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Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements

Sun staff report

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif and#8212; Send your health item. Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. 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. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting.

Upcoming workshop with Eric Shaw

The string of poses called the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) is a standard of modern yoga, but it also holds mysteries. What is its purpose? Why is it such a big part of practice? Did yogis always do it this way? – Answer these questions in this vigorous workshop and crack the code of this hallowed Vinyasa form.-

and#8220;Eric’s in-depth outline of the yoga tradition and its journey to America is a great blessing to all those who are interested in understand the spiritual roots of this timeless sacred practice.and#8221; and#8212; MC YOGI

Early registration, $40 and day of $50. Visit http://www.prasanayoga.com, to be held at Studio Tahoe, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 105B, Truckee, info@studiotahoe.com, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride 2011

Slated for Saturday, Sept. 24, the Tahoe Sierra Century Ride 2011 is just the event to check off everything on your active autumn do-to list. All of the routes start and finish in the Village at Squaw Valley, and all benefit the music students at North Tahoe middle and high schools. Launched in 2003, the event is the brainchild of the North Tahoe Music Fan Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for the music programs at http://www.ttusd.org North Tahoe Middle School and North Tahoe High School. Whether a rider selects the century ride or the 30-miler, they will be feted at the Village at Squaw Valley with tasty food from Fireside Pizza Co. and entertained with music from North Tahoe middle school and high school bands. Visit ww.tahoesierracentury.com for information and to register.

Give it a shot

Are you looking for the ultimate quick fix to look good and turn back the clock?

Sierra Cosmetic Laser in Truckee is pleased to offer a special Botox promotional event on Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A special reduced price will be offered of just $10 per unit of Botox (a $4 savings per unit). Why drive to Reno for your cosmetic self improvement treatments when you can receive them right here in Truckee at an affordable low price? Reserve your appointment and treatment by Wednesday, Sept. 21 by calling Sierra Cosmetic Laser at 530-587-0198.

The Allergan Botox representative will be on hand to answer any questions, as well as physicians assistant Rebecca Cordero and RN Christine Geis who will expertly administer the cosmetic Botox injections. Refreshments will be served. Nowand#8217;s the time to say good-by to furrowed brows, wrinkles and crows feet. Sierra Cosmetic Laser is located at 10448 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Visit http://www.sierracosmeticlaser.com.

Tara Llanes Classic

Severely injured while racing in Colorado in 2007, professional mountain bike racer Tara Llanes has made impressive strides in her recovery, and has created an organization to help offset hospital bills for other mountain bike athletes recovering from serious injury. Proceeds from the Tara Llanes Classic, Sept. 24-25 at Northstarand#8217;s mountain bike park support the Tara Llanes Road to Recovery Fund and the Reeve-Irvine Research Center to find a cure for spinal cord injury. In addition to the mega DH race, this yearand#8217;s event will include a cross-country race, kidand#8217;s race, bike clinics, a film premiere, raffles and more. Visit http://www.northstarattahoe.com.

Truckee Fall Volleyball Clinics

Mike Welch, a 17-year veteran NCAA college head volleyball coach and two-time USA Youth National Team Head Coach, will lead a five-week volleyball clinic series on Monday nights at Alder Creek Middle School in Truckee. The Truckee Fall Volleyball Clinics will be on Mondays: Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24, 6-8 p.m. Sessions are open to fifth through ninth grade girls.

New for this season is the use of advanced tablet video technology. Coupled with expert evaluation, the use of this type of video during training gives each player an exceptional immediate visual and fun way to improve. Registration is limited to ensure individualized training. The clinics are a great opportunity for up-and-coming athletes to get personal expert instruction to help them reach their goals.

Pre-register online. Space is limited. Cost for all five sessions is $189. For information or to register for the Truckee Fall Volleyball clinics, go to http://www.TahoeVolleyball.com, e-mail info@VBcamps.com or call 530-448-0519.

Zumba Party announced

Ditch the workout and join the Biggest Zumba Party in Tahoe City, Oct. 1, at Rideout Community Center with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the A+ Parents Night Out Program. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. with a 90-minute class beginning at 11 a.m. There will be venders such as Merlo Family Vineyards, food provided by Sunnyside and Obexerand#8217;s General Store, Rddetox, Dude Girl, Shakeology, Clearwater Day Spa and more. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door available for purchase at Tang Soo Do, A Sante Lakeside Fitness and Performance Training Center. For more information please call Amy Rosen at 530-545-1354 or e-mail docferiolirosen@aol.com.

Free breast health talk

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m., The Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Join a free, informative session about breast health. Dr. Koppel will discuss the importance of family history and early detection, and how playing an active role in educating yourself against disease is an integral part of your overall wellness. Friends and families welcome!

Dr. Koppel is a hematologist and medical oncologist with Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. She has experience in medical research at UCLA Medical Center as well as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and is well published in the field of hematology, oncology and neuroscience.

Health Talks is a free community health education series. For more information please call 530-587-3769.

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