North Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements |

North Tahoe 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.

30-day fitness and weight loss summer challenge

Do you want more energy and to lose weight? Want to look and feel great? Join a 30-day wellness program that will have you feeling and looking your best! Joyful Life Acupuncture and Tanya Rockwell of Arbonne Essentionals will present a 30-day fitness and weight loss challenge for summer. Learn how Arbonne Essentials can help you accomplish your goals and get you on the path to healthier living. Arbonne products are vegan certified, gluten, dairy and soy free, with no artificial ingredients, and they taste great.

The course includes three weekly classes, a nutritional consultation, and two follow up consultations. Free introductory talk followed by Qi Gong for detox, fitness and weight loss on Friday, May, 5:30-7 p.m. at Joyful Life Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, 11890 Donner Pass Road, Ste. #1, Truckee. To sign up and for more information call 530-386-4851 or email

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.

Resource Sharing Meeting: HeartMath Training

Heartmath Training, Tuesday, June 4, 10 a.m.-noon, Truckee Town Hall, Council Chambers, Truckee. Senior HeartMath trainer and educational consultant, Jeff Goelitz, will lead an interactive HeartMath workshop focused on building resiliency. HeartMath is a scientifically, research-based program that has been active in the promotion of resiliency-building practices for more than 20 years. This workshop will teach practical skills for building your personal resiliency and bringing more balance and ease into your daily challenges, communications and relationships. By building our own resiliency and health we will be better able to support others. For more information contact the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee at 530-587-1776.

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.

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