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Granlibakken Day Spa
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 coming soon.

Here's our 2013 schedule and speakers for an idea of what to expect:

Saturday, November 9, 2013

7:00-8:00am Yoga
7:30-8:30am Registration
8:30-9:30am Metahabilitaion: Turning Tragedy to Triumph by Joyce Mikal-Flynn, Ed. D, FNP, MS
9:40-10:40am Health of Your Skin: Inside and Out by Jennifer Janiga, MD
10:50-11:50am Introduction to Integrative Medicine by Robert Eslinger, DO, HMD
12:00-1:30pm Lunch & Are you Fooled by Your Foods or Fueled by Jill Whisler, RD
1:40-2:15pm Optional Exercise Class:
• Ki Gong by Dr. Tim Schroeder
2:30-3:30pm Is Plastic Surgery Right for Me? by Tiffany McCormack, MD
3:40-4:40pm The Life of Your Brain by Suzanne Aberasturi, Ph.D
4:45-6:15pm Local Artisan Booths:
Enjoy shopping and drinking wine featuring over 20 local artisans and reps: jewelry designers, woolens, photography, authors, essential oils, make up, clothing reps and more
6:00-8:00pm Optional Dinner - $25

Sunday, November 10th, 2013
7:00-8:00am Yoga
7:30-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-10:00am Common Nutrient Deficiencies by Christina Campbell, ND & Stephenie Riley, ND
10:10-11:10am Disease of Addiction by Mel Pohl, MD
11:20am-12:20pm Fire Up Your Heart by Donna Hartley
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
12:30-4:30pm Interactive Health:
The 'grand finale' favorite is the Interactive Health Fair. Eastern & Western practices join together to offer screenings and information. Includes biofeedback, chiropractic, make up, body talk, bone density screenings, nutritional information and more.
3:00pm Zumba Party


Tim Schroeder, DC is a chiropractor practicing in Tahoe City, California. He feels that living a balanced life enables you to reach your greatest potential in both professional and personal development. His passion as a fifth degree Black Belt Master in the art of Tang Soo Do karate along with knowledge of natural health led him to explore the healing aspects of peaceful strategy. He is the Director of the World Ki Gong Club (WKGC) an international group of members dedicated to the development of innate healing potential. As a Level VI WKGC Instructor he appears on a domestic and international level to teach and share his knowledge of this important health tradition. He is the author of children's book, The Legend of Eagle Rock. www.balancedoctor.com


Joyce Mikal-Flynn, Ed. D, RN, FNP, MSN, a marathon runner and triathlete, survived a sudden death in 1990 requiring 22 minutes of CPR. Currently an Associate Professor at Sacramento State University, she received a BSN from University of San Francisco, a Nurse Practitioner Certificate from University of California and a MSN from California State University. In 2007 she earned a Doctor of Education completing her dissertation: Transforming Life Crisis: Stories of Metahabilitation After Catastrophic Life Events. She presents internationally and nationally her new system of rehabilitation—MetaHabilitation. Her book, Turning Tragedy Into Triumph MetaHabilitation: A Contemporary Model of Recovery was released in July 2012. www.metahab.com

Dr. Jennifer Janiga enjoys taking care of both adults and children. Her extensive training and years of experience in medical dermatology, lasers, and cosmetic procedures allows her to treat her patients with the comprehensive attention they deserve.Clearly a person who knows what she wants; Dr. Janiga always knew she wanted to be a dermatologist even before her first day of medical school at the University of Nevada. "I like that you can see on the outside the signs of what can be going on in the inside. It's a window into what people have gone through," says Dr. Janiga about what has drawn her to help people through dermatology. www.janigamds.com

