TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - Health & Wellness briefsContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit www.sierrasun.com, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.Are you a woman who likes to backcountry ski or ride? Join the Tahoe Backcountry Women to share stories, experiences, and education about backcountry skiing and boarding. All ages and abilities welcome, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for What's in Your Ski Pack? at Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City for an evening of sharing and socializing. Take your ski pack, all packed up as if you were going out for a local lap on your favorite Tahoe peak. Share ski pack contents in smaller groups and then come together to decide who has the lightest, most efficient pack. If you are just getting started with your backcountry experience and you don't have a ski pack yet, or if you forget to bring one, not to worry. There will be plenty to share. Enjoy wine, snacks, and raffle prizes, as well as 20 percent off everything in the shop (excluding skis, boots, bindings, beacons, skins and poles). Contact email@example.com or call Alpenglow Sports at 530-583-6917.Find Tahoe Backcountry Women on Facebook!Elemental Back & Body Community Day announced at CR Johnson Healing CenterSpencer and Kaila Cruttenden of Elemental Back & Body teamed up with the High Fives Foundation nearly a year ago, and have been treating patients at the CR Johnson Healing Center for more than six months. Spencer, a chiropractic physician and Kaila, an acupuncturist, address the underlying causes of common health conditions through the use of deep tissue techniques, specific stretching, nutrition, acupuncture and manipulation. Spencer and Kaila will host a donation based Community Day at the CR Johnson Healing Center on Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Appointments will be an hour long with proceeds going to the High Fives Foundation - CR Johnson Healing Center. All scheduling will be on a first come, first serve basis and done through Elemental Back & Body at firstname.lastname@example.org, 530-906-0150."We are excited to offer the services of Elemental Back & Body in this community style event, while spreading the word of an amazing organization," said Spencer Cruttenden of Elemental Back & Body. CR Johnson Healing Center is located at 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee. Email email@example.com or call 530-587-4453 for information.NaturaMed B12 and Tap Out happy hourThursday, Feb. 21, 4-6 p.m. Why B12? Your body needs B12 to create energy and is not well absorbed from the diet or in capsule form. Everyone can benefit from a B12 shot - especially those who live a busy life, athletes, seniors, vegetarians, vegans, and people on prescription meds. After B12 injections many patients feel a natural (not jittery) boost in energy. B12 cost $20 (a savings of more than 50 percent for new patients). What's a Tap Out and why should I get one with my B12 shot? A Tap Out is from a form of energy medicine called BodyTalk Access that helps your body put the B12 where it needs it most. It supports mental clarity, stress management, hydration and energy levels and costs $15. Appointments strongly suggested. Call 530-546-0400 for more information or visit www.naturamedtahoe.com.Try and add-on for $5 (B-complex, B6, folic acid). NaturaMed in Kings Beach will also host a Monthly Community Reiki Share on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m. Participating in a Reiki share group is a way to share Reiki, receive healing, learn new skills, and receive support and encouragement to speak your truth in the world.WOW: Women of winterWOW is synonymous with women skiing with women: sharing, collaborating, encouraging, supportive, taking skiing to new levels, exploring, adventuring, laughing, and being part of an incredible girl tribe.Join the Wednesday Black Diamond series or 3-Day Program and let the adventure begin. Wednesday WOW are Black Diamond sessions for advanced to expert skiers to challenge and improve black diamond skiing on Feb. 27 and March 6, 13, and 20.The 3-Day Program, Feb. 24-26, is designed to help you break through to Black Diamond skiing or improve your Black Diamond skiing for advanced-intermediate to expert skiers. Ski, laugh, focus under the guidance of the WOW team. Saturday night orientation will be held Feb. 23. Meet at 8 a.m. on Sunday to organize and confirm groups.Is your entire group novice or intermediate skiers? You can have your own WOW at your pace. Gather eight or more women and you have a group. Booking requires payment for a minimum of eight participants. Standard cancellation policies apply.Call 530-452-4349, 800-403-0206, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Full Immersion Ski Improvement Camp at Squaw Valley The North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) has partnered with Squaw Valley to offer intermediate through advanced skiers specialized coaching with a three-day All Conditions/All Terrain camp, Feb. 26-28. NASTC is offering a full immersion curriculum that involves a holistic approach to ski improvement. NASTC's nationally ranked coaches will prescribe each skier with a customized ski improvement program. The program is for intermediate through expert level skiers seeking to improve comfort, skills and tactics on all-mountain terrain. NASTC programs run from early season ski training camps to week-long ski adventures in Europe and South America. The NASTC course offering is a progression in itself. Skiers can move up through the course selections and increase their level of adventure. Visit www.skiNASTC.com for more information.Dance in February, free trial classInnerRhythms Dance Centre invites you to dance in February. For all new dancers who sign up during February for studio classes in