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Rancho La Puerta’s New Wellness Program, Part III


If you read my blog post about The Ranch’s new health program, Wellness FX, and my follow up post about my experience with it, then you know it’s a valuable tool for early diagnosis and developing your health goals. If you haven’t read the previous posts, I suggest that you do to better understand the program — which tracks, analyzes, and provides important feedback on your internal wellbeing. Here I will show you how a Rancho La Puerta retreat will help you improve common health concerns that you may discover through Wellness FX.

Wellness FX and the Rancho La Puerta experience go hand in hand. Once you receive your test results and have a consultation with a health practitioner – unless your results are the definition of perfect health –I believe you will be inspired to improve your overall wellbeing.  And I have good news for you – Yvonne Nienstadt, the Ranch Nutritionist, and Barry Shingle, the Director of Guest Relations and Programming, developed a list of Ranch activities to help remedy the most common health diagnoses.


Whether you internalize stress, suffer from inflammation, feel tired all the time, need to change your diet, or want to increase your fitness level – we have programs that can help. The Ranch has a holistic and whole body approach to optimizing your health, so you will rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit on a wellness retreat.  We hope to see you at The Ranch! ¡Salud!

The Ranch offers a variety of workshops, presentations, entertainment, and learning experiences to accommodate all of our guest’s requests and interests. 


Susan Friedman

Reflections of a Ranch Docent

  I am lucky to be a host at a weeklong party which features delicious, healthy, and beautifully presented food, a stunning setting, and constant entertainment. At this party there is always an opportunity for all the guests to learn … Continue reading


Patricia Moreno

danceSati with Patricia Moreno

Patricia Moreno, a mind body coach and fitness expert with over 20 years of experience, recently taught her signature Sati Life workouts at The Ranch. Patricia is an incredible force; she has a vivacious and inspirational energy that lifts the … Continue reading



Wine Dinner at La Cocina Que Canta

On Saturday night I had the pleasure of attending a gourmet farm-to-table wine dinner at La Cocina Que Canta. I arrived at 4:00 pm to La Cocina’s stunning flowered courtyard where I was warmly greeted with live music and wine served by Roberto of the Bazaar Del Sol. … Continue reading



Origins of the Ranch, Part XX

  A brief journey into “Cosmos, Man and Society”—some of the fascinating underpinnings of Rancho La Puerta’s “pre-Ranch” beginnings [To read more history, see Origins of the Ranch: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, Part X, Part XI, Part XII, … Continue reading


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