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Tahoe Truckee Health & Wellness announcements

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Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit http://www.sierrasun.com, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.Joyful chanting eventTahoe Yoga & Wellness Center, 10770 Donner Pass Road, #104, Truckee, 530-550-8333 will host Guru Ganesha & His All-Star Band for a magical evening of joyful chanting, mystical world music, and hilarious stories from the spiritual path. Don’t miss the bliss Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and can be purchased at http://www.showclix.com/event/221812.Invigorate, relax, avoidwinter colds with Tai Chi, Ki GongStudies show the regular practice of Tai Chi-Ki Gong strengthens the immune system (hugely important these days), lowers blood pressure and decreases stress and stress related illness. Go and see for yourself. The movements can be done sitting and require no conditioning.Join the class each Tuesday, 9 a.m. at the Community Recreation Center or Thursdays, 10 a.m. in the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments Community Dining Room, 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee. Call Rolf at 530-587-2557 for more info. Classes are ongoing and drop-in, check it out.Rhythm Tots class added at InnerRhythmsInnerRhythms is adding a new class for children ages 2 1⁄2 to 3 years old. Rhythms Tots will be offered Tuesdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m. beginning March 6. In addition to having fun with structured movement, games, songs, tap time, and tumbling, Rhythms Tots will gain fine and gross motor proficiency and strengthen manipulative skills. In this age group, teaching physical skills is a priority. The development of social skills is also emphasized as youngsters become good listeners, follow directions, cooperate in a group and learn more about themselves. Class will be held at InnerRhythms studios, 12047 Donner Pass Road, Ste. B7 in Truckee’s Citizens Bank Plaza. For more information, please visit http://www.innerrhythms.org, call 530-550-8464 or email info@innerrhythms.org.Learn the sport of BiathlonAuburn Ski Club offers clinics throughout the year to introduce people to biathlon at its training center on Donner Summit next to Boreal. The clinics will introduce you to rifle safety and shooting skills using the Club’s Biathlon rifles (.22 caliber). Range procedure is also taught: How to deal with your skis and poles as you enter the shooting range, how to calm your breathing and ready yourself before shooting the five rounds after each skiing lap. Novice and Improver Biathlon Clinics will be offered Sunday, April 1.There is a winter biathlon race scheduled at Auburn Ski Club Sunday, Feb. 26 with novice and “pro” divisions. Rifles and ammunition are provided for the novice race. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend at least one clinic before racing.There is added excitement about the sport of biathlon locally because the Auburn Ski Club has been selected to host the National Summer Biathlon Championships in August of 2012. The Club will organize novice races during the Championship week.For more information visit http://www.auburnskiclub.org/nordic/biathlon.Community Acupuncture Drop In ClinicLearn about and enjoy the amazing health benefits of acupuncture at a super reduced rate. Meet licensed acupuncturists Carla McClure and Jessica Luegrs and receive a full treatment for whatever ails you. The cost of the drop in clinic is $30 versus the regular rate of $75. Every Wednesday, 5-7:30 p.m. and every Friday, noon-2 p.m. at Synergy Healing Arts, 11890 Donner Pass Road (at Northwoods), Truckee. Contact Joyful Life Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine at 530-386-4851 or http://www.joyfullifeacupuncture.com.Qi Gong & MeditationQi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care practice integrating physical postures and breathing techniques with focused intention. It is a highly effective self-healing practice that cultivates energy and overall health. A meditation will follow the light exercises. Free and open to all ages. Every Friday, 5:30-7 p.m. at Synergy Healing Arts, 11890 Donner Pass Road (at Northwoods), Truckee. Joyful Life Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, 530-386-4851, http://www.joyfullifeacupuncture.com.Sugar Bowl to offer ladies-only ski and board clinicsSugar Bowl’s Mountain Sports Learning Center is once again offering its exclusive “Ski Like a Girl” one and two-day ski and snowboard clinics. Taught by Sugar Bowl’s top female instructors, for women, each clinic includes a full day of instruction, a free daily CORE Pass, morning stretching, lunch, massage and/or chiropractic work, and wine tasting. 2012 clinic date March 17-18, Intermediate and Beyond Clinic. Cost for a two-day camp is $320 plus lift tickets and a one day camp is $190 plus lift ticket. For more information or to register call the Mountain Sports Learning Center at 530-426-6772 or visit http://www.sugarbowl.com/ladies.Hike with CarmenCarmen, 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 Cabin Creek trailhead on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Directions: Meet 1 mile up Cabin Creek Road, which is 3 miles south of Truckee on Highway 89. Take the turn off to “Sanitary Land Fill” also known as the dump. Visit http://www.CarmenCarr.com for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures. Call 530-550-5192 or email Carmen@CarmenCarr.com for info.