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By kathy.sparrow / December 12, 2018

The Science of Pure Essential Oils

Pure essential oils are on the radar these days, especially with political tempers boiling and anxiety levels rising. Yes, Xanax and other pharmaceuticals are trending; however, more and more people are turning to pure essentials to help destress and calm. Whether you choose to enjoy the gentle hands of a therapist or luxuriate in a warm bath perfumed with lavender or ylang ylang, the destressing benefits of pure essential oils are a welcome trend that is destined to grow.

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By kathy.sparrow / December 6, 2018

Planning the Perfect Retreat

  When it comes to facilitating a retreat, there are a lot of factors to consider. Planning a retreat requires we think about what we want first. If you’re not happy and content, then it’s likely the participants of your retreat will not be either.     Location, Location, Location     Your first consideration should be the location. If you’re drawn to the beach, you might not want to head to the mountains. And if you abhor the city, then a quieter abode for your retreat should be top on your list.   Nestled at the base of Pikes Peak in the eclectic mountain town of Manitou Springs, the atmosphere of SunMountain has been intentionally created to be warm and welcoming.   (more…)

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By kathy.sparrow / November 26, 2018

Transitioning with the Seasons

When the weather turns colder and drier(qualities associated with vata) and we move out of the fire of pitta energy in the summer, we need to treat our body with more love and kindness so our transition from one season to the next is smooth and healthy.

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By kathy.sparrow / October 15, 2018

  Downward Dog for Down Syndrome Fundraiser

    On Thursday, October 18, SunWater Spa will host a special yoga class, designed to benefit the Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association. Ros Prado, a SunWater Spa yoga teacher, will lead this one-hour donation-based yoga class, which begins at 5:45 p.m.   Inspired by her brother, Cairo, who was born with Down syndrome, Prado hopes that the event will spread awareness, advocacy, and inclusion of individuals with the chromosomal disorder. This is the third year that she has spearheaded the event at SunWater, and the fifth in total; earlier events were held in the Miami, Florida, area. A Passion to Serve With the success of these events, Prado has expanded her service to those with Down syndrome. In part, she was inspired by two individuals with the disorder, both adults, who attended last year’s Downward Dog for Down Syndrome benefit. “I was blown away with their abilities,” Prado explains. “It inspired me to question how we could we teach them professional skills so they could do more than bag groceries.” From there, Prado created a curriculum for a three-month internship which she pitched to SunWater Spa Founders Kat Tudor and Don Goede, who whole-heartedly supported her endeavor. Synchronicity Takes the...

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