Tahoe Truckee Health & Wellness announcements

Tahoe Center for Health & Sports Performance is hosting a one day triathlon clinic focused on swimming, running, biking and the transition from each. All ability levels encouraged to participate. Join our experts Emma Garrard, Member USAT Triathlon Trade Team, Inov-8 Trail Running Team and Peter Hanson, MD, Sports Medicine Physician, Team Physician USA Triathlon, Competitor Triathlon World Championships at Ironman, Olympic and Xterra. Increase your confidence level in open water swimming and practice skills on exiting the water and heading off on the bike Thursday, June 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the east end of Donner Lake Cost is $30. Call 587-3769 for information and registration.

Free Heart Health Lectures 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. Get facts and reduce your risk of heart disease. Topics brought to you by MDs, cardiac nurses, and registered dieticians ranging from diet, medications, stress, high blood pressure, more. Call For more info and registration call 582-3285.

Brought to you by Tahoe Forest Health System, Friday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this class is designed to give teens the skills to stay at home alone safely. Teens will learn safety in the home, home security, what to do in the event of an emergency, fire safety, as well as first aid and CPR. The class also teaches young teens the important responsibilities of babysitting. Students will pass with an American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Certification and a babysitting certificate. Cost $55 with instructor Alex MacLennan at the Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee. To register call 587-3769.

Introduction to Ayurveda, Monday, June 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. Receive an overview of the basic principles of Ayurveda – the art of healthy living that enables you to create harmony in daily life by applying self-knowledge and self-care. The word, Ayurveda, is from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit, and literally means “Knowledge of Life.” It is an ancient healing science from India that dates back 5000 years, often referred to as the Mother of Healing. Inherent in Ayurvedic principles is you are capable of taking charge of your own life and healing. Suggested donation $15. Cathy O’Neill (Durga) BA, CAS, PKS, Yoga Acharya. Visit or e-mail Information and reservations at (530) 994-3773 LUNA Chix mountain bike raceTry your luck in this fun, recreational mountain bike race for all ages and abilities at Northstar at Tahoe. Courses are suitable for beginners through experts. Tahoe LUNA Chix will be there Thursday, July 2. Stop by and sample some LUNA products at the event booth. Races start at 5 p.m. Visit for event details. For more information about the Tahoe LUNA Chix, visit Green at Tahoe! Living Green at Tahoe will offer information on Best Management Practices, Defensible Space, Low Impact Recreation, Bear Awareness and more, Thursday, July 2, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the Red, White & Tahoe Blue festivities at the Village Green. Sponsored by the Parasol Environment Team, this free event runs concurrent with the Ice Cream Social. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment with live music by the award-winning Banana Slug String Band, singing earth-loving songs about understanding and caring for the precious watershed. Take away information about living sustainably, safely and efficiently with our environment. Take a 5 p.m. tour at the Sierra Nevada College Demonstration Garden and see environmentally-friendly landscaping options, including the new butterfly garden. For more information please contact Tia Rancourt at (775) 831-0351, ext. 8106. Thirty day fitness challengeThirty days of focused, specialized training with local personal trainer Jake Derr, Includes three nutrition classes with comprehensive nutrition information, recipes, and meal planning from Chris DeLellis, Naturopathic Doctor at Natura Vita. Strength and anaerobic training, high intensity/low impact, nutritional training classes – one each week (with handouts if you have to miss), 30 day customized meal plan with recipes included to ensure your success! Rolling starts every Monday.One hour sessions are held Monday through Firday, 7:45 a.m. at Preston Park, Incline Village. Saturday sessions at 9 a.m. Cost $399 or use the “Buddy System” and get two for $599. Call Jake at (775) 544-5670 or Natura Vita at (775) 832-2171. Show up and check it out – 0ne class free!Squaw Valley full moon hikesFor an experience that garners peace, tranquility and the stunning beauty of the upper mountain in the evening twilight, Squaw Valley USA offers Full Moon Hikes, scheduled for July 6 and 7 and Aug. 4 and 5.Full Moon Hikes offer hikers the opportunity to climb to Squaw Valley’s majestic peaks through fields of wildflowers under the glow of the full moon. Hikers are treated to inspiring views as the moon rises over Lake Tahoe, and the Sierra wilderness basks in the moonlight. These moderate level hikes last roughly three hours. Guests are free to explore and walk at their own pace.The Full Moon Hikes begin from High Camp, el. 8200′ at approximately 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to load the Cable Car by 6 p.m. in order to arrive at High Camp before hikes depart. Full Moon Hikes are $5 for adults, youth and seniors and free for children. An evening Cable Car & Hike Package is $15 for adults, youth and seniors and $5 for children. Sturdy shoes and warm clothes are recommended, and hikers are encouraged to bring water and a flashlight. Visit or call 583-6985.Tahoe Rim Trail Focus of Squaw Valley Institute Event Tahoe Rim Trail Association Executive Director Mark Kimbrough and Tim Hauserman, author of the “Tahoe Rim Trail Guidebook,” will lead a Squaw Valley Institute speakers series presentation titled Hiking The Tahoe Rim Trail – A trail like no other, on July 9 at Resort at Squaw Creek. Kimbrough and Hauserman will provide an interactive overview of the 165-mile loop. The Tahoe Rim Trail passes through two states (California and Nevada), six counties, one state park, three national forests and three wilderness areas.The event takes place at 7 p.m., with a no-host bar reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. A $10 donation is requested. Children and students with ID are free. For tickets, visit or call 581-4138. Memberships are also available. All attendees will be given a 10 percent off coupon valid for dining at Resort at Squaw Creek, including Six Peaks Grille and Sandy’s Pub. Dinners in the BarnMoody’s Bistro and Lounge is again hosting the “Dinners in the Barn” summer series at Sierra Valley Farms near Sierraville. Mark Estee, executive chef and co-owner of Moody’s Bistro & Lounge and Chef de Cuisine Guy Frenette will prepare a gourmet feast using produce harvested just hours before and serve the four-course meal in an historic 1936 barn. Prior to the event, guests can participate in a tour of the farm to observe first hand where their meal is coming from and hear the stories behind each of the outbuildings, many of which were kept intact but renovated to retain the charm of the farm. The dinners will be held July 11 and 12 and Aug. 22 and 23.The TRTA offers youth backcountry campsThe Tahoe Rim Trail Association in partnership with Sierra Nevada Journeys is offering four three-day, two-night Youth Backcountry Camps as a part of their 2009 summer trail and educational programs. The camps will be held July 13 to 15, July 16 to 18, July 19 to 21, and July 22 to 24. The fourth session, July 22 to 24 is a Latino Youth Backcountry Camp directed towards Latino youth who would like to have a meaningful experience in the backcountry. Each camp has the capacity for 12 students and will be fully supported by TRTA and SNJ staff. The cost for the program is $99 for sessions 1, 2 and 3 (scholarships are available) and only $25 for session 4 (the Latino Youth Backcountry Camp). For information or to register, contact Katy Washington at (775) 298-0238.

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