Tahoe Truckee health and wellness

Staff report

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Wanderlust announced

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 July 18-21.

“The Wanderlust Festival is a dynamic event that brings thousands of people to North Lake Tahoe each year,” said Chief Marketing Officer Andy Chapman of the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, an official sponsor of the Wanderlust Festival. In addition to yoga and live music, attendees will also 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 and tickets visit

For Wanderlust lodging packages visit, and click on the Cool Deals tab.

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; dedicated, enthusiastic and dependable; knowledge of gymnastics technique and safety. Contact Truckee Gymnastics at 530-587-7404 or Howard at

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings coming to Truckee

Residents may be screened to reduce stroke or bone fracture risk. Sierra Bible Church will host Life Line Screening on April 2 at 11460 Brockway Road in Truckee.

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, appropriate for men and woman.

Packages start at $159. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit Pre-registration is required.

Hike with Carmen

Carmen, 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 Marlette Lake Trail Head on Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m. Meet off Highway 28 just before Spooner Junction with Highway 50, 27 miles from Tahoe City.

Visit for hiking schedule as well as fun pictures. Call 530-550-5192 or email for info.

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 before 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 Blvd., Truckee. Learn more at

Coaches needed for Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run — Sierras is accepting volunteer applications for coaches and running buddies to serve as positive adult role models for the Spring 2013 Season. The evidence-based program instills self-esteem in girls through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training. The afterschool program meets twice a week for 10 weeks and culminates in a celebratory, non-competitive 5K fun run.

The spring season starts March 18 at Alder Creek Middle School, Glenshire Elementary, Truckee Elementary, Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Lake Elementary, Incline Elementary, Incline Middle, and Lake Tahoe School.

Previous coaching experience is not required. Contact Danielle at 530-567-2144 or complete a volunteer application 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.

WOW: Women of winter

WOW is synonymous with women skiing with women: sharing, collaborating, encouraging, supportive, taking skiing to new levels, exploring, adventuring, laughing, and being part of an incredible girl tribe.

Wednesday WOW are Black Diamond sessions for advanced to expert skiers to challenge and improve black diamond skiing on March 13 and 20.

Is your entire group novice or intermediate skiers? You can have your own WOW at your pace. Gather eight or more women and you have a group. Booking requires payment for a minimum of eight participants. Standard cancellation policies apply.

Call 530-452-4349, 800-403-0206, or email

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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