North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and wellness announcements |

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and wellness announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-175 words.

Day of Healing with Wah!

Saturday, Aug. 10, Tahoe Yoga & Wellness with Wah! and Dr. Paul Romanoff. Where else can you get a yoga class, live savasana music, chanting workshop, a chiropractic adjustment and a Wah! concert for $125? A whole day to rejuvenate, heal and renew, Day of Healing is offered as a vehicle for personal growth and spiritual expansion, led by Wah! and Paul Romanoff, D.C. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. yoga with Wah!, live savasana music and chanting; 1:30-2:30 p.m. vegetarian lunch served; 3-5:30 p.m. discussion and satsang with Wah! as well as adjustments and healing with Dr. Paul Romanoff; 7 p.m. Wah! concert. on Aug. 10 as part of the Day of Healing event. Wah! is a musician, mother, author, and one of the founders and leaders of today’s World Music movement. Her second book, “Healing: A Vibrational Exchange,” will be released in October 2013. Visit for details. Tahoe Yoga & Wellness is located at 10770 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Call 530-550-8333.

Carfit coming to Truckee

Sierra Senior Services will bring Carfit to Truckee on Aug. 15, 9:30 a.m.-noon, EAA building parking lot at Truckee Airport on 10356 Truckee Airport Road. Developed through collaboration among the American Society on Aging, American Automobile Association, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, CarFit is the first program to offer older adults the opportunity to check how their personal vehicles “fit” them. Trained volunteers guide drivers through a 12-point checklist. Among the items checked: Is the person positioned correctly in the driver’s seat? Can the person reach the pedals easily? Does the person know how to adjust mirrors properly or have the flexibility to use the mirrors? An occupational therapist will provide information on recommended devices or adjustments to maintain and strengthen driving health. Sponsored by Sierra Senior Services and Area 4 Agency on Aging. An appointment is required. Older drivers may call Sierra Senior Services 550-7600 to reserve their spot.

Nevada Health Centers Mammovan rolling to town

Early detection of breast cancer saves lives, however many women in northern Nevada have never had a mammogram. Fear, lack of funds, transportation conflicts, or no insurance are just some reasons women have not accessed a breast cancer screening. The Nevada Health Centers Mammovan, a mobile mammography unit, removes barriers, making breast cancer screenings accessible to uninsured and underserved women in need.

The Mammovan will visit Incline Village on Aug. 19, offering mammograms to women 40 years or older at the The Donald W. Reynolds Community Non Profit Center (Parasol Building), 948 Incline Way, Incline Village. Patients will be seen 7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Call 1-877-581-6266 to qualify or schedule an appointment.

Most insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and Women’s Health Connection are accepted. Through the kind support of several partner organizations, mammograms will be available to low-income, uninsured women at no cost to them upon qualification.

The Mammovan is a program of Nevada Health Centers and the mammograms are supported through generous grants from the Food 4 Less, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Northern Nevada Affiliate, The David and Linda Shaheen Foundation, The Safeway Foundation, The Vons Foundation, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, The Caesar’s Foundation and others.

Squeeze In Restaurants to hold food and hygiene drive

In an effort to draw attention to the year-round need for food and other resources in the Northern Nevada area, Squeeze In restaurants will hold a food and hygiene item drive for Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and the St. Vincent’s Programs.

During August, Squeeze In will collect non-perishable food items, such as pasta, rice, canned food, boxed food and baby food, as well as travel-sized personal hygiene items, including shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, razors, feminine hygiene items as well as diapers. Take one of these items to any Squeeze In location and receive a free short stack of pancakes or a half order of biscuits and gravy on your next visit! The Squeeze In has collection barrels inside their restaurant locations. There are four Squeeze In restaurants, the original in Historic Downtown Truckee, two in Reno (Northwest and South), and one in Sparks, Nev. All locations are open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day.

Catholic Charities will distribute food donations in the St. Vincent’s Food Pantry. Hygiene items will be given to local families and job seekers through the Emergency Assistance Program. Combined, these two programs help close to 200,000 people in an average year.

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Chanting and music to lift your divine energy

Emily Tessmer of Orenda Blu and her four-piece band will guide you through chants to move you in ways you may not have previously experienced. Presented by and at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe Truckee, this concert will take place Friday, Aug. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. The angelic vocal tapestries of Emily Tessmer of Orenda Blu Music are fragrant with echoes of the divine. Her music is ideal for meditation and reaching higher levels of consciousness.

Tickets are $20 pre-sale and are available at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, upstairs in the Tahoe City Marina Building, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 530-581-5117. Tickets are also available at New Moon, 505 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City and 11357 Donner Pass Road in Truckee; Reiki Tahoe, 8611 North Lake Blvd., above the thrift store, and Jai Yen, 8723 North Lake Blvd., both in Kings Beach, or Handmade at the Lake, 873 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village. Tickets are $25 at the door.

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French wisdom riding clinic

Taught by an Olympic rider, Aug. 17 and 18, Piping Rock Equestrian Center, Truckee. A horseback rider and trainer with more than 50 years of experience is coming to Piping Rock. Gerard Kirsch started riding in France at a young age. He was awarded the highest diploma of Ecuyer Professeur (Professor of Equitation) by the French National Sports Ministry and has served as an Officer in the Cadre Noir (French Military Riding School). He has taught riding clinics in 49 U.S. states. Gerard’s equine enthusiasm continues to this day, as he encourages riders to improve their knowledge and techniques. The clinic focuses on horsemanship and riding refinement. Western and English riders encouraged and kids and adults welcome. Cost for clinic: $150 for two private lessons, one hour each, or $100 for one private one-hour lesson. Sign up for optional video feedback sessions with $20 dinner. Limited slots available. To register call 530-582-6780, or email

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