Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements
February 21, 2012
Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at email@example.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.The art of floating andamp;#8230;A master class with Keith Fox, Saturday, Feb. 25. Master flow workshop 1-3:30 p.m. at Studio Tahoe, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 105 B, Truckee, call 530-587-1891. Enjoy a dynamic vinyasa flow with a focus on your inner strength as you empower yourself with arm balances throughout the practice. End your practice with a transformational yoga nidra/savasana incorporating nada yoga andamp;#8212; the yoga of sound as Keith sings mantra and plays harmonium. Visit http://www.yogafox.com. Rhythm Tots class added at InnerRhythmsInnerRhythms is adding a new class for children ages 2 1andamp;#8260;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 Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Citizens Bank Plaza. For more information, please visit http://www.innerrhythms.org, call 530-550-8464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tahoe Forest Hospital seeks new auxiliary volunteers Tahoe Forest Hospitalandamp;#8217;s Auxiliary is looking for people to join its group of dedicated and motivated volunteers. The talents and experiences of volunteers complement the expertise and professionalism of the Tahoe Forest Health System staff, ensuring the best of care for all patients and support for their families. A commitment of four hours a week is required, and active volunteers can attest to the great rewards one feels in these various volunteer positions. Tahoe Forest Hospitalandamp;#8217;s Auxiliary is offering opportunities in the following departments: Medical surgical department, ambulatory surgery department, extended (long-term) care center, Cancer Center, Gift Tree (hospital gift shop) and support departments.For more information contact Ann Mazzini at 530-582-3593 or email@example.com. Tahoe Forest Hospitalandamp;#8217;s Auxiliary was formed in 1977 and has members from throughout the region. Volunteers utilize their current skills and/or gain new ones in their areas of interest. Tahoe Forest Hospital Volunteers become an integral part of the staff.Springboard diving begins March 1The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District is offering a springboard diving class this March at the community pool. Join experienced instructor Liz Robinson as you learn all the fun diving board tricks like pikes, flips, back dives and more. Class cost $90 and runs for six weeks, March 1-April 5. Small class size helps ensure progress and get the personal attention you want. Call 530-582-7720 for more info or to sign up. For more information about any swimming programs, contact aquatic coordinator Amanda Oberacker at 530-582-2361 or firstname.lastname@example.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 Clubandamp;#8217;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 Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, April 1.There is a winter biathlon race scheduled at Auburn Ski Club Sunday, Feb. 26 with novice and andamp;#8220;proandamp;#8221; 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 andamp; Integrative Medicine at 530-386-4851 or 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 andamp;#8220;Ski Like a Girlandamp;#8221; one and two-day ski and snowboard clinics. Taught by Sugar Bowlandamp;#8217;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.Ski ChamonixTruckee-based North American Ski Training Center (www.skiNASTC.com) is excited to announce a partnership with Mexico City-based Ski Madness (www.skimadness.com.mx). They have partnered to deliver adventure ski clinics in Tahoe and all over the world. Ski Madness represents the ski markets of Mexico and South America. NASTCandamp;#8217;s reputation and long-standing relationships in the ski world led to this fusion, which should result in increased numbers coming from those markets to Tahoe. March 23-31 brings the next big trip for these companies together: Destination Chamonix. Both companies share a goal to improve ski enthusiastsandamp;#8217; skiing and give them a life-changing adventure by having a professional right by their side. For more information please visit the websites.Massage to benefit Humane SocietyImagine enjoying a wonderful one-hour massage knowing you are helping homeless pets the whole time. Thatandamp;#8217;s right, Zenergy Tahoe will donate $20 from every regular priced, one-hour massage* during February to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. A pampering massage is the perfect gift for your sweetheart on Valentineandamp;#8217;s Day and a really great way to treat yourself to something special. Call Zenergy Tahoe at 530-448-0344 to schedule your appointment or purchase a gift-certificate. Remember to mention the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe so $20 will be donated to help homeless pets. *Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Not valid with 1/2 hour massage.36th Great Ski Race registration openBe a part of history. On Sunday, March 4, cross-country ski racers will gather to embark on the 36th annual Great Ski Race. The Great Ski Race covers 30 km beginning at the Tahoe Cross Country Center in Tahoe City to the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee. Race registration is available now at http://www.thegreatskirace.com. Try Zumba Gold!This format was designed for people over 50 years, Zumba beginners, as well as people with limited mobility who want to join in the Zumba party, Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee, Thursday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Zumba Gold was designed as the lower impact, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance fitness-party that keeps you in the groove of life. Classes are taught by certified instructor Greta Dhamer. Visit http://www.zumba.com for further information.