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August 27, 2014
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Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at kmacmillan@tahoebonanza.com. Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.

Endless summer yoga retreat

When summer’s energy is winding down and we begin to prepare for fall, time still remains for you to give your self the rest, relaxation and adventure you deserve.

Indulge in Granlibakken’s Endless Summer Yoga Retreat and offer your body, mind and spirit blessings of nature, yoga, health and music Aug. 29-31.

Even the most successful and happiest of lives require moments of retreat and self-care in order for us to see clearly and evolve gracefully. With this in mind, Granlibakken staff has designed a retreat to reinvigorate your yoga practice and life with time spent in nature, live music vinyasas, ayurvedic counseling and delicious, nourishing meals.

Perhaps you have been feeling less creative in your day-to-day life, or bored with things that previously motivated you. Run free in the mountains and atop the lake and breathe fresh, vital prana and inspiration. Return home refreshed, lighter and more joyful.

Endless Summer Yoga Retreat, Aug. 29-31: Room single occupancy (includes retreat) $432; Room double occupancy, per person (includes retreat) $360; Day Package (no lodging) $240. Reservations, use Group ID: YOGA2014; Password: YOGA2014 at www.granlibakken.com/wellness_packages.php.

Granlibakken will also offer the annual Women’s Wellness Weekend Nov. 8 and 9, use Group ID: WWW2014; Password: WWW2014.

Foam Fest to support Disabled Sports

The Foam Fest is one of the most highly anticipated festivals in the Tahoe area! Beer enthusiasts can sample more than 40 craft breweries in support of Disabled Sports USA Far West, Aug. 30, 2-6 p.m. at Squaw Valley’s KT Sundeck at the 25th annual event. Live music will feature Hot Buttered Rum and and Miner, a Los Angeles Indie folk rock band.

Enter to win great prizes in Foam Fest’s famous “Hit the Slopes” raffle. Prizes include the CA Snow Gold Pass, season passes, lift tickets, skis, snowboards and winter gear.

Proceeds help get people with disabilities out on the slopes. Tickets cost for beer tasting is $25 in advance or $30 at the event. Beer tasting ticket holders must be 21 or older.

Non-drinkers, designated drivers and those under 21 years old have a suggested donation of $10.

Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. There is no limit to the number of kids per adult; however, admissions are at the discretion of gate management, so please use your good judgment. All online sales are turned off at midnight Aug. 29. On Aug. 30 tickets will be available at the door only, starting at 1 p.m.

Please consider adding a donation to support Disabled Sports USA Far West, all donations are tax deductible.

For more information call 530-581-4161 call https://dsusafw.webconnex.com/foamfest2014.

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 on season passes, clinics and events visit www.inclinetennis.com or call 775-832-1235.

Parent Project and Loving Solutions

Now enrolling. Loving Solutions is an award winning eight-week program offering parents a concrete framework for working with children pre-school age to 12 years old. Facilitators provide support and step-by-step instruction on how to handle highly emotional and/or impulsive younger children.

Parent Project offers parents straightforward, step-by-step solutions for their teens 13 to 18+ years old over a series of eight-week class sessions. The practical, supportive class helps with children experiencing failing grades, school suspension, oppositional behavior, drug use and other challenging behaviors.

For answers to your questions and to enroll in the upcoming Parent Project or Loving Solutions session call Ana Liz Servin-Bancroft, North Tahoe Family Resource Center program manager at 530-546-0952.

Kick nicotine workshop continues

The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, in conjunction with the Tahoe Forest Health System Wellness Neighborhood will host a series of workshops to help the community become nicotine-free. Trained clinical psychologists, nutritionists, pharmacists and clinicians will guide you through the process of kicking the nicotine habit. This program offers: Free carbon monoxide testing, relapse prevention support and strategies, learn to quit without gaining weight, learn different techniques to replace nicotine cravings, keep yourself, your children, and non-smoking family members healthy, and save money and improve your quality of life. For more information or to register contact Kirk Ditterich, PsyD, licensed behavioral health clinician 530-582-8207. Meetings held Monday evenings at the Gene Upshaw Memorial, Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, Patient Teaching Library, is located at 10121 Pine Ave. in Truckee.

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride for band programs

Benefiting North Tahoe’s middle and high school music programs, this fall favorite has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (60- and 100- mile routes), full support services and legendary after-party featuring awesome food, drink and live student music. The Tahoe Sierra Century Ride is slated for Saturday, Sept. 13.

All of the routes start and finish in the Village at Squaw Valley. The 30-mile route is a novice ride between Squaw Valley and the west end of Donner Lake. The 60-mile route heads to Donner Lake, then climbs over Donner Pass, along Highway 40 and follows it to Big Bend before returning to Squaw Valley. The century ride follows the north shore of Lake Tahoe, then crosses Brockway Summit to Tahoe Donner and Donner Lake before climbing Donner Summit and returning to Squaw Valley.

For more info or to register, visit www.tahoesierracentury.com.

55+ fitness and yoga classes

These 50-minute classes, held three times per week, are designed specifically to increase muscle strength, enhance range of motion, realign and define body shape, improve posture, increase blood circulation, improve flexibility and balance, or to specifically instruct yoga movements and positions. Pre-registration is not necessary. Take your IVGID Pass and receive reduced rate. This class is subsidized by Washoe County senior funding.

On-going: Tuesdays and Thursdays, fitness, 11:10 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays, yoga, 11:10 a.m.-noon; at the Recreation Center, Group Fitness Room. Free to Recreation Center members, $5 with IVGID Pass, $10 non-residents. Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, 775-832-1310, www.inclinerecreation.com.

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 on season passes, clinics and events visit www.inclinetennis.com or call 775-832-1235.


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