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Women's Wellness Weekend 2014
November 8th & 9th at Granlibakken.
Register early. See our Wellness Package.

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Welcome to Granlibakken Spa our Lake Tahoe spa & retreat at the base of the Granlibakken Ski Hill, in the middle of the mountains on the West Shore. You can spend a relaxing day at the spa or plan an all-inclusive weekend of wellness! You'll melt onto the table with a deep tissue massage, refreshing facial, detox steam therapy, or rejuvenate your tired tips and toes with a healing reflexology treatment. All in the middle of nature with views of the Granlibakken Ski Hill and surrounding forest. more information

Women’s Wellness Weekend at Granlibakken -
November 8 & 9, 2014

Granlibakken presents the annual Lake Tahoe Women's Wellness Weekend, November 8 & 9, 2014. The event fuses Western practices with Eastern philosophy to offer a balanced weekend of information, inspiration, activities, food & wine.

Hosting events is Granlibakken's forte. The program begins Sat AM and finishes Sunday PM. A collaboration of community medical doctors, health professionals and fitness instructors come together to provide a weekend on wellbeing.

Register early. See our Wellness Package.

2014 Schedule of Events and Speakers

SATURDAY, November 8, 2014
7:00-8:00am Yoga
7:30-8:30am Registration
8:30-9:30am Ugly Ducklings by Kim Bateman, Ph.D

Harmful or Helpful: 5 Tips for Fitness Success by Wendy Buchannon, MS

10:50-11:50am 10 Topics in Nutrition We Weren’t Thinking About in 1999 by Jill Whisler, MS, RD
12:00-1:00pm Lunch

Choose your class - Ki Gong or Drumming

1:55-2:55pm 5 Key Principles of Anti-Aging by Christina Campbell, ND
3:05-4:05pm The Breast Information You Can Get by Melissa Kaime, MD
4:15-5:15pm Autoimmune Disorders: What Happens when the Body Becomes it’s own Enemy by Johanna Koch, MD
5:30-7:30pm Social: Vendor Booths - Wine & Cheese & Mingling
6:30-8:00pm Cash Dinner - $25.00

SUNDAY, November 9, 2014
7:00-8:00am Yoga
7:30-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-10:00am Better Bone Health by Megan Shirley, MPA, PA-C
10:10-11:10am Your Brain & You: Aging Happily Together by Suzanne Aberasturi, PhD
11:20am-12:20pm Speaker TBD
12:30 Lunch
1:00-4:00pm Health Fair
2:00pm Zumba Party


Kim Bateman, Ph.D., Executive Dean of the Tahoe-Truckee Campus of Sierra College, is known for her engaging and entertaining presenting style.  These skills earned her teaching awards at both Sierra Nevada and Sierra Colleges, and several notable keynote addresses.  Recently, she delivered:  “There’s a Fox Under my Bed and Pixie Dust in my Hair” at The Developmental Psychology Conference, “Symbolmaking and Bereavement: The Temples at Burning Man” at The 10th Global Conference in Dying and Death in Athens, Greece and a TEDx talk called “Singing Over Bones.” Her approach draws from both interdisciplinary and depth psychological perspectives and her signature courses include “A Mythological Guide to GriefWork,” and “Ecopsychology.” Dr. Bateman’s research interests include bereavement, humor, and organizational psychology, and she has presented 64 projects at regional and national conferences.

Wendy Buchanan, MS  Exercise Physiologist, holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, as well as a Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine. She has over 18 years experience in fitness testing and prescription, teaching weight loss programs, cardiac rehabilitation, wellness programming and providing health education to many individuals in our community of various fitness levels and health risks. Wendy loves being in the outdoors- skiing, biking, hiking and spending time with her husband and 2 boys.

Jill Whisler, MS, RD is a well-regarded expert in the field of nutrition, fitness, and wellness. She is a Registered Dietitian through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a certified Health Fitness Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine, completed the certification of both Adult and Pediatric Weight Management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Jill's focus for the past 16 years has been on developing corporate wellness programs through Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance. She enjoys the challenge of sports nutrition, management of eating disorders and disordered eating, weight management, child nutrition, and corporate wellness. Jill is a co-developer of a 21 day nutrition challenge called RDdetox. In her "free" time, Jill enjoys running, hiking, cycling, swimming, skiing and competing in triathlons.

Christina Campbell, ND, DC has extensive experience in Natural Medicine after completing 2 four-year doctorate programs obtaining both a Doctor of Naturopathic and a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. She is a mother as well as owns and operates her full-time practice at the Tahoe Center of Natural Medicine located in Tahoe City. She practices as a primary care doctor serving as a portal for general family healthcare with an emphasis in healthy aging protocols, bio-identical hormone therapy, and musculoskeletal complaints. Dr. Campbell is currently earning her Diplomate Degree in anti-aging through the American Academy of Anti-Aging.

Melissa Kaime, MD attended Vanderbilt University, graduating in 3 years, magna cum laude, with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Attending medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine she graduated as an Alpha Omega Alpha scholar.  She entered the U.S Navy and completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Naval Hospital Oakland, CA.  Dr. Kaime continued her service in Okinawa, Japan as an Internist and returned to complete her fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Continuing on, she moved into the role of Director of the Breast Health Center, creating a multidisciplinary center with robust ancillary services such as acupuncture, music therapy, individualized exercise therapy, support groups and lecture series for patients and families.  Her service continued and was deployed in support to the USMC to Al Asad and Fallujah, Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom II from 2004-2005.

In 2005 she began her tenure at the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, first as Deputy Director and then Director. Dr. Kaime has worked all over the world overseeing various programs and in 2013 she joined the Gene Upshaw Cancer Center team in Truckee.

Johanna Koch, MD moved to Tahoe in 1987. She has been a primary care provider in Incline Village since that time. She became a Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist in 2007 and is the Medical Director of the Tahoe Forest Hospice and the Palliative Care Program at Tahoe Forest Hospital.

Megan Shirley, PA-C, completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and neuroscience from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, she pursued a Masters degree as a Physician Assistant (PA) from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. The program at Samuel Merritt allowed her to complete her clinical rotations in the Truckee and Reno area as well as travel to Panama to help establish and provide medical care in indigenous communities there. As a physician assistant Megan can see new patients, order tests, prescribe medicines, make diagnoses, administer joint injections, and refer patients to our orthopedic surgeons if necessary. She also assists our surgeons in the operating room. As a sports and nature enthusiast, she understands how important it is to heal from injuries and get back to the active lifestyles we know and love.

Suzanne Aberasturi, Ph.D
is a neuropsychologist with office locations in Reno and Carson City. For the past seven years she has had her own private practice seeing patients ranging from ages three to one hundred. Dr. Aberasturi tests to determine extent of disability, diagnosis, and treatment planning. Prior to private practice, she worked as an adjunct professor at University of Reno (UNR) teaching diagnosis and technology classes. Dr. Aberasturi has five different degrees. Among them, include her Doctorate in Psychology from UNR and a Post Doctorate in Neuropsychology from Fielding Graduate Institute. She is currently licensed as a clinical psychologist in the State of Nevada.


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