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August at The Ranch: Re-Imagine


Imagination is a powerful thing.  Imagination is the beginning of your personal creation that is your life.  What do you imagine for yourself?  Where do you see yourself in five years or next month?  What do you want to add to your bucket list?  Don’t hold back!  Have fun re-imagining what you want for yourself, then write it down and meditate on it daily.


David KaplanTai Chi | David Kaplan, August 15-22
David Kaplan is the founder of the Kaplan Method of Martial Arts/ Wellness a blend of Chi Kung /Shaolin Wushu, Kyokushin Karate and Zen Buddhism. For over twenty years David has been teaching children, adults and seniors at numerous U.S and international locations including The Yale Club, New York University, Goldman Sachs, American Express among others. A student of World Oyama founder Shigeru Oyama and USA Shaolin Temple founder and abbot Shi Yan Ming …read more


Chef AJCulinary Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta |Visiting Teacher Chef AJ, August 8-15
Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-based diet for almost 40 years. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which airs on Foody TV. With her comedy background, she has made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and more. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from a junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body…read more


Elliott Dacher M.DMeditation and Human Flourishing | Elliott Dacher, M.D., August 15-22
Elliott S. Dacher, M.D. practiced internal medicine for 20 years before pursuing an extensive education in Eastern psychology and practices amongst the wise healers of Asia. His last book –Aware, Awake, Alive is the course text. He is a past fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and a past advisory board member of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. A frequent presenter and seminar leader, ….read more


BeeYouthing: A Hypnotic Approach to Anti-aging | Bee Epstein-Shepherd, Ph.D., August 22-29
Dr. Bee Epstein-Shepherd has helped people attain personal and professional excellence since 1975. She is now in her “retirement career” as a Hypnotherapist. Since 1985 she has impacted more than 250.000 people in over 450 cities internationally by teaching self-management and peak performance. She has 10 years-experience teaching management and business psychology courses at the college level and consulting for major corporations. She is author of Stress First Aid for the Working Woman; How to Create Balance at Work, At Home, In Your Life; Free Yourself From Diets; Mental Management for Great Golf: …read more


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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



Origins of the Ranch, Part VI

The year was 1935…and even then the Professor’s bread was good. Very good. And so, too, were the “good radiations.” Englishwoman Florence Mahon’s recounting of her seven-month journey to “The Cure” continues; the setting a camp at Lake Elsinore, California—five … Continue reading



Friday Night Fiesta

If you’ve been to The Ranch, then you know about the Friday Night Fiesta! After a week of working out, eating healthy and “being good,” at The Ranch, Friday night is all about letting go and celebrating!  I recently had … Continue reading



Origins of the Ranch, Part V

Fascinating techniques on everything from sleep and breathing to chewing foods… The Professor continues his “breaking down” methods of eliminating disease and toxins from the body, as chronicled by Florence Mahon, a health refugee from England who, along with her … Continue reading



Origins of the Ranch, Part III

Our story to date: Rancho La Puerta co-Founder Edmond Szekely, in Tahiti on a scientific health expedition, meets Purcell Weaver in 1934. Weaver, a young Englishman suffering from ill health, solves his health problems under Szekely’s tutelage, and becomes Szekely’s … Continue reading


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Origins of the Ranch, Part II

  Feeling better following Edmond’s Szekely’s health plan, Purcell Weaver begins working for Edmond as a translator in Tahiti…and plans for the future take form. The following story is from Purcell Weaver’s Preface to Edmond Szekely’s book “Man, Cosmos & … Continue reading


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