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May 9, 2012
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Health and Wellness Announcements

Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at and on occasion information appearing on the Bonanza’s online calendar. To place information on the online calendar, go directly to, locate the calendar and click on “submit an event.”Rebecca Layne, RYT, to teach yin yogaclasses at Awareness VillageAwareness Village Yoga and Meditation Center is pleased to announce that Rebecca Layne, RYT, will teach yin yoga classes at Awareness Village, 754 Mays Blvd. #8, in Incline Village, Tuesdays, beginning May 15, 9-10:30 a.m.Yin yoga is a relaxing, yet challenging, style of yoga which targets the tendons, ligaments and fascia within the body. Each posture is performed on the floor, and is held for an extended period of time (3 to 5 minutes) to encourage the slow and safe opening of connective tissues. As a result, the student experiences an overall feeling of lightness and peace. Yin yoga is a great remedy for stress and is a perfect complement to a more yang, active style of yoga. This class is open to all levels of students.Rebecca Layne has practiced yoga since 1973. As an instructor, Rebecca shares her passion for yoga and her love of teaching, as she guides her students on their yoga journeys.Call Layne at 775-338-2913 or Awareness Village at 775-298-1663.NaturaMed free bone density screeningsAs a community service recognizing National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine in Kings Beach is proud to offer free osteoporosis screenings using ultrasound bone density technology. Ultrasound technology has a high correlation to the “gold standard” DEXA analysis. Screenings are quick, safe, radiation-free and provide a quantitative assessment to predict risk for bone loss and fracture. Screening will be held May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at New Moon Natural Foods, 11357 Donner Pass Road, Truckee and May 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine, 8130 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. By appointment only. Call 530-546-0400 to schedule your osteoporosis screening.Asperger Team Camp AnnouncedComing again this year is a two- week sleep-away camp for youths with social cognitive differences. The Asperger Team camp is focused on improving their social skills within a relaxed, nurturing environment. The co-ed camp program, located in Truckee, provides a welcome opportunity to make lasting friendships, overcome challenges and gain self-assurance. In the great outdoors, fun group activities are just the beginning. Visit them on the web at JazzerciseTry Jazzercise for two weeks free for (new students, local residents only) Tighten your butts and guts for summer! Jazzercise combines aerobics, strength training with weights and tubes, and stretching for a fun, total body workout. Easy to follow, with today’s hottest music. Classes are held at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach: Monday-Saturday, 8:45 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745.Support 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, a children’s appropriate group with fun activities and snacks is available. 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.Nevada’s First Lady Helps LaunchMayors and Mommies MonthNevada’s First Lady Kathleen Sandoval, Immunize Nevada and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services’ Maternal Child Health Division teamed up for Mayors and Mommies Month, which began April 1. Mayors and Mommies Month is a statewide initiative encouraging Nevada’s mothers to sign up for Text4Baby, a free national health information text messaging service. The goal of Mayors and Mommies Month is to have 4,000 mothers signed up for Text4Baby by Mother’s Day, May 13.To sign up for Text4Baby, expecting mothers and new parents can simply text the word BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411. Mothers will receive weekly text messages specific to their due date or the baby’s birth date. The messages cover everything from nutrition to how to access local low-cost resources. With more than 15 participating mobile operators, Text4Baby is free no matter what cell phone plan the user has. As part of Mayors and Mommies Month, Immunize Nevada and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services’ Maternal Child Health Division are asking healthcare providers to get involved by pledging to educate and sign up at least five mothers for Text4Baby. To learn more about the pledge, visit find out more about Text4Baby, or to get involved in Mayors and Mommies Month, call Julia Kruper at 775-686-7413 or visit a whitewater guideDon’t miss IRIE Rafting Company’s annual guide school, May 11-20. Join a fun-filled and educational 10-day guide school on Northern California’s exceptional whitewater rivers, progressing from Class II to Class V. The $700 tuition includes all meals, transportation, gear, instruction and CPR/First AID certifications. This training is ideal for individuals interested in working as a guide, or those of you who just want to get out on the river! No experience necessary. For more information and/or to sign up, visit, email or call 530-318-0576.2012 Youth Backcountry CampsSummit mountains, build trail, challenge yourselfThe Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Sierra Nevada Journeys and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science are partnering for their fifth annual Youth Backcountry Camp summer program. All teens (ages 12-17) are invited to attend a three, five or six-day programs and partake in an inspiring wilderness experience. Year after year, these programs prove to be a great opportunity for teens to make new friends while learning about wilderness survival, navigation (map/compass and GPS), Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, ecology and geology and backcountry cooking and nutrition. Participants will backpack approximately 5-7 miles per day and participate in a service learning project building or improving part of the Tahoe Rim Trail.Dates are: YBCC2 five-day, ages 14-17, July 15-19, $299YBCC3 six-day, ages 14-17, July 22-27, $350YBCC three-day, ages 12-15, July 29-31, $199Gear, food and transportation will be provided for all participants. All programs are instructed by experienced and well-trained staff from the TRTA, SNJ and TINS. Scholarships are available! To determine your eligibility, please contact Tom at 775-298-0238 or email online at — cardio class that fuses Latin and African rhythms with easy-to-follow dance moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program, Saturdays, 11:11 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village. Call 775-832-1350 or visit 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 you’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.Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS courses at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, May 16-17: Wilderness First Aid.For program fees and online registration visit and search under “Medical Trainings.” Call 775-298-0239 or Meditation SeriesSunday, May 20, June 24 and July 29, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Please arrive 10 minutes early to begin promptly. Registration fee of $150. First session only registration: $55 (you may take the first session separately, but then only series participants will be eligible to attend the next two sessions). Location: Serendipity Yoga Center for Health and Wellbeing, 770 Northwood Blvd., Ste. 6, Incline Village. Call 530-559-1839 to register.Cycle andamp; Core Class combines cycling and core/strength conditioning: 35-40 minutes cycling and 20-25 minutes strength or core conditioning, Wednesdays, 7:45 a.m., Incline Village Recreation, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village. Call 775-832-1350.Pilates, Core, and BalanceA dynamic strength conditioning and flexibility class that incorporates principles of mat Pilates, therapeutic ball training, and/or gliding disc work to attack “core muscle” groups. Work your abs, back, hips, and torso to develop total body power. Thursdays, 9:10 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, call 775-832-1350 or visit community health screeningsA simple, affordable way to start taking charge of your health. Introducing a variety of affordable lab tests and screenings. No appointment is necessary.Incline Village Community Hospital, 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village. Second Thursday of the month. For more information call 775-833-4100.Monthly second Wednesdays, Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station, 10956 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 230, Truckee, inside the Medical Office Building. Second Wednesday of the month. For more information call 530-582-3277.Regular physical exams by your healthcare provider and screening tests are an important part of preventive healthcare. Tests include complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid panel, Vitamin D- 25 hydroxy, hemoglobin A1C, TSH thyroid stimulating hormone. Patients should fast for 10-12 hours prior to lab test, this service is a low cost laboratory screening that is not necessarily reimbursable by your insurance company, cash, checks and credit cards are accepted, and tests are available to individuals 18 years or older.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 9, 2012 06:17PM Published May 9, 2012 06:12PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.