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North Lake Tahoe Truckee health announcements

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The Secret Passion of Dorothy’s Slippers

Join Visionary Sound Healer Jan Cercone RN, MA, CMP, Friday, May 3, 6 p.m. at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz could have found her way home any minute she chose. As humans we have never lost this ability, we just need reminding. Remember how with Jan’s three-point meditation process. A deeply moving, healing adventure in sound with colorful, inspirational visuals. This one-hour program will be followed by a discussion of the importance of the new masculine-feminine roles of empowered partnership.

Jan Cercone RN, MA, Certified Music Practitioner is a visionary sound healer with skills in facilitating personal or group healings that are joyful, educational and activating. A recording artist, author, world sound healing speaker, avatar and omnium graduate, hospice musician, producer of sound, light and color events, workshop facilitator, and ordained minister. Her voice is a harmonic flow from heaven, which she learned to direct for healing with hospice patients. Please call 530-550-8981 to register. Visit

New treadmills arriving at Truckee Physical Therapy

Truckee Physical Therapy will receive a new Alter G anti-gravity Treadmill on May 6. The treadmill employs NASA technology that allows you to walk or run with 20-80 percent of your body weight. It is the first treadmill of it’s kind in a 100-mile radius. Tom Brady has one for his personal use and Kobe Bryant will use one to train while healing from his Achilles tendon rupture. This treadmill will allow runners to train through injuries, people who are fall risks to train in a safe environment, and will allow people with too much pain for traditional exercise to lose weight. It is an incredible piece of equipment and will be an asset to the community. Located at 11053 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Call 530-587-4790 or visit for information.

Free bone density screenings

As a community service recognizing National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine is proud to offer free ($50 value) osteoporosis screenings using ultrasound bone density technology. Ultrasound technology has a high correlation to the “gold standard” DEXA analysis. Screenings are quick, safe, radiation-free, and provide a quantitative assessment to predict risk for bone loss and fracture. Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine, 8130 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. $10 suggested donation to go Kings Beach 4H, Tahoe Rim Riders. By appointment only. Please call 530-546-0400 to schedule your osteoporosis screening.

May is Local Appreciation Month at Glow

Jodi, Lou and Allison would like to show our appreciation for everyone who calls this beautiful area home by offering all Truckee and North Lake Tahoe residents a 25 percent discount on massages, facials and hair services during the month of May. Take this opportunity to take care of yourself by allowing us to help you look and feel better! Glow is located upstairs at 10320 Donner Pass Rd in Truckee (above Mtn Loot). Check out our website ( for more information. Please call 530-587-9985 to book your appointment, and let us know you are a local. Please be preparred to show us that you live (or work) in the Truckee/N. Lake area at the time of service.

Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force to meet

Please join the first meeting of the Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force on Thursday, May 16, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Office. The goal of this meeting is to review what’s been done to date around youth suicide prevention and brainstorm ways of increasing impact and reach of these programs. Representation from key constituencies, including parents, interested community members and agencies encouraged. Please RSVP to Community Collaborative Coordinator Sharon Forsythe at The Tahoe Truckee Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is a collaborative effort between Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Nevada and Placer County, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee and Young Life.

Manual lymphatic drainage class announced

Taum Sayers, local therapist more than 30 years and “Namaste” are offering a NCBTMB class in The Lauren Berry Method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Truckee on May 19. The workshops will take place at Namaste Holistic Healing & Yoga Center, 10368 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. The foundation of Sayer’s work was an apprenticeship with the late Lauren Berry Sr., registered physical therapist and structural engineer. Sayers has worked with the Olympic Ski Team and 49er’s. Mostly his work is about folks simply wanting the pain to go away. He holds state licenses in California, Nevada, and North Carolina and is on the board of The Institute of Integral Health, a nonprofit teaching organization. He has taught corrective massage for 30 years and offers classes coast-to-coast, including The Edgar Cayce School in Virginia Beach, Va. Visit, call Sayers at 530-587-6816 or Namaste’s Ann Marie at 530-448–9014.

