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April 15, 2013
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Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. —Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com.

Manual lymphatic drainage class announced

Taum Sayers, local therapist more than 30 years and “Namaste” are offering a NCBTMB class in The Lauren Berry Method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Truckee April 21 and May 19. The workshops will take place at Namaste Holistic Healing & Yoga Center, 10368 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. The foundation of Sayer’s work was an apprenticeship with the late Lauren Berry Sr., registered physical therapist and structural engineer. Sayers has worked with the Olympic Ski Team and 49er’s. Mostly his work is about folks simply wanting the pain to go away. He holds state licenses in California, Nevada, and North Carolina and is on the board of The Institute of Integral Health, a nonprofit teaching organization. He has taught corrective massage for 30 years and offers classes coast-to-coast, including The Edgar Cayce School in Virginia Beach, Va. Visit www.musclemanagement.com, call Sayers at 530-587-6816 or Namaste’s Ann Marie at 530-448–9014.

Essential oils for clean home, happy mind

Healthy Body, Healthy Home — the natural way will be presented free, Tuesday, April 24, 7-8:30 p.m., Lake Tahoe Wellness Center, 695 Wolf St., King’s Beach; Tuesday April 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Spiral Healing, 11045 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Experience the cleaning and health giving power of essential oils. Discover safe, effective and natural ways to keep your body healthy, and keep your home clean and toxin free. Physical and Emotional Pain how to manage it. Free presentation, Sunday April 28, 3-5 p.m., North Lake Massage And Skin Care, 6921 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista. Learn how to manage your pain and your moods using essential oils and supplements. RSVP to Rachel Flower at 415-827-2623. Visit www.RachelFlower.com.

I’m Here, I Matter and I Have a Voice

Practical tools for discovering, honoring and expressing your inner truth. Join these empowering workshops starting May 1, first and third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. in “The Living Room” downstairs at Church of the Mountains, 10069 Church St., Truckee. Presented in Spanish and English with live music and light refreshments. Learn how you can create a happier life — from the inside out. Cost is $5 suggested donation. For more information contact Reyna Lopez at 530-386-2148 Español or Colleen Jackson at 530-308-5053 for English. Workshops From the Inside Out are facilitated by “Change from the Inside Out Coach” Colleen Akiko Jackson, helping women reconnect with their core wisdom and experience the fullness of who they are, emerging to an inspired life of joy that radiates to our families, communities and beyond.

Depression and Bipolar Peer Support Group forming

Are people interested in participating in a peer support group to help deal with the obstacles of living with depression and bipolar conditions? This will be a client-based group based on groups affiliated with the national organization Depression and Bipolar Alliance with plans to become affiliated with the national organization. The organizer has received facilitator training, led meetings in other areas and knows how helpful these groups can be by communicating with someone who can understand what you are going through. Support networks are fundamental in dealing with a mental illness. If you or someone you know might benefit from this group call the toll free message number at 888-544-9991 or contact via Craigs List to discuss how to proceed. There will be no fees or costs for participating with this group.

Acupuncture Happy Hour!

Appointments every 15 minutes and drop ins welcome. Pay on a sliding scale of $25 to $50. Initial 30 minute consultation for new patients is recommended.

Acupuncture treats a wide variety of health issues including anxiety, stress, digestion, constipation, allergies, sleep disorders, acute and chronic pain and helps your body to heal itself.

Also, enjoy drop-in massage available with Alison King, CMT. $1 per minute for 10 to 30 minute sessions. Get loosened up and get healthy!

Every Monday, 5-8 p.m. Call 530-386-4851 for more info or visit www.joyfullifeacupuncture.com. Joyful Life Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine is located at 11890 Donner Pass Road, (at Northwoods) Ste. 1, Truckee.

GAPS Group to meet

Join the Truckee GAPS Group April 24 at 6 p.m. to learn more about how digestive system health has a direct connection to the entire body’s health. Learn how this nutritional protocol is healing people all over the world. To RSVP and receive the address of this educational meeting, call 530-414-8726 or email rsvp@traditionalrootsnutrition.com.

The GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) protocol has been found to help with psychological symptoms and conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD), schizophrenia, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder and other neuro-psychological and psychiatric problems.

The GAPS protocol has also been found to help with physiological symptoms and conditions such as digestive symptoms and disorders, auto-immune disorders, eczema, psoriasis, nephropathy, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, allergies and food sensitivities.

The GAPS protocol is designed to allow the body to detoxify in order to lift the toxic fog from the brain and the rest of the body to allow it to develop and function properly. In order to achieve this, the digestive tract needs to be cleaned up and healed so that it will no longer remain the major source of toxicity in the body. Once this occurs, the digestive system can then become a source of nourishment.

Looking for support with the GAPS Nutritional Protocol or just to learn more about it? Lindsay Rojas of Traditional Roots Nutrition is a nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP) as well as a Certified GAPS practitioner (CGP). Lindsay sees GAPS clients on an individual basis. She also holds Reno and South Lake GAPS Group meetings. These educational meetings are free of charge and are open to anyone looking to learn more about the Nutritional Program and what it can do for their health.

2013 Relay For Life could use your talent

Cancer has a presence in the community that affects us all. There are only a few months left until the 7th Annual Truckee Tahoe American Cancer Society Relay For Life, July 13-14, 2013 at Truckee High School.

Relay For Life offers the opportunity to show care and support for people currently experiencing cancer, those we’ve lost to cancer, and for more than 1,600 cancer survivors in Truckee-Tahoe area. “Celebrate, remember and fight back!”

Relay is doing that and you can help increase the tremendous successes of the area.

There are numerous volunteer opportunities: Create or join a Relay team through business, neighborhoods, churches, schools, sports teams, families and friends. The 2013 Relay theme is “Friends Share the Journey!”

Relay Committee goals are to increase the community’s knowledge of cancer and its prevention. For information on forming a team or that special volunteer spot call Chris Otto at 530-277-2639, 6-9 p.m., or leave a message. Visit www.cancer.org or www.relayforlife.org for information.

Volunteers needed for Rx Drug Take-back Event

The Tahoe-Truckee Future without Drug Dependence (TT-FWDD) Coalition is looking for community volunteers for the Rx Drug Take-back Event scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Truckee and Tahoe City.

The Rx Drug Take-back Event is designed to provide the community with a safe, convenient, and free method to drop off unused, expired, or unwanted medications. At previous take-back events, Tahoe-Truckee has collected and disposed of more than 600 pounds of prescription medications helping to prevent youth drug abuse and the contamination of waterways.

If interested in volunteering at this event, learning more about it or the TT-FWDD Coalition; please contact 530-546-1924, FWDD@ttcf.net, www.ttfwdd.com.

Desk worker conditioning class

Owner of Elemental Back & Body, Chiropractor and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Dr. Spencer Cruttenden will be hosting weekly Desk Worker Conditioning Classes on Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. at the CR Johnson Healing Center. Spencer’s class will directly address common problems and imbalances that build up in people who spend a lot of time sitting at a desk. Cost is $10 with all proceeds going to the High Fives Foundation – CR Johnson Healing Center. In order to provide the appropriate amount of attention to each participant, Spencer will limit the class to eight people. Book your spot today at Spencer@elementalbodies, or 530-545-9076.

“Sitting at a desk all day takes a toll on the body,” said Spencer Cruttenden of Elemental Back & Body. “I am excited to offer this much needed class to people who can really benefit from it.”

The CR Johnson Healing Center is located at 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee, 530-587-4453.

Prescription Drug Take-back Day

April 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Gateway Shopping Center in front of Safeway in Truckee, 11290 Donner Pass Road and North Tahoe Fire Protection District, Station #51, Tahoe City Fire Station, 222 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City.

