February at Rancho La Puerta - Rancho La Puerta

February at Rancho La Puerta

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” -Rumi

There’s a gentle breeze that blows across The Ranch this time of year, caressing the foothills of Mount Kuchumaa on its way, bringing to us the fresh sweet fragrance of mountain sage, wildflowers, and nurtured earth. We can feel it in the crisp predawn light as we begin our hikes. There’s no better way to start the day.

February 2- 8

No Limits with Dean Karnazes.

Dean Karnazes has run nonstop for three days, finished a 200-mile run across Death Valley in the middle of the summer, and run a marathon at the South Pole, to list just a few of his accomplishments. He’s documented these runs in a handful of popular books. Learn what keeps him running and work on your trail running skills while building endurance from the Ultra Marathon Man. More


February 9 – 15

On Writing with Merissa Nathan Gerson

Join journalist Merissa Nathan Gerson for a week of exploring the writer’s life. Where do good ideas come from? How do you navigate rejection after sinking your heart into an article? Through four workshops Merissa will teach you tips to honor your voice and organize your thoughts effectively share your compelling stories. More.


February 16 – 22

Cooking with Jenny Carr

Come slice, dice, and cook at our cooking school, La Cocina Que Canta, with author and nutritional fitness coach Jenny Carr. As a leader in anti-inflammatory nutrition, Jenny helps people reverse chronic symptoms through her coaching and fulfilling recipes. More.


February 23 – March 1

Artist in the Popular Imagination: Fact and Fiction with Jennifer Riddell

Have you ever looked at modern art and thought, “I could of done that?” Come explore modern art with Jennifer Riddell and wander through the history that has led to groundbreaking works by artists like Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. From there, discover lesser-known female abstract artists of the 1950s who pushed back and overcame obstacles of harassment in a male-dominated art world. The week caps off with an exploration of Johannes Vermeer whose Girl with a Pearl Earring has intrigued viewers and artist for over 350 years. More.

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