Practice and Play in Beautiful Lake Tahoe: A Yoga and Fitness Retreat

Join Andi, Dan, Gena, Genevieve and Stacy
for this unique experience.
Practice, play, explore, relax …
at Granlibakken, Lake Tahoe
August 24-26

These are just some of the possibilities that await you on this Yoga and Fitness retreat. Enjoy the beautiful landscape and reconnect with the power of play that is often forgotten during the hustle and bustle of present day living. Experience a new level of rejuvenation when you practice and play in a new and tranquil setting.


Granlibakken is a peaceful and relaxing Tahoe hideaway. The property consists of 74 wooded acres in a picturesque mountain valley at an elevation of 6,350 feet. Spectacular Lake Tahoe is just minutes away.

Enjoy these photos of the Granlibakken Retreat:


You will have the opportunity to enjoy classes taught by some of the most experienced yoga and fitness professionals from the Sacramento area.
You will also have a chance to “chill” with Andi, Dan, Gena, Genevieve and Stacy during free time. Whether its by the pool/ hot tub, on the hiking trails, the 1.4 mile walk to Tahoe City, or at the treetop adventure park, your fun and outgoing retreat leaders look forward to connecting with each one of you.


Our first gathering and practice will be at 1:30pm on Friday August 24th. We will be offering variety of styles of yoga, meditation and fitness classes throughout the weekend. Our retreat will come to a close at 12pm on Sunday August 26th. However, you are welcome to use the pool/hot tub, and hiking trails for the rest of the day.





During free time you might choose to do one of the many on-site activities:

• Walking to Tahoe City or the Truckee River along the forest path (1.4 miles)
• Playing a game of tennis on one of the resort’s five courts
• Lake Tahoe Nike Tennis Camp
• Taking in the surrounding beauty on a nature trail
• Soak up the sun on the Cedar House Deck
• Enjoying the sun beside the luxurious pool and hot tub area
• Receive a therapeutic spa treatment at the Day Spa (Additional fees apply)
• Relaxing in the rejuvenating sauna
• Building up a sweat on our outdoor par course
• Hiking Tahoe’s Rim Trail, which borders the resort
• Treetop ropes course and tours in the Adventure Park (Additional fees apply)


Listed in alphabetical order.

Andi Donovan

As a teacher and fitness coach for over 20 years, it is Andi’s greatest joy to hold retreats at stunning locations on this beautiful planet of ours!

After years of studying and practicing many healing modalities including functional fitness, traditional yoga, yoga therapy, and massage therapy, she feels one of the best ways to serve is to bring people to a place of tranquility where they can take a pause from their everyday life. Retreating provides an opportunity to advance your practice, eat delicious and nutritious food, and connect with like-minded individuals in awesome locations like Greece, Sonoma, Calistoga, Thailand, Costa Rica, Haramara in Mexico, Litibu Mexico, Playa Viva,Mexico and Beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Andi’s passion and experience speak volumes. She is always looking for the next best fitness or yoga training, so she can share the most up to date information with her students.



Dan Donovan

Dan has been involved in the world of fitness from the moment he could walk. In fact, he probably ran before he walked!

He was a competitive soccer player most of his youth and into his adult life. Later he became a rescue swimmer with the Navy, which is no joke! All along the way, during his military career, Dan lead physical training classes.

After years of focusing on strength and speed, Dan realized he needed to find a way to incorporate some flexibility work into his program. This is when he found yoga…

After practicing yoga for 5 years, Dan decided take his yoga to the next level and went through his first Yoga teacher training. As a certified yoga teacher and a fitness coach, Dan knows how to push people to their edge, and yet compassionately recognize each individual’s limitations.

You will enjoy Dan’s humor and energetic personality each morning as he leads fun workouts!



Gena Foreman

Gena Foreman’s passion for yoga began nearly 20 years ago when she took her first class at the local gym.

An avid runner and mountain biker she came to yoga to stretch and find balance as a full-time mom. The feeling of peace, quiet and strength she experienced after class started to weave itself into every facet of her life. In 2004, she completed her first teacher training.

Her teaching style focuses on the awareness of conscience breathing, emphasizing core strength building endurance while finding the balance between effort and surrender. Gena encourages her students to listen to their body and honor where they are in that moment. She will challenge you to go to your edge, to find that inner place which allows you to grow. Gena is authentic, compassionate, and playful; students are nurtured, and individual needs are met.



Genevieve Bergman

Shortly after the birth of Genevieve’s second child she was invited to take a Yoga class. This was her first “real” yoga experience. Needless to say, it was love at first drop of sweat and she is eternally grateful to her friends that brought her to yoga that day. Because she simply said YES her life had forever changed! She soon moved on to Power Vinyasa falling more deeply in love with the practice.

