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Sierra Sun Previews Wellness Weekend

As part of Granlibakken’s commitment to health and wellness, they will host the annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend Nov. 12-13. The event fuses Eastern tradition with Western practices to offer a balanced weekend interactive clinics on skin screenings, body/muscle testing; inspirational and informative seminars on health, nutrition, aging; recreational activities along with food and wine.

The community event complements the health and wellness activities Granlibakken offers its guests, including an array of outdoor recreation: skiing, xc-skiing, snowshoeing in the winter and biking, hiking, rafting, boating and tennis in the summer. The resort provides healthy meal options, year-round heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna and new on site multi-treatment Day Spa.

The Women’s Wellness Weekend retreat begins, Saturday, Nov. 12, with a 5K fun run or a 1-mile nature walk around Granlibakken, followed by a breakfast. Presentations kick off with a discussion led by clinical psychologist Amy Vail of Olympic Valley

Seminars on Saturday include environmental and breast health, nutrition, healthy aging and optional empowering exercise activities. Dr. Koppel, specializing in hematology and medical oncology, is part of the new cancer center in Truckee and will discuss cancer prevention and breast health. Dr. Tirdel, a sleep disorder expert, will present “Sleepless in Tahoe” providing insight and tips on attaining a full night’s rest. Carolyn Willette, a registered nurse from Truckee Forest Hospital, will address heart health with her seminar, “The Heart of Matter.”

Participants can choose between Ki Gong, a form of gentle exercise using breathing, posture and meditation; restorative yoga; or an astrology/health class. Astrological chart readings by Robert Ayres are also available. Lunch is provided with additional talks throughout the afternoon. The evening finishes with wine and shopping, including local health booths and artisans, i.e.: jewelry, fabric, etc.

Wellness Weekend continues on Sunday with breakfast and optional Cross-fit, Pilates and yoga classes options include health, financial planning, acupuncture, chiropractic and skin care presentation. Rounding out the weekend is an interactive fair with gait analysis, the study of human motion by measuring body movements, mechanics and muscle activity; makeup artists; body fat testing; skin screenings and manicure and pedicure stations. Blood lab readings are available for an additional charge. A Zumba Party, which combines Latin and international music for an effective workout, is also scheduled Sunday afternoon.

For information on speakers, health fairs, seminars visit Registration costs $99, some seminars additional fees apply. To register, visit, select “make a reservation,” click “conference” and use “www” as login and password. Grab a girlfriend and stay for $138.50 per person double occupancy per night (rate includes conference fee).

Granlibakken's Women's Wellness Weekend invites mothers, daughters, sisters and aunties for two days of exercise, informative talks, skin care and more near Lake Tahoe's West Shore.

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One Response to “Sierra Sun Previews Wellness Weekend”

  1. After having my first kid I tried many kind of fat burning diets with minimal outcomes, nonetheless, with exercising I have dropped weight a lot faster.

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