Voices Of The Ranch - Rancho La Puerta

Live Talks With Barry from The Ranch!

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




Learn about personality traits and relationships through Enneagrams. Betsy will explain where they came from, how you can learn yours and how it can help you better understand yourself and your relationships. Barry will share his with Betsy as an example.


Exploring Enneagrams
Betsy Ingalls
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

4:00PM PST/ 7:00PM EST 


Betsy Ingalls has made an art and a career of exploring and analyzing diverse ways to empower individuals to become their best selves. Prior to founding the Bingalls School of Somatic Happiness in Santa Barbara, she worked as a financial advisor in Minneapolis. She has now taught both the Enneagram and Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement for almost 20 years. She has also shared her expertise on TV and as a presenter at various wellness festivals and institutions, of which her favorite is Rancho La Puerta.


ZOOM Link Here





Lin Lin teaches Barry (and you!) the difference between Tai Chi and QiGong. This discussion will include a short class. Tune in to participate.


Tai Chi
Lin Lin Choy
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

4:00PM PST/ 7:00PM EST 


Dancer and Tai Ji Quan trainer, Lin Lin Choy trained at London’s Royal Ballet School and at the University of London, and she danced professionally in the 70s and 80s in England. If you are of a certain age, you might have seen her dancing leading roles with Yul Brynner in “The King and I,” and in the original production of “Cats” in London’s West End.

During Lin Lin’s dancing years, while exploring Chinese culture, she realized how much dance and Tai Ji Quan had in common, and undertook the study and practice of Tai Ji Quan. After intensive training with masters in mainland China and from around the world, Lin Lin trained at the Beijing Sports University and Renmin University of China.

In 1985 she began her teaching career and realized she had found her calling. She has taught Tai Ji Quan in Hong Kong, Beijing, Belgium, London, and from coast to coast in the US. Linlin is recognized for her expertise and approachable teaching style, and her students, of all ages, revere and respect both her knowledge and the enjoyable learning environment she creates.

In 2012, Lin Lin expanded her scope to include “Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance” (TJQMBB), an evidence-based therapeutic Tai Ji Quan for Fall Prevention. Her master teaching techniques and clinical knowledge are now available to people of all ages with movement difficulties and balance concerns, and especially older adults at high risk of falls. She is now an acclaimed Train the Trainer of TJQMBB, and she shares her evidence-based techniques with other trainers around the world.



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.

Watch Past Discussions Here

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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