Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements

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

Boost your immunity and relieve allergies

Join a free demo party, “Show And Smell,” with essential oils. Discover the healing power of essential oils. They have been used for centuries to tackle even the most severe ailments. Rachel Flower will give a free presentation on Wednesday, March 20 at the Sanctuary, 205 Stateline Road in Kings Beach, 7:15-8:30 p.m. All are welcome. RSVP to Rachel at 415-827-2623 or email to receive your free sample bottle of wild orange essential oils. Great for stress, depression, heartburn and much more.

Lifeguard training class will be offered over spring break

The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District will host a Lifeguard Training class that includes certification for lifeguarding both pools and lakefront. Upon completion, participants will receive a certification in: Lifeguard training, oxygen administration, CPR, AED, and First Aid. The class is April 2-6, noon-5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Cost is $220. Secure employment this summer with this class. Call 530-582-7720 for more information or to register.

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 on two Sundays, 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, call Sayers at 530-587-6816 or Namaste’s Ann Marie at 530-448–9014.

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

For special Wanderlust Festival lodging packages, head to the North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus’ website at, 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

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings available

Residents in Tahoe and Truckee can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Sierra Bible Church will host Life Line Screening on April 2, at 11460 Brockway Road in Truckee. Four key points every person needs to know: Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability; 80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke; preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke; screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient

Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women.

Packages start at $159. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit Pre-registration is required. Screenings in California are provided by Life Line Mobile Screening.

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

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 or 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 Boulevard, Truckee. Learn more at

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 or call Rolf Godon at 530-587-2557.

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