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Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness announcements

Have you a Health & Wellness item for publication? Send it to Amy Edgett, Community Editor, at, subject Health Release. Deadline for Wednesday publication is the Friday previous at noon. Articles printed news space permitting.

Phagyab Rinpoche is a Tibetan lama from Kham, Eastern Tibet. In a presentation Aug. 8, 2 p.m., at For Goodness Sake in downtown Truckee, Rinpoche will offer instructions on how to transform the challenges, fears and concerns we face into powerful tools to develop wisdom, compassion, and a steadfast commitment to universal wellbeing. A survivor of torture, Rinpoche brings years of experience in facing aggression and hostility with kindness to his teaching. He has inspired audiences across the world with his steadfast advocacy of forgiveness, reconciliation and compassion. Call to reserve your seat at 550-8981. Suggested donation: $20. No one turned away.

Saturday Aug. 8 and Sunday Aug. 9 at 8 a.m. on the Sierra Hot Springs Sundeck, Sierraville. Free to guests. Prachetas has been a Sivananda Yoga Teacher since 1993, practicing many forms. Focus on breath work, sun salutations, forward and backward bends and is suitable to each person’s ability. Visit, phone (530) 994-3773.

All blood donors at Tahoe City will receive a free t-shirt. Blood Source blood donors give hope to accident victims, surgery patients, cancer patients and many others in need like little Georgia Fuller. She was born with a heart defect and needed blood transfusions to make it through a rough beginning. As little as three teaspoons of blood can save a baby’s life. Now, she laughs and plays, bringing joy to her family thanks to the gift of generous blood donors. Help patients like Georgia. Donate blood at your next community blood drive: Tahoe City Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, Aug. 12, from noon to 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tahoe City. Located at the Tahoe City Fire Station, 300 N. Lake Blvd. No appointment necessary.

Saturday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m. to midnight. Bring drums, music makers, yourselves to Sierra Hot Springs, Sierraville. Visit, phone (530) 994-3773.

Truckee Community Drum Circle, For Goodness Sake, Downtown Truckee. Facilitated by Liz Broscoe, Drumchik Productions,, Thursday, Aug. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome. Women’s Empowerment Drumming Workshop. Aug. 22, 1 p.m., For Goodness Sake. Experience the creativity and power of the drum. Before the drum was created in Africa, women created rhythm while they worked to pass the time more joyfully. Broscoe of will teach fundamental techniques of West African djembe and dunnun drums, while presenting the history and culture of drumming. Cost: $30 with your own djembe, $35 with rented drum. Dunnuns will be provided. Please bring a beverage/snack for the break.To register contact Liz Broscoe at (530) 318-2330 or

Monday Aug. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Sierra Hot Springs, Sierraville. The tools of Ayurvedic healing are the five-sense therapies, including diet, herbs, color and aromatherapy, body therapies and sound healing. Ayurveda also employs a special detoxification process known as Pancha Karma as well as many yogic practices as therapy, especially for the mind. Ayurveda and Nutrition, Monday, Aug. 31, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Introduction to the six tastes and constitutionally correct diets. Learn how you can transform your grocery shopping, cooking and eating meals into a more conscious act. Intorduction to the “Sadhana of Eating.” Sadhana means taking an every day event and turning it into a spiritual practice. Visit

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