Robert Eslinger, DO, HMD, or Dr. Bob, as those in his practice fondly call him, finished his formal medical training in 1978. He has been in clinical practice for over thirty years. He is certified in Family Practice, Osteopathic Manipulation and Homeopathy.  For thirteen years prior to coming to Reno, Dr. Eslinger was the Medical Director of Cascade Medical Center in Cascade, Idaho. Before concentrating in the area of alternative/integrative medicine, Dr. Eslinger developed a broad background in traditional medical disciplines. His work involved everything from being stationed on a remote Indian reservation in the Public Health Service to establishing a private practice and spending years working in clinics and emergency rooms. His lifelong quest is to find the treatments that work best for his patients. www.renointegrativemedicalcenter.com

Jill Whisler, MS, RDN is a Registered Dietitian through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietietics , 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 is a co-developer of a 21 day nutrition challenge called RDdetox. In addition, enjoying teaching Health Education 02 at the Tahoe-Truckee Sierra College campus. She also contract with Tahoe Forest Health System and is involved in corporate wellness as well as implementing and developing the B-FIT activity and wellness program throughout our Tahoe Truckee School District. www.rddetox.com

Tiffany McCormack, MD, FACS is a plastic surgeon in Reno. She completed her training at Stanford University Medical Center and is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. During her residency, she honed her expertise on reconstructive surgery, however currently Dr. McCormack primarily practices cosmetic surgery. After relocating to Reno in 2007 from the San Francisco Bay Area, she is a woman that understands the changes that a woman's body goes through. She is committed to her patients and takes great comfort in knowing that she is intimately involved in all stages of the consultation and peri-operative process. She believes in the artistry of plastic surgery for achieving natural results so that everyone will notice (and nobody will know!). www.plasticsurgeryrenotahoe.com

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.

Stephenie Riley, ND is a mother of two, and a practicing Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) in Tahoe City. Dr. Riley uses a combination of clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and physical medicine modalities in her treatments. Dr. Riley is also trained in Cranial Sacral and Visceral Manipulation techniques through the Upledger Institute, as well as Nalbudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) for treatment of food and environmental sensitivities. Her special areas of interest include pediatrics, women's health, and environmental medicine. www.tahoenaturalhealth.com

Christina Campbell, ND 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. Working full-time as a holistic primary healthcare provider at the Tahoe Center of Natural Medicine in Tahoe City, Dr. Campbell utilizes a broad range of treatments in her practice to help patients maintain or regain their health. Her areas of emphasis are in women's healthcare and menopause management and general family practice. Her training highlights bioidentical hormone therapy and healthy aging protocols. Each patient's treatment recommendations are customized to specific needs and health status. www.tahoenaturalhealth.com

Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM is a Board Certified Family Practitioner. He is Vice President of Medical Affairs and the Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC). Dr. Pohl was a major force in developing LVRC's Chronic Pain Recovery Program. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).  He is the former chairman of ASAM's AIDS Committee, a member of the Symposium Planning Committee,  a member of the planning committee for ASAM's Annual "Common Threads, Pain and Addiction" Course and co-chair of ASAM's Pain and Addiction Workgroup. Dr. Pohl is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2009 to 2011. He is a nationally known public speaker and co-author of numerous pain recovery publications. Dr. Pohl is the author of A Day Without Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2008), which won a silver medal from Independent Publisher Book Award in May 2009. A Day Without Pain, Revised Edition (Central Recovery Press) was published in 2011. www.lasvegasrecovery.com

Donna Hartley is an inspirational, motivational speaker. She is a CA/NV based professional speaker, a member of the National Speakers Association, and the author of the Fire Up! series. She is the owner of Hartley International, a former actress and Miss Hawaii. Faced with three life-threatening events she learned how to be a survivor during challenging times. She is a plane crash, cancer, and heart surgery survivor, all on the date of a March 1st. She passes on wisdom to her audience with seven strategies to stay heart healthy. Cry, laugh, and find out if you are leading a balanced life. That is what Fire Up Your Heart! is all about. www.donnahartley.com

Robert Ayres is an internationally recognized astrologer with regular articles in periodicals and appearances on radio talk shows. He has over 45 years experience in many branches of astrology. He is also a teacher of meditation and writer and speaker on metaphysical and spiritual subjects. Mr. Ayres has over 20 years experience in the international financial world. www.astrologicalalchemy.com



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