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Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com.

Volunteers needed for Rx Drug Take-back Event

The Tahoe-Truckee Future without Drug Dependence (TT-FWDD) Coalition is looking for community volunteers for the Rx Drug Take-back Event scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Truckee and Tahoe City.

The Rx Drug Take-back Event is designed to provide the community with a safe, convenient, and free method to drop off unused, expired, or unwanted medications. At previous take-back events, Tahoe-Truckee has collected and disposed of more than 600 pounds of prescription medications helping to prevent youth drug abuse and the contamination of waterways.

If interested in volunteering at this event, learning more about it or the TT-FWDD Coalition; please contact 530-546-1924, FWDD@ttcf.net, http://www.ttfwdd.com.

Mastering Happiness

Practical skills and ideas for living well by Joel Wade, April 5, 6-8 p.m. at For Goodness Sake. Are you making the most of the possibilities in your life? Drawn from research in the field of positive psychology and his three decades of working as a psychotherapist, teacher, and life coach, Joel Wade will demonstrate basic principles for improving the happiness, fulfillment and satisfaction. Learn to relate better with the people in your life and live with integrity, optimism, willpower, and gratitude. Be prepared to take home some powerful tools and skills.

Joel F. Wade, Ph.D. is an author, psychotherapist and life coach in Santa Cruz, Calif. He also consults with businesses on improving trust, communication, and well being. Visit http://www.drjoelwade.com.

Please call For Goodness Sake to register. 530-550-8981 or visit http://www.goodnesssake.org for more details. This event is offered free of charge. Donations are greatly appreciated, but not required.

AromaTouch Technique certification to be offered

Get certified in the AromaTouch Technique April 12, 10:30-5 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe Wellness Center, 695 Wolf St., King’s Beach.

Cost is $149. Along with your AromaTouch certification you will receive: In-depth training on the AromaTouch Technique created by Dr. David Hill; AromaTouch kit, with eight AromaTouch Technique essential oils ($100 value); AromaTouch manual; hands-on training; and Certificate of Completion. Ron and Liz Wilder, certified doTERRA AromaTouch instructors, will teach the AromaTouch Technique in King’s Beach. They will do a triple rotation so everyone receives and gives an AromaTouch Technique. For questions and booking, call Rachel at 415-827-2623.

Exercise for Energy

The Cancer Center Exercise for Energy Program for current and recovering patients is a free supportive care program in Incline Village, Nev. The free six-week class, “Exercise for Energy,” is a supportive care program for current and recovering cancer patients, offering guidance and support, and useful tools to return to and maintain health and wellness. Program begins April 17, 2013. Class meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at IVCH Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness located at 333 Village Blvd, Ste. 201, on the corner of Village and Alder, one block from Incline Village Community Hospital.

The class will incorporate strengthening, stretching, breathing, balance, cardio, and wellness education. All classes are supportive, medically-managed, taught by health professionals, and will give you the tools you need in a supportive environment.

Prescreening is required. For more information or to register, call 775-831-1964 or email mlarson@tfhd.com.

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.

“Sitting at a desk all day takes a toll on the body,” said Spencer Cruttenden of Elemental Back & Body. “I am excited to offer this much needed class to people who can really benefit from it.”

The CR Johnson Healing Center is located at 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee, 530-587-4453.

Manual lymphatic drainage class announced

Taum Sayers, local therapist more than 30 years and “Namaste” are offering a NCBTMB class in The Lauren Berry Method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Truckee April 21 and May 19. The workshops will take place at Namaste Holistic Healing & Yoga Center, 10368 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. The foundation of Sayer’s work was an apprenticeship with the late Lauren Berry Sr., registered physical therapist and structural engineer. Sayers has worked with the Olympic Ski Team and 49er’s. Mostly his work is about folks simply wanting the pain to go away. He holds state licenses in California, Nevada, and North Carolina and is on the board of The Institute of Integral Health, a nonprofit teaching organization. He has taught corrective massage for 30 years and offers classes coast-to-coast, including The Edgar Cayce School in Virginia Beach, Va. Visit http://www.musclemanagement.com, call Sayers at 530-587-6816 or Namaste’s Ann Marie at 530-448–9014.

Prescription Drug Take-back Day

April 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Gateway Shopping Center in front of Safeway in Truckee, 11290 Donner Pass Road and North Tahoe Fire Protection District, Station #51, Tahoe City Fire Station, 222 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City.

Free Medication Take Back Day. Drop off unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely, effectively, and anonymously, at this event. Please mark out personal info on Rx bottles. Help protect water supply by not flushing medications. Help protect the community as some individuals may be abusing drugs taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends. A collaborative effort of the TT-FWDD (Tahoe-Truckee Future without Drug Dependence) Coalition, Placer County Sheriff, Placer and Nevada County Health and Human Services, Truckee Police Department, Tahoe Forest Hospital District, Safeway Stores, water quality and waste management, town of Truckee, and the DEA. For information email FWDD@ttcf.net, visit http://www.ttfwdd.com or call 530-546-1924.

I’m Here, I Matter and I Have a Voice

Practical tools for discovering, honoring and expressing your inner truth. Join these empowering workshops starting May 1, first and third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. in “The Living Room” downstairs at Church of the Mountains, 10069 Church St., Truckee. Presented in Spanish and English with live music and light refreshments. Learn how you can create a happier life — from the inside out. Cost is $5 suggested donation. For more information contact Reyna Lopez at 530-386-2148 Español or Colleen Jackson at 530-308-5053.for English. Workshops From the Inside Out are facilitated by “Change from the Inside Out Coach” Colleen Akiko Jackson, helping women reconnect with their core wisdom and experience the fullness of who they are, emerging to an inspired life of joy that radiates to our families, communities and beyond.

