December: Changes and Transition - Rancho La Puerta

December: Changes and Transition

Seasonal changes can make us restless. Transitions find us suspended, waiting for our thoughts to land and take root in our lives. December, with the New Year just around the corner is one of those transitional junctures. Here is a handful of classes to help you settle into the New Year.


December 1 – 7

Hula Concerts and classes with Pamela and Pualani

Even The Ranch can change. For the first time in our history, we’ll have Hula dancing and Hawaiian music at The Ranch. Join award-winning singer and songwriter Pamela Polland and Paulani Cabral as they teach and perform Hawaiian music and dance. Learn hula hands, feet, and hips to bring a little gracious sway and balance into your life. More.


December 8 – 14

Yoga with Shayne and River Morgan

Join celebrated mother-daughter yoga duo Shayne and River Morgan for a week of yoga that’ll help you stretch and find balance in your life. It doesn’t matter how you feel coming into the studio, it’s how you feel when you leave. More.


December 15 – 21

Cooking classes with Deborah Schneider

If you enjoyed our cookbook Cooking With the Seasons then you’ve enjoyed Deborah Schneider’s recipes. Her latest book The Essential Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook features the traditional ingredients and recipes to create delicious meals in an instapot. Chef Deborah has mentored many chefs to success. She can mentor you to success with your meals too. More.


Decemebr 22 – 28

Trail Running with Tom and Donnie Flahavan

Don’t forget your trail running shoes this week! Hit the trails with running coaches Tom and Donnie Flahavan as they guide you to success on our freshly groomed trails. Their trail running workshops and guided runs are the perfect complement to the nutrition classes, yoga, and spa classes offered everyday at The Ranch. More.


December 29 -January 4

Traces of the Ox: Zen Meditation and the Liberated Life with Ann Pirruccello

Begin to tame, train, and transform your heart and mind with teacher Ann Pirruccello this perfect new year’s week. The Ox Herding pictures of Zen describe the often nonlinear path to enlightenment. With this metaphor, Ann Pirruccello will teach sitting, moving and art-related meditation principles for a meditation practice that can be transformative to your life. More.

Let one of our Experience Planners help you find the perfectly transformative week.