The Art Ranch is dedicated to Holistic Nutrition and Wellness
in a unique program that incorporates all sources of holistic nourishment for the body, mind, and spirit.

Wellness | Traditional & Whole Food Education

  • Explore the history of the Western Diet of refined foods and the subsequent effect on health and wellbeing 

  • Study the traditional foods local to the area such as acorns, seaweed, wild turnips, choke cherries, etc, as well as herbs and medicines 

  • Study raw and living whole foods and their health benefits

  • Field trips for identifying and harvesting foods and herbs 

  • Educational films and Guest Speakers


Cooking Creations

  • ·  Cook and create traditional and non-traditional recipes
     
  • ·  Raw and living food recipes and preparation
     
  • ·  Food preparation and preserving; the use of VitaMix blender, dehydrators, canning methods and freezing.
     
  • ·  Each morning campers make their own smoothies of their choice of  healthful  ingredients

Fitness:

Water Aerobics: 

Our water classes and water games provide significant cardiovascular benefits. Due to water’s innate resistance, it is an effective workout for nearly every muscle and joint in the body. 

 Ashtanga Yoga: 

The practice is an ancient system of yoga that was taught by Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta. Ashtanga Yoga is a daily method of yoga involving synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures. This process produces intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The results are improved circulation, a strong flexible body and a calm mind.

Jui Jitsu: 

A centered and relaxation form of martial arts.  Our campers, will be guided through a series of physical exercises to help them to become more empowered, open, relaxed and centered. 

 The practice teaches you to leverage your opponent with minimal movement and maximum efficiency by blending with their energy and motion.  

Qigong:

Qigong (Chinese for “light body skill”) 

Qigong is a form of martial arts using a practiced series of techniques to strengthen the body and direct your inner energy in such a manner that the body becomes nearly weightless. Campers  learn techniques to use your body strength and inner energy to generate a constant forward momentum, creating a lightness and fluidity in your movements.  Qigong promotes physical strength, flexibility, and balance as well as inner stillness, and mental clarity. Become light as a feather in body and mind.

 Horseback riding and Equine Therapy: 

Students learn to use all of their senses including their intuition, teaching them to trust themselves, communicate from their truth, and be aware of the world around them. They are taught different handling techniques as well as the many riding methods used in tracking, hunting, and rescuing. 

 Through hands on work with the horses in the ring, they will learn different riding and handling techniques in preparation for riding and tracking excursions in the woods and open meadows. 

Nature Hikes: 

Campers will hike various terrains and learn about herbal medicine, plant, and animal life.