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October at The Ranch: Refocus


October at Rancho La Puerta – Refocus

We all lead busy lives, but we do not have to be distracted by everything that comes our way.  Take a digital detox day!  Step away from your phone and electronic devices then take note of your surroundings, being mindful and refocus on one activity at time.  Your mind, body and spirit will thank you at the end of the day.


Michele HebertMeditation and Healing Yoga Week | Michele Hébert
October 3-10

Michele Hébert is a wellness educator, raja yoga and meditation teacher, natural nutritionist and author. She implemented the first meditation-based stress management program at the renowned Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California teaching mind-body wellness techniques to enhance the immune system. As the media representative in the area of mind-body integration for the American Council on Exercise…read more


Maria NhambuAerobics with Soul® | Maria Nhambu
October 17-24

Maria Nhambu has been a Specialty Week presenter of her original Aerobics With Soul® dance program at the Ranch for 18 years. An educator, dancer, writer, mother, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, she prefers to be known simply by her Sukuma name, Nhambu, which means “one who connects” or “bridge person.”  She was raised in an orphanage for mixed race children in East Africa…read more


John AshCulinary Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta | Visiting John Ash
October 10-17

Many refer to Chef John Ash as the “Father of Wine Country Cuisine.” In 1980 he opened his namesake restaurant, John Ash & Company, in Santa Rosa, California.  It was the first restaurant in Northern California wine country to focus on local, seasonal ingredients used to create dishes that complemented the wines being made in the region…read more


Oran B. HestermanHealthy Sustainable Food System for All | Oran Hesterman, Ph.D.
October 24-31

Oran B. Hesterman, PhD, is president and CEO of Fair Food Network, a national nonprofit organization working at the intersection of food systems, sustainability and social equity to guarantee access to healthy, fresh, and sustainably grown food, especially in underserved communities. His book, “Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All” (PublicAffairs, 2011), has been recognized as a “must read”…read more


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

Interested in learning more about achieving a marvelous balance of mind, body and spirit? Join us for a week at our 3,000-acre health and fitness resort in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico—about an hour’s drive from San Diego, all with transportation provided. Make your reservation or request more information by calling 800-443-7565, or use our convenient online reservation form by clicking below.



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



Farewell from Kate!

I’ve been the resident blogger at The Ranch for the last three years and it’s definitely bittersweet to be leaving.  The Ranch has been truly good to me.  I discovered it in W Magazine back in 2012 where I read … Continue reading


Hiking at Rancho La Puerta

July at The Ranch: Remotivate

The sun is out and it’s summertime!  This is one of my favorite times of the year at The Ranch; perfect pool weather, gorgeous scenery, and beautiful twilight dinners outdoors in the warm evening breeze.  July is also the perfect time … Continue reading


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