Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness announcements |

Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness announcements

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.Be a Red Cross volunteerThe America Red Cross s recruiting additional local volunteers for the Tahoe Truckee area. To begin training and join the Tahoe/Truckee American Red Cross team, please contact Lynn Felsch, emergency service coordinator at 530-391-8234 or e-mail to register. The next training class is orientation, Jan. 12, 5:30-7 p.m., a prerequisite for “Disaster Services an Overview” and “Shelter Operations,” Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Truckee. These classes are required to become a Red Cross volunteer. The disaster team training will be held Jan 12, noon-4 p.m.Martin Luther King Jr. HolidayYoga Camp for Kids Lotus Yoga for Kids is offering The “Peace” Kids Yoga Retreat Jan. 16 at the Truckee Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road. The camp/retreat runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for children age 5-10 offering basic poses, yoga games, partner poses, meditation, arts and crafts and lots of fun. Mats and smiles provided. Please bring lunch, snack, water bottle, jacket and hat. For more information visit or e-mail Please register in advance at Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District, 8924 Donner Pass Road, 530-582-7720. Free JazzerciseStart the New Year with a fun workout at Jazzercise! Two weeks free for new students. Great exercise program for all ages. Classes are held at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach, Monday through Saturday 8:45 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 p.m. For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745.The Peaceful Woman Group MeetingsEvery third Monday of the month, 6-7:30 p.m. at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Next meeting Monday, Jan. 16.The Peaceful Woman community is a gateway to knowing, owning and living your truth through shared experience, authentic self-expression, conscious interactions and spiritual connection.A Peaceful Woman is one who knows and values herself physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and financially. Peace is the total impact of all these elements. Inner peace is more a part of us than mere body and mind; it is indestructible, it is the true nature of the spirit.The company, at and their meetups specialize in creating opportunities for the parts of you still being expressed and experienced. Within this safe and sacred space are amazing women who are ready to support you in creating a life that fills your soul.Sign up at Year cleanse classNow is the perfect time to cleanse your body of the “holidaze toxic abuse” sugar overload and to optimize your health. Dr. Ann Sura invites you to attend a doctor supervised group class format in proper cleansing and detoxification. Reduce chronic symptoms, eliminate food cravings, discover your food allergies, stimulate your natural immunity and move toward optimal health. Course fee is $220 for one person or $195 per person if you pair up with a friend/spouse/partner. Fee includes doctor and nutritionist monitoring, class tuition, all supplements needed, and program manual. Course dates: Wednesday evenings Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1 and 8, 6-7:30 p.m. NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine, 8130 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. Call 530-546-0400 to reserve your space.Invigorate, relax, avoidwinter colds with Tai Chi, Ki GongStudies show the regular practice of Tai Chi-Ki Gong strengthens the immune system (hugely important these days), lowers blood pressure and decreases stress and stress related illness. Go and see for yourself. The movements can be done sitting and require no conditioning.Join the class each Tuesday, 9 a.m. at the Community Recreation Center or Thursdays, 10 a.m. in the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments Community Dining Room, 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee. Call Rolf at 530-587-2557 for more info. Classes are ongoing and drop-in, check it out.New year, New Beginnings Intro LectureFriday, Jan. 20, 7-8 p.m., For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. This lecture is an interactive group experience in learning what it feels like to transmit and receive energy. The lecture is given by Jacklyn Johnston, who has been leading transforming programs for more than seven years including special events at the United Nations, New York corporate headquarters, universities and complementary medical conferences. It is a sneak peak into the coursework and techniques taught in the Saturday, Jan 21 workshop. New year, new beginnings workshopSaturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Register by sending $80 to PayPal account, or by paying $100 in cash at door. Join a special New Year workshop, designed to bring in the positive energies of 2012 and to provide you with some very powerful practices for living life masterfully. You can expect an engaging and empowering group experience where you learn tangible self-mastery skills. These practices can be implemented in minutes a day, almost anytime or anywhere, without cost or any special equipment.The workshop will cover manifesting opportunities in 2012 through breath and meditation. Jacklyn will teach three breath techniques tailored to connect with spirit, wisdom and personal power. Participants will be put into interactive groups and practice energy techniques applicable to all walks of life. The tangible benefits are: reduction of stress, overwhelm and tension; greater access to your own innate wisdom; and support in being present and aware, and more spiritually connected. This workshop is being offered as a giveback, at a greatly reduced price, to thank people who have participated in workshops throughout the past year, and to welcome new people to our growing community. Visit free to arrive half an hour early to meet and mingle.Hike with CarmenCarmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Lost Trails Lodge trailhead Saturday, Jan. 21. Traveling west on Interstate 80, take the Donner Pass Road exit in Truckee. Proceed south through the stop sign and pass the Chevron and 76 service stations and the Holiday Inn Express by 1⁄2 mile. It will take you to the designated winter parking area. Visit for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures. 530-550-5192. Carmen@CarmenCarr.comTry Zumba Gold!This format was designed for people over 50 years, Zumba beginners, as well as people with limited mobility who want to join in the Zumba party, Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee, Thursday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Zumba Gold was designed as the lower impact, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance fitness-party that keeps you in the groove of life. Classes are taught by certified instructor Greta Dhamer. Visit for further information. Nourish mind, body and spiritWednesday Jan. 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sierra Agape Center invites you to nourish mind, body and spirit at For Goodness Sake in Truckee. Explore your creative side with a healing art project with Susie Alexander, meet trained volunteers who offer peer counseling, gain tips for healthy living and enjoy nourishing snacks to begin the New Year. No cost. Everyone welcome. Visit and or call the Sierra Agape Center at 530-414-1885.Try a free Zumba class at Inner Rhythms Dance StudioZumba is a fun, easy and exciting way to get and stay in shape while having a great time. Dance yourself happy with these Latin-inspired moves and join InnerRhythms in feeling the music and not the burn. Zumba classes with Marissa Mignone are offered Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. Zumba with Nora Beauchamp is open Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. Wear comfortable work-out clothes and low traction shoes. Bring a water bottle and towel if you wish. At InnerRhythms the first trial Zumba class is free. Thereafter, you may drop in for $10 per class or purchase an 11-class punch card (one free class) for $100. All classes are held at InnerRhythms Dance Studio located at 12047 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. For more information drop by, e-mail or call 530-550-8464.Learn rock climbing at the recreation centerThe Community Recreation Center in Truckee is offering climbing classes for all ages. Learn the techniques in climbing and how to improve your mental and physical skills in a positive and fun environment. Two climbing walls are available – one 29-foot wall with four ropes, four auto belays and routes from 5.5-5.12, and a second 12-by-18 foot bouldering wall. Private lessons for ages 5 to adult, beginner classes, women’s classes, kids’ classes, and birthday parties are available. Call 530-582-7720 for more info or visit

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