Join us at Granlibakken’s Wellness Weekend 2017 in Lake Tahoe!

Check out a full agenda of wellness events and additional details on sessions, food, speakers, and activities that will relax your mind, body and soul.

Download the Wellness Weekend Schedule of Events

Read Speaker Bios for Wellness Weekend 2017.

Continuing Education Credits are available to nurses.*

Saturday, November 11, 2017



Sunrise Yoga and Meditation

Breakfast Buffet


Event Registration


Tickling Your Funny Bone by Kim Bateman, Ph.D.

Understand the psychological role of humor as a coping mechanism


Ki Gong with Rolf Godon

A physical flow that focus on Meridian, Circulatory, Respiratory, and Ki-Energy systems while controlling your breath and working on balance

GMO Foods – How About Them Apples by Stephenie Riley, ND 

Explore genetically modified foods and the effect they have on the human body and planet



Mindful Woods Walk/Eco - Therapeutics with Ashley Aarti Cooper

Connect to nature through an elevating walk and elemental meditations in the sacred Sierras. Learn about the healing effects of nature as understood through science, Ayurveda, and more.  Meet in Pre-Function *Weather Dependent

Pain & Neurophysiology: How Perception Influences the Experience of Pain by Whitney Rogers, PT, DPT, ATC

Discover how to take an active role in physical recovery and the most effective ways to promote healing and improve function. Appropriate for all levels of understanding, including care providers and people with chronic pain


Meditation with Lauri Glenn

Experience this ancient technique for deep relaxation, powerful healing and positive transformation during this concise and informative workshop.  There will be a brief lecture followed by a few gentle poses before we settle into a fully guided meditation practice (Yoga Nidra) done lying down.

Don’t Believe Everything You Think by Karin Sable, LMFT 

Learn how emotional, physical, and verbal signals affect the relationships that you have with others, and how to create more effective and meaningful relationships-whether it be your significant other, coworkers, or friends.


Local Artisan Marketplace

Enjoy local artisans and health professionals in a social session hosted with wine, cheese and local brews



Headlining Special:

Roger Gabriel, Chopra Center Master Educator, delivers Release the Karmic Secret.

The law of cause and effect - as you sow, so shall you reap.  Every situation, every person, every act initiates a karmic connection.  Explore the different types of karma and the impact it has on life.

Roger Gabriel, Master Educator at The Chopra Center, delivers the keynote speech at Wellness Weekend 2017.


Sunday, November 12, 2017



Sunrise Yoga and Meditation

Breakfast Buffet


Event Registration and suggested hotel check-out


Tai Chi with Mark Kuehne, L.Ac

Meditation in motion, Tai Chi is a non-competitive martial arts that enhances balance, fitness and flexibility though a steady flow of gentle movement

Mood Food: Nutrition to Keep You Balanced by Jennifer Newkirk, RD

Explore food chemistry and nutrition that points to a complex system of communication between the brain and gut.


Drum Circle with Liz Broscoe, aka DrumChik

Close the weekend in a drum circle that invites healing, inspiration and fun.

Drumming workshop at the 2014 Women's Wellness Weekend


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

**Inclement Weather Plan for Hike: Soft Strength Training – Complete circuits that include gentle stretching and light strengthening exercises that are modified to meet individual abilities.