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November at The Ranch: Rededicate


November at Rancho La Puerta – Rededicate

Why wait for the New Year to recommit to your resolutions?  November is rededication month at The Ranch and a good time to rededicate yourself to healthy goals. With all the social commitments and parties, it’s a good month to make smart choices and devote time to reflection, fitness and wellness.


Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., ABPPHealing Interpersonal Wounds | Janis Abrahms, Ph.D, ABPP
October 31- November 7

Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., ABPP, is a nationally acclaimed expert on issues of trust, intimacy, and forgiveness. Her first book, After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful, has sold more than a half million copies. Her two other award-winning books include How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive, The Freedom Not To; and Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent.  Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, she is a former clinical supervisor in the Department of Psychology at Yale University, and a popular media guest on programs such as NPR and Good Morning America. – read more


WillisV10Culinary Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta | Visiting Teacher Virginia Willis
November 7- 14

Virginia Willis has cooked Lapin Normandie with Julia Child, prepared lunch for President Clinton, and catered a bowling party for Jane Fonda. She began her culinary career tossing pizzas in college, has since foraged for wild herbs in the Alps, made mustard in Dijon, crushed olives in California, and harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano in Sicily. – read more


Allison McCurdyBar Method | Allison McCurdy
November 14-21

An avid snow skier, hiker, and “anything cardio” enthusiast, Allison remained mainly outdoors to exercise until she found The Bar Method™ in 2007. The Bar Method™ introduced a whole new level of fitness to her mind and body by not only completely changing her body shape but also her career direction. After 12 years in corporate America, The Bar Method inspired Allison to pursue a life dream of opening her own business with a focus on health and fitness. – read more


Jody-MillerChange Your Mind, Change Your Body | Jody Miller, M.A., RCEP
November 21-28

Jody Miller is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist who works with clients to help them achieve weight loss and fitness goals, ultimately helping them to reduce their risk of chronic disease and to promote a long and healthy life. She provides personal training and post-rehabilitative exercise training, behavioral nutrition and wellness coaching. – read more


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

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Azteca Gym at Rancho La Puerta

Weightlifting in Azteca Gym

The Ranch is known as a refuge for reflection, rejuvenation and fitness, providing opportunities and tools for self-betterment. Along with the myriad of hiking trails, wellness facilities and spas at Rancho La Puerta, is the Azteca Gym, which is the perfect environment to pump … 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


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Get #RanchFit!

Summer is here and there’s no better time to step up your game in fitness and health. Here at Rancho La Puerta we provide an overall mind, body and spirit program that appeals to all, but fear not: If you … Continue reading


Ellen Sussman

Tips for Beginning Fiction Writers

The Ranch is a haven for emerging writers.  We frequently have talented and established writers teach workshops here at RLP.  I’m lucky enough to have been to many classes and it’s helped my writing tremendously. This past Writer’s Week, author Ellen Sussman taught Writing … Continue reading


yoga at rancho la puerta

Moving with Grace Yoga Practice

It’s always a pleasure to attend Shayne and River Morgan’s annual Yoga for Every B.O.D.Y. series at The Ranch.  They are amazing teachers that work together in perfect unison.  I always feel wonderful after their classes, which feature simple yet surprisingly … Continue reading


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