Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements |

Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements

Send your health itemContent 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.Sisters of the MoonJoin the first gathering of the Sisters of the Moon, April 6, 7-9 p.m. at the Coachland picnic area in Truckee. Dress warmly, learn what the moon means to women with guest speaker Jana. Call Robin to reserve a spot at 530-414-5152.Are You Conscious?Are you aware of how much fun youandamp;#8217;re having when youandamp;#8217;re moving the olandamp;#8217; bod effortlessly? When youandamp;#8217;re not the least bit concerned about holding the beat, but it happens anyway? Sierra Conscious Dance offers up eclectic DJ mixes, with guidance on how to flat out let go of your concerns for a couple of hours of your life. You will be moved. Join the dance every Friday at 7 p.m., InnerRhythms Dance Studio, 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Cost is $10 donation, first-timers free.Support groups for domestic violence survivorsTahoe SAFE Alliance is now offering two support groups for women who are survivors of domestic violence. One group is in Spanish and held on Thursday evenings, and one group is in English which is held on Tuesday evenings. Both groups are from 6-7:30 p.m. and snacks are provided. During the support groups, TSA will offer a childrenandamp;#8217;s appropriate group with fun activities and snacks. These groups will be held the first three Tuesdays and Thursdays of each month. If you are interested please call Julia at Tahoe SAFE Alliance at 530-582-9117 for more information.Open gym FUNdraiser for Luis Manuel GaitanFriday, April 13, 2012 (note, no Open Gym April 6 during spring break), three sessions: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Attend one, two or all three sessions! Ages 6 through teen/adult (yes, adults!), cost is $10 per session regardless of enrollment. One hundred percent of net proceeds to benefit Luis Manuel. Please reserve and pay in advance. Coaches on hand for skill advice and safetyTruckee Elementary fourth grader Luis Manuel Gaitan was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Luis is a friend and classmate of owner Laura Bronstoneandamp;#8217;s son, Aaron, and is a great kid and excellent student. My Playground and Truckee Gymnastics invites you to help Luisandamp;#8217;s family by attending the special April Open Gym FUNdraiser for Luis. Mark your calendars. The entire April Open Gym net proceeds will be for the express benefit of Luis Manuel and his family to help with Luisandamp;#8217;s diabetic treatments and supplies. April Open Gym consists of three one-hour sessions at $10 per session regardless of enrollment. Have some fun in the gym, meet the Gaitans and do a cartwheel or handstand in support the Gaitan family during this challenging time. My Playground and Truckee Gymnastics is located at 11410 Deerfield Drive, Bldg. A-1, Truckee. Call 530-587-7404, email or visit Your Body six-week purificationand whole body fitness program.This six week spring alive purification program includes weekly interactive presentations of holistic nutrition, exercise, massage, acupuncture, meditation, cleansing programs, lectures, and Chinese medicine to maximize your physical, emotional and mental potential. April 24-May 29, every Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Visit for more information and to sign up.Spring Wilderness Medicine CoursesThe Tahoe Rim Trail Association is partnering with the American Red Cross Wilderness Medicine Institute, Lake Tahoe School and Crested Butte Outdoors for a series of wilderness medicine courses. Whether youandamp;#8217;re a crew leader, a wilderness guide, an outdoor enthusiast or you work in a remote environment, these courses will give you the skills you need to respond to a backcountry emergency when help is delayed.American Red Cross courses at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nev. will be held May 4: Adult CPR andamp; AED; May 5-6: andamp;#8220;Wilderness and Remote First Aidandamp;#8221; and May 4-6: andamp;#8220;Wilderness and Remote First Aid andamp; Adult CPR/AED.andamp;#8221; Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS courses at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nev. May 16-17: andamp;#8220;Wilderness First Aidandamp;#8221; For program fees and online registration visit and search under andamp;#8220;Medical Trainings.andamp;#8221; Call 775-298-0239 or for Schools Days for AprilThe Excellence in Education Foundation reminds skiers and riders there are several opportunities to purchase Skiing for Schools discount tickets. Ski and ride for $35 or less and support education when you pre-purchase Skiing for Schools lift tickets to participating resorts. In addition, this winter, all resorts have expanded the number of days the discounted tickets are valid. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, $35 lift ticket valid any one day at either resort from April 15-end of season.Purchase the week prior to the valid period at Porters Sports locations in Truckee and Tahoe City. A limited number of tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and will not be available at the resorts the day of the event. Check and cash are preferred form of payment. Tickets are not refundable. The proceeds from each lift ticket purchase goes directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities to local Tahoe/Truckee area students.For more information and updates, visit Freestyle Ski andamp; Snowboard Contest, April 14The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort are proud to host this invitational slopestyle contest on Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. TRAINS is a truly rider-driven event, featuring top local and pro athletes mixing it up in the Dance Floor Terrain Park arena. The unique team-oriented format rewards creativity and style in a progressive environment. With music from DJ One Truest and catering from Full Belly Deli, TRAINS 2012 is a locomotive of energy, positivity and fun for all. For more information, visit and

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