Though having been an athlete and playing a wide variety of sports throughout life nothing spoke passionately to Genevieve the way yoga does. After finding yoga she felt as if I had just truly learned how to breathe. Yoga offers an outlet for removing stagnant energy, opening the heart and finding balance. It is a time to play, to let go, to be messy, to express and to be free!

Continuing further in the journey she became a certified through Yoga Instructor. She enjoys teaching both Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. Her goal as a teacher is to empower her students and help them find their freedom through yoga in a safe and nurturing space.



Stacy Whittingham

Stacy’s love of yoga continues to grow as she observes the transformational effects a regular yoga practice has on students, community, and within her own life. “Strengthening the body is wonderful, but strengthening the body, mind, spirit, and our community brings healing and wholeness. In this place, anything is possible.”

Stacy embraces the Bhakti tradition. So, music and devotion play a supporting role in all of her classes. Bhakti is often described as the yogic path of devotion, emotion, love, compassion, and service to God and others.

In addition to vinyasa and yin yoga Stacy is also offers educational workshops focusing on “Practicing Kitchen Yoga” and the preparation of whole and living foods. She specializes in guided cleanses and offers private yoga sessions, nutritional consultations, and guided group cleanses.




What is included:

-All meals starting with Dinner on Friday evening
-A private cocktail social on Saturday evening
– 3 days and 2 nights of accommodations plus taxes (20% tax)
-Daily yoga and workouts
-Daily meditation practice

What is not included

-Alcoholic beverages (except for during our cocktail reception)
-You WILL need to bring your own mats, blocks and straps and any other yoga tools you like to have when you practice.

Directions to Granlibakken

Whether you arrive by car or plane, getting here is easy.

Granlibakken is located at: 
725 Granlibakken Road, 
Tahoe City, CA 96145

From Sacramento (100 miles)
Take Interstate 80 East toward Reno/North Lake Tahoe. Take Exit 185 for State Highway 89S at the traffic circle. Take the first exit onto CA-89 S. Drive 15 miles to Tahoe City, CA. As you enter Tahoe City, before the stop light in Tahoe City, bear to your right and continue on 89 South one-half mile to Granlibakken Road. Turn right. Drive one-half mile to Granlibakken Registration Desk located at the Porte Cochere at the main entrance.

From Southern California
Take I-405 North toward Sacramento. Continue on I-5N. Take exit 522 to merge onto I-80 E toward Reno. Follow directions listed above from Sacramento to North Lake Tahoe/Granlibakken.

Alternate from Southern California
Take I-5N to 14 N exit toward Lancaster/Palmdale. Turn right on CA-14 and take slight left at US 395 to Highway 495 to East 14 to US 395 N. Continue to follow US-395 entering Nevada. Turn left at US-50. Turn right at NV-28 entering California. Continue on CA-28/North Lake Blvd to Tahoe City. Turn left at the stop light in Tahoe City onto CA-89 S. Drive one-half mile to Granlibakken Road and turn right. Drive one-half mile to Granlibakken Registration Desk located at the Porte Cochere at the main entrance.

From Reno/Tahoe International Airport (54 miles)
Take Highway 580/395 North on-ramp from the Airport to I-80 West/Sacramento to Exit 185 (Truckee) to CA-89 S to Tahoe City. Follow directions listed above from Sacramento to North Lake Tahoe/Granlibakken.


Airport Shuttle Service
Airport shuttle to Granlibakken: reserve through Granlibakken by calling 800.543.3221, or book using: The airport shuttle is by reservation only. Reservations made through Granlibakken must be made at least 7 days in advance, and there is a fee associated with this service.

Other Transportation
Public transit: Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART)
Taxi Services:
Fast Taxi: 530-583-6699
Truckee River Taxi: 530-386-3935
Anytime Taxi: 530-414-4187


Early Bird Pricing (Book before April 1st)

• A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space
• All remaining balances due on or before JULY 1st, 2018

• Double occupancy – $650 per person
• Double occupancy $750 per person if booked after April 1st

• Single occupancy – $850
• Single occupancy – $950 if booked after April 1st.

• If staying off off property and participating in the retreat- $200 per person, per day
• If staying off property and participating in the retreat $250 per person, per day if booked after April 1st.

All online payments are subject to a 3% service fee.


Cash or Check (Contact Andi Donovan if choosing this option – 916-715-8377)

If paying by check, please make them payable to “Donovan Yoga” and send to the following address:
1308 Freswick Drive
Folsom, CA 95630

Venmo payments connect with “Andi-Donovan”
PayPal payments are subject to a 3% service fee.

Contact Andi for more information.
916-715-8377 or
[email protected]