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We look forward to connecting with you virtually every week with our fascinating presenters and talented staff.



Don Henry
Virtual Gentle Yoga

Thursday, April 15, 2021
2:00PM PST/ 5:00PM EST

In addition to teaching Yoga classes in the Los Angeles area, Don is a certified Yoga therapist. He completed his training at Loyola Marymount University where he now is an adjunct professor in the Yoga Therapy program, as well as a mentor to Level III and IV Yoga therapy students. He is certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is also a certified Chair Yoga teacher.

Don has been teaching Yoga-related topics at the Esalen Institute for the past several years and was also awarded Prime of Life Yoga® Teacher of the Month by Samata International. He has been working closely with Yoga pioneer, Larry Payne, for many years, and served as Larry’s book editor and photographer for his new book, “Yoga After 50 for Dummies.”

Along with his Yoga credentials, Don holds an MA from the University of Rochester, is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America, and is a filmmaker (who even did a feature film set in Tecate, Mexico!).

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Listening, expressing, acknowledging, embracing, and leaning into each other are some of the basic tenets by which we define The Ranch’s existence. With “Voices of The Ranch,” our resolve is to bring you thought provoking and moving conversations to help us examine our beliefs and our opportunities, reaffirm our shared humanity and see how we can become better allies, standing for justice and compassion.

These may be uncomfortable and challenging, but also insightful, and inspiring. We can’t promise how they will turn out; we can promise that we won’t let fear get in the way of our mission to be a place for healing and transformation.


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Rabbi Michael R. Zedek
A Chat with Barry About Folklore

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
2:00PM PST/ 5:00PM EST

Rabbi Michael R. Zedek speaks internationally on spirituality and folklore, and he used to be the Senior Rabbi of Emanuel Congregation of Chicago. He also served as CEO of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, and for 26 years, he was spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Jehudah in Kansas City, Missouri, where he holds the title of Rabbi Emeritus. At the time of his installation in 1976, he was the youngest rabbi in the United States to head a “giant” congregation. Rabbi Zedek was the recipient of the Danforth Graduate Fellowship for outstanding teaching, a Fulbright-Hays Grant for advanced study in the United Kingdom, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hamilton College, Clinton, New York.


Adam Gallo
Virtual Postural Therapy

Thursday, April 22, 2021
2:00PM PST/ 5:00PM EST

Join Adam to learn about posture and easy exercises that help you enhance yours!

Adam began his fitness career teaching Martial Arts and group fitness to adults at just 13 years of age. Under the strict tutelage of his teacher, Jose Calasanz Martinez, Adam graduated to private personal training two years later. Since then, Adam has been a disciplined practitioner and teacher of various modalities, ranging from meditation techniques, bouldering, gymnastics, barre, functional mobility, myofascial release techniques, fascial strength training, circuit training/ HIIT and most recently Evolutionary Yoga, under the watchful eye of it’s creators; his West-coast parents and former Ranch Full-timers (now special guests), Paul Gould and Jenni Fox.

Adam is honored to join the esteemed roster of talented polymath practitioners at Rancho La Puerta.

In his spare time, Adam takes great pleasure in reading & writing, podcasting, quiet meditation and of course, expanding his base of knowledge and abilities to better serve your needs at The Ranch.

Stay tuned! I’m excited to share some of what is happening at your ‘home away from home’ each week.  -Barry

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