The way we breathe—short fast breaths when we’re stressed or the satisfying long deep inhale and exhale when we’re relaxed—lets us know what’s going on inside us. We can learn so much by observing ourselves. Take time this month to explore the idea that you might not be able to think your way out of stress and anxiety, but you can find a way through simple breathing exercises. Here at The Ranch, breathing well and deep becomes a natural, easy joy again and underpins almost everything we do.
Spring has come to The Ranch! Green shoots carpet the landscape, and Tres Estrellas—our organic farm—is bursting with the promise of new crops. What better way to welcome this month than with a week of workshops in the garden? As part of Wisdom Keepers Week, famed organic farmers and authors Michael Ableman and Wendy Johnson will share their passion for cultivating the plants that nourish us, as well as the healing and renewing energy of gardening itself. This is your chance to commune with the earth and learn from two pioneers in organic gardening!
Finding balance isn’t just for scales and teeter-totters. You can create harmony in your life with Sylvia and Emily Boorstein this week. Explore techniques for aligning wisdom and action through the experience and wisdom these two powerhouses bring to The Ranch and the world.
Get ready to dance to African rhythms, shake your booty, and breathe wonderfully and well during Kukuwa’s week of classes, each offering a joyful full-body shakeup and workout. Designed to strengthen your core and increase flexibility, these low-impact classes are fun and challenging for all ages.
Invest in yourself this spring with The Ranch’s Detox and Cleansing Retreat under the supervision of Dr. Michael Finkelstein. This two-week retreat was a transformative experience for its participants last year, and promises the same this spring for all who wish to reduce inflammation in the body, and feel absolutely, conquer-the-world energized.
March 24 – 30
What better way to reach into spring than a refreshing look at locally sourced meals and a deeper understanding of how to grow your own. Join Jan Buhrman as you experience and harvest meals from our six-acre farm, then cook fresh from field to fork during one of her cooking classes at La Cocina Que Canta (The Kitchen That Sings).