Depression and Bipolar Peer Support Group forming

Are people interested in participating in a peer support group to help deal with the obstacles of living with depression and bipolar conditions? This will be a client-based group based on groups affiliated with the national organization Depression and Bipolar Alliance with plans to become affiliated with the national organization. The organizer has received facilitator training, led meetings in other areas and knows how helpful these groups can be by communicating with someone who can understand what you are going through. Support networks are fundamental in dealing with a mental illness. If you or someone you know might benefit from this group call the toll free message number at 888-544-9991 or contact via Craigs List to discuss how to proceed. There will be no fees or costs for participating with this group.

Acupuncture Happy Hour!

Appointments every 15 minutes and drop ins welcome. Pay on a sliding scale of $25 to $50. Initial 30 minute consultation for new patients is recommended. Acupuncture treats a wide variety of health issues including anxiety, stress, digestion, constipation, allergies, sleep disorders, acute and chronic pain and helps your body to heal itself. Also, enjoy drop-in massage available with Alison King, CMT. $1 per minute for 10 to 30 minute sessions. Get loosened up and get healthy! Every Monday, 5-8 p.m. Call 530-386-4851 for more info or visit Joyful Life Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine is located at 11890 Donner Pass Road, (at Northwoods) Ste. 1, Truckee.

2013 Relay For Life could use your talent

Cancer has a presence in the community that affects us all. There are only a few months left until the 7th Annual Truckee Tahoe American Cancer Society Relay For Life, July 13-14, 2013 at Truckee High School.

Relay For Life offers the opportunity to show care and support for people currently experiencing cancer, those we’ve lost to cancer, and for more than 1,600 cancer survivors in Truckee-Tahoe area. “Celebrate, remember and fight back!”

Relay is doing that and you can help increase the tremendous successes of the area.

There are numerous volunteer opportunities: Create or join a Relay team through business, neighborhoods, churches, schools, sports teams, families and friends. The 2013 Relay theme is “Friends Share the Journey!”

Relay Committee goals are to increase the community’s knowledge of cancer and its prevention. For information on forming a team or that special volunteer spot call Chris Otto at 530-277-2639, 6-9 p.m., or leave a message. Visit or for information.

Desk worker conditioning class

Owner of Elemental Back & Body, Chiropractor and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Dr. Spencer Cruttenden will be hosting weekly Desk Worker Conditioning Classes on Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. at the CR Johnson Healing Center. Spencer’s class will directly address common problems and imbalances that build up in people who spend a lot of time sitting at a desk. Cost is $10 with all proceeds going to the High Fives Foundation – CR Johnson Healing Center. In order to provide the appropriate amount of attention to each participant, Spencer will limit the class to eight people. Book your spot today at Spencer@elementalbodies, or 530-545-9076.

The CR Johnson Healing Center is located at 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee, 530-587-4453.

Pilates at the CR Johnson Healing Center

Pilates instructor since 1999, Tina Cook is working with clients full time at the CR Johnson Healing Center on the new Balanced Body Pilates equipment. Tina will be available for privates, semi-privates and a variety of group classes, with a Monday and Wednesday group mat Pilates class, 9:30-10:30 a.m. All Tina’s classes are open to the general public and a portion of the proceeds from each client will go to the High Fives Foundation – CR Johnson Healing. Visit, email, or call 530-448-0052 for scheduling.

CR Johnson Healing Center is located at 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee, 530-587-4453.

Wanderlust to return

North Lake Tahoe announced the Wanderlust Festival, the world’s largest and fastest growing yoga and music festival, will return for a fifth year to Squaw Valley Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.

In addition to yoga and live music, attendees will enjoy organic food and wine, an inspirational speaker program, meditation and outdoor activities, such as paddle boarding, hiking, biking, and running. The yogis teaching and speaking are considered rock stars of the discipline and include Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Dharma Mittra, Rod Stryker, Gurumkh Kaur Khalsa, Schuyler Grant and more.

The music lineup is equally impressive with Moby, Gramatik, Caravan Palace, Random Rab, Quixotic, Hannah Thiem, East Forest, MC Yogi, DJ Drez and Fabian Alsultany.

For more information, a complete lineup of events, photos and videos, and event tickets visit

For special Wanderlust Festival lodging packages, head to the North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus’ website at, and click on the Cool Deals tab, which is updated daily with deals and savings.

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