Health and Wellness announcements for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe |

Health and Wellness announcements for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe

Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-150 words.

Hike with Carmen

Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Shirley Canyon Trail Head Trail Head on Saturday, June 21. Directions: Take Highway 89 between Truckee and Tahoe City. Turn right at Squaw Valley, up Squaw Peak Road the resort area. Meet at the old fire station old fire station on the right at the end of the road. Then the group will go park at the actual trail head. Call 530-448-1643. Visit for the future hiking schedule and pictures.

Nevada County transitions to CodeRED system

Nevada County has a new emergency and mass notification provider. The transition from CityWatch to the industry-leading, high-speed mass notification system, CodeRED, began earlier this year.

The transition to CodeRED offers Nevada County residents access to patented technologies not available with the previous provider. Public safety officials will communicate time-sensitive messages using the CodeRED system’s robust dialing infrastructure, entirely managed by its parent company Emergency Communications Network.

Additionally, the County will have the ability to better target notifications geographically

Nevada County residents who registered with CityWatch were transferred to the new CodeRED system. Enroll or add more contact information through the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services enrollment page found at

Contact information accessed through CodeRed will only be used by Public Safety Officials for emergency notification.

“You Matter” meetings

If you have experience a loss of a love one or you are a survivor of a suicide loss, sometimes we just need a little help to realize that “Life is Gold” and that we need healing, coping and education. Please join a healing group every fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at For Goodness Sake in Truckee. For more information email

Free community yoga on Wednesdays

Yoga Squaw’d will return to The Village at Squaw Valley providing free outdoor community yoga classes every Wednesday through Aug. 27. The yoga classes are taught by some of Tahoe’s most esteemed instructors and will take place on First Street in The Village at 5 p.m. This is the second summer of Yoga Squaw’d, which is hosted by Squaw’s Wanderlust Yoga Studio.

For the passionate yogis, tickets are still available for the sixth annual Wanderlust yoga and music festival at Squaw Valley July 17-20.

Mountain bike performance training

Certified strength and conditioning specialist, chiropractor and avid mountain biker Spencer Cruttenden of Elemental Back & Body will add a new class to the CR Johnson Healing Center’s: Mountain Bike Performance Training every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. this summer. Drop-in rate is $10. Class participants will work their way through a circuit-style routine leading to stronger legs, a stronger core and better balance and agility. Sign up for this high-intensity class online at

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

Eat fresh website launches

A great online resource for anyone who wants to improve their health is The goals for this website are: to encourage cooking at home with fresh foods and minimally processed non-perishables; to show users that healthy change happens even though barriers exist; and to better understand the link between lifestyle/diet choices with the prevention of chronic disease. Nevada County community resources are available on this site along with featured tips, recipes, advice from a dietitian and much more. Check it out!

Sierra Agape Center to take insurance

Sierra Agape Center has offered psychotherapy, meditation training, yoga therapy and massage therapy on a donation or sliding fee basis since May of 2010. The Affordable Care Act made it possible for many people to obtain insurance coverage for mental health therapy. Kimball C. Pier, Ph.D., LMFT, founder and primary provider of psychotherapy is now accepting all Anthem Blue Cross insurance plans and will bill other insurance companies for clients seeking psychotherapy services. For clients who do not have insurance for mental health services or who have a high deductible, a sliding fee scale beginning at $40 per session is available. For clients without resources, Dr. Pier offers two sessions at no cost or an rate is affordable for clients, with ongoing self-help through meditation classes, mindfulness-based stress reduction, linkage with community-based agencies, resources and classes through For Goodness Sake.

For more information on services and to schedule appointments, please visit

Register for North Tahoe AYSO fall soccer

Tahoe soccer families — it’s time to register your child for North Tahoe AYSO-fall soccer! You can register online at from now until July 9. No registrations will be taken after July 9. AYSO has teams for children ages 4 to 14; prior soccer experience is not required. Soccer games start the week after Labor Day and usually go through mid-October. Most teams will have several practices before Labor Day. The cost is $90 per player and $80 for each additional child. Coaches are also needed. For more information visit or email

Sierra Conscious Dance

A collective of DJs and dance facilitators offer intentional dance for authentic and creative expression. Through movement, create a deeper understanding of one’s self and your relationship to the world.

Conscious dance develops a direct body-spirit connection, where you can let your body be your guide and teacher. No dance experience or partner necessary.

This is a drug-alcohol free environment without observers or conversation, where dancers feel safe to explore their boundaries. A variety of experiences during the dance may be a fun workout, a good connection with other people, release of stress and tension, an overall sense of well-being, insights or revelations about personal issues, opening of the heart, transcendental experiences, and a feeling of ecstasy and divine oneness. Dance barefoot, drink lots of water.

Every Friday 7-9 p.m. at InnerRythms Dance Centre in Truckee. Every Sunday 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The River School Farm in Reno. Visit

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