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Ritz-Carlton yoga retreat to offer day pass
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe will host a weekend retreat designed to awaken the senses and refocus the mind, body and spirit through meditation and daily yoga sessions June 13 to 15. Join Rachel Jackson and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe for a day of relaxation and restoration. The day pass option features your choice of one signature spa treatment, day use of the spa relaxation areas and adult spa lap pool and one yoga session. Available classes: June 13, Mountainside Yoga, 4 p.m.; June 14, Yoga Practice & Meditation, 8:30 a.m. or Mountainside Yoga, 4 p.m.; June 15, Yoga Practice & Meditation, 8:30 a.m. Cost is $199 per guest.
The Yoga Retreat package is available at $925 for single occupancy and $1,290 USD for double occupancy and features:
Two nights of deluxe accommodations, multiple yoga and meditation sessions with Rachel Jackson, each guest’s choice of one signature spa treatment, two guided hikes at Northstar California Resort, breakfast at Café Blue each morning, sommelier guided wine tasting, three-course prix fix dinner at Manzanita, Tahoe Star Tours star gazing.
For reservations call 800-241-3333 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe.
USTA Quick Start youth tennis camps
Ages 6 to 12 years. Five-day tennis camp focuses on stroke production, techniques, match play and tennis rules through specialized activities and drills. The camp also promotes teamwork, sportsmanship and a high emphasis on fun! Classes are taught by certified USPTA instructors. Other activities in the camp may include swimming and games. Daily drop-in upon availability only. Monday through Thursday, one-week sessions beginning June 23 through Aug. 21, 1-3:45 p.m.. Fee: $219, with IVGID pass $175. Drop- in $69, with IVGID pass $55.
Tennis Center offering Pickleball
Last summer the Incline Village Tennis Center saw a great demand to bring in pickleball, a fast-growing sport that’s fun for all ages. Pickleball combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Pickleball was invented in the 1960s as a backyard pastime, but quickly became popular among adults as a game for all ability levels.
Pickleball is played on a modified tennis court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddle. It is easy to learn and can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game. In 2013, the Pickleball Association issued a grant to offset the Tennis Center’s pickleball equipment cost, with court no. 8 now lined for pickleball.
Inquire about reservations, scheduled drop-in times, and socials in the Tennis Center Pro Shop. Minimum of four people is required to reserve the court and up to 16 people may play on one court.
Pickleball fees: afternoon/twilight: $5, $3 with IVGID picture pass.
The Incline Village Tennis Center is located at 980 Incline Way. For information visit www.inclinetennis.com or call 775-832-1235.
Volunteer with Kids & Horses
Kids & Horses, northern Nevada’s only premier certified therapeutic riding center located in Minden seeks to recruit volunteers to work in their equine-assisted therapeutic riding lessons. Horse experience is a plus but not a requirement. Lessons at Kids & Horses run Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.People of all ages over 14, no upper age limit, are encouraged to offer time and skills including helping out with fundraising events and mentoring from experienced and passionate instructors.Contact Barbara Morningstar, office and volunteer manager at 775-267-1775 or by email at email@example.com.
Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail
Grab your friends and family and join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association on guided hikes. Discover wildflowers, gaze at the full moon, tromp through Tahoe’s forests.
The hikes vary in difficulty, range from gentle slopes to strenuous mountains, and are 1 to 10 miles in distance. Your adventure awaits.
Registration will open approximately one month before scheduled guided hike.
For more information about how to become a Tahoe Rim Trail member or volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 775-298-4485 or visit tahoerimtrail.org.
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit organization, which works to enhance, expand and promote the Tahoe Rim Trail system.
Veteran suicide prevention
It is topic mostly ignored and avoided. Nevada has one of the highest suicide rates in the country among veterans, both men and women. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Information from the Nevada Office of Veteran Services.
Codependents Anonymous meetings
Weekly North Tahoe CODA meetings take place Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Kings Beach United Methodist Church, 8425 Dolly Varden Ave. in Kings Beach. Codependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. For more information, call Anne at 719-351-6605. Learn more about CODA at coda.org.
Overeaters Anonymous offers support, hope and strength Mondays, 6-7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is not a religious organization or a diet club. OA members work together to recover from compulsive eating. OA is a 12-step program, patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. Participants work through the 12 steps with a sponsor. Weekly meetings offer group support and welcome anyone who might be in need of help. OA members maintain anonymity, which enables the group to offer unconditional acceptance and support for all.
For more information visit www.oa.org, locally www.nnsi.oar2.org or call 775-745-6807.
Weight Watcher Meetings resume
Weight Watchers resumed their weekly meetings at the Tahoe Biltmore Hotel, the Nevada Room.
Weigh-in will begin at 5:15 p.m. and the meeting will start at 5:45 p.m. Weight Watcher members and guests are invited to attend. If you have any questions visit Weightwatchers.com or call 800-651-6000.
Salsa — again
Wednesdays from 7:30-8:45 p.m. Salsa (novice-level), a very popular energetic Latin dance with crisp turns and sharp moves! It originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America, particularly Cuba and Puerto Rico. Novice Salsa is fun and fast … but not too fast! The goal of novice-level dancing is to become comfortable with basic dance fundamentals, then apply them to a style of dance.
Register: Incline Village Parks and Recreation Department at 980 Incline Way.
Register for North Tahoe AYSO fall soccer
Tahoe soccer families — it’s time to register your child for North Tahoe AYSO-fall soccer! You can register online at www.northtahoesoccer.com from now until July 9. No registrations will be taken after July 9. AYSO has teams for children ages 4 to 14; prior soccer experience is not required. Soccer games start the week after Labor Day and usually go through mid-October. Most teams will have several practices before Labor Day. The cost is $90 per player and $80 for each additional child. Coaches are also needed. For more information visit www.northtahoesoccer.com or email email@example.com.