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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.



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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


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Announcing Fiesta De La Cocina Que Canta!

A Food Enthusiast’s Special Week At Rancho La Puerta And Our Cooking School, La Cocina Que Canta September 28 – October 5, 2013 Join famed cookbook author and chef Deborah Madison—along with esteemed chef/writers John Ash, Marie Simmons, Nani Steele and our own Denise Roa—at our … 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


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