Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness announcements

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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.Lil’ Warriors kids’ yoga and karateStudio Tahoe presents Tahoe Mountain Martial Arts Yoga & Karate Program: Lil’ Warriors for ages 3 and up. The program is a gift for children, teens and their parents. It is an uplifting, mind-expanding, non competitive, and fun way for youth to build strength, spirit, confidence and self-esteem. The benefits of yoga and karate for kids are profound and abundant. Afternoon mid-week classes are beginning now. On Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. enjoy an adult Flow Yoga class at Studio Tahoe while your kids enjoy their own class in the next room. Check out the schedule at or call 530-587-1891. Namaste.Running Club to meet at indoor trackWhen snow falls on Truckee streets, a group of runners plows through their miles … indoors. The Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District’s indoor track and fitness area lets runners and walkers train comfortably all winter. The running club meets at Truckee’s Community Recreation Center at Donner Pass Road and Highway 89, Sunday mornings, 8 a.m. to noon. Absolute beginners and serious runners are welcome. Start at your own pace, and with encouragement and guidance work up to training for local 5K to marathon events. Cost: Free to TDRPD fitness members or $4 drop-in. Call 530-550-4458 for more info.Community acupuncture drop in clinicLearn about and enjoy the amazing health benefits of acupuncture at a super reduced rate. Meet Licensed Acupuncturist, Carla McClure, of Joyful Life Acupuncture and receive a full treatment for whatever ails you. The cost of the drop in clinic is only $30 versus the normal rate of $75. Every Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., at the Synergy Healing Arts Building, 11890 Donner Pass Road, (at Northwoods) Truckee.Live music conscious dance event at InnerRhythmsExpress yourself at “Reach for the Mountaintops, then you shall truly Dance,” a live music and dance celebration of life event at InnerRhythms, 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Experience Conscious Dance with Mandra, a trio of musicians playing didgeridoo, flute, tabla, hand percussion and guitar. This collaboration takes the dance experience to a new level with intentionally created waves of music, opening dancers to feel, express and release their inner dance in vibration with instruments and voice. Join an exceptional evening to move and enjoy the transcendent music of Mandra, meaning pleasant, charming, sweet sounds in Sanskrit – the creative energies of musicians David Blonski, Peter Fairley and Jim Eaglesmith. Sierra Conscious Dance facilitator Laurie Martin, “Ah-Muse” will be your guide. No dance experience is necessary. All are welcome and the cost is $15. Contact Martin at 530-913-8256, for more information. Visit programs at Rideout Community CenterBabysitter’s Bootcamp, one day class is designed to give your 11 to 15-year-old all the skills necessary to babysit with confidence, Nov. 12 at Rideout, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Taught by the American Red Cross, cost $90.Kidz Club Fitness is a physical education component added to the recreation based afterschool program. Each month focuses on a different sport; November/December is volleyball, January is soccer, February is football and March is basketball. Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., cost is $32 per session. Must be enrolled in Kidz Club to register. Due to TTUSD bus scheduling, a partial day punch card for children who require supervision before or after these afternoon activities is available. The cost is $40 for 10 1/2 sessions. Call 530-583-3440, ext. 10 to answer any questions or to register.Make a difference, volunteer with Disabled SportsDisabled Sports USA Far West, located at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities to learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. Volunteers must be strong intermediate skiers (or above) and have a desire to share the mountain experience with participants. Mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on your volunteer day. Make this winter a season of change. Please visit or call 530-581-4161 for more information. To apply, please visit, and create a profile for Disabled Sports USA Far West. Upcoming health classesThe Tahoe Center for Health & Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee announces classes.Yoga Mamas: Reshape, tone and rejuvenate with this special yoga class for you and your baby! Taught by Nikki Dean, registered yoga teacher. Babies one month old to walking are welcome. Class is open to all ability levels, Thursdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. for five weeks. Sessions offered Nov. 10-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24, Thanksgiving). Fee is $60 for mom and baby. Call 530-587-3769 or stop by the front desk.Tahoe Women’s WeekendAs part of Granlibakken’s commitment to health and wellness, the annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend, will be hosted by Granlibakken, Nov. 12-13, 2011. The event fuses Eastern tradition with Western practices to offer a balanced weekend interactive clinics on skin screenings, body/muscle testing; inspirational and informative seminars on health, nutrition, aging; recreational activities along with food and wine.For information on speakers, health fairs, seminars visit Registration costs $99, some seminars additional fees apply. To register, visit Granlibakken’s homepage, select “make a reservation,” click “conference” and use “www” as login and password. Grab a girlfriend and stay for $138.50/person double occupancy per person per night (rate includes conference fee).Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club try outsTry outs for Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club youth girls’ teams will be Nov. 15-17 at the Alder Creek Middle School gym in Truckee. Interested volleyball players must attend both nights of their respective age-group try outs.Players who were born before Sept. 1, 1997 are eligible for the 16-and-under and 18-and-under teams, try out Nov. 15, 5:30-9 p.m. and Nov. 16, 7:30-9 p.m. Players who were born on or after Sept. 1, 1997 are eligible for the 12-and-under and 14-and-under teams. These eligible players try out Nov. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m. Participants must pre-register in advance online. Cost for the try outs is $15, plus must obtain an AAU membership for $12. For information or to register visit, e-mail or call 530-448-0519.Hike with CarmenCarmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Negro Canyon trailhead Saturday, Nov. 26. Exit Interstate 80 at the Donner Lake Interchange (west end of Donner Lake), or take Donner Lake Road from the west end of Donner Lake under I-80. A dirt road leaves the interchange on the north side of I-80 and quickly takes you to a large dirt parking area. Stay to the right of the Rim Trail informational kiosk and follow the access road up the east (right) side of Negro Canyon. The new access trail, called Wendin Way, begins on the left side of this road, about one hundred feet past the gate.Visit, call 530-550-5192 or e-mail

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