Health announcements for Truckee Tahoe |

Health announcements for Truckee Tahoe

Tahoe Yoga Institute has rolled out a new summer schedule with the addition of new classes including meditation, early morning yoga classes and a fundamentals series. TYI is also proud to announce two instructors (Lynne Gardner and Bill Folkman) have been invited to be part of the Wanderlust Festival at Squaw Valley alongside nationally acclaimed yoga instructors Shiva Rae and John Friend.Yoga for Cycling Workshop: July 22 at 6:15 p.m., Lynne Gardner will lead a yoga class for mountain bikers and road bikers. Gardner will instruct on yoga techniques intended to aid in the overall wellness and strength specifically for bikers. 911 Days: All firemen, police, paramedic and military are invited to take any of our six classes offered on Thursday, Aug. 6 and 20 for free!

Sierra Sports Care and Chiropractic the office of Dr. John Walsh has moved to the Cobblestone Center in the heart of Tahoe City. Dr. Walsh, a Tahoe local who was born and raised in the area, is celebrating 10 years of practicing chiropractic in Tahoe City. The new office will offer the same quality care in sports injuries, chiropractic and nutrition. Call for information at 581-1407.

Brought to you by Tahoe Forest Health System, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Tahoe Forest Hospital, Pine Street Cafe, 10121 Pine Ave. Free lectures. Get facts and reduce your risk of heart disease. Topics brought to you by MDs, cardiac nurses, and registered dietitians ranging from diet, medications, stress, high blood pressure, more. For more info and registration call (530) 582-3285.

The Passion Test is simple to take, fun to do and profoundly effective. It is a repeatable system you can use for the rest of your life to effortlessly follow your unique passions. Learn your top five passions. Friday, July 10 with Cathy Norris, certified passion test facilitator at For Goodness Sake, Donner Pass Road in downtown Truckee from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $50 per ticket, $35 each if you register with a friend.

Carmen Carr 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 Loch Leven Lakes trailhead on Saturday, July 18. From Interstate 80, take the Big Bend exit. From the exit ramp, follow old Highway 40 for 0.9 mile to the plowed parking area on the north side of the road. A Forest Service block building with a pit toilet is at the west end of the parking area. Hiking distance about 5 miles round tripVisit for hiking schedule and fun pictures. Call 550-5192 or e-mail

Look at the roots of addictions and repetitive poor habits and see how Ayurveda and Yoga help us overcome them, offering us a path from self-destruction to one of self-care and ultimately self-realization, Monday July 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sierra Hot Springs, Sierraville. Ayurveda offers simple ways to enhance energy and the immune system, guiding us on diet and lifestyle habits, herbal remedies for both body and mind to help repair damage caused by addiction. Yoga reminds us of the higher/spiritual purpose of life andamp;#8212; this covers principles like non-violence and gratitude as daily practices, selfless service, ritual and study. Suggested donation $15. Visit,, click on andamp;#8220;workshops andamp; eventsandamp;#8221; and then andamp;#8220;events andamp; happenings.andamp;#8221;

Yoga, music and spectacular views set this festival apart from the restA boutique, three-day experience, Wanderlust brings together the world’s leading yoga teachers and top-tier rock and roll performers. This feast for both the body and the senses takes place July 24-26 at Squaw Valley USA. Tickets for the three-day experience are on sale at VIP packages are also available and include exclusive access to the High Camp facility, which is a first class spa at 8,200 feet that boasts a swimming pool, local, organic fine dining, a hot tub, yoga on the deck.

A perfect Tahoe combination andamp;#8211; great NFL players, great golf, great views, great giving. Benefiting the Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation and providing a new source of funds for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Saturday, July 25, 2009. To be held at The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing in Truckee. Call Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation at 582-6329 for more information.

The Tahoe Forest Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to assist in running the Gift Tree, doing secretarial work in Human Resources and other business areas as well as working at the Main Information Desk in the late afternoons and early evenings. The Child Care Center is looking for adult volunteers to cuddle in the infant room, assist teachers with projects and to assist students with homework after school. In addition, Long Term Care is seeking caring adults to assist in outings with the residents.To be part of the Tahoe Forest Auxiliary team and help with a valuable community service, contact the Director of Volunteer Services, Criss Rojas at 582-6643.

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