Free Medication Take Back Day. Drop off unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely, effectively, and anonymously, at this event. Please mark out personal info on Rx bottles. Help protect water supply by not flushing medications. Help protect the community as some individuals may be abusing drugs taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends. A collaborative effort of the TT-FWDD (Tahoe-Truckee Future without Drug Dependence) Coalition, Placer County Sheriff, Placer and Nevada County Health and Human Services, Truckee Police Department, Tahoe Forest Hospital District, Safeway Stores, water quality and waste management, town of Truckee, and the DEA. For information email FWDD@ttcf.net, visit www.ttfwdd.com or call 530-546-1924.

Pilates at the CR Johnson Healing Center

Pilates instructor since 1999, Tina Cook is working with clients full time at the CR Johnson Healing Center on the new Balanced Body Pilates equipment. Tina will be available for privates, semi-privates and a variety of group classes, with a Monday and Wednesday group mat Pilates class, 9:30-10:30 a.m. All Tina’s classes are open to the general public and a portion of the proceeds from each client will go to the High Fives Foundation – CR Johnson Healing. Visit www.tinapilates.com, email tinapilates@gmail.com, or call 530-448-0052 for scheduling.

CR Johnson Healing Center is located at 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee, 530-587-4453.

Wanderlust to return

North Lake Tahoe announced the Wanderlust Festival, the world’s largest and fastest growing yoga and music festival, will return for a fifth year to Squaw Valley Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.

In addition to yoga and live music, attendees will enjoy organic food and wine, an inspirational speaker program, meditation and outdoor activities, such as paddle boarding, hiking, biking, and running. The yogis teaching and speaking are considered rock stars of the discipline and include Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Dharma Mittra, Rod Stryker, Gurumkh Kaur Khalsa, Schuyler Grant and more.

The music lineup is equally impressive with Moby, Gramatik, Caravan Palace, Random Rab, Quixotic, Hannah Thiem, East Forest, MC Yogi, DJ Drez and Fabian Alsultany.

For more information, a complete lineup of events, photos and videos, and event tickets visit http://squaw.wanderlustfestival.com.

For special Wanderlust Festival lodging packages, head to the North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus’ website at www.GoTahoeNorth.com, and click on the Cool Deals tab, which is updated daily with deals and savings.

Seeking gymnastic coaches

Truckee Gymnastics is currently seeking contract coaches for gymnastics and parent-child classes at their Deerfield Drive, Truckee location.

For gymnastics, parent-child classes, summer camps, birthday parties and more, Truckee Gymnastics Coaches are talented, respected and enthusiastic. Truckee Gymnastics is always seeking exceptional coaches for gymnastics and parent child classes to enhance the gymnastics experience. the ideal candidate is: Energetic and loves teaching gymnastics and early movement classes; fun, motivating and positive in coaching style; dedicated, enthusiastic and dependable; knowledge of gymnastics technique and safety; positive and professional to both the participants and parents.

Contact Truckee Gymnastics at 530-587-7404 or Howard at howard@truckeegymnastics.com.

American for Safe Access meet

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) announces the expansion of the Nevada County chapter of the national organization into the Truckee area. The meetings will be held on the second Saturday of the month in the Truckee-Donner Community Recreation Center Conference Room.

ASA is the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens who support cannabis for therapeutic use and scientific research. The organization works on the local, state, and federal levels to promote laws that protect patients rights. ASA membership provides access to resources designed for budding activists. Founded in 2002 by Steph Sherer, Americans for Safe Access strives to overcome political and legal barriers to medical cannabis by using a multifaceted approach that incorporates public education, grassroots activism, and media campaigns. For more information, visit www.asa-nc.com.

Climbing Wall open to the public

Truckee-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.

Ki Gong/Tai Chi

Truckee 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 rgodon@pacbell.net or call Rolf Godon at 530-587-2557. Pilates Group Reformer class

Tahoe 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.

Jazzercise new student special

Two weeks free for full-time, local residents. Jazzercise is a fun and challenging 60-minute total body workout that combines aerobics, strength training and stretching. Move to hot, current music — all ages are welcome.

Get great results at our friendly classes at the beautiful lakefront North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Monday through Saturday, 8:45 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m.

For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745 or 530-320-4556.


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