ballet, hip-hop, breakin', modern, tap, jazz, or contemporary dance, the annual registration fee (a value of $25-$35) will be waived. InnerRhythms loves their Mini dancers. Minis dance for 28 days for $28 in "Mini's" classes (ages 3-6). Check out class listings and availability at www.innerrhythms.org and call to reserve a free trial class. InnerRhythms Dance Centre is located at 12047 Donner Pass Road in Truckee's Tri-Counties Bank Plaza. For more information, email email@example.com or call 530-550-8464.Coaches needed for Girls on the RunGirls on the Run - Sierras is accepting volunteer applications for coaches and running buddies to serve as positive adult role models for the Spring 2013 Season. The evidence-based program instills self-esteem in girls through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training. The afterschool program meets twice a week for 10 weeks and culminates in a celebratory, non-competitive 5K fun run.The spring season starts March 18 at Alder Creek Middle School, Glenshire Elementary, Truckee Elementary, Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Lake Elementary, Incline Elementary, Incline Middle, and Lake Tahoe School.Previous coaching experience is not required. GOTR provides training for all volunteers. Attend the Volunteer Orientation on Monday, Feb. 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Uncorked in Truckee. Contact Danielle at 530-567-2144 or complete a volunteer application at www.girlsontherunsierras.org/volunteer.Climbing Wall open to the publicTruckee-Donner Recreation & Park District has opened their indoor climbing walls for public use on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, 5:30-8 p.m. Try your skills on their 29-foot wall, equipped with automatic belays, routes from 5.5 to 5.12 and a separate bouldering wall. Problems VB-V6. Drop in fees are $6 with shoe rentals for $3 and harnesses for $2.Top 10 Nutrition and Exercise TipsPresented by Jill Whisler, RD and Wendy Buchanan, MS, March 5, 5:30 p.m., Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev. No-host bar. Presentation begins at 6 p.m. Cost: $5 donation suggested.How often do you stop and reflect about your eating regimes? Do they foster your athletic goals? Are you ready to mix up your routine in activity and nutrition? Join Registered Dietitian Jill Whisler and Exercise Physiologist Wendy Buchanan for the top 10 nutrition and exercise tips for peak performance and health. Jill and Wendy are with the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance. They offer a number of special wellness programs throughout the year in conjunction with the Tahoe Forest Health System.Jill Whisler is a registered dietitian, certification from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Adult and Childhood Weight Management, certified health and fitness specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine.Wendy Buchanan, MS, is lead exercise physiologist, and certified exercise specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine. She is the main exercise physiologist for cardiac rehabilitation at Tahoe Forest Hospital. Contact Heather Segale, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, 775-881-7562, firstname.lastname@example.org.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 email@example.com or call Rolf Godon at 530-587-2557.Pilates Group Reformer classTahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. Pilates will transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. Teach your body and mind to build symmetry and coordination creating a balanced, evenly conditioned body. Pilates is an education in body awareness counteracting common postural problems due to sitting at a desk, certain sport activities, and stress. Pilates is great for sports performance, general fitness conditioning and recovery from injury or illness.Pre-registration is required. Visit tfhd.com for info.April 13-14 Wilderness First Aid CourseCost is $195 (non-TRTA members) and $175 (TRTA members). The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is hosting a two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course taught by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. This course will provide individuals with a foundation in important first aid concepts critical to responding effectively to emergencies in a remote backcountry environment.The WFA course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.Taught by seasoned instructors in a two day format, this WFA course will finish in one weekend. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.Prerequisites: No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.Certification: Successful course completion earns you a WMI Wilderness First Aid. This certification is current for two years.Recertification: This course may also be used to recertify WMI Wilderness First Responder and WMI Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications. Participants using the WFA to recertify their WFR need to have received their certification through WMI and pass both a written and a practical examination. More info...Continuing Education: This course is approved by the United States Coast Guard to satisfy the first aid and CPR training requirements [46 CFR 11.205(e)(1)(i) &46 CFR 11.205(e)(2)(iv)] for a merchant mariner license. More info...Scholarship: Individuals fluent in American Sign Language or Signed Exact English may be eligible to receive a full scholarship to their initial Wilderness First Aid course. We accept AmeriCorps awards for the WFA with college credit. More info...College Credit: 1 semester credit is available from WMI-affiliated colleges and universities.Inquiries regarding Backcountry Skill Courses should be directed to Hayley at 775-298-0238 or programs @tahoerimtrail.org. Visit www.tahoerimtrail.org.
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