Retreat to be held November 11 & 12 as part of the Sierra Soul series of wellness events


Wellness Weekend 2017 is designed to rejuvenate, teach, and inspire in the Sierra Nevada, November 11 & 12, 2017. Hosted by Granlibakken Tahoe, a family-owned resort located in a peaceful 74-acre valley near the shores of North Lake Tahoe, this event features a unique fusion of Eastern and Western philosophies, medicine, and practices.

“Wellness Weekend is among the best events in Tahoe,” says Shawna West, one of the event organizers. “It offers a full weekend of learning, exploration, fun, and camaraderie. Health information is offered on a physical, spiritual, and emotional level, leaving participants with a fresh excitement as they return to their daily lives.”

A unique fusion of education and movement make Wellness Weekend one of a kind, delivering informational seminars as well as meditation, yoga, and energy-work classes in a peaceful mountain atmosphere.



About Wellness Weekend:

What’s New:

Now in its sixth year, Granlibakken Tahoe has made some changes to Wellness Weekend. Formerly Women’s Wellness Weekend, this event now is open to everyone who wishes to come, regardless of gender. An additional meditation, movement, and yoga class track has been added for 2017. Attendees can enjoy a refreshing Yoga Nidra meditation between seminars, or align their energies with Tai Chi. An entirely revamped speaker schedule will feature fresh content from experts in their fields-ranging from topics like how foods can impact mental health to using DNA sequencing for self-empowerment.

Headlining the weekend this year is Roger Gabriel, Master Educator at The Chopra Center, delivering his keynote speech entitled “Release the Karmic Secret.” Gabriel is closely connected to Deepak Chopra and has assisted Chopra with numerous programs. He has taught thousands of people around the world the power of self-transformation through meditation. Regardless of philosophy and/or faith, Gabriel’s keynote will offer insights and observations about the different types of karma and how it affects life. He will offer training tools for effective meditation and mindfulness. This keynote speech is included for all Wellness Weekend attendees, or the speech and preceding cocktail hour can be purchased à la carte.

It wouldn’t be Wellness Weekend without some movement. Attendees are welcome to take a break from the seminars and enjoy a hike through the forest surrounding Granlibakken Tahoe with a shinrin-yoku outdoor meditation led by Ashley Aarti Cooper. There is the opportunity to work on balance and mindfulness with a rejuvenating ki gong practice with Rolf Godon. Each day of Wellness Weekend starts with sunrise yoga, perfect for welcoming and setting intentions for the day ahead. The weekend closes on Sunday with a drum circle. Attendees will partake in this ancient practice that has been proven to have beneficial effects on the mind and body.

Wellness Weekend

The Local Artisan Marketplace on Saturday is a great chance to shop for locally made jewelry, crafts, and goods. Various local wellness services also will be represented; shoppers can enjoy a quick massage after a day of wellness, or experience an aromatherapy demonstration.

Cocktail hours and meals are available on site. Attendees can sample locally made brews and wines as well as non-alcoholic cocktails. Granlibakken’s award-winning executive chef will prepare a variety of meals, featuring organic, vegan, and locally sourced options.

Continuing education credits are available to health professionals at Wellness Weekend.*

Lodging is available at a special weekend package rate of $116 per night for double-occupancy or $179 per night for single-occupancy, not including tax and service charges.Lodging Lake Tahoe

Granlibakken, a premier venue for health and wellness events, offers an exceptional setting for this inspirational retreat. Reservations for Wellness Weekend, to be held November 11 & 12, 2017, can be made online here using Group ID: LTWW17 and Password: LTWW17.

*Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 1198 for 6.0 contact hours


About Granlibakken Tahoe

Granlibakken Tahoe is a family-owned and operated resort located in a peaceful 74 acre forested valley just steps from the shores of Lake Tahoe. With a variety of accommodations onsite, from standard bedrooms to three-bedroom townhouses, Granlibakken comfortably accommodates groups, conferences, and weddings. The resort’s 24,500 square feet of flexible year-round meeting space can host groups of 4 to 400 with ease. Hot buffet breakfast is included in all stays, as well as resort-wide high-speed wireless Internet access, parking, and access to onsite amenities. Granlibakken’s unique location and mountain hospitality provides the perfect place to reconnect and unplug. For more information, please visit: