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.

“I’m Here, I Matter & I Have A Voice”

Wednesday, June 5, 6 p.m., The Living Room at Church of the Mountains, downtown Truckee. Practice using inner tools to discover, honor and express your truth. First-timers are warmly welcomed! Five dollar donation or bring a healthy refreshment to share. A Spanish translator will be present. Door prizes, live music and deeply supportive good will await you. Led by Colleen Akiko Jackson, Change from the Inside Out Coach and Reiki Master therapist, Transformative Wholistic Reintegration (TWR) instructor. Visit and

Tahoe Forest Health System low-cost community health screenings

Responding to the need for community members to take proactive steps toward improved health, Tahoe Forest Health System offers monthly low-cost health screenings every second Tuesday of the month. Screenings are from 7-9 a.m. at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance located at 10710 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. No appointment is necessary. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted (VISA, MC, and American Express) for screenings. Low-cost lab screenings are not necessarily reimbursable by your insurance company. The following tests are available: Complete blood count, $11; comprehensive metabolic panel, $26; lipid panel (fasting required $31; TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone, $30; PSA, prostate-specific antigen, $79.

Patients should fast for 10-12 hours prior to testing. Tests are performed at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, a service of Tahoe Forest Health System, located at 10710 Donner Pass Road. For more information call 530-582-3277.

InnerRhythms Junior Company auditions announced

InnerRhythms will hold auditions for Junior Dance Companies on Sunday, June 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All girls and boys ages 7-14 are welcome to audition. Dancers will be selected to participate in one of three junior dance companies based on age and ability level. The main focus of the junior performance companies is to give young dancers the opportunity to perform in the community while having the experience of being part of a team. Each and every student is challenged while learning teamwork, focus, commitment, the rewards of hard work, and a love for dance. Each dance company will attend local and regional dance competitions, participate in dance workshops/conventions and perform for the community. Focus is jazz, lyrical/contemporary and musical theatre.

The auditions will be held at InnerRhythms Dance Centre, 12047 Donner Pass Road, Ste. B7, in Truckee’s Tri-Counties Plaza. Dress in dance attire with jazz and ballet shoes.

Questions may be directed to: Padma@ or 530-550-8464.

AntaraAtma Workshop: Better Health and Spiritual Transformation

Antaraatma founder, spiritual teacher, and author, Lotus will visit the Tahoe area from her spiritual retreat in Fiji to teach a series of workshops in June. “Antaraatma” is a Sanskrit word, meaning “to reside in the inner or cosmic self.” Utilizing OneBreath practice and other techniques, Lotus will teach attendees how to heal past trauma, gain more energy, vitality, longevity, and higher consciousness, including direct experience of ancient, powerful techniques that form the foundations for many of the world’s most well-known religions and spiritual practices. The workshop is not a presentation, but an experiential, transformative retreat to provide powerful tools for self-mastery. The AntaraAtma Workshops are ideal for dealing with anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, fatigue, career, relationships, or the desire for accelerated personal growth.

The AntaraAtma Level 2 Workshop will be held in a private home in Truckee June 7-10.

To learn more and sign up, visit

IRONMAN Lake Tahoe Entry Contest

Want to compete in the 2013 IRONMAN Lake Tahoe and raise funds for a local nonprofit? Girls on the Run- Sierras (GOTR-S) inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. In 500 words or less, tell them why you think this mission is crucial and of personal significance to you; how you have activated your limitless potential and embodied this mission in your life; and how can you help girls in the community by participating in the IRONMAN Lake Tahoe as the GOTR-S chosen SoleMate. Contest winner agrees to register for SoleMates, the adult charity running program for Girls on the Run, and raise a minimum of $5,000 for GOTR-S on or within 30 days of completing the 2013 IRONMAN Lake Tahoe. Contest ends June 8. To enter the contest and official rules visit

Tour de Manure / Sierra Valley Metric Century

62, 42, 30 mile bicycle ride routes

Pedal through the ranchlands, meadows and historic communities of Sierra Valley in the fourth annual Tour de Manure Metric Century, Saturday, June 15, benefiting Sierraville Fire and Rescue. Watch for hawks, yellow-headed black birds, sandhill cranes and other wildlife abundant on these headwaters of the Feather River. The Tour de Manure showcases the spring meadows, ranch lands and historic Highway 49 communities of Sierra Valley, a half-hour drive north of Truckee. There are a few mild climbs, but generally a flat, relaxed ride. Pre-registration $50 until June 7, then $60 at Fee includes zesty rest stop food and drinks, a collectible “raging bull” Tour de Manure T-shirt, and a whoop-it-up finish line party and full-belly meal provided by local restaurants and ranchers. Live music by the Simpletones. The ride has SAG support, maps, and route markings. Check out the Tour de Manure Facebook page, Camping is available at four U.S. Forest Service campgrounds and Sierra Valley Hot Springs (need reservations: Also, check VRBO for local vacation rentals.

Four Shields Quest

Storytelling our Human Nature, June 23-25. Meet Sunday 3 p.m. at U of Earth Campus, Graeagle. Time on the land in the Plumas National Forest, return to campus Tuesday by 6 p.m.

Cost $250, Quest Program includes camping, shuttle, guides. Meals not included. Exploring The Four Shields is a way to understand the language of nature. We are earth-born, children of nature, and related to every living thing. Each shield has a persona of human nature, a corresponding element, color, direction, and energetic that connects us to our natural world. Learn about each shield, and have the opportunity to walk alone to explore your personal connection. Gather in council to tell your story and reflect the nature of your being.

For more information, trip details or to register Contact Polly Triplat at 530-412-0774 or email

Hiking, Yoga, Wildflowers

Shakti: Connecting the Diving Feminine

Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m. meeting time, 2 p.m. estimated finish time. Join instructor Therese James and guide Polly Triplat on a day full of nature, wildflowers and yoga practice

The Maidu Indians believe we live in a sacred valley of three mountains which are the embodiment of the feminine power of the Universe – Shakti. As inhabitants of this sacred land we are constantly being nurtured by this feminine power. Come join us on a hike and yoga practice designed to connect and awaken you to the Shakti around and within you.

Yoga is suitable for students of all levels, everyone is welcome. Expect to hike up to 5 miles over varied terrain. Cost is $35 per person, space is limited to keep a small group size. Space is limited; please register in advance by contacting 530-836-1500 or

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