July Breathe - Rancho La Puerta
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July Breathe


Learn to control your breathing in pilates, hold your breath during Water Week and experience the refreshing baritone singing of Lee Lessack this month at The Ranch. These amazing guest presenters at Rancho La Puetra will help you breathe a fresh breath into your summer and into your life.

Pilates Week | Karen Sanzo
July 2-9 

Karen SanzoJoin Physical Therapist Karen Sanzo for a week of progressive Matwork Fundamentals or, if you’re ready, Pilates Matwork Level II for a quicker paced class. Karen is internationally recognized for her innovative approaches to the Pilates method. Her highly effective method of working with beginners, communicating with precision, and demonstrating the fundamentals of movement are invaluable lessons for every Pilates instructor.  See More.

Concert | Lee Lessack and John Boswell
July 9 – 16

John BoswellPianist and Composer John Boswell’s interest in musical theater lead to his work on Broadway productions; “The Secret Garden” and “Liza!” and the L.A. productions of “Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill” and “The Beautiful Lady.” He also served as music director for such notables as Judy Collins and Bob Newhart, and composed music for TV shows like General Hospital and Santa Barbara.

Lee LessackLee Lessack baritone vocals and sophisticated yet endearing persona have made him a shining star of the international concert scene. Billboard Magazine calls his singing, “Cabaret romanticism of a high order.”  Touring extensively in the United States and Europe to sold-out performances and releasing seven albums. Lessack has proven himself both as performer and recording artist.


Rancho La Puerta Reads & Writes 2016 | Leslie Levine, Joëlle Delbourgo, and Brenda Copeland
July  16 – 23

Gain a fresh perspective into publishing and confidence in your writing during this week of writing workshops and panel discussions. From the ingredients of fiction and memoir to modern publishing this will be a wordsmith’s dream. See More.

Brenda CopelandBrenda Copeland is an Executive Editor at St. Martin’s Press where she publishes a vibrant mix of fiction and nonfiction, from the commercial to the literary. Whether you’re just thinking about writing a personal essay or putting the final polish on a manuscript, Brenda will help you write the story of your life.


Leslie LevineLeslie Levine is the author of three nonfiction books, including Will This Place Ever Feel Like Home? Simple Advice for Settling In After You Move (McGraw-Hill), Ice Cream for Breakfast: If You Follow All the Rules, You Miss Half the Fun (McGraw-Hill), and Wish It, Dream It, Do It:  Turn the Life You’re Living into the Life You Want (Simon & Schuster).


Joelle DelbourgoJoëlle Delbourgo launched Joëlle Delbourgo Associates, a literary agency, in 1999, after spending more than two decades as an editor and senior publishing executive at Random House and HarperCollins. Joëlle has taught Editing and Publishing at Rutgers University, and given workshops and appeared on panels and as a speaker at many writing conferences.


Water Week | Craig Stuart
July 23 – 30

Craig StuartCraig Stuart is a certified fitness instructor, and the creator and director of HYDRO-FIT® in Eugene, Oregon. In his classes, you’ll harness the power of liquid resistance and experience a body-friendly workout, develop core strength for improved posture, balance and coordination and finally improve your stroke technique and enjoy a great swim conditioning workout. Craig is on deck to help you get the most from your swimming experience. See More.

To see a full listing of amazing guest instructors and opportunities see our Events Calendar.