will leave you feeling good, not sore and exhausted.
M, W, F at 10:00am
Improve your stroke technique and enjoy a great swim conditioning workout Our coach is on deck to help you get the most from your swimming experience. All levels are welcome—from beginner to masters level. This class is 30-minutes.
Tu, Th at 12:00noon
Craig is a certified fitness instructor, and the creator and director of HYDRO-FIT in Eugene, Oregon. He presents water workshops nationally and internationally. His innovative workouts range from easy to challenging. On the Web:www.hydrofit.com.
Writing What You Don't Know | Irene Borger
The source of all creative work is not knowing what will emerge, in other words: playing, a focused yet open state. No matter what your field, learn how you can you enhance your own experience and output. A longtime, popular Ranch speaker, writer Irene Borger has researched the creative process for more than twenty-five years.
Writing From Your Life: A Three-Day Workshop
Working with a master teacher, come write short pieces that surprise you, and leave with terrific tools for continuing your practice. Whether you are a pro or a beginner, experiencing “beginner's mind,” a state of open awareness that blunts the inner critic will help you enhance your creative life. You are welcome to attend one, two, or all three sessions.
Irene's writing has appeared in many publications including The Los Angeles Times, Vogue, O, Architectural Digest, and on The Wall Street Journal arts page. The founder of the Writing Program at AIDS Project Los Angeles, the country's second-largest AIDS service agency, she served as artist-in-residence there for ten years. She is the editor of From a Burning House: The AIDS Project Los Angeles Writers Workshop Collection, published by Washington Square Press/Pocket Books. The audiotape version was nominated for a Grammy in the Spoken Word category, and the workshop profiled on the MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour.
Irene is also director of the Alpert Award in the Arts, overseeing the giving of five annual $75,000 grants to outstanding artists working nationally in dance, film/video, music, theatre, and the visual arts. Her conversations with 19 of these artists are the subject of the book, The Force of Curiosity. She is the writer and curator for a prize-winning website
A Bennington College graduate, with an M.A. in dance ethnology from UCLA, Irene is also a former member of the dance history faculty at University of California, Riverside. A longtime meditation student, she is working on a book on listening.
Divine Digestion: Three-Day Workshop| Kathie Swift, MA, RD and Jennifer Young, MA RYT
Though interesting, entertaining lectures, yoga and writing exercises Jennifer Young and Kathie Swift present information and tools for creating a healthy gut and digestive tract.
Day 1: Digestive Health Naturally (digestive triad: gut brain, microflora, immune defense)
Day 2 and 3: Digestive Healing: Five Rs: Remove, replace, repair repopulate, rebalance
“Your digestive tract is your highway to health or pathway to pathology. Most people are not aware that headaches, fibromyalgia, skin problems, chronic infections and many other conditions have their origins in the gut.” Kathie Swift.
Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RD, LDN, is a leading educator, innovator and practitioner in the field of integrative nutrition. She has been the curriculum consultant and co-designer of Food As Medicine since the programs founding in 2001. She is co- author with Gerard Mullin, MD, of The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health.
Kathie is the Chief Nutrition Advisor for www.myfoodmyhealth.com, an online program that provides customized meal plans for individuals with various health conditions, and author of www.myfoundationdiet.com, a gluten and dairy free elimination food plan. She is a teacher of healthy living programs at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and the Senior Nutrition Advisor for the Optimal Health and Prevention Research Foundation in San Diego, California.
Kathie spearheaded the pioneering functional medicine program at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, where she served as Nutrition Director for more than a decade and created the “Nutritional Intelligence” dietary guidelines which were presented at the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. Kathie helped Mark Hyman, MD establish the UltraWellness Center, where she was the Nutrition Director for three years and continues to consult.
Kathie is on the faculty at Saybrook University’s graduate program in Mind Body Medicine, and is a curriculum design consultant for Tai Sophia Institute’s new MS in Nutrition & Integrative Health.
Jennifer Young is the Director and Senior Faculty member of Kripalu Healthy Living immersion programs. For 15 years she has taught expressive and creative writing at the university level, in health settings, and with artists and actors. As a journal facilitator, she specializes in using expressive writing for health and healing as well as unleashing more creativity and vitality in life.