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Guest speakers grace Granlibakken Women’s Wellness Weekend lineup

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

A weekend of mind-body balance, strong ties and good health takes shape Nov. 9-10 when Granlibakken hosts its 3rd Annual Women’s Wellness Weekend.

This loved program is alive with a complete schedule of speakers, exercise classes, vendor booths, a health fair, food and wine. Lodging and continued education for nurses are available. The weekend is designed to provide information and inspiration on health and well-being — specifically designed for women.

Interact with the speakers and presenters at the Expo during Women's Wellness Weekend.

Interact with the speakers and presenters at the Expo during Women’s Wellness Weekend.

A collaboration of community medical doctors, health professionals and fitness instructors come together to provide presentations on well-being. This year Granlibakken has confirmed the following guests:

Returning motivational speaker Donna Hartley; Tahoe City naturopaths and house favorites Christina Campbell, ND and Stephenie Riley, ND, tahoenaturalhealth.com; Jill Whisler, RD featuring a must-hear talk on diet do’s, myths, trends and more. New speakers have been added to discuss fresh topics. Topics include plastic surgery, addiction/dependency, and neuropsychology.

Opening Saturday at 8:30 a.m., author Joyce Mikal-Flynn will offer her contemporary model of rehabilitation, called “Metahabilitation: Turning Tragedy to Triumph.”

At 9:40 a.m. the topic is “Health of Your Skin: Inside and Out” by Medical Dermatologist Jennifer Janiga, MD.

At 10:50 a.m. the discussion turns to an Introduction to Integrative Medicine by Robert Eslinger, DO, HMD.

And around lunch time seems the perfect segue for a presentation by by Jill Whisler, RD, with a the topic theme “Are you Fooled by Your Foods or Fueled?” An optional Ki Gong exercise class follows at 1:40 p.m. featuring Tahoe City Chiropractor Dr. Tim Schroeder.

Reno plastic surgeon Tiffany McCormack, MD, will deliver “Is plastic surgery right for me?” beginning at 2:30 p.m. and at 3:40 p.m. The discussion turns to “The Life of Your Brain” by neuropsychologist Suzanne Aberasturi, Ph.D.

Presentations continue on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. with Tahoe City naturopaths Christina Campbell and Stephenie Riley delivering a talk on “Common Nutrient Deficiencies” and Mel Pohl, MD, with “Addiction of Disease” beginning at 10:10 a.m. Inspirational speaker Donna Hartley closes the event with “Fire Up Your Heart.”

The energy continues with exercise classes and socials embedded throughout the program. Opening Saturday and Sunday are morning yoga class. Saturday afternoon is the Ki Gong class, which is a gentle form of stretching and breathing. On Sunday, Zumba, a Latin-style dance exercise will be offered.

Socials are offered both evenings, allowing women time to connect, unwind and shop. Saturday’s vendor booths include clothing reps, make up, healing stones and oils, handmade art, woolens, handmade jewelry, soaps, teas, photography and more.

Sunday closes with the health fair where booths include nutritional information, bodytalk, quantum biofeedback, functional movement analysis, skin screenings, bone density screenings and more.

Don’t miss your opportunity to improve your quality of life at this year’s Women’s Wellness Weekend.


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