Yoga first soared in popularity here at Rancho La Puerta and throughout North America almost simultaneously. Although there were many sources of new yoga programs in the United States in the mid-20th century, leader Indra Devi (whom many credit as being the most influential yoga teacher of the time) was here at the Ranch as well as our sister spa, the Golden Door. She even opened her own yoga retreat center next door to Rancho La Puerta.

Read on to learn more about yoga at Rancho La Puerta and the hundreds of other enticements we offer as you consider your next fitness/wellness vacation.

Restorative Yoga

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Yoga/Fundamentals: Level One

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Ideal for beginners or guests interested in a slower paced class that addresses fundamental skills and terminology. (Progressive)

Yoga: Level Two

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For experienced practitioners with a current yoga practice. Our instructors bring a wide range of teaching styles including Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vinyasa and will include various combinations of sun salutations, pranyama, yoga philosophy, inversions, backbends, and twists. An invigorating and creative practice. (75 minutes)

Yoga Sculpt

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Designed to strengthen and sculpt every major muscle group. Free weights are used in a sequence of standing and seated yoga postures to intensify each pose. Strength-training exercises are incorporated to build lean muscle mass. Yoga Sculpt will boost your metabolism and complement your regular yoga practice. (Level 2)




Each week has a number of special events (see below). These take place in addition to the full slate of classes and activities led by our resident staff.
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