- Yoga At The TerracesThursday, August 10, 2017
Cool dew on your feet, gentle mooing in the background, and an experience yoga teacher leading you through morning movement guranteed to leave you feeling refreshed and energized for your day. This is yoga on the Terraces at James Ranch.
On Tuesdays here at James Ranch from 8:30am-9:45am, we practice Hatha Yoga, which promotes mind-body connectedness by focusing on breathing, posture, and meditation. Hatha Yoga emphasizes proper alignment and steadiness of breath and includes gentle movements interspersed with poses held for longer durations to increase flexibility, strength, balance, and concentration. Every class will be open to people of all ability-levels and will include options to accommodate those. Whatever your skill-level, please come! We will conclude each class with a period of relaxation, meditation, and a sound bath of harmonium music and chanting to send you into your day rejuvenated and focused.
Thursday mornings we engage in Ashtanga Yoga from 8:30am-9:30 am. Ashtanga Yoga is a flow style whose origins are derived from Shri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. It was brought to the west in the 60's to promote optimal health and vitality. This powerful style of yoga will be taught in an approachable yet powerful way to people of all skill-levels. Please bring your own mats!
Just as important as the yoga itself are our two wonderful instructors!
Lynn Wickersham has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2001 and has studied a variety of yoga styles including Iyengar, Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Yin. She attended formal yoga training at the Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja California Sur, Mexico, where her practice blossomed as both teacher and student. Lynn believes that the practice of yoga is a journey into the self, which leads to compassion for others, attunement with the environment, and personal contentment. It is her intention to guide students along their own journey to realize the physical, mental, and emotional benefits that yoga has to offer. This is Lynn’s 10 th year of teaching yoga classes in Durango! Lynn will be teaching every Tuesday morning and leading us in the practice of Hatha Yoga.
Carolynn Rittermann, MS, RDN, RYT has practiced yoga since 2000 and taught since 2006. She is an advanced practitioner of Ashtanga and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She and her family relocated from Hawaii in 2016 after finishing her time as an Active Duty Army Dietitian and now live in the Animas Valley. Carolynn will be teaching Ashtanga Yoga every Thursday morning and can't wait to see you there!
Each individual class is $12, or you can save by getting a five-punch card for $50! We can't wait to begin spending these beautiful summer mornings with you in such a wonderful way! See you there!
- Farm To LunchboxWednesday, September 21, 2017Are there any other parents out there like me who groan internally with the thought of crafting a daily, nutritious, filling school lunch that your children will actually eat? I’m sure there are. I am deeply committed to feeding my family nutrient-dense foods from our farm as much as I can. So for this reason, I roll up my sleeves and do a little planning. At this time of year, there is such amazing, local food available that it is a natural fit to work some of it into your kids’ school lunch.
- Dryland Corn and Elote Con CremaWednesday, September 07, 2017Four years ago I (Cynthia) was walking through the Durango Farmer’s Market to see what I could buy for the Grill to serve. I stopped at a booth that had a corn stock that was only 4 feet high but had these large, beautiful ears of corn jetting off the sides of it. This was my first introduction to dry land corn.
- Wasps Are Friends, Not The EnemyWednesday, September 02, 2017Since I have been actively working on the ranch the last few years, I have been paying attention to the wasp populations and actively encouraging their numbers by building housing and planting more and more bushes and plants with flowers to feed them. Beneficial wasps, both predatory and parasitoid, are another way we accomplish chemical-free, organic farming.
- It Takes A Village To Feed A VillageWednesday, August 10, 2017The families of the James Ranch provide a well-rounded variety of organically grown food products for the local community: 100% grass-fed beef, artisan raw milk cheeses, pastured pork and eggs, fresh produce and flowers, and our restaurant (Harvest Grill and Greens at the James Ranch Terraces). It's a family affair and we have a lot of moving parts that come together to offer our community the freshest, most nutrient-dense food in the Four Corners. We are also proud to carry products from other local farmers! We'd love to take a second to introduce to you the current lineup of farmers that we'll be supporting and carrying at James Ranch Market and Harvest Grill.