Maralyn D Hill and Brenda C Hill Presenting at Rancho LaPuerta the Week of July 14, 2012

Maralyn D Hill & Brenda C Hill

Brenda and I are very happy to announce we are on the Events Calendar at Rancho LaPuerta the Week of July 14, 2012. Other special presenters that week are Roni Mahler and Linda Carroll, M.S. You can see all of our programs outlined below.The Ranch is always a wonderful retreat for relaxation, rejuvenation, reflection, and good company. Where else can you enjoy so much in such a healthy atmosphere. We hope we see some of our followers there.

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Presenters for the week of July 14, 2012

Ballet Week | Roni Mahler

Roni Mahler is a ballerina who performed principal roles with American Ballet Theatre and the National Ballet of Washington, D.C., after beginning her career in her teens with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Currently the Artistic Associate of Ballet San Jose, she is a permanent member of the dance faculty at the Juilliard School and teaches open adult classes at Ballet Academy East in her native New York City.

  • 11am Body Contour Ballet
  • 3pm Joy of Ballet

A former director of Dance at Kansas State University, she initiated the KSU Dance degree program. Kansas State has since built a Roni Mahler ballet studio and presents an annual award in her name. Roni has choreographed for Cynthia Gregory and Fernando Bujones, created “Ballet Movement For the Athlete,” (a program she customized for the Cleveland Browns), and authored numerous ballet CD’s, three ballet instruction DVD’s and a stretch DVD for flexibility and range of motion.

During her summer Ballet Week at Rancho La Puerta, Roni will teach two sessions per day:

Body Contour Ballet: The morning session emphasizes the most basic elements of ballet technique as an extraordinary “body contour tool.” Attainable for even the least experienced, knowledgeable dancers will also be challenged. Tone and sculpt calves and thighs, buttocks and abs … and even those troublesome triceps! Strengthen feet and ankles and discover helpful hiking hints.

The Joy of Ballet: The afternoon session explores the joy of movement and the styles of some well-known ballets…on a very manageable level. Address stress relief through easily-achieved “feel-good” ballet movement patterns of the arms. Roni likens this to a moving meditation for slowing down that ever-increasing tempo of life.

Because of Roni’s individualized and personalized approach, the total beginner as well as the seasoned ballet dancer (and everyone in-between) will feel at home…and “safe!”

Roni will also present one evening program about teaching ballet to the Cleveland Browns and one afternoon presentation about her ballet career.

Love Cycles | Linda Carroll, M.S.

Love Cycles with author and therapist Linda Carroll.

SESSION ONE. Relationships are explored as a series of stages through which we travel – from romantic bliss to rude awakening to disillusionment and sometimes despair until, finally and ideally, a resting place where love has grown deeper, richer and more settled. Each of the journeys described is based on a synthesis of the current literature on marriage, intimacy, biology, and poetry through the ages. This very popular short talk invites people in all stages of relationship, from single to those in a long-time commitment, to enjoy a witty, informative and fascinating exploration of love’s path.

SESSION TWO. The Stages Defined. Decoding Love’s Potion; Wisdom and Folly; How to Select an Appropriate Partner. The Inevitable Power Struggle; The Never Ending Loop; Learning the Counter-Instinctive Move; Finding Wholeness in a Difficult Relationship, on your Own or with Another.

SESSION THREE: Linda Carroll offers a surprise session which will sizzle with interest describing sexuality through the stages, covering issues of intimacy, passion and lagging libidos, as well as differences in desire. Linda will use anonymous questions and choose topics from her many years of experience as a “Hot Monogamy” therapist to create a lively and informative dialogue

Linda Carroll has been a practicing therapist for 30 years, specializing in couples. In the nineties, she and her veterinarian husband, Tim Barraud, began to teach a couples’ course based on the Imago process of Harville Hendrix, the PAIRS training of Dr. Lori Gordon, and their own insights, study and practices. They continue to offer retreats and seminars all over the world, and Linda is currently at work on a book project, Love’s Cycles, based on this work. In 2006, her memoir, “Her Mother’s Daughter,” was published by Doubleday, and in 2008 Conari Press published “Remember Who You Are.”

Write, Market and Publish Your Book | Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill

They have co-authored three books and have been editors and coaches on many more. They will cover the realities and necessary steps to achieve your goals. While shaking your head, questioning the craziness, but realizing you can do it, you’ll gain the insight needed to move forward.

They will offer two group sessions as well as 10-minute personal sessions to participants who desire private consultation. They will have a sign-up sheet for the private sessions and handouts for the general sessions.

Session I

Before you begin

  • Fiction or Non Fiction
  • Research
  • Editing, Grammar, and Formatting
  • Marketing
  • Why you need to market
  • Why you need a website
  • How to go about it with shortcuts to Social Networking

Session II


  • Agents
  • Traditional Publishing
  • Print-On-Demand (POD)
  • Ebooks (the wave of the future)
  • Vanity Presses
  • The Ending is the Beginning

Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill co-authored the 2009 INDIE Finalist, “Success, Your Path to a Successful Book.” They also wrote “Our Love Affairs with Food & Travel,” featuring over 90 chefs worldwide. “Cooking Secrets,” was written with French Master Chef Hervè Laurent.

Maralyn and Brenda conduct seminars and workshops about many aspects of writing. They have three monthly columns in The Big Blend’s series of magazines: Vacation Station, Eat Drink & Be Merry, and Success Express. They also keep two blogs current: and

Also known as the Tandem Tasters, the Hill team travels the globe to judge and cover food events—from the Conch Festival in Turks & Caicos, the Oregon Chocolate Festival, to Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France, and other industry events for professional development.

Maralyn, who resides in Arizona, is President of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. She currently co-hosts some radio shows, as well as being a monthly guest on others. As The Epicurean Explorer, she is Editor-at-Large for CityRoom, Inc.

Brenda, who resides in Florida, has written about food for a national magazine published by Random House, as well as being a contributor to many well-known publications on a regular basis. She is an active member of IFWTWA.

Maralyn D. Hill

Maralyn D. Hill, The Epicurean Explorer

President, International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association

Editor-at-Large, CityRoom, Staff, The Epoch Times

Contributor: Spa Review Magazine, Global Writes, JustLuxe

Columnist: Big Blend Magazines,

Blogs: Where and What in the World & Success with Writing


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