Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements

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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.Kimberly Barnholt with 23andMe to discuss individual genome testingSquaw Valley Institute brings Kimberly Barnholt, Ph.D, research programs and affiliates manager of 23andMe to discuss personal genome testing, and how it can aid in understanding your ancestry and how your genes impact your health. The discussion will take Thursday, March 7, 7-9 p.m. at Resort at Squaw Creek. A non-host bar will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for Squaw Valley Institute members and free for students. 23andMe, started by Anne Wojcicki (Google-founder Sergey Brin’s wife). By studying an individual’s genetic make up through saliva 23andMe can trace one’s ancestry, discover diseases to which one may be predisposed, and understand which kind of medicine is most effective for one’s unique DNA. The company’s DNA spit kit was named “Invention of the Year” in 2008 by Time Magazine, and priced at $99, can be ordered at is part of the research and alliances management team at 23andMe, directing collaborations in oncology and other therapeutic areas. Kimberly earned her Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology from the University of California, Davis. Kimberly also holds a double Bachelor’s degree in human biology and French and an Master’s in biological sciences from Stanford University. Visit and gymnastic coachesTruckee Gymnastics is currently seeking contract coaches for gymnastics and parent-child classes at their Deerfield Drive, Truckee location.For gymnastics, parent-child classes, summer camps, birthday parties and more, Truckee Gymnastics Coaches are talented, respected and enthusiastic. Truckee Gymnastics is always seeking exceptional coaches for gymnastics and parent child classes to enhance the gymnastics experience. The ideal candidate is: Energetic and loves teaching gymnastics and early movement classes; fun, motivating and positive in coaching style; dedicated, enthusiastic and dependable; knowledge of gymnastics technique and safety; positive and professional to both the participants and parents.Contact Truckee Gymnastics at 530-587-7404 or Howard at Your Dark MomentsA Workshop with Leisa PetersonFor Goodness Sake, Friday, March 8, 5-8 p.m. The workshop will be facilitated by Leisa Peterson, a meditation practitioner since 1999 and facilitator of meditation classes since 2003. Leisa’s workshops are based on her experience as a wife, mom, daughter and a business person and focus on sharing practical ways to use meditation and mindfulness to improve day-to-day life experiences.Many people suffer from various forms of depression, hopelessness, and feeling unable to cope with life. Although depression may have physical causes (which this class is not intended to address), its psychological roots can also be identified. As negativity clears, experience inner peace, joy and wisdom. Relationships improve, self-confidence increases and life becomes more meaningful.Join For Goodness Sake for this free workshop. Call 530-550-8981 to register in advance. Email, visit for information. For Goodness Sake is located at 10157 Donner Pass Road in Truckee.Community Acupuncture Happy HourLearn about and enjoy the amazing health benefits of acupuncture at an affordable rate with Carla McClure, LAc. Acupuncture can treat a large variety of health issues or just help you feel great. Acupuncturists are licensed as primary care providers in California and are trained in Western medicine diagnosis. The cost of the drop-in clinic is $30 for needle treatment only. For manual therapy or massage, cost is $20 for 15 minutes. Every Monday night, 5-7 p.m. at Joyful Life Acupuncture, 11890 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 1, at Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Learn more at SAFE Alliance announcesvolunteer training and recruitmentTahoe SAFE Alliance announced its eight-week spring Crisis Intervention Training beginning April 9. Men and women are encouraged to volunteer and help reduce the incidence and trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in the community. Tahoe SAFE Alliance empowers survivors to move through crisis to self-sufficiency by providing reliable, consistent and progressive services. Volunteers work in a number of different programs requiring varying degrees of time commitment. All of the volunteers at Tahoe SAFE Alliance who work with clients must successfully complete the Crisis Intervention Training, offered bi-annually. The full calendar, draft syllabus and volunteer application are available at or e-mail to by March 8.Ki Gong/Tai ChiTruckee Donner Senior Apartments Dining Room, Estates Drive, Truckee, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Open to all. Gentle movements with coordinated deep breathing. Enhance health, immune system, balance and aliveness. Anyone can benefit no matter what their condition or situation. Email or call Rolf Godon at 530-587-2557.Jazzercise new student specialTwo weeks free for full-time, local residents. Jazzercise is a fun and challenging 60-minute total body workout that combines aerobics, strength training and stretching. Move to hot, current music – all ages are welcome.Get great results at our friendly classes at the beautiful 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.

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