Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcments

Staff report

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.Sometimes all you need is a clean start!The RDdetox program is transformational – it will positively and significantly impact your life and your health. Turn to a team of registered dietitians who have years of professional experience helping hundreds of people achieve success. You will break through barriers holding you back from reaching your goals and address the following truths:There is not one specific eating plan that is right for every person. Habits and behaviors exert a strong influence on food choices and eating habits. Some food choices create a physical cycle that promotes cravings and overeating. Some people experience inflammation and physical symptoms when they eat certain foods. Getting a clean start can set you up for success!Learn more at The program is flexible, affordable, sustainable and successful. Local dietitians Jill Whisler, Leanna Jacuzzi, and Maria Martin will help you reach your goals.Are you a woman who likes to backcountry ski or ride?If so, join the Tahoe Backcountry Women to share stories, experiences, and education about backcountry skiing and boarding. All ages and abilities are welcome to the Wednesday, Jan. 9 seminar Avalanche Safety – The Human Factors, at Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Megan Michelson will share her first hand experiences from last year’s Steven’s Pass avalanche. Megan wrote about this tragedy in Outside Magazine. (Read the article, Tunnel Vision at sharing her experiences on Steven’s Pass, Megan will lead a discussion about the human factors of avalanche safety, an ever-growing field of study. What is human nature when traveling in groups? How does group mentality contribute to, or hinder safety? Does gender play a role? Discuss rules of thumb to follow when traveling with groups for winter backcountry.Enjoy wine, snacks, and raffle prizes, as well as 20 percent off everything in the shop (excluding skis, boots, bindings, beacons, skins and poles).Contact or call Alpenglow Sports at 530-583-6917 for more info. Find Tahoe Backcountry Women on Facebook.Jazzercise two weeks freeNew student special: Two free weeks for full time, local residents. Get real results with Jazzercise. Combine aerobics, strength training and stretching for a fun and effective 60-minute total body workout. All ages welcome. Try friendly classes at the lakefront North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Monday through Saturday, 8:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745 or 530-320-4556.Get your health in gear for the new yearDiscover the healing and mouthing benefits of oils: Relieve stress, ease pain, boost immunity, sleep well, beautiful skin, increase energy, relieve depression, lose weight, jump start libido and more. Join a free presentation, “Show and Smell,” Tuesday, Jan. 15, 5-7 p.m. Learn how to stay naturally healthy with essential oils at North Lake Massage And Skin Care, 6921 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista. Presenters are Rachel Flower, founder of the Senssoma Institute, Bethany Lambrecht and Kristen Cocca, owners of North Lake Massage And Skin Care. Space is limited. Call Bethany at 909-374-9721 to reserve your spot. RSVP to receive a free sample bottle of wild orange oil.Balletone for fitnessBalletone will be offered weekly at the Truckee Recreation Center – Dance Studio, Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.Balletone: Standing Flow is the “original” Balletone workout blending dance and fitness into a mind-body exercise class that is an explosion of graceful movement. Created by Jody Hoegstedt as a new class designed to strengthen, stretch and motivate, Standing Flow creates a challenging mix of muscle conditioning and stretching exercises designed to lengthen, strengthen and energize the entire body with movements derived from Ballet inspired movements. By blending principles from classical ballet, Pilates, stretching and fitness, Standing Flow delivers a unique approach to creating, delivering and enjoying exercise.For more information on Balletone visit Call TDRPD at 530-582-7720 for more information about classes.Radon education offered in Incline Village Jan. 10Thirty-four percent of homes in Incline Village have a radon problem. January is National Radon Action Month and the Nevada Radon Education Program of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) will offer a free radon education presentation at the Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Thursday, Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m. Attendees can learn about the radon health risk, how to test for it and how to fix radon problems. A certified radon mitigator will also present information and free radon test kits will be offered.Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas present in many homes, schools and buildings, yet few people know of the health risk nor have tested for it. Most people associate lung cancer with smoking, but radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. Every year, radon-induced lung cancer kills more people than secondhand smoke, drunk driving, falls in the home, drowning or home fires. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates 21,000 Americans die each year from lung cancer caused by indoor radon exposure. Free radon test kits are available at the Incline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, through the end of February, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.Visit or call 888-RADON10 (888-723-6610) for information.Tahoe Yoga & Wellness Center to present Rockin’ Kirtan Concert with Wah!Saturday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Blissful and meditative, Wah! creates devotional music out of class yogic chants laced with Western folk and pop elements. Sing and celebrate with Wah! in an evening of Sanskrit chant and songs in English. Bring your jubilant Self, cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Visit or

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