North Tahoe Truckee health announcements |

North Tahoe Truckee health 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.

Everyday natural healing

Discover natural alternatives for family wellness, Thursday, June 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lacking energy? In pain? Dealing with stress or depression? Got digestive issues? Can’t sleep? Got allergies?

Learn about the healing power of essential oils to deal with all sorts of every day (and more serious) issues such as allergies, arthritis, infections, hormonal changes, mood management, etc. Center for Spiritual Living, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. You’ll receive a detailed handout with everyday remedies and also a sample oil for your specific condition. RSVP essential to Rachel at 415-827-2623. Price? Love donation. All proceeds go to the Center for Spiritual Living.

Summer Solstice Celebration & Workshop Gathering

June 21-23, Friday – Sunday, Feather River Campus, visit Lodging: U of Earth EcoRetreat House: Private room $50 per night, shared room $25 per night, dorm room $20 night, camping $10 per night. Contact Janet at Unification, a Drumming Workshop with Bob Scarlett and Cai Sorlien, June 22, A Peak Experience – EcoTherapy Hike to Eureka Peak led by Rich Silver; U of Earth Meet and Greet Mixer; Solstice Ceremonial Drum Circle with Jim Eaglesmith; BBQ and Potluck: RSVP required; After Party and Jam Session led by Jim Eaglesmith RSVP for Saturday would be appreciated to Please no intoxicants for ceremonial circle. June 23, Student and Mentor Council Meeting led by Rich Silver.

Free paddleboard races at West End

The Start Haus and the Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District will host free stand up paddle board races on Donner Lake’s West End Beach from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday, weather permitting.

“We want to offer a free, fun community event every Friday to get people out on the water,” said Jared Licht, who heads up the Start Haus’ stand-up paddleboard program. “Stand up paddle boarding is a fun, easily accessible sport perfect for the Truckee Tahoe area, and makes for great cross-training in the summer for skiers and boarders.”

Free Friday evening races, with boards provided by the Start Haus, will continue throughout the summer, with men’s, women’s and children’s categories, and great giveaways at each event.

The Start Haus will have stand-up paddle boards for sale and for rental throughout the summer, along with paddles, PFDs, and all the necessary accessories to get out on the water.

To find out more about the Start Haus’ stand up paddle board events, sales and rentals, call 530-587-5781, email or go to

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. Join 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; register in advance at 530-836-1500 or

Salomon Demo with Tahoe Mountain Sports

Salomon and Tahoe Mountain Sports have partnered to bring a shoe demo Wednesday, June 26. Find the Salomon rig in Kings Beach, 2-6 p.m. at 8331 North Lake Blvd. Take out any pair of Salomon shoes and hydration backpack for test for free. There will be a group run and a group hike leaving at 5 p.m. and we will split into groups based on ability level. Come join us for what is sure to be a fun time! Dogs welcome.

Tahoe City’s 3rd Annual Farm to Table

Tuesday, July 9, 6 p.m., Commons Beach, Tahoe City. Tickets: $125 per person, or $1,250 per table (seats 10). Tickets available at Wolfdale’s, Sugar Pine Cakery, and

Championed by Douglas Dale, this year’s Farm to Table event will feature the freshest, locally and sustainably grown foods prepared lakeside at Commons Beach

Chefs Lee Kresy of D’Lish Catering, Jonny Roscher of Za’s, Scott Yorkey of Jake’s and Allison Sayles of Sugar Pine Cakery also lend their talents to the evening, which has become one of Tahoe City’s signature summer events.

Tahoe City’s Farm to Table Dinner was started in 2011 in a collaboration between Douglas Dale and the Tahoe City Downtown Association to help raise funds for the Tahoe City Farmer’s Market’s relocation studies. “We’ve really grown the event in the last two years, it’s become something people look forward to every summer,” said Christin Hanna, a member of the TCDA Board of Directors. “With the Farmer’s Market issue settled for the moment, we knew we still wanted to keep the event going and could support some great local organizations.”

This year’s funds will go to support Tahoe City Downtown Association, Tahoe Youth Ballet, and the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.

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

New Bender Barre Method

Bender Barre Method class, Mondays 8:30 a.m., Community Recreation Center, Dance Studio. Bender Barre is now the most popular barre workout in the country. Creator, Fitness Celebrity, Leslee Bender brings us the safest method of barre training. All the great results of a barre class without over utilizing the hip flexors, which can create lower back pain, knee pain, and even result in injury. The focus is on the body’s ability to lengthen against gravity. Applied functional exercises are designed to lengthen, strengthen, tone, and sculpt the body.

Students report seeing results within the first four weeks. You don’t have to be dancer to appreciate vertical training for stronger legs, abdominals, and back. Use tools like the Bender Ball, and Gliding Disc to create the ultimate total body workout for all levels.

Lengthen and tone your entire body — legs, glutes, back, and especially abdominal muscles — in one hour. Be amazed at the results, and by how you feel after this workout. Call 530-582-7720 or visit for info.

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.

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.

Mental health grants available

Do you have an interesting idea of how to support mental health in our community? Do you run a program that helps people stay well and feeling good? You may be eligible for a grant from the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. They have funding available for innovative approaches to mental health and well being. These funds come from Placer County Mental Health Services Act Innovations Funds. Visit to learn more about the guidelines for this funding. If you have any questions, you can email Phebe Bell, program officer, at

Women’s Wilderness Retreat

A Backpack Rite of Passage Journey, Aug. 15-19. Meet Thursday in Truckee. Time on the land In the Eastern Slope of the Sierra near Bridgeport. Return to Truckee Monday evening. Cost $500 before July 15, $550 after. Space is limited to eight participants. Sign up early. This trip is for any woman that is seeking a deeper connection to themselves, other women and the natural world. This journey includes a day long solo fast to honor life transitions and explore the gifts we have to offer the world. Dive into the Rite of Passage process of Severance/Threshold/Incorporation and work within the Circle Council to create a bond of listening and speaking from the heart. For more information, trip details, or to register, contact Trails Within at 530-836-1500 or Info@TrailsWithin.Com.

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