Health & Wellness Briefs for Tahoe Truckee | SierraSun.com

Health & Wellness Briefs for Tahoe Truckee

Reno, Nev. – Join Ziva!, a new local group of musicians, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of sacred music and a benefit for Think Kindness.orgs Hope Runs Challenge to send 2,500 pairs of gently used shoes to Nyeri, Kenya. Your donation of shoes and a suggested donation of $15 will help cover shipping costs. Ziva! has been performing kirtan, a form of sacred devotional music around the Truckee and Reno area since November 2008.All are welcome to join in the singing of these ancient Sanskrit chants honoring the Divine. Bring a drum, rattle, tambourine and your voice to add to Zivas! Emily Tessmer vocals and harmonium, David Freeman on tablas, Sharon Freewoman on the crystal singing bowls and Jennifer McClellan on flute at Yoga Loka, 6135 Lakeside Dr., Reno, Nev. Call Yoga Loka at (775) 337-2990 or The Rainbow Bridge 584-6100.Also playing Spring Celebration, March 23 at For Goodness Sake, Downtown Truckee.

Sierraville, Calif. – Therese Johnson, Reiki Master/Teacher, will host a free educational seminar regarding the practice and benefits of Reiki, a form of touch therapy that originated in the Far East. She will discuss the healing benefits of this ancient technique, which involves placing the hands in various positions on the body to direct positive energy, or ki, into the areas where it is needed to heal. She will also conduct demonstrations.Individual sessions will be available for $55 and $30. A Reiki One Class for $125 will be offered on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Sierra Hot Springs, Green Room, Friday, March 6, 8 to 9:30 p.m. 521 Campbell Hot Springs Road, Sierraville, Calif. Contact Therese Johnson at (530) 305-8872, silvat@jps.net or Sierra Hot Springs at (530) 994-3773.

Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe will perform a concert that is a dynamic blend of East meets West music which mixes kirtan (call-and-response), mantra and uplifting songs March 7 at the Tahoe Yoga & Wellness Center, 10770 Donner Pass Road. Their inspiring music fuses the spiritual and sacred with a pop rock groove and sensuality. Committed to expressing the joy in the Oneness we all share, Shakti Tribe celebrates unity, culture and diversity. Realizing the importance of instilling hope and personal empowerment to those at a crossroads, they formed their own non-profit foundation-Shakti Tribe Foundation to help raise much needed funds to continue and expand this work. Visit http://www.myspace.com/larisastow or go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK1VBBfXG4E.

Are you a swimmer looking to improve your performance? Would you like to be a swimmer or a tri-athlete but swimming has never been your sport? Want to increase your efficiency and reduce your effort? All levels of swimmers are encouraged to participate in the the Tri-Clinic Series.Jessica Eisenberg, two-time finisher Ironman Canada will kick off the Series with four progressive swim workshops during March. Swimming drills will improve your stroke efficiency and economy; helpful hints will help to train for swimming events. Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Truckee Donner Parks & Recreation Community Pool. Advanced reservations and payment required. Call 587-3769.