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September at Rancho La Puerta

September marks the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, and for a lot of us, it means the kids are back in school. But why should they have all the fun new experiences and opportunities for growth? Join us in September for amazing teachers and workshops.

August 31 – August 6

Rhythmic Sounds with Steven Schick

The New Yorker’s Alex Ross calls Steven Schick “one of the supreme living virtuosos, not just on percussion, but of any instrument.” For instruments, Steven Schick’s has used stones, sticks, drums, gongs, and bells to add texture and tell a story. He is the artistic director of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and the Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of California San Diego. We can’t think of a better venue to experience his majestic and earthy percussion. More.


September 7 – 13

Aerobics with Soul, an African Workout with Marie Nhambu

Marie Nhambu’s Aerobics with Soul teaches African dance and emphasize full body articulation to free your inner dancer. Step to the beat in these classes for a fun workout. Maria Nhambi is an internationally known teacher who has been guest teaching her popular classes at The Ranch since 1996. Open to all levels. More.


September 14 – 20

Bringing Bliss Home with Bea Pila

Bea Pila is an award-winning interior designer who specializes in creating sacred spaces where people can lead and live inspired lives; at home and at work. During workshops, you’ll learn to make the connection between design and desire, mindfully free every room from stifling expectations and learn to bring bliss home and make your spaces sacred. More.


September 21 –  27 

Mindful Knitting Workshops with Jessica Meyrowitz

What incredibly soft, comfortable thing can you make during your stay at The Ranch? How about an oversized scarf you create during Jessica Meyrowitz’s Mindful Knitting workshops. “I wanted the yarn to feel like a cloud,” says Meyrowitz. “When people feel (the products) I want them to say it’s so yummy … so soft.” Students will learn to knit using oversized knitting needles and 100% merino wool in workshops open to all levels of knitters. More.


September 28 – October 4 

Kathleen Flinn may be as known for her New York Times best-selling memoir, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry, as she is for her talent as a teacher and recipes. She has a great cheat sheet to flavor profiles on her blog. Join Kathleen at our cooking school, La Cocina Que Canta, for stories, tips, and more.