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April at The Ranch: Rejuvenate

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It’s spring-cleaning time at The Ranch, but not the traditional kind.  Our spring-cleaning is all about rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul.  Considered by many the most beautiful season here at Rancho La Puerta, April is the perfect month to detox and renew.  We have some amazing presenters, activities and treatments to take advantage of so come join us for a bit of spring fun, learning and relaxation.

Every week Rancho La Puerta offers a complete program of over 60 different classes and activities (four or more every hour) led by our expert staff. In addition, we invite—each week—some of our favorite “presenters” to join us and share their specialty. We consider them our guest stars, and you may want to time your stay to the presence of one of these presenters. 


marla apt at rancho la puertaIyengar Yoga with Marla Apt  A Senior level Iyengar Yoga teacher, Marla was highlighted by Yoga Journal magazine as one of twenty-one young yoga teachers helping to shape the future of yoga. Marla visited India for the first time while doing research for a degree in Buddhist Philosophy and has since returned numerous times for yoga studies with BKS Iyengar and his family including a year of study in Pune, India.  Marla leads workshops and teacher trainings around the world and is a contributing writer for Yoga Journal and other magazines internationally…read more


Spa 125x100_9Wellness Journey Massage A holistic experience to support your wellness journey, soothe the soul and allow the body to heal physically and emotionally. The power of each wellness focused aromatherapy blend is based on the therapeutic properties of essential oils. Our unique massage technique supports the immune system and promotes balance. Hot compresses applied along the spine help essential oils penetrate into the nervous system…read more 


Erica JongHow to Write the Story of Your Life with Erica Jong  Erica Jong is a poet, novelist and essayist best known for her eight best-selling novels: “Fear of Flying,” which has sold 20 million copies in thirty-seven languages, “How to Save Your Own Life,” “Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones, Parachutes & Kisses,” “Shylock’s Daughter” (formerly Serenissima), “Any Woman’s Blues,” “Inventing Memory” and “Sappho’s Leap.” Her mid-life memoir “Fear of Fifty” also became a major international bestseller. Ms. Jong is also the author of six award-winning collections of poetry…read more 

Culinary Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta

kim-odonnelVisiting Teacher Kim O’Donnel  For more than a decade, Seattle-based journalist and chef Kim O’Donnel has dispensed culinary advice and covered food policy at numerous publications, including the Washington Post, Civil Eats, Culinate, Mother Earth News and USA Today.  She is the author of two cookbooks, most recently “The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations,” which was among the Washington Post’s Top Cookbooks of 2012. Her work is featured in the anthology “Best Food Writing 2013.” A graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, Kim sits on the James Beard Journalism Awards committee…read more 


Walter-WillettRecent Findings: Issues in Nutrition and Health with Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr. P.H. Dr. Walter Willett is Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and Chairman of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Willett has published over 1,500 articles, primarily on lifestyle risk factors for heart disease and cancer, and has written the textbook, Nutritional Epidemiology, published by Oxford University Press. He also has four books for the general public, Eat, Drink and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating, which has appeared on most major bestseller lists, Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less, co-authored with Mollie Katzen, The Fertility Diet, co-authored with Jorge Chavarro and Pat Skerrett and most recently Thinfluence, co-authored with Malissa Wood and Dan Childs.


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.