Pilates at the CR Johnson Healing Center

Pilates instructor since 1999, Tina Cook is working with clients full time at the CR Johnson Healing Center on the new Balanced Body Pilates equipment. Tina will be available for privates, semi-privates and a variety of group classes, with a Monday and Wednesday group mat Pilates class, 9:30-10:30 a.m. All Tina’s classes are open to the general public and a portion of the proceeds from each client will go to the High Fives Foundation – CR Johnson Healing. Visit http://www.tinapilates.com, email tinapilates@gmail.com, or call 530-448-0052 for scheduling.

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

Wanderlust to return

North Lake Tahoe announced the Wanderlust Festival, the world’s largest and fastest growing yoga and music festival, will return for a fifth year to Squaw Valley Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.

In addition to yoga and live music, attendees will enjoy organic food and wine, an inspirational speaker program, meditation and outdoor activities, such as paddle boarding, hiking, biking, and running. The yogis teaching and speaking are considered rock stars of the discipline and include Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Dharma Mittra, Rod Stryker, Gurumkh Kaur Khalsa, Schuyler Grant and more.

The music lineup is equally impressive with Moby, Gramatik, Caravan Palace, Random Rab, Quixotic, Hannah Thiem, East Forest, MC Yogi, DJ Drez and Fabian Alsultany.

For more information, a complete lineup of events, photos and videos, and event tickets visit http://squaw.wanderlustfestival.com.

For special Wanderlust Festival lodging packages, head to the North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus’ website at http://www.GoTahoeNorth.com, and click on the Cool Deals tab, which is updated daily with deals and savings.

Seeking gymnastic coaches

Truckee Gymnastics is currently seeking contract coaches for gymnastics and parent-child classes at their Deerfield Drive, Truckee location.

For gymnastics, parent-child classes, summer camps, birthday parties and more, Truckee Gymnastics Coaches are talented, respected and enthusiastic. Truckee Gymnastics is always seeking exceptional coaches for gymnastics and parent child classes to enhance the gymnastics experience. the ideal candidate is: Energetic and loves teaching gymnastics and early movement classes; fun, motivating and positive in coaching style; dedicated, enthusiastic and dependable; knowledge of gymnastics technique and safety; positive and professional to both the participants and parents.

Contact Truckee Gymnastics at 530-587-7404 or Howard at howard@truckeegymnastics.com.

American for Safe Access meet

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) announces the expansion of the Nevada County chapter of the national organization into the Truckee area. The meetings will be held on the second Saturday of the month in the Truckee-Donner Community Recreation Center Conference Room.

ASA is the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens who support cannabis for therapeutic use and scientific research. The organization works on the local, state, and federal levels to promote laws that protect patients rights. ASA membership provides access to resources designed for budding activists. Founded in 2002 by Steph Sherer, Americans for Safe Access strives to overcome political and legal barriers to medical cannabis by using a multifaceted approach that incorporates public education, grassroots activism, and media campaigns. For more information, visit http://www.asa-nc.com.

2013 Relay For Life could use your talent

Cancer has a presence in the community that affects us all. There are only a few months left until the 7th Annual Truckee Tahoe American Cancer Society Relay For Life, July 13-14, 2013 at Truckee High School.

Relay For Life offers the opportunity to show care and support for people currently experiencing cancer, those we’ve lost to cancer, and for more than 1,600 cancer survivors in Truckee-Tahoe area. “Celebrate, remember and fight back!”

Relay is doing that and you can help increase the tremendous successes of the area.

There are numerous volunteer opportunities: Create or join a Relay team through business, neighborhoods, churches, schools, sports teams, families and friends. The 2013 Relay theme is “Friends Share the Journey!”

Relay Committee goals are to increase the community’s knowledge of cancer and its prevention. For information on forming a team or that special volunteer spot call Chris Otto at 530-277-2639, 6-9 p.m., or leave a message. Visit http://www.cancer.org or http://www.relayforlife.org for information.

Community Acupuncture Happy Hour

Learn about and enjoy the amazing health benefits of acupuncture at an affordable rate with Carla McClure, LAc. Acupuncture can treat a large variety of health issues or just help you feel great. Acupuncturists are licensed as primary care providers in California and are trained in Western medicine diagnosis. The cost of the drop-in clinic is $30 for needle treatment only. For manual therapy or massage, cost is $20 for 15 minutes. Every Monday night, 5-7 p.m at Joyful Life Acupuncture, 11890 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 1, at Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Learn more at http://www.joyfullifeacupuncture.com.

Climbing Wall open to the public

Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District has opened their indoor climbing walls for public use on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, 5:30-8 p.m. Try your skills on their 29-foot wall, equipped with automatic belays, routes from 5.5 to 5.12 and a separate bouldering wall. Problems VB-V6. Drop in fees are $6 with shoe rentals for $3 and harnesses for $2.

Ki Gong/Tai Chi

Truckee Donner Senior Apartments Dining Room, Estates Drive, Truckee, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Open to all. Gentle movements with coordinated deep breathing. Enhance health, immune system, balance and aliveness. Anyone can benefit no matter what their condition or situation. Email rgodon@pacbell.net or call Rolf Godon at 530-587